The Boathouse at City Point

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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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ME
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girl's night out. First time at this location. Atmosphere, food, service were great. Parking was a bit of a pain. But overall, we had a good time. I will be back.

KC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our mother’s 75th birthday. The restaurant and view of the river are lovely, despite driving in past the old hotel out front. That, along with the service, saved the night. Sadly, the portions and quality of some of the meals were not just worth the prices.

PH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, enjoyable dinner.

LL
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great view. Horrible parking situation. They used to have valet, which was great.

TD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food and the friendly service. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the amazing view.

TT
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu prices were on the high side of moderate. The food was good, nice atmosphere on the water.

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

Very nice dinner prior to a show at Beacon Theater. Nice views of the river, beautifully decorated interior, delicious food, and the service was great! What more can you ask for?

J
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience will definitely go back again loved the atmosphere and service was great

g
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to this place with my wife, and the view is awesome

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I felt the waitress was not attentive to our table. I think another waitress sensed my mood and came over to assist.

C
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda our server was great. Suggested favorites and was so right. Kim the house manager came over to check on us. Everything from appetizers to desserts was wonderful! Saw 2 bald eagles fly by - can’t beat that!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My shrimp taco dish was cold and poorly prepared. Shrimp were rubbery and basically terrible. I have had this dish at City Point before and it was delicious. Watermelon salad was overhandled/dressed and watercress was completely wilted. My dining partner’s swordfish was excellent, hot and overall well prepared. Restaurant was not crowded so kitchen wasn’t rushed - just uncoordinated.

RW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chic and stylish decor with a great view. Good music (80s) too. Only recommendation is to add a few more non seafood entrees.

r
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We were at our table with another couple when a large group that at times became extremely was seated near by . This was bad enough, but I thought our waitress spent too much time yacking and joking with them and did not check on us as often as she should have. Our meal (tasted good) was finished and we sat with dirty dishes on the table for WAY TOO LONG than we should have, waiting for the waitress. She showed up in our area later but we had to finally interrupt her from the "loud" table to get our bill. The kicker was the drink price for my wife. The restaurant was out of Prosecco so the waitress returned to our table to tell us, we didn't have a menu and she suggested another drink she said was close it. When I got my bill I was shocked to see that flute of the drink the waitress had suggested to my wife cost $18 ! She absolutely should have given us a heads-up about the price. The view is nice but the lousy service service.

HR
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, although took a while, but we were not in a rush. Friendly waiter. Love this place a little noisy but not near as bad as the Rockets Landing location.

1
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This place has a wonderful view and the food was good. I would recommend it for special occasions

BI
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Provided us opportunity to be outside and coordinated a before dinner drinks with our ultimate server. Great atmosphere and excellent food!

AB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome experience at the Boathouse City Point. Just love this restaurant.

WV
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Went on a Monday night. Food and service were uninspiring. Been to Boathouse before and had a much better experience then. Doubt we will come back after this blah dinner.

R
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was cooked perfectly. The service was great and the staff was friendly. The vibe and the view are fantastic!

BG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. Service great, food great, deserts excellent and wine fine!!!

R
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and the view is great. Service was good, but the noise level is quite high.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went to dinner for our friend Betty’s birthday. The food, ambience and server were all excellent.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

new york strip steak was delicous just need more seasoning on the meat. Also prefer
baked or mashed potatoes not just at dinner hour should be available anytime after 1pm
mixed berry cobbler need more bake crust on top . Thanks will dine here again

d
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Loved everything except the fruit on the French toast

TS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat, we sat on the patio on the right in the shade and it was amazing. Just a little pricey

SH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual The Boathouse was AMAZING!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good; very friendly. Food was amazing. A little hard to hear each other, I believe it was our location. I’ve eaten here before and didn’t notice it before but we were seated closer to the bar so possibly it was location. Will definitely good again.

LW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always very happy with our visits to The Boathouse. The service is great, and we always request Bailey Willoughby. She is so warm and friendly. She tries to make our visits memorable, and she succeeds every time. Since Bailey is going back to school this month, she has made a note in our profile as to who is to be our new server. We are looking forward to getting to know Zak G. In addition to the great service, we have never had a meal that we were not pleased with. This will continue to be our go to place for all our special occasions. We love you guys.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our meal was good, just not as fantastic as in the past. Both our meals were barely warm. Service was excellent as always.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations were honored with no problems, great layout and awesome views

JA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager setup another table outside to accommodate our request. Nice evening dinner.

RW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars . Ashley anticipates our needs and is an excellent server. Food is always great and atmosphere is lively.

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had dinner at the Boathouse bedfore attending a concert at the Beacon Theatre. The meal was excellent. The view on the outside dining patio was fantastic. Great place for a special occasion.

MB
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice place with great view of the river. We went there after getting a promotional email offering their roasted oyster menu at half price for the day. Very good oysters (3 ways) which we enjoyed with salads that made for a good meal. I hope they offer more half price specials like that, hard to afford it otherwise. We shall return!

CG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty brunch with a beautiful view!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food.

JL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We invited some great friends to dine with us at The Boathouse and they were very impressed with all aspects of their experience. As always the food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The Boathouse is definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. Arrived early for our reservation and had a wonderful dinner with old friends. Service was great and we didn’t feel rushed. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

JH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I wished we had a working fan out side. It was little warm to enjoy out door sitting. Also my granddaughter got sick after meal..she order shrimp taco as always when we goes to Boathouse...however, this time she got sick and it's been 3days now. She is allergic to gluten...past she order same thing and she was ok. Other than that.. we enjoy Hopewell Boathouse so much. Food is excellent, server is good..

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