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The Berkeley Boathouse, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley Boathouse

3.9
3.9
259 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Enjoy a diversified and innovative menu prepared by Chef Matthew Thomas highlighting fresh, local ingredients paying tribute to purveyors from California and the Bay Area. With an emphasis on contemporary California cuisine, the Boathouse menu is inspired by the Berkeley waterfront offering the classic california dishes infused with global influences in an artful presentation to amuse your senses. Designed for sharing, our well-balanced menu consists of a selection of small plates, flatbreads, sides, composed salads, and main entrées.

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Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 665-7171

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Thomas

  • Private party facilities

    At Berkeley Boathouse, we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations, and your valuable feedback helps us do just that. Contact us to make reservations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our waterfront Berkeley restaurant on the marina or to inquire about hosting a private event. Whether it's a corporate lunch with clients or a family dinner, our innovative menu of coastal California cuisine paired with an inviting atmosphere with water and skyline views, create the perfect backdrop for watching the sunset. For inquiries of party of 13 - 20 Guests please email information to info@berkeleyboathouse.com

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Parking details

    We provide self-parking validation stamp at the restaurant for complimentary parking on the premises

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Shared Plates

  • Soup of the Day Served with Rolls & Butter$10.00

    please ask your server for our chef's daily soup creation

    • Korean Glazed Chicken Wings$16.00

      gochujang honey glaze, sesame seeds, chive and pickled vegetables

      • Brussels Sprouts$12.00

        kung pao sauce, peanuts, sesame

        • Charcuterie Board$22.00

          selection of California cheeses and charcuterie served with cornichons, olives, fig jam, pickled mustard seeds, and toasted crostini

          • Oyster Po' Boy Trio$16.00

            tempura fried oysters with harissa and furikake, house kewpie slaw, onion, and toasted Hawaiian Slider buns

            • Green Curry Mussels$19.00

              PEI mussels cooked in our green curry coconut broth, topped with house-chili oil, cilantro, and served with grilled sourdough

              • Fried Calamari$17.00

                served with our house-made gochujang vinaigrette, shishito, furikake

                Burgers & Sandwiches

                • Seared Double Wagyu Burger$17.00

                  Smoked fiscalini cheddar, bibb lettuce, tomato, onion served on a fresh potato roll. Served with French Fries

                  • Fried Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                    kewpie mayo, slaw, tomato, onion, avocado on a fresh potato roll, served with French fries

                    • Crab and Shrimp Roll$17.00

                      crab and shrimp on a grilled roll with leaf lettuce, smoked paprika and old bay aioli served with French fries

                      Entrees

                      • Seared Skuna Bay Salmon$33.00

                        forbidden risotto, garlic blistered blue lake beans, root puree, parsnip threads

                        • Seafood Curry$34.00

                          PEI Mussels, shrimp and local fish in our green curry coconut broth, topped with house-made chili oil, cilantro and served with grilled sourdough

                          • Akaushi Wagyu Flat Iron Steak$38.00

                            red pepper pesto, delta asparagus, butter poached fingerlings, fried shallot, and chimichurri

                            • Vegan Risotto$25.00

                              oven roasted seasonal vegetables, blistered tomato, seared trumpet mushroom, parsnip threads

                              • Roasted Garlic Vegetable Flatbread$17.00

                                grilled flatbread served with our roasted garlic Alfredo sauce, mushrooms, asparagus, sweety drop peppers and basil pesto

                                • Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza$19.00

                                  grilled flatbread with our own tomato, oregano, basil and olive oil sauce with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni

                                  • Fish and Chips$29.00

                                    Pacific cod, malt vinegar aioli, arugula, pickled shallot, pea shoots and blistered lemon

                                    • California Halibut$32.00

                                      miso glaze, napa cabbage slaw, sake beurre blanc, pea shoots

                                      • Oxtail Ragù$29.00

                                        fresh pappardelle, pecorino romano, micro basil, grilled bread

                                        Salads

                                        • Boathouse Cobb$15.00

                                          smoked country bacon, avocado, tomato, hen egg, local crumbled Point Reyes blue cheese, honey crème vinaigrette

                                          • Caesar Salad$10.00

                                            hearts of romaine served with freshly grated parmesan, sea salt croutons and house made Caesar dressing

                                            • Little Gem Salad$12.00

                                              grilled corn, cotija, pickled fresno, avocado and crunchy corn crumble, tejano dressing

