The Boathouse at City Point

4.3
1253 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Experiences

  • Exclusive Valentine's Weekend Prix Fixe Menu

    $99.28 per person

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with our exclusive Valentine's Weekend Prix Fixe Menu! This one of a kind experience will be featured Saturday, February 13th, and Sunday, February 14th. Your reservation will include our Chef's 4-Course Prix Fixe menu and the romantic ambiance you can only find at The Boathouse.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1253 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStephanie
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Loved the feel of the restaurant. The decor was great. Our reservation was at 730pm, so we didn't have a view but looks like the outside area would be perfect for a warm, daytime reservation.

We ordered Manhattan cocktails which were pretty good. We had 2 appetizers. The crab and artichike dip was DELICIOUS, but the portion was small in our opinion. Wealso had the corn and jalapeño hush puppies. They were good and a nice size, but not much flavor in the honey sriracha butter. I intended on ordering the seasoal special of crab crusted halibut, but it was sold out. I opted instead for the fried shrimp with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. The shrimp were great. My boyfriend orderd the maple bourbon salmon and he was super disappointed. The size of the fish was VERY small and there was literally no glaze, no seasoning. Just a grilled piece of salmon that had NO flavor. We brought it to the attention of a waitress (not ours) and she didn't really care, just offered to bring some glaze in a cup. It didn't help. He ended up eating half my shrimp.

Our original waitress Miranda was GREAT. When she heard of the issue, she was kind enough to offer us a complimentary dessert. We were a little turned off that you had to prepay for your food (gratuity included) with the contactless ordering system, especially since we wanted more drinks and had to start a new order with an additional service charge.

Overall it's a nice spot and wasn't far from our hotel. The hostess was personable upon our arrival and again our waitress was great.

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ThomasT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Don't like the touch less ordering . the 20% charge on every order is a bit hard to swallow and you cannot order all at once

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vipColgate
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was a good distance apart. The food was good.

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vipGiniB
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. I've been to other Boathouse locations during the pandemic, as well as other restaurants owned by this group. I found the City Point location to be the absolute BEST at balancing safety during the pandemic with excellent service. Even though you order and pay using the QR codes, staff checked on us every twenty minutes or so to make sure we were okay. The food and beverages were excellent as usual. The view from the patio is one of the best and most beautiful anywhere and their heaters for the patio kept us quite comfortable sitting outside during winter. This is definitely one of the best places to go if you prefer eating outdoors during COVID.

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JasmineJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was garbage, and so was the service. We had a 9pm seating and everything sucked for the amount we paid. Could have done better by just going to MC Donald’s. Wouldn’t recommend my worst enemy to come eat their.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends

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Bill
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is our favorite spot to dine!! My husband and I go weekly and enjoy the food, ambiance and definitely the service! Most of the staff know us and make us feel welcomed each time we go. Thank you!

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PennyT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Boathouse at City Point! My only feedback is the drinks. Even though they are superb, they are over the top expensive.

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Lorri
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordering on the phone takes away from the experience. Would like to get back to ordering with the wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Second time in row getting the waitress Amanda. If you happen to get her just know she won’t come to the table not one time.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hello and sorry for your service experience. We will be reviewing this feedback to improve in the future.

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ChandraM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful server and lovely scenery. My broiled seafood was perfect.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great drinks, and especially a beautiful view of the James and Appomattox Rivers!!! EXCELLENCE in Hopewell!!!

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RickC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Attentive service without being overwhelming and the food is always consistently high-quality and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration food was awesome. A little pricey but loved everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite boathouse in Richmond metro area right on the tip of Hopewell va

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Maya
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Using the app on your phone to order was cumbersome and tedious. Service was poor, and the whole experience lacked warmth and hospitality. It was hard to swallow an automatic 20% gratuity for subpar service. Food was average, at best. A word of advice, ask for extra glasses of water or a pitcher upfront because you will not be getting a refill. I can only guess that the view might have been alright, but we were seated too far away to see it. Personally, I will not return until COVID conditions change sufficiently to allow for a more normal dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It was a really nice place but the COVID ordering wasn’t great and nobody around to ask questions. Beautiful deck area overlooking river, can’t wait to return post-COVID.

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MBN29
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and satisfying portions. Will go back for sure

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vipVBW1
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very awkward dining with on-line ordering system and inadequate space to provide instruction on preference (no ice, etc). The food was tasty but not what we’d hoped.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Didn’t like the part where you order off your phone and had to pass it around the table and then pay with tip beforehand. Over priced with the little amount of food that was served for a seafood platter. Very disappointed because we’ve been going out to help restaurants during this time and we won’t be back till changes are done

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First this is WOW! Definitely returning. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the boathouse. Walking up to the restaurant it looks very modern but when you walk into the front the hostess greets you and suddenly it turns into a place that feels like home. Our waitress was Amanda. Amanda is well versed with any question you may have. The chefs in the kitchen create magic with the meals they serve!

