The Boathouse at City Point

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.7
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GP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

My guests was not happy with the servers. The food was not worth the prices that we had to pay. The food was burned and half cooked all at same time. The manager had to come the table several times before the food was not prepared correctly.
I will have to continue to Patronize the Short Pump location even though the Hopewell location is closer to me.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely atmosphere and food was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. We ordered a flight of oysters and one oyster had essentially nothing in it. Would be nice to have bread or rolls with meal.

CC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service across the board!! Chesapeake omelette and giant waffles made everyone at the table happy!

JS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I cannot wait to try all The Boathouse locations. The locally sourced oysters were delicious. I loved the ambiance and how friendly all the employees are from hostess, to servers to the manager. What a lovely evening we had.

WE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was prepared very tastefully and presentation was very well done. Quantities were adequate, but I feel that overall the prices were a little high for the value

RA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food very good atmosphere and fantastic view, service very good also, just a little pricey.

S
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating after Christmas Brunch

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is, by far, my favorite Boathouse location. I have never had a bad meal here until today. It seems odd that they hit the ball out of the park on more complex entrees yet failed on the simplest. I was tired of seafood, poultry, etc. (due to holiday food) and decided to get a simple burger and fries. The burger was great but the fries were cold and limp. I was shocked that something so easily dropped into a fryer could be messed up. It certainly won’t keep me from going back but I won’t get fries with anything!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve tradition

GL
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to a concert near by

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom there for her birthday dinner and the food was amazing as always, the service was excellent and we really enjoyed the experience.

JL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The Boathouse never disappoints that is why it is one of favorite restaurants. We highly recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times and the food and atmosphere is great. But I'd like to point out the absolutely excellent staff there. From the servers to the manager, they will ensure that you have a good experience at The Boathouse.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden jewel in Hopewell! Awesome food and great service. We enjoyed everything!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Very enjoyable

LW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, loved the experience! The food and ambience was amazing! The staff were friendly and helpful in choosing from bar options and making us feel welcomed. Will definitely dine here again!

JH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant great food, wonderful views and fabulous Sevice

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on December 5, 2019

Jerry, thank you for the 5-star review! We are so glad to hear the restaurant, food, views and service were fabulous!

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SC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse is one of our favorite restaurants! We go there for our special occasions because of the great food and the atmosphere is great.

RO
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A nice evening, but meat was all cooked as incorrect temperatures.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry that the meat was cooked at incorrect temperatures. We will share this feedback so we can get better!

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O
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse is a place of elegance. From the moment you enter, you are treated like royalty. The staff cares for your every move and request.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 27, 2019

Oliver, thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you and your guests were treated like royalty and cared for your every request! We hope to see you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific server and the food was good and we had a good view.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and great view! Thank you for giving us a 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great Food.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and food! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food and service great

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so pleased that the food was excellent and the service was great! See you soon!

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OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is very good.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a 5-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoy our brunch! See you soon!

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AE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

This was our 2nd time for brunch at the Boathouse at City Point. We chose it to celebrate my husband’s birthday thinking the service would be as exceptional and considerate as our first visit. I told them on several occasions it was a special treat for my husband’s birthday and an opportunity to celebrate with siblings. Because they confirmed at each inquiry of the occasion, I felt confident it would be just what I hoped to make him feel special. What a huge disappointment!! Not only did they not do anything special to recognize his birthday, they didn’t even acknowledge him or the occasion. I commented to the hostess of my disappointment as we departed and all I got was “so sorry”. She wanted me to speak with the manager, but at that point the damage was done. I gave them my husbands phone number if they wanted to contact him personally but so far no contact has been made. Sadly to say, their image has been ruined for me and I will chose to spend our hard earned money and valued time elsewhere to celebrate the next special event. No matter how good the food is or how beautiful the setting, customer service is paramount.
P.S. To add further disappointment, we also had to wait 30 minutes for our first cup of coffee.

JD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, view and service. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Beautiful interior. Definitely recommend.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

Jill, we are so happy that the food, view and service were all excellent! We can't wait to see you for your next celebration!

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CS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with a great atmosphere!
Food was delicious and I enjoyed the entire evening

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

Crystal, thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear that the food was delicious and the entire evening was enjoyed! See you again soon!

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Loved the staff and the atmosphere was perfect. Our meal was delicious and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the restaurant. Book your date night with the boathouse and you won’t be disappointed!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

Shawn, we are so happy that the staff, atmosphere and food were all perfect for you! We can't wait to see you on your next date night!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation and our party of 10 was seated quickly and on time. Our server was personable, professional and very competent. Our food arrived in a reasonable time, all orders were correct and at a good temperature. Everyone enjoyed our overall experience and we plan to return in the near future.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so glad that your party had such a good experience and that everything met your expectations! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good meal at the Boathouse! Too bad it was too cold to eat outside and take in the views.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a great meal! We cannot wait for warmer weather again and look forward to seeing you outside when it's here!!

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SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, and excellent ambiance for my birthday dinner. I am partial to good seafood and I will definitely go back to this restaurant again and again.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks for your review - and for making us a part of your birthday celebration! We're glad you had a great dinner!

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BI
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara Bitto was a great waitress. Highly recommend her as your waitress if you go there. No drink ever went empty, made excellent food recommendations and checked on us frequently but not to an excessive amount. Mahi-Mahi was very tasteful and excellently prepared. Black Cherry Mojito is to die for.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that Sara provided you with excellent service and recommendations!! We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the Mahi-Mahi and the Black Cherry Mojito!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I look to going back.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there for his birthday. The food was very delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful.

T
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother-in-law out for dinner to spoil her. Food was excellent and service was great! We’ll be back! We think this place is the nicest restaurant in the tri-city area!!!!

OT
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Had the special...blackened mahi mahi and it was great. Sat near the bar and the music was a little loud so it was hard to hear my soft-spoken friend.

D
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Seafood combination broiled is amazing!!!

NR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my mother's birthday. They went above and beyond to help us celebrate. The service and food were both fantastic. Thank you for making her birthday special!

N
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service and best view in the Richmond/Tri-cities! Love the Boathouse at City Point!