                                              Sides

                                              • Grilled Salmon$15.00

                                                • Grilled Chicken$10.00

                                                  • Seared Asparagus$10.00

                                                    • French Fries$7.00

                                                      • Garlic Parmesan Fries

                                                        Served with Truffled Pesto Aioli

                                                        • Butter Poached Fingerlings$10.00

                                                          Child Plates

                                                          • Child Chicken Strips with Fries$14.00

                                                            • Child Mac & Cheese$9.00

                                                              • Fresh Fruit

                                                                Complimentary with kids meal

                                                                Desserts

                                                                • Seasonal Cheesecake$13.00

                                                                  • Chocolate Cake$13.00

                                                                    • Gelato Flight$13.00

                                                                      three locally sourced flavors from Almare Gelato

                                                                      • Seasonal Fruit Tart$13.00

                                                                        Drinks

                                                                        • Perrier Bottle Sparkling Water

                                                                          • 330ml$6.00
                                                                        • San Bendetto Still Water

                                                                          • 500ml$7.00
                                                                        • Aqua Panna Sparkling Water

                                                                          • 500ml$8.00
                                                                        • Soda$7.00

                                                                          • Coffee$7.00

                                                                            Last updated: May 15, 2022

                                                                            What 259 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                            3.9
                                                                            3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 3.8Food
                                                                            • 3.8Service
                                                                            • 4.1Ambience
                                                                            • 3.6Value

                                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                                              RandyF

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                              Great location and very good food our server was excellent! They were very busy and a tad short staffed.

                                                                            2. A

                                                                              Anonymous

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                              We had a reservation for outside and were first told there were no tables outside, then were told they were setting up a table for us outside. After we were seated we only saw one waitperson on the other side and we didn't receive any service. After about 40 minutes, we left, only having received water.

                                                                            3. A

                                                                              Anon

                                                                              Denver

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              A fine evening

                                                                            4. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Enjoyed it. Service was good. Hostess was super nice and sweet! Marmour was a great waiter and enjoyed his service. Would love to come again.

                                                                            5. RO

                                                                              RODG

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              Service and food were very good. The jazz trio, while talented, are not playing the type of jazz suited for a dinner crowd. They seem to be playing for themselves, not the audience. We have eaten there three times in the last six weeks and feel that, short of sitting outside in the cold and wind, we can’t hide. If they played a soft chill jazz it would be SO much better.

                                                                            6. MS

                                                                              MelissaS

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                              For a celebration, it was a nice venue- the food is underwhelming and the staff was overworked. I wouldn't recommend the fish and chips. I would say that it was worth almost all of the downsides for a)chocolate cake and b) the view.

                                                                            7. LA

                                                                              LennynA

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                              We arrived (4.45pm Sunday May 8) and waited in line for some time since apparently the party in front of us did not have a reservation and the host was naming who they did have. In that list of reservations was mine and as she’s trying to pronounce it she’s making faces and mocking it like saying (what kind of name is this). She finally gets to us and walks us to our tables that weren’t ready. She struggled and rushed to push them together in front of us and threw the wrinkled up menus in the middle of the table on top of plates and whatever else was on the table. It took forever for a server to come and bring waters and take any orders. Appetizers took so long to come out and our sever was just everywhere. (Roger) he seems like a nice guy just needs maybe a bit more training. Food was fine, nothing spectacular.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago

                                                                              LennynA, thank you for sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding our service as providing efficient, pleasant hospitality is how we are known. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

                                                                            8. LH

                                                                              LiyaH

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                              Short staffed. Even the hostess needed to be tracked down. Food was subpar and made me ill a few hours later (smoked salmon). Sister ordered prime rib medium and the kitchen sent it twice prepared medium rare with a sloppy hospital cafeteria presentation. Would not go back.

                                                                            9. SL

                                                                              SandraL

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                              We ordered from the Sunday Mother's Day brunch menu and our waitress brought over the turkey dinner option and said there wasn't what we had asked for and I said it was on the menu and we showed her. She said oh sorry after my mom was so hungry she had already taken a few bites. But weird she wouldn't come over to tell us before she went ahead and placed the order for the turkey dinner. Disappointing and expensive brunch item wasn't worth it along with the service.

