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The Boathouse at City Point, Hopewell, VA

The Boathouse at City Point

4.3
4.3
1953 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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 616-4222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cheryl Thompson

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for up to 32 in the Navigator's Den. Events up to 100 in the tent pavilion overlooking the Appomattox River.

  • Private party contact

    Susan Trankle: (804) 616-4222 ext. 705

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Plush Leather Booth

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Looking out over the entire restaurant, our comfortable leather booths offer the perfect vantage point to take in the hum of the dining room. Traditionally we have not guaranteed seating, but now through OpenTable Experiences, we are able to set aside a few of our best tables each night. The $5/pp fee reserves seating at one of these tables. There is a 20% service charge included, which allows us to pay a professional wage to our service teams. No additional gratuity is necessary. Reservation fee is non-refundable.
  • Window Table

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy breathtaking views of the James and Appomattox Rivers, along with climate-controlled dining, at one of the indoor tables along our panoramic windows. Traditionally we have not guaranteed seating, but now through OpenTable Experiences, we are able to set aside a few of our best tables each night. The $5/pp fee reserves seating at one of these tables. There is a 20% service charge included, which allows us to pay a professional wage to our service teams. No additional gratuity is necessary. Reservation fee is non-refundable.
  • Outdoor Waterfront Table

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Our patio tables are some of the most coveted seats in town, with the chance to take in an expansive waterfront view while enjoying selections from our menu of contemporary seafood classics. Traditionally we have not guaranteed seating, but now through OpenTable Experiences, we are able to set aside a few of our best tables each night. The $5/pp fee reserves seating at one of these tables. There is a 20% service charge included, which allows us to pay a professional wage to our service teams. No additional gratuity is necessary. In the event of inclement weather, your reservation fee is transferable to another available date. Reservation fee is non-refundable.

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What 1,953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Virginia

    Great for scenic views

  • Richmond

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Richmond

    Great for scenic views

  • Richmond

    Seafood

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  1. CL

    CodyLee

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    First off the worst waitress I have ever had! Very rude, no personality, felt like she was rushing us to be done because she was about to get off work. We sat for 10 minutes before the waitress came to greet us and get the drink order. The same waitress that passed the table 10 times and glared at us while she was walking by. My boyfriend ordered a glass of wine, 12 minutes later she came by and put the menu down and said, “choose something else, we are out that”. The appetizers were great. The main dishes were terrible! I got the 8oz filet mignon and it had NO flavor and the toughest steak I have ever eaten. I chewed one piece for 3 minutes. My boyfriend also got a steak and again NO flavor.
  2. RN

    ReNeeB

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent, service was good. Music was too loud. Drinks were very good.
  3. MS

    MonicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience and we will definitely visit again !
  4. s

    sidneyp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had to sit in cool draft next to door to overflow tent, no foods had a cover to prevent being exposed to customers breathing on or oral spraying etc was a concern for me in this Covid Era. Food was outstanding to my surprise 👍
  5. NB

    NatalieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Parking was the worst part! Food was great! Service was good!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely amazing!!!! Perfect food, atmosphere and service!
  7. SS

    SandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was plentiful on the Thanksgiving Buffet stations, and I never noted an item from the menu that was not available. The food was very good and the service was great. I was excited that the restaurant provides favorable food and does not shy away from seasonings. We only had to wait about five minutes to be seated for our reservation. All staff members were friendly and our server stopped by our table several times to ensure that we had everything that we needed, but did not interfere with our meal experience excessively. The restaurant was beautiful and clean. The view from our table was stunning. We very much enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant, and look forward to returning for another excellent meal! Thank you to the staff!
  8. R

    Robin

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling and found on line I always look for seafood on waterfront and the Boathouse didn’t disappoint! The oysters Rockefeller were amazing. Our server Siena was the best!
  9. LD

    LDB4

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was brunch with minimal people and our food took over 30 minutes to come out. Not sure why it took so long. Maybe they were short staffed in the kitchen.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    When this place first opened it was amazing now it just has mediocre food and staff who doesn’t care about service since the know they will automatically get a tip.

