Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.73mi
  2. Distance: 0.94mi
  3. Distance: 0.97mi
  4. Distance: 1.01mi
  1. Distance: 0.73mi
  2. Distance: 0.94mi
  3. Distance: 0.97mi
  4. Distance: 1.01mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.73mi
  2. Distance: 0.94mi
  3. Distance: 0.97mi
  4. Distance: 1.01mi
  1. Distance: 0.73mi
  2. Distance: 0.94mi
  3. Distance: 0.97mi
  4. Distance: 1.01mi

About The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

Our Rocketts Landing location occupies the top floor of the restored Power Plant building, which sits on the James River and once provided electricity for Richmond’s trolley cars. We specialize in seafood, wood-stone oven pizza, and locally-sourced signature entrees. And we can't forget the incredible view!

4708 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Open Nightly at 5:00 pm
Friday Service Begins at 3:00 pm
Saturday Service Begins at 11:30am
Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner Service beginning at 4:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 622-2628

Website:
http://boathouseva.com/

Executive Chef:
Cory Sheldon

Private Party Facilities:
With private rooms for 16 to 200, panoramic views of the Richmond skyline and James River, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is a unique location for a special event. Antique brick, industrial steel, and a modern decor give your guests a glimpse of Richmond's rich history and vibrant future.

Private Party Contact:
Bonnie Ball: (804) 622-2628 ext. 702

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (62)
Waterfront (57)
Good for a Date (50)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for Groups (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Romantic (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Fun (19)
Casual (18)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Seasonal (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Authentic (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Sort by
S
2582 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great late Vday they even kept the menu for us !!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Valentine weekend menu was available, my companion had duck while I has rack of lamb. Food was good, not extraordinary, portion of lamb much larger than the duck. Best part of the meal was calamari appetizer. Beautiful setting, would have been less stressful if GPS did not lead us to closed off roads and had darkness not set in so early, much prefer this place in summer or daylight to enjoy the view. Cucumber basil martini a favorite of mine. Service was excellent, friendly and efficient.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

The food was expensive, but was the best steak we have ever eaten. The salad, potatoes and asparagus were very good, too. I think a piece of bread would be a nice addition. The special Valentine's Day dessert was delicious. The views of the James River are awesome. I was skeptical of the whole experience, knowing the cost, but was very pleased with the location, easy parking, wait staff, food and views. I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server Garret was very welcoming and friendly. I ordered the steamed shrimp appetizer which was 0.5 lb which was $14 and a side of mashed potatoes. He asked if I wanted the full portion which I assumed was the $14 appetizer so I said yes without hesitation. After receiving my bill, there was an extra $14 added onto the appetizer. I was unhappy about the up-charge. There should’ve been some type of communication about the upcharge . Other than that Garrett was a great server

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, food was prompt and delicious. Our waitress was attentive and polite.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was awesome!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Boathouse at Rockett's Landing is a favorite with us; food and service are very good and it is always an enjoyable time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Food was really good. Nice place to go for special occasions.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was awesome. The food was very tasty, the staff was super nice.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice atmosphere with the river views a plus. Always enjoy the selection of food and also the after dinner coffee.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was an exceptional choice to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The staff were very pleasant and really helped with the whole feel. They were extremely attentive. Best restaurant experience I have had by far. Also, the food was incredible!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great plave with a beautiful view of the James River. Very rich and vibrant environment. Food is good but needs more variety and prices are a little high for the quality of food offered

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on February 9, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal & evening. Atmosphere is great. As far as the seafood entrees, they are good but for the $$$ cost at Boathouse Restaurant you can find as good and better seafood dishes at other establishments for less money.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on February 6, 2018

