The Boathouse at City Point

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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate with Mom at The Boathouse! Brunch Buffet with traditional favorites from 10am to 3pm. Adult brunch $46, youth 6-12 $18, and children under 6 free. Dinner service with regular dinner menu begins at 5:30pm.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat Dad to Brunch at The Boathouse! Father's Day Brunch Buffet reservations are available from 10am to 3pm. Adults $46, 6-12-year olds $18, kids under 6 are free.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Beautiful view, always a great experience. Loved it as always!

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Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you for being a returning guest with us. Take care!

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BM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for our anniversary and the evening was very pleasant. The wait staff wished us happy Anniversary but I was a little disappointed that a little something didn’t come out of the kitchen like most restaurants do for birthdays. It was a Monday night and it wasn’t as if the restaurant was packed. We did have to wait at the bar a little longer than I thought was necessary to be waited on due to the number of people there but we were not in a hurry. I was a little taken a back when a couple who came in after us were served first. Not a good habit for your wait staff to wait on maybe people they know before others. I don’t know if that was the case but that was the vibe I picked up. Just saying something you might want to look into.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall .. added to my top of the line list!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I was there Monday for my birthday. I put this in the notes and confirmed by telephone that it was my bday. I was asked if I wanted to purchase champagne or something on the phone. I did not. When I arrived there was no mention of it being my birthday by anyone. There wasn’t and complimentary birthday anything. I would think for the price and the atmosphere you’re trying to present; that acknowledging a birthday would be paramount.

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JJ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for Easter Brunch which was served buffer style. When we arrived our table wasn't ready despite having a reservation. One host said to the other when they finally had a table, "dont sit them next to the others". Not sure if that was an insult to us or the "others" We placed our drink order and our waiter (who was fabulous) immediately got sat a large table. We were well into our second plate before we got our drinks. I realized our waiter was tied up. But the manager was leaned against the bar on her cell phone right next to our drinks, and had she paid attention would have noticed that they had been there for a while and were no water down with melted ice. Had the drinks come quicker, we would have ordered many more.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was buffet hence the 4 star rating for service. Otherwise a wonderful outing!

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DW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and bar. Great view as well. A little difficult to find since it is right at the foot of the Appomattox bridge

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I went for the Easter Brunch. I sat in the tent outside when we were seated the music was at a nice level but a waitress decided to turn it up to a level I thought was to high. It is hard to get bad service at a buffet but our waitress was terrible. It took quite a while to place a drink order. I get back to the table after getting food and I have a bloody mary instead of a mimosa . The waitress acted as if it was my fault. She let plates collect on our table without clearing them. I would have liked another cocktail but by the time she came back to the table i was ready to leave. I have been to Easter Brunch several times at Sunday Park and never had this type of wait service. it has always been awesome there.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They honey wanted a nice meal with a view so I decided to try The Boathouse at City Point versus Rocketts Lansing and it did NOT disappoint. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and the views were ❤️❤️! This will definitely be a go to spot for days to come.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 9 hours ago

Thanks for giving another Boathouse location a visit! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, view, atmosphere and service. Great selection of oysters and the Shrimp and Grits was one of the best I've had.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you for the great review! We can't wait to see you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful evening and very good food

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The ambiance good & tasteful decor.. Music playing overhead, was too loud, had to ask the Waitress twice to have it lowered. Our waitress initially hands on, but once got busy we felt neglected. My stuffed shrimp with crab was not really stuffed, shrimp was considerably smaller for being stuffed. Stuffed for them meant a small crab cake on top. Might give them a second chance..

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KE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic visit as always! Recommend to everyone!

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Responded 9 hours ago

Thanks for being a returning diner with us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious, a bit pricey though! I’ve had quality food like that many times but didn’t have to pay that much for it!!!!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded 9 hours ago

Glad you loved your food! Our prices reflect the level of service and atmosphere we provide.

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PL
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at the Hopewell Boathouse. The staff was great, food delicious, the ambiance relaxed, and the view of the James River breathtaking!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 18, 2019

Happy anniversary! We're so glad you were well taken care of on your special occasion.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat, drink, and be merry! WE LOVE IT!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The manager pushed his name Easter dinner which was annoying. Waitress was great and food also

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my first time going and i had an amazing time

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mel's Supper Club enjoyed dinning at The Boathouse at City Point. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. We would definitely visit again.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we hope to have you back again.

