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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!
Richmond, VA 23231
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Ratings and Reviews
We went for NYE and our reservation was for 8pm. We did not actually get seated until 8:45pm because our table was occupied. The manager on duty (I assume) gave us an appetizer on the house & prepared a new table for us. The food was good but my steak was undercooked. Had we not waited so long, I would have sent it back. However, my boyfriend offered to switch entrees with me. This definitely was not my best experience here and was disappointing .
This was our 20th anniversary dinner. We expected it to be busy and loud for New Year's Eve. We were disappointed with the meal preparation. My wife ordered an 8oz. Filet prepared medium. The filet was served rare. She sent it back and was returned still not prepared medium. For a higher end venue you would expect your steak to be prepared and served correctly. She substituted the mashed potatoes with pasta which was way over cooked. The presentation was the pasta on the plate with the filet and Brussel sprouts on top of the pasta. why not serve on separate plates for a more pleasing presentation? Attention to detail is important and proper food prep is paramount.
The Boathouse is great and Richmond is lucky to have it, but once again, we felt rushed and were with a server who didn't ask for the extra little pieces of information to help us order. The wine took a long time to receive. I know it was Christmas Eve, but we come often. The biggest irritant is that EVERY reservation is always confirmed with a telephone call that implies - call back, we must hear from you. I've never missed a reservation ANYWHERE in 30 years, why do you always call when someone has a perfect history. It's just a little irritating.
Our table by the fireplace was cozy, and the views were beautiful. We were there for brunch on a Sunday. The Bloody Mary's were served in a $12 carafe...the drinks were okay, but a little heavy on the Vodka and light on the Bloody. We will continue our quest for the best Bloody in RVA! The Chesapeake Omelet from the breakfast bar was delicious.
I've been here on several occasions. The only issues I have were the prices and the temperature of the food. I know seafood is high, but this is still overpriced. This particular time my sides (potatoes and asparagus) were cold. The view is spectacular, the restaurant is very clean, and the service is great. The staff is always friendly.
We went to the Boathouse for our second anniversary, and we had a great time. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time, but we were still seated immediately. The lighting was kind of dim, and the volume of the restaurant was moderate. That made for a somewhat ambient but still casual feel. We would have had a great view of the river and the city since we were close to the windows, but it was snowing so we couldn't see much. Our server was very friendly and checked in on us frequently. We received all of our food very quickly. The food tasted great. We ordered the mussels for our appetizer, and it came with plenty. For our entrees, we ordered the seafood pasta and the southern fried seafood, both of which were fantastic. The portions were big, so we took our leftovers home (note: the southern friend seafood tasted pretty good reheated, but the seafood pasta did not). We did not get dessert because we were stuffed, but the dessert options sounded very good. The prices were pretty high, but they're worth it for the big portions of very good food. Plus, seafood is usually expensive anyway. Overall, we would definitely go back (perhaps when it's not snowing so that we can have a nice view of the river/city), and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or to go on a date.
Not one for writing a review usually but feel this was needed. We were sat at our table at 2pm on Saturday ordered 2 appetizers and 2 entrees at lunch and were out the door at 2:40pm I like fast service but this felt rushed throughout.
Before I had even had a drink my appetizer was on the table. Our appetizer was taken away and our main was on the table.
Foodwise the New England Clam Chowder was tasty we both had that. It was the entrees there started to be a problem. My had the Salmon which was ordered as medium by server but was dry and overcooked. I had the Southern Fried seafood - The oysters were so small they were non-existent, the shrimp were overcooked and rubbery, and the crabcake was raw in the center, to top this off the vast majority of the plate was taken over by fries.
For this lovely experience the bill was $100 and to be frank the seafood is better at Rapphannocks and better priced.
We most certainly won't be back.
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