    The Boathouse at City PointResponded on November 21, 2022Sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience. We work hard to live up to the high standards that were set upon opening, which is why we were so proud to be named among Richmond's "Best Seafood Restaurants" this year by Richmond Magazine. The service fee goes to guarantee all staff a professional wage regardless of which section or shift they work, but I apologize that didn't happen for you. Please know that we will use this feedback to continue focusing on food and service.

  11. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Lance! Rockfish was outstanding!
  12. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Not sure why you need majority of party before seating - it's gets crowded gathering in the lobby. Food was flavorful and portion size was better than most restaurants.
  13. LR

    LexiReviewsGreatness

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sierra was fantastic, she connected so well with my daughter. My daughter was still talking about her this morning. We will be requesting her every time now. Thanks Sierra! (Hope I spelled your name right) :)
  14. LS

    LoisS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Hostess, April, was great. Our server, cierra, was the best, A fantastic experience.
  15. SK

    StevenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to find, especially at night, but well worth the effort. The interior is elegant, but casual. The River view is spectacular, as are the food & service. Everything we ordered was exquisite. The Caesar salad had house made dressing & was better that any I’ve ever had. This is the best restaurant in the Richmond area.
  16. s

    srgngirl

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Ambiance, good service and excellent food. The Calamari was quite good- and the Aioli was yummy. The Shrimp and Grits, I highly recommend. Tequila shooter is great but very spicy so be forewarned. The crème brûlée is excellent My only complaint is that they charge you extra to sit outside.
  17. NG

    NinaG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cierra was incredible, as was the food. Thank you for a great late evening meal.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall it was a good experience. The entrees we got were great but the appetizers were just okay. I got the rockfish that was seasoned perfectly and the girlfriend got the shrimp and grits that was also very good. I did have to chuckle at my rockfish entree with 6 potato chips on it.
  19. DM

    DeborahM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lourdes was a great member of the waitstaff!!! Food excellent as always!!! Tried one of the new entrees on the menu and of course started with the Brussel sprouts and calamari!!! Great evening at the Boathouse!!!
  20. WJ

    WayneJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    When we arrived for our reservation we had to wait at least 10 min. for someone to seat us. Waiter was very professional and did a wonderful job, but had to wait about 30 min. for our dinner. Food was delicious and prepared very well.
  21. PW

    PeggyW

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    First time dining here, enjoyed it but really wish I could’ve enjoyed the pumpkin bread pudding they had on the menu. I mentioned it when ordering dinner but it took our waitress a long time to return to our table after we ate to see if we “still wanted” it. We had to say no due to prior engagements. She forgot my coffee too, which I did eventually get. The server was friendly but not deserving of the automatic 20% tip now being placed on bill. Music was a bit too upbeat for dinner, likely fine for younger couples. Food was delicious and I would return.
  22. TM

    TimM

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was VERY slow and, for the price, I would have expected a little higher quality. I had the fried shrimp dinner. The coating on the shrimp was peeling off & there was no coleslaw. When I asked about it, they did bring me some, but I shouldn’t have had to ask. Since the service was so slow, they offered us some bread but never brought it out. Won’t be back anytime soon.

    The Boathouse at City PointResponded on October 24, 2022Hi Tim, I apologize for the disappointing dinner. We will make sure to follow up so that service is quicker and smoother in the future.

  23. LD

    LeahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great and i loved it as always , very fancy and clean
  24. TR

    TREXAIKEN

    E. Tennessee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I try to catch up with my high school friend every year and this time we chose to meet at The Boathouse. The reservation process was a snap!! We had an amazing meal….paced perfectly for friends who were reminiscing. Sierra was our waitstaff and she was TOP NOTCH!! The food was totally delicious!! I had the filet Oscar and she had the rockfish special. Please ask for Sierra when you go….you won’t be disappointed!! Perfectly cooked and sauces were to die for!! Thanks again for a great time!!

