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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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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CR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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PK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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HT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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KH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food buffet.I summed the “50” up in three words.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent but a beverage should be included with Mother's Day buffet.

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L
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been a fan of the Boathouse Restaurants for years - going to many events on holidays and special events. The food was terrible - over cooked and cold on the buffet. We made reservations weeks prior to mothers day for 9 - ordered two bottles of prosecco and flowers to be at the table when we arrived. They sat us at a table for eight and had to add a place setting at the last minute and we sat for over 20 minutes before a waiter arrived at the table. The prosecco was not at the table as requested. We were all very disappointed.

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boathouse provided a wonderful mother’s day experience. Every staff member was warm, welcoming and genuine. The food was wonderfully prepared. It is highly likely this will be our annual Mother’s Day spot!

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G
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have made many visits to the Boathouse City Point and have not been disappointed on any of the visits. The food is excellent and the service is very good. It was the night before Mother's Day and it was crowded, however, the food was great and came out at the appropriate time and the server did a great job. We have out of town guests coming this month and we will be taking them to the Boathouse for dinner.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

So glad we lived up to your standards even on a busy night. Thank you for thinking of us when treating your out of town guests. We can't wait to see you!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated about 5 minutes later than our reservation, no big deal. But when we got to the table it wasn't ready. It lacked enough chairs and silverware setups. We ordered an appetizer and still didn't have the silverware when it was delivered. The calamari was undercooked and rubbery. Very rubbery. I did not eat any of it but my dog enjoyed it. The entrees were good. The wine was good.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Boathouse to celebrate my mom's birthday and we could not have had a better experience or food!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

So glad your mother's birthday was a great experience. Take care!

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PP
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Not up to the usual standard of what is a great restaurant.

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C
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We visited on a Friday afternoon on a beautiful day. I reserved online for outdoor seating and followed up with a phone call with the hostess for a reserved outdoor table and they gave it to us, though she told me they cannot guarantee outdoor seating. They were busy and our waiter did everything he could to make our visit great (wish I could of remembered his name). I ordered a Midori cocktail and he recommended the right one to the bartender. it was the best cocktail I can remember having. You should put it on your regular menu.

The only draw back is there is very little parking. Not every table was taken yet people were parking in the grass wherever they could find parking. Could the new Riverwalk eliminate that?

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Outstanding view, good service. Food is good but not outstanding. It was well prepared and served but lacks the little extra touches to justify prices. I would expect a tray of crackers or bread or some other tidbit while waiting for meal. I have been before and will go again, but it is not a favorite place since there is nothing unique except the view.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi Sarah, we appreciate your honest feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, may I suggest happy hour at the outdoor bar?

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great wine selection, beautiful setting.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for the excellent rating.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Our food was ok not great by any imagination. The chicken was overcooked as well as the mahi. The salmon was absolutely delicious. Service was good. Not a great value for the dollar.

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FV
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT -- THE FOOD, THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE SERVICE

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The manager even came over to greet us and hear about how our first experience dining there.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

We're proud to impress!! Hope to see you soon.

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FG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT DAY ON THE RIVER, WAITER, FOOD AND VIEW WERE ALL OUTSTANDING.
WILL RETURN. I BELIEVE LUNCH PRICES COULD BE REDUCED AND BY DOING,
THAT WOULD INCREASE THEIR LUNCH TRAFFIC.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your lunch on the river! Hope to see you again soon.

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MA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside with a beautiful view, having delicious food, reconnecting with friends we had t seen for a while - a great evening! We will visit again.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 14, 2019

So glad to have hosted a lovely reunion for your friends. See you next time!

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DR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waiter was very very nice as was the manager. However the service was unbearably slow. It look 50+ minutes to get our food after we had ordered and when the food came out my salmon which was ordered medium came out over well done and my friends food was cold. In addition I never got my salad I had ordered. I understand if the restaurant was busy but it was less than 1/3 full. I’ve dined at the rockett’s landing location several times and have had very positive experiences. But was very disappointed with this location.

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LL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except we had to ask numerous times to turn down music - genre was definitely not dinner music! Overall I would definitly go back.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hi Lane, so happy to hear that you had a great time, we appreciate your feedback regarding the music. Take care!

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R
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The Boathouse offers a beautiful view of the river and I highly recommend the outdoor seating and bar area even though we were disappointed in the too spicy shrimp tacos and only one of six oysters available on half shell.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hi there, we're glad you enjoyed the view but we apologize for the low inventory of oysters- they are delivered fresh to us weekly. We hope you consider giving us another visit!

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JL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The views are awesome. We were celebrating a very special occasion and the staff ensured that we were well taken care of. I highly recommend The Boathouse St City Point.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for the five-star review, Jeff. We love celebrating special occasions with our guests. Can't wait to see you again!

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CR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my 5th time here and again it met al expectations. A gem in the rough. Always worth the drive in for a great experience.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us again and again! We can't wait to see you.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Positive response from our entire table. Thanks so much.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 2, 2019

Glad we could impress your group! Take care.

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RF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual the food was great. The wait was a little longer than normal, but it was Prom week end so we adapted with an extra drink.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for your patience and for being a returning guest with us. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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AG
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely wonderful meal, right in front of open doors over looking the river. We had a great meal.... great view, great service, exceptional food. It was loud, so it would not have been conducive had our party been larger.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit, Alex. So glad we hit the mark on all aspects of your experience! Take care.

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CJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley our server was amazing. The entire staff was pleasant and accommodating considering how busy they were. The food was delicious and an unexpected value. Bread pudding was outstanding!

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for recognizing Ashley, so glad she provided an excellent experience for your party. Next time try the Classic Zookie dessert!

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I would tell them it's nice but I have to send my steak back every time I go because cooks don't know how to do medium

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at this restaurant. The decor is modern and beautiful and the view of the water is my favorite.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thanks for your great review!

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H
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
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 on April 25, 2019

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

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
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.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thanks for your review. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We appreciate your feedback on the service you received.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thanks - great to hear!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
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.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thanks for your review. We're sorry that the server and manager did not acknowledge your birthday celebration. We appreciate your feedback and learning where mistakes were made, and where additional coaching and training are needed.

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JJ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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.

The Boathouse at City Point
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thanks for your review, and for joining us for Eater brunch. We're sorry that you did not receive your drinks in a timely fashion, and that you were made uncomfortable by the host's comment. It seems they were trying to space out the reservations. Your feedback has been shared with the General Manager of the Hopewell location. We appreciate learning where we can improve and where additional coaching is needed.

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