Boat House Grill is great, i hAve been there many times. I take my teenage daughter there for a nice breakfast on a weekend morning. Good for bonding with daughter.
And i have been there on dates. At dinner the wait staff is friendly and very attentive. You just cant ask for more. I like seafood and its all good at Boathouse. The appetizers and the entries, prepaired well snd served well.
You guys are great! Keep doing it, Boathouse!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is our second time here and our experience was pretty much like our first. Great service and very friendly staff. Love the ambiance. Food was good for the value.. only slightly dissatisfied with fried oysters this time.. over cooked.. too dry. Not too much noise even on a busy. Saturday night..Our waitress Amanda was very good and attentive to us and that added to our experience. We would recommend this restaurant to any of our family and friends..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a memorable night with delicious food, fine wine and great fellowship. Thank you to the staff for taking great care of our dinner party, beginning to end; every detail was perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Yes everything was fantastic love dining there

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was fabulous only eclipsed by the great service. And it was 1/2 price wine night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was my second time dining here on a business trip and it was still just as good as the first. The seafood here is awesome. I had the broiled seafood platter and it was seasoned very well. You also have to try the chocolate chip cookie dough dessert!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was very good and generous helpings. Interesting and unusual drinks. Pleasant server.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Staff was outstanding, and the food was even better. The view of the city is second to none. Highly recommended it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Not the best of our visits here but still a favorite when we are in Richmond. The cocktails and oysters are enough to bring us back. Unfortunately, the special was dry and not up to usual standards. Service was rushed... we will be back but hope this was just an off night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food! Entertaining out of town guests! Great attentive service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great atmosphere and views of Downtown Richmond. The crab cake sandwich was outstanding as were the fries. This is one of our favorite places to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The Brunch specials list is quite impressive, as were the drinks. Will happily return for brunch again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great atmosphere... Had a few issues that I wouldn't expect from a place of that caliber but would go again. Very expensive, food did not live up to price.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fun, great menu, diverse, small servings to major meals, ecletic, great seafood choices

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was unique. The the noise level was a bit high. Prices were on the high side, especially for the amount of food received. My husband and I shared an appetizer, salad, and we each had our own entrée, but we left feeling still a bit hungry. They could fill up their plates with a bit more food, especially since the entree prices are rather high.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were a party of 9 celebrating my Mother’s 91st birthday. We were seated promptly and a great table where we had an amazing view. Carter arrived at our table immediately and provided outstanding service. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the appetizers we preordered were very good, calamari and crab and artichoke dip. Would recommend this restaurant to others for most any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

First time visit for out of town guests. Outstanding view; may be best in RVA. Good but not great food. Crispy Pork Belly was all fat and not Crispy, but otherwise the food was good. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Fun evening right up until I realized I had paid $11 for a call whiskey AND $2 extra for the ICE‼️ So if you want a great view of the city skyline go to the Boathouse, but you might want to bring a cooler with your own ice

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

They were able to accommodate a large party of us with ease . We had a fun night and really felt like we were able to talk to one another and converse even with the person at the end of the table despite the energetic vibe . The food was delicious , service spectacular , and view was incredible ! Thanks ! We will be back !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was our anniversary which we spent with a nephew and his girlfriend from out of state. It was a great experience for all. We were well tended to, and the food was fabulous. The corner window table was perfect as it wasn’t as noisy as it is in the center of the room. A bonus for those of us hearing challenged by background noise. Thank you for a perfect evening

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent waiter. The only issue; my mother was craving a pina colada but couldn't get one due to no blender. what's up with that? a full bar that can't make slushy drinks?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good place for birthdays but can be pricey. They even comp'd one of our desserts because we were there for a birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I took my love out in near my home so I found a place I wanted to try. He enjoy everything. I hope we come again. Everything was excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Waitstaff was prompt and personable, food was terrific, didn't feel rushed even though the place was busy. Love the setting right on top of the river, lots of windows. One of my new favorites!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great confusion over omlette bar and self-serve buffet.

Tags: Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1
value4

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dinner before attending the Gubernatorial ball!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved this hidden gem. Great for quiet couples dining, quiet areas and sporting/bar area. Also good for small not too rowdy group dining. Can't wait until it warms up so I can sit outside and enjoy the river view even more

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Ambiance is great can’t wait to come back in warmer weather. But seafood choices were slim to none for fish entree. Salmon was farm raised. Server was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.