                                                                            10. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Unspecified

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                              straight up mid.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                              Dear Valuable Guest, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

                                                                            11. LI

                                                                              LobbingIt

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              Great place for Sunday Brunch. Service from a few individuals is excellent, others, need training. There should be an outdoor check in desk esp. on a sunny day or because they are dog friendly and to check in, you'd have to leave your dogs outside. They don't check their messages if nobody picks up the phone. The eggs were prepared exactly as asked which on a Sunday, is literally impossible. One order of Benedict, runny, CHECK! One order of scramble runny not an omlette, CHECK! Well done potatoes as requested, CHECK! Dog water, CHECK! Our server, Jian couldn't have been nicer and is bending over backwards to ensure customer happiness. Host / Manager ? Invisible and could have lended a hand when everyone wanted checks at one time and busgirl was totally busy.

                                                                            12. NT

                                                                              NichelleT

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Always great service at the Boathouse! Glad calamari is back on the menu. Love the bartenders, they are always so friendly.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                              NichelleT, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our re-introduced item Calamari and lovely hospitality from our stars bartenders. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            13. l

                                                                              lulu

                                                                              London

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service1ambience5

                                                                              the hostess did warn us if there would be a 10 to 15 minute delay between ordering and getting our dinner but it was more like 40 minutes and our waiter was sort of out of it .....it was very strange. The view of the Marina sitting outside amd the fire pit was nice their heaters were not working which was weird amd they were out of the Chardonnay Onwamted and the beer my husband wanted. Maybe because it was Cal Day they were overwhelmed? But it wasn't crowded there so i'm not sure what was going on . A little too expensive for what we got also.......

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                              Lulu, thank you for sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding our service as providing efficient, pleasant hospitality is how we are known. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

                                                                            14. S

                                                                              Sarah

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                              Seafood not fresh.Very slow service .Price not worth the food

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                              Dear Sarah, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

                                                                            15. B

                                                                              Baddkahrma

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              52 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              52 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              A really nice setting and great atmosphere. Food was excellent though the menu is a bit limited. Clam chowder (soup of the day) was a standout, as was the oyster po boy trio. Service was friendly attentive and on top of things. Would definitely return.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 3, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, Baddkahrma, for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing, delicious meal, and lovely hospitality. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

                                                                            16. L

                                                                              Localguy

                                                                              Austin

                                                                              65 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              65 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                              Bar looked l

                                                                            17. AT

                                                                              AnnT

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                              Food was great! Ambiance and location terrific! Service was slow, not great but if you’re not in a hurry, was worth it!

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 19, 2022

                                                                              AnnT, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and ambience and we appreciate the feedback as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            18. RV

                                                                              RubyV

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                              overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                              I wanted to take my daughters somewhere nice for dinner. The description of the place didn't state that it was part of hotel or that there was a $30 parking fee. Luckily they validated the parking. As far as the food was concerned, it was over priced and was just ok in taste. Not terrible, but not great. My grandson ordered a pepperoni flatbread that didn't appear to have any pepperoni, was the size of a small pizza and was $19!!! Service was great and they did everything they could to make our experience great.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 17, 2022

                                                                              RubyV, thank you for sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding the experience you had as providing efficient, pleasant hospitality with delicious meal is how we are known. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

                                                                            19. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                              This was one of the worst dining experience we have ever had. First of all the hostas was missing when we arrived. After waiting a long time she finally came but she seated the party next in line instead of us. She had attitude. Next we waited a long time for any servers to come to our table. The only person that was effective was the water pourer. When the server finally came it was obvious that she did not understand English. I asked if the chicken wings were flats or drumettes and she did not understand. She made a gesture with her two fingers and said they were all like that so I ordered them thinking they were all flats. When the dish came it was a combination. When I showed it to her she got all defensive and said she told me it was bones. Of course chicken wings has bones. She said she had to call the manager to talk to me and that took another half an hour wait. In the first place after we made our order I saw her standing by the computer terminal for a long long time. No food nor drink came. This restaurant does not have efficient staffing. They seem to not know what they’re doing and there is no coordination. We will not be coming back here ever again.The food was mediocre and the price was definitely not worth it. The wait person never came to apologize and did not act like she was wrong in anyway. Also the parking is not clear. In order to enter the parking lot one must have a hotel key. Since we were not staying at DoubleTree That was challenging.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 17, 2022

                                                                              Dear Valuable Guest, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

                                                                            20. JB

                                                                              JBSF

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                              Great food and views, service could be improved. A nice splurge.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, JBSF for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed delicious meal. Thank you for your feedback as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience.