    The Boathouse at City PointResponded on October 18, 2022So glad you chose us for your mini-reunion! We will make sure to pass along the compliments to Sierra and the kitchen team. Hope to see you both again next year, or sooner!

  25. CD

    CherrelleD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer was amazing. That’s the review. She made awesome drink and food suggestions. Get that girl a raise!
  26. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Considering I paid 20% for service, It was slow and not very attentive. The food was very good but not great. The atmosphere was very nice. I don’t think I will be back very soon. Better value at Sauceys.

    The Boathouse at City PointResponded on October 17, 2022Hello Mary, I'm sorry the value wasn't there for you on your recent visit. We will work to improve on all fronts going forward. If you are ever do feel up to giving us another chance, I recommend coming for happy hour Monday-Friday 4-6pm at the bar, where we offer $1 oysters (raw, roasted, or fried) and half off select beer, wine, and cocktails.

  27. PH

    PatH

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This is the second time in a month we have eaten there. Drinks were excellent. Service was very good. The food was either warm or cold. We did not have salads.
  28. C

    Courtney

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The worst value for what you get at this location. Don’t get me wrong, we love The Boathouse. Sunday Park is home so we figured give this location a try while in the area but it was subpar at best. First my beer is delivered with two inches of foam, then my side dish comes out minutes after ordering except without anything else…no entrees for another 20 minutes, so naturally by then the premature potatoes were cold. I ordered to go food and it all came out separately in boxes no bag/together and we bagged it ourselves. Just overall not worth the cost.

    The Boathouse at City PointResponded on October 14, 2022Hi Courtney, I apologize for the disjointed experience on your most recent visit. Please know that we have shared your feedback to help improve the City Point experience, and hope to see you another time at Sunday Park.

  29. M

    Mugwump

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch outside overlooking the water. Our Server, Jeremy, was wonderful - informative, checked in on us, friendly. Great food, always!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD! GREAT SERVICE! BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT! JUST A LOVELY PLACE FOR ANY OCCASION!
  31. GS

    GaryS

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent seafood fare and great service. Amazing view of the river. The dining area was acoustically designed and the facility as a whole was splendid architecturally!
  32. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great view. Fish and chips was great and good servings, burger was good. 3 asparagus for a side ridiculous. Small mashed potatoes and bad gravy on filet mignon ruined it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Brunch was fantastic! We will be back.
  34. FB

    FrancineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seafood was fresh; great presentation. The restaurant's decor was very nice; slightly industrial but with a warm feeling, like being in a cozy urban loft. Loved the lighting.
  35. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and fabulous food. Service was slow at start but gave us a free appetizer. Service picked up!
  36. c

    chrisc

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good Little pricey
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good.
  38. D

    Diamond

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had been to the all other boathouse locations but Hopewell definitely has the best view of them all. The wine and meals my partner and I had were incredible. My only disappointment was not being able to order a Frech 75 cocktail because the bartender nor my server were familiar with the drink.
  39. SS

    SchroederS

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great drinks and great food...but...I took my family from out of town to the Boathouse for Happy Hour and was disappointed to learn that happy hour was limited to the bar again. I hope they reconsider and extend Happy Hour to all seating like before. We still had a good time but the price tag was way higher. Had we known Happy Hour had changed, we would have dined elsewhere.
  40. BO

    BillO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was poor as the waiter had to be reminded of 3 or 4 things multiple times each. Food was average. The 20% service charge eliminates the ability for the customer to send a message to the staff. I’ve been here before and always enjoy it. This was truly a disappointment.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boathouse at City Point using the Order Online button. The Boathouse at City Point also 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 1953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Boathouse at City Point

701 W Randolph Rd, Hopewell, VA 23860

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cheryl Thompson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 616-4222

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for up to 32 in the Navigator's Den. Events up to 100 in the tent pavilion overlooking the Appomattox River.

  • Private party contact

    Susan Trankle: (804) 616-4222 ext. 705

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