The Boathouse at City Point

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Bringing waterfront dining back to Hopewell! The Boathouse at City Point with a sweeping vista of the Appomattox and James rivers features high-end interior design elements, private dining for large groups, patio dining and an outdoor bar. The Boathouse at City Point will offer a similar menu to other locations of The Boathouse, featuring coastal elements and a number of locally sourced ingredients.
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DW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience with our dinner at The Boathouse at City Point. We did ask that the music be turned down a little. The volume was good, then got too loud to talk at the table, we asked that it be turned down and after the volume was turned down it was easier to talk. We had a 5:30 appointment and were seated promptly.

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This location has beautiful views and wonderful ambiance. The food was delicious. The crab cakes, waffles, and freshly made omelettes were great. We had the Sunday buffet. Our waiter was also attentive. I would recommend reservations for guaranteed seating.

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l
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Service and food were great.

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KL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Visiting from out of town and came across this restaurant on open table. Reviews were great and our experience was the same! Food, atmosphere and service were top notch. Will definitely eat here again when back in the Hopewell area.

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G
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a pre-Father's Day dinner and were not disappointed. We sat outside, it was a lovely evening and enjoyed a delicious dinner. We had the Lobster Bake special and all I can say is "plentiful." Our server was Nell and she was awesome. We have had her on a previous visit and she remembered us. For a relaxing evening enjoying a nice meal outside this is the place to go.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was excellent. The service is excellent as well.
The views and amience are fantastic. I recommend this location highly

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SS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Sat on the patio, very nice view and atmosphere, was extremely disappointed in the special, it was a crab and lobster risotto, husband ordered, said only 1 bite of crab and 1 bite of lobster. What a shame, for the cost of the meal, they should do better.

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SH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything, we will keep returning, and keep being impressed.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute of the restaurant ! Sits right on the river and gives fantastic views while you dine!!! Food was delicious , came out quick and was perfect!

I recommend one of the simply grilled options with the sides and throw on an enhancement !

Truffle fries were great!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad you had a great experience!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with visitors from Germany

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for making us part of your visitors' Richmond experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our anniversary and had a lovely evening. Great view of the river. My risotto was terrific and I topped it with a perfectly cooked lobster tail. Husband had strip steak which was also very good. Our server Sara could not have been nicer and even gave us a wonderful handwritten note congratulating us. Will definitely return.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great review! We're glad Sara helped make your anniversary special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ordered oysters steamed came out raw, but was corrected quickly.
Shrimp & crab ordered, shrimp little overcooked.
Didn't understand the water choices.
Sat outside and coverings wouldn't stay in place at one of the tables.
My expectations were probably set too high since it came recommended.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 6 days ago

We're sorry we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for the feedback.

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w
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my wife. Food was great. Service excellent. Highly recommend, and will go back.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. And thank you for making us part of the birthday celebration!

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B
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit to The BoatHouse. The food was absolutely fantastic, service was prompt, professional, and friendly,and the atmosphere was clean and inviting.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Boathouse is one of my favorites but this time there were too many large parties for a Wednesday.
Due to the large parties, including our party of 8, the service was very slow and the food was not as good as usual. I will still recommend the boathouse to friends and family but suggest try not go go when other large parties are booked if possible.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 7, 2019

We're sorry that you were disappointed in your experience on Wednesday. Thanks for your feedback.

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O
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great server, Kaila, and excellent views and ambience. The location and the indoor and outdoor experiences are absolutely stunning. We went for Sunday brunch, good but not great. The apps were actually great, the brunch so-so.
Will definitely return for the dinner menu.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear you had great service. Your compliments have been shared with your server. Hope to see you again soon!

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KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there for brunch. The service was slow. One of our group was forgotten after ordering her omelet. The food was good!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the service was not up to standard. We appreciate learning where we need to improve.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got a table outside overlooking the water. It was perfect weather to look out over the Appomattox river while enjoying our meal. Everything was cooked perfectly and very tasteful. Very nice service and the manager came to check and make sure everything was good for our meal.

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Thanks for your review! We're glad you had a great visit!

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome location with a beautiful view of the water. Everything was so clean and neat, it felt like a brand new restaurant that had recently opened. The staff was very attentive, the crab cakes were amazing and the patio was a fantastic setting for an evening dinner for two. Well done.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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RJ
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great staff, food and friendly environment

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My experience at The Boathouse was nice, however my wife does not eat seafood. The menu did not show as much non seafood items as other locations. I was later informed that they have those items just not on the menu. Seafood is my favorite item so I didn't find it a problem but my wife didn't have much of a selection. This would be my only complaint and like I said we could have missed it but otherwise I was quite pleased.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for your feedback on the menu selections. We're sorry that your wife had problems finding something to enjoy.

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood and service. The view is incredible.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 4, 2019

Thanks for your review!

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JP
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful physical facility, great waterfront view

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you!

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we were seated immediately. The waitress was very nice and ask if we needed anything several times through out our stay. When the food arrived it was hot and look great, tasted great too. I really enjoyed everything about our night at the boathouse. I will be going back.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your night out at The Boathouse!

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HW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fabulous food

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my friend’s birthday and she enjoyed everything.

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d
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent. The view was outstanding. Three of the five had never been here before and were very impressed.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for your great review!

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s
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to all 3 in the Richmond area. This is our fave!

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for your review!

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My Family brought me here to celebrate my birthday. My margarita was served in a plastic soda cup, not a margarita glass. My birthday was not acknowledged by my server., No piece of cake, nothing. The choices on the menu were not of our liking unless we ordered each food separately. Not many choices for sides.

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LS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We have been regulars at The Boathouse in Hopewell since it opened. Love the food and the atmosphere. My only concern is that it is taking longer and longer to get our meals. I still will be going to eat there, but service needs to be a little faster. I’ve had a hard time making it out in less than 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

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CR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We held a business dinner and everyone enjoyed it greatly. Even with the windy evening, the outdoors venue was appreciated by all.

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was good, price was too high for the type of food, two waitresses ignored us.

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PK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friends at the Boat House. Excellent service by our waiter, Ben. He was professional, friendly, and very efficient. The crab cakes were delicious and full of crab. The wild salmon was very moist and delicious. I decided to try the New York Strip and it was cooked perfectly and was quite good. We finished dinner off with the chocolate cookie a la mode and the apple cobbler a la mode. I highly recommend a meal here, especially if you can sit outside on the waterfront.

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V
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We have been to this Boathouse location three times and this time the service was not up to par.
Other friends had told us service was poor but this was our first time experiencing it.
Waitress not only unattentive but showing no interest in us at all.
Food was tasty but it's overpriced.
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HT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We always enjoy this place. The view of the river and overall restaurant is always nice!

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KN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ate outside and enjoyed the beautiful views of the rivers. Food was very good - flight of oysters was excellent. Shrimp & grits were great!

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food and service. Price was reasonable and atmosphere was nice. The temperature was a little too warm, but other than that, we had a great experience.

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TJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our experience was wonderfull. We have never been disappointed that we chose The Boathouse for our special occasions. The food is consistently well prepared, creative and, most of all ,delicious. The service was excellent, we especially appreciated the visit from the manager to see how we were doing. Keep up the good work

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TP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The food is just average. (except the dessert) However, the atmosphere was very good and the view was spectacular. What made the whole night great for us was our waiter Jeremy. He was everything that a waiter should be. Extremely attentive, cared about our orders and made sure we wanted for nothing.

For the price, I expected the food to be better.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. Nice place but expensive for the slow service

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