                                                                            21. B

                                                                              Brandon

                                                                              Tahoe

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                              Extremely overpriced for the value. One and done, I'll never go there again!

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                              Dear Brandon, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

                                                                            22. ME

                                                                              MeatEater

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              Food was very good. We sat inside which is open and airy. If it was nicer weather, we would have sat outside with some great views. They were out of several beers on tap. To get there, Waze has you turning into a parking lot about 1/4 mile before you should. It is part of the Doubletree by Hilton which should help when you are looking for it.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you, MeatEater for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our delicious meal. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

                                                                            23. M

                                                                              Msgrumpy

                                                                              Central Coast

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The whole experience was very nice. Rodger our waiter was wonderful and very knowledgeable. This was a hidden treasure. We will be back.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you so much, Msgrumpy for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed the hospitality from our star server Roger. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to another chance to welcome you back.

                                                                            24. EL

                                                                              EverettL

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Very nice place but cold. The food was great because of berkeley food week.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                              Thank you so much, EverettLfor taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our Berkeley Restaurant Week Special. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to another chance to welcome you back. Thank you for the feedback.

                                                                            25. E

                                                                              Ella

                                                                              Portland

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                              This was a nice place to grab dinner for my partner's birthday. It was way too expensive for what we received though. The food wasn't bad but it was simple and I have been to other restaurants that have had similar dishes for maybe half the cost. I feel like this is a place to take your parents/grandparents. It is quiet, the service was really great, and the food was fine and not too fussy.

                                                                            26. c

                                                                              cbgpgr

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                              overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                              We had made reservations through Open Table, for outdoor dining and for a birthday celebration. The restaurant seemed uninformed of both. Part of the group came and got cocktails and appetizers. I arrived a bit late (the server had been informed that I was to arrive a bit late), but did not get approached for a drink order so I asked the runner who delivered the appetizer and he said sure he would put the order in. I did not get a drink for >1 hour. The food was GREAT! The server who was not apologetic at all, was angry that I had ordered my drink from someone other than him (even though he still did not get it to me in a timely fashion). After the food came we were going to order more wine, but the server did not come back to our table, until we went to find him to remind him of our birthday cake order. If short staffed, informing us would have been helpful and we might have been more sympathetic. Our server was surly more than apologetic. I felt bad for him since it looked like there was not adequate staffing......but!!! I have been there for brunch which was great (the food and service). For dinner based on this one experience, I was thoroughly disappointed.....the food was very good, but the service colored our experience

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on April 11, 2022

                                                                              Dear cbgpgr, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

                                                                            27. CJ

                                                                              CJTA

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent Sunday brunch in every way. Perhaps the best service we have encountered in years...Thank you, Jian!

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 22, 2022

                                                                              CJTA, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our wonderful brunch and lovely hospitality from our star server Jian. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            28. h

                                                                              heathert

                                                                              Hawaii

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              It’s a nice restaurant. It’s attached to a hotel. The outdoor seating is magnificent because of the water and the sailboats. The food is hotel food. The service is good.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 21, 2022

                                                                              Thank you heathert, for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed wonderful outdoor setting and lovely hospitality . We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

                                                                            29. RD

                                                                              RDCMT

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                                              We love this location. It is gorgeous. We were told that the restaurant was going to be full and our initial party of 18 would have to be split up even though I said we would need to speak to the group as a whole. I was also told the checks could not be split, so I asked everyone to bring cash. When we got there, we were able to put our group together (two tables side by side) and we were also able to separate the checks. I am unsure why I was told one thing the day before then told another when we arrived. I like clear communication. The food and service today were just okay :( I feel like I paid too much money for a basic tasting meal, at least the company was good. The food was basic and not hot when presented. A few orders were missed entirely causing much longer wait times for some to eat. Also, service was slower than anticipated though the restaurant was not crowded. The servers were kind. We just didn't know what the hold ups in getting food was. We didn't appreciate the server who turned the firepit on. We went over to sit by it before leaving. That was a nice touch. We brought a group of friends here in hopes they would like it enough to return. Most said they will think about trying it again.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 22, 2022