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JuanP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Even understanding the current situation the service was really poor, looking constantly for the waiter to pick up plates, asking for the cutlery and for the next plates of food. Table was not ready, the time for the food and desert was all wrong.

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Garry
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration! Awesome views.

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LeanneE
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The total experience for the Santa brunch was excellent but there were just a couple of things that didn't work too well. One of the children just wanted a muffin but it came as a small dry muffin with scones and biscuits that were also very dry. She ended up eating some of her brother's food. The weather was certainly nothing that could be controlled but our table was directly in a path of rain water flowing through the tent. Perhaps a system could be devised to prevent the rain from entering the tent from the area near the parking area? That is why I gave the lower rating for ambience. Staff members had to continually clean the rain water which made it hard for the staff but very disturbing for many of the diners. I've eaten at the Boathouse several times and always had a wonderful experience but this one just didn't live up to your good reputation. Maybe offer one larger less dry muffin also? We just brought the entire order home for the bird feeding area.

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Aford
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been here before but was told it was good and it definitely was. They told us up front they weren't interacting as much to avoid contact as much as possible. They still came to check on us every once and a while. The food was amazing with large portions, the view was awesome, and prices were fair. 10/10 reccomend, I definitely will be coming back!

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not impressed with the food for the money. The broiled seafood platter literally came with 2 shrimp 2 scallops and a crab cake. The chicken Chesapeake was not very flavorful at all.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

In the past, I have truly enjoyed The Boathouse and have eaten at a number of them repeatedly. This visit did not live up to the past experiences. While I recognize life is different with Covid, the limited interaction with the staff was excessive. All food and drinks had to be ordered via a mobile app. This caused the bill to be split when I wanted it to be mine alone. The food was good but over priced. I paid $42 for one non-alcoholic beer, small side salad, grilled salmon with cauliflower pieces in a bourbon sauce. The tip was automatically included at 20% which, given I had to send the order to the kitchen directly, seemed a bit high. May be time to find a new go-to restaurant in Richmond or wait to see if The Boathouse post-covid is back to its normal level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The COVID restrictions kind of hinder the experience. The menu experience of online ordering being the only option is not very user friendly and is driving away older individuals who are not so tech savvy, just my thoughts. I was able to get through it, but I have messed up on it in the past, there should be an option to place a conventional order, perhaps with a printed menu which could be thrown away after use.

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DianaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Very overpriced & they add a service charge & can't explain what it is for. After a $21 bloody mary we left

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Kellygwenn
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was great except the new COVID world rules....diners do everything but go to the window and pick up food. We didn't get dessert because I didn't want to go through the ordering and paying again on the phone before getting the food. Not all restaurants are following this model, which does not appeal to me personally. But again was great otherwise.

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Blah
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Loved the interior and that they were ready for us on time for such a last min reservation. Everyone was extremely pleasant and they followed safe protocols. Husband enjoyed his meal. We had to track down staff to refill my drink (only got one refill as a result). My French fries were old, cold, and salt less. Our crab dip had little to no crab in it. The food was ok but definitely would not pay what we did for what we recieved again. I am willing to pay quite a lot for a good meal this was slightly above drive thru quality so should be priced appropriately. Hated having to tip before services were in fact rendered.

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Sandie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening for a dinner by the river!! Reservations were easy to make. Ordering was all online which took a little away but overall great time

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Mom was in town so I treated her to the Boathouse. Her very large plate had 4 Scallops on it with not sides. $28.50 for 4 Scallops is pretty expensive. I was embarrassed.
Our waitress was awesome.

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vipEeyore
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at this Boathouse location is always accommodating and helpful. And the view is perfect.

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ShaneR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our overall experience was nice. Food was very good with the exception of my side salad. Very dark, unappealing, and to much vinaigrette; not worth the price. I let our table captain know but there was no offer to replace it or remove the cost. Service was professional but spotty unless we ordered something on the app.
I would recommend to friends but definitely caution them.

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Abbi
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. It is on the pricier end, but it is absolutely worth it. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse uses a safe contactless ordering system from the table - scan a QR code, view the menu, add comments/requests, and pay with a card. The food and drinks arrive quickly. Staff check on us regularly. Tables are set apart. The staff all wear masks and gloves. My husband is high risk but feels comfortable and safe dining here. You’ll need someone at the table who can navigate online ordering, but once you get the hang of it, it’s like being in more control of your safe dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We went here for Thanksgiving Dinner it was ok. For the price it should have been fantastic. The service was great and so was the atmosphere. Then we were told they were only doing turkey dinners tonight. That was disappointing but ok it’s thanksgiving will go with it. Then what we got for the price was so disappointing $19 for children’s meal that was Kraft Mac & cheese and fries. $44 for soup salad and turkey dinner. When we got our pie it was cold. For those prices I should of had a steak dinner. Or at the very least it should have been the best turkey I had in my entire life.

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SuzanneG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Hopewell and Petersburg. Great view of the Appomattox and James rivers. Delicious food and friendly staff.

FAQs

The Boathouse at City Point offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 616-4222.

The Boathouse at City Point is rated 4.3 stars by 1253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.