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have dined here many times and have always had a good meal and enjoyed the view. This is a great place to take out of town guests and for special occasions. Summer will be here soon and we plan on spending time of the patio and enjoying the food.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 11, 2019

We can't wait for the perfect patio weather! Thank you for being a repeating guest with us.

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CS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go before a concert at the National Theater.

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DB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The location is beautiful. Thanks for a great evening.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for your review

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S
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. The food is good but the portions are small and the prices aren't. Therefore, cost/value brings the rating down.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

We appreciate your honest feedback. We hope you will join us for happy hour at the bar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with a friend pre concert at the Beacon Theater. Beautiful restaurant, good service, and the food delicious with a decent price. What more could you ask for?

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 11, 2019

Thank you for the compliments! Hope to see you again soon.

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was friendly and the service exceptional. The food was excellent! We were only in the area for two days and we went to the Boathouse each time. No place better!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

Wow! Thank you for choosing to dine with us not once but TWICE! We appreciate your review. Take care.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We had a large party of 10. There were very few people in the establishment otherwise. The service was extremely slow for a lunch hour. It took almost an hour after ordering to receive our food. 3 people ordered salad and 3 people ordered the special, so food prep should not have been so long. People who work expect establishments that serve lunch to be able to have lunch ready within 15-20 minutes of ordering. If The Boathouse is not capable of this, it should be communicated clearly. We had a reservation, so they were aware we were coming. Food was excellent.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for your review, and for choosing The Boathouse for the celebration lunch. We're sorry that you did not receive speedier service. It's great to hear that the food was excellent. We appreciate your feedback.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the Brunch menu - would highly recommend the omelet bar and the Belgium waffles!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your brunch experience with us!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, unfortunately the meal was interrupted by a party of 11 that never did sit down. They "milled ""around constantly talking --very disruptive and rude.We would have stayed for a few drinks ,however, these people never were seated,so we left.
A fine dining restaurant should have an experienced Manager who could have taken charge of the situation. As we were leaving I remarked to the Manager how disruptive the situation and his response was
"I'm so sorry,I don't know why they aren't sitting down". Very disappointing experience!!

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

We have been to The Boathouse at Sunday Park before, which is fine, but this location was just outstanding. The food was amazing, our server was so nice, and the view was to die for. Highly recommend sitting outside!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

We're glad you've found your favorite Boathouse location! Thank you for your great review. We look forward to having you back.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant sits right on the water. It is visually inviting and in a serene location. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who accommodated our desire to sit on the patio where we could really appreciate the view. Our server was very friendly and so accommodating. I ordered the blackened salmon (delicious!!) and my son ordered the NY Strip. He said it was cooked perfectly. He also had a Caesar salad which looked very tasty. The ONLY thing that could have made the evening better would have been some patio heaters. I know we chose to sit outside so this is not a complaint; just a suggestion. It was nice but breezy. Heaters would have helped. I highly recommend eating here. We live out of state so don’t know if we’ll ever be back. But if you’re in town, GO.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate your honest feedback and we're happy you enjoyed your meal. Take care!

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ML
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, view and food

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was quite poor we wait and waited. The manager even came to our table to apologize. When food finally arrived the crab cake shrimp were awesome. The lobster roll not so much. The bun was torn and damaged the French fries cold and soggy. I tried to speak to the manager again on my way out and she blew me off. In the parking lot a complete stranger came to us to recount her similar experience.

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

If I had wanted French Fries...which was half my plate, I would have gone to a burger place. Way to expensive fir the quality of food. 2nd visit..not again.

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SF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband brother and his girlfriend were visiting from NY, and we went to the boathouse for his brother’s birthday. We all loved the view of the water, and the food was delicious. Will plan to go again.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

We love celebrating with you! Can't wait to see you again

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time. Beautiful view. Dinner was good.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the dinner and the view. Such a good place for out-of-town guests.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for choosing to bring your guests to dine with us!

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PK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tim was phenomenal, food was fantastic as always and the entire experience was perfect.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 4, 2019

We appreciate your review! Take care

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D
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was REALLY dark in there and the food was just okay. Pretty bland and a little cold. The service was excellent though. I'm not sure if I'd go back - it was not worth the $$$$. ($150/3 people).

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on March 22, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you had excellent service. Your comments have been shared with the management. We appreciate the feedback.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food and dining experience.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on March 21, 2019

Hi Lynda, we're happy to hear you had a great experience with us! See you soon.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious and very outstanding view of the water.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for your review, Juanita. Glad you enjoyed your meal and the view!

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