                                                                              Dear RDCMT, thank you for sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding our service as providing efficient and pleasant hospitality is how we are known. We couldn't promise party of 18 at one spot in a day notice however we apologize for the miscommunication. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

                                                                            30. C

                                                                              Caryn

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                              What a gem in Berkeley! Came here after work with my coworkers for drinks. I originally had reservation for outdoor seating but the waitress recommended we stay inside because it was windy… great call! It got really cold outside .. probably wouldn’t have enjoyed our food. I ordered their Wagyu Burger with smoked bacon.. it was so yummy. The only downfall I would say is they don’t have raw oysters. The waitress said maybe next week they’ll add it to their menu. All in all .. I would go back. Such a great location/view.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 21, 2022

                                                                              Thank you so much Caryn for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious Burger and cozy indoor seating. Like our server mentioned, we now have raw oysters and more seafood options in our menu which you could enjoy from. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            31. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sacramento

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Friend in town for business we ordered small bites originally we were going to sit outside by the fire pit but due to the weather we requested seating inside Staff was very accommodating. Our server was very attentive and helpful with wine selection ma and substitutions for vegetarian accommodations. Definitely will come back

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 18, 2022

                                                                              Dear Valueable Guest, Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed time here in The Berkeley Boathouse and happy to hear that we could accommodate your request. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            32. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Seattle

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                              Was fine overall but we were kind of rushed out as they were closing took my colleague’s plate and didn’t let her finish her meal.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 21, 2022

                                                                              Dear Valuable Guest, thank you for sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding our service as providing efficient, pleasant hospitality is how we are known. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

                                                                            33. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Orange County

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              It was our second time here. Awesome location, great food, service could be better but that did not deter us from having a wonderful dining experience. Also a convenient place to have dinner in Berkeley. You feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle but everything is still close.

                                                                            34. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Service was stellar! Our server, Roger, made sure that our meals came out promptly and he was so kind and courteous, making sure that my 4 year old got everything he needed. My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner and they even surprised him with a birthday dessert. Wonderful night.

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 21, 2022

                                                                              Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality from our star server Roger. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            35. d

                                                                              dajm

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Every visit to Berkeley Boathouse is absolutely amazing!! Beautiful wait staff. Delicious food. Energetic environment. We love it…

                                                                            36. NT

                                                                              NichelleT

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Always great service and we love Louis!

                                                                              The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on March 18, 2022

                                                                              Thank you so much NichelleT for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our hospitality from wonderful Bartender Luis. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

                                                                            37. YL

                                                                              YoungL

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                              The food was bland, service atrocious, and wait time is awful. Will never be back.

                                                                            38. d

                                                                              dequeen

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              18 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              It was our first experience. Limited menu, probably due to Covid.. I ordered bagel with the fixings..no bagel! Had English muffins, it was ok..I like people who problem solve! Nice views, parking was free.. It was as decent. I might go back and try dinner !

                                                                            39. RS

                                                                              RuthS

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                              The Berkeley Boathouse is part of the Berkeley Doubletree hotel. I made a reservation there because I wanted to dine outdoors with a friend. It's pretty good for hotel food. Service was friendly and efficient. I was there on a day when the restaurant had very few customers so it lacked the good vibes that people add to the ambiance

                                                                            40. JB

                                                                              JorgeB

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              3.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                              Not truly a brunch experience... food was nothing out of the ordinary...

                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                            • Screening

                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                            FAQs

                                                                            The Berkeley Boathouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 665-7171.

                                                                            The Berkeley Boathouse is rated 3.9 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                            Google Map for The Berkeley Boathouse

                                                                            200 Marina Blvd Berkeley, CA 94710

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                              Berkeley

                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                              Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              American, Seafood, Californian

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                              We provide self-parking validation stamp at the restaurant for complimentary parking on the premises

                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Owned/operated by

                                                                              Asian and Pacific Islander

                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                              Matthew Thomas

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                              (510) 665-7171

                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                              At Berkeley Boathouse, we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations, and your valuable feedback helps us do just that. Contact us to make reservations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our waterfront Berkeley restaurant on the marina or to inquire about hosting a private event. Whether it's a corporate lunch with clients or a family dinner, our innovative menu of coastal California cuisine paired with an inviting atmosphere with water and skyline views, create the perfect backdrop for watching the sunset. For inquiries of party of 13 - 20 Guests please email information to info@berkeleyboathouse.com

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