The Boathouse at Sunday Park

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Seafood
The Boathouse restaurant and event spaces wed the town’s impeccable waterfront views with authentic, locally-sourced cuisine. From the classically Southern shrimp and grits featuring sausage from Surry, VA to pizza made with authentic Italian recipe dough, the menu is distinctive and, most importantly, delicious.
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable Father’s Day Brunch!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

I would recommend to a friend on a day with no buffet. Unfortunately the food was cold.

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Responded 2 days ago

We're sorry that you were disappointed in the food on the Father's Day brunch buffet. Thanks for your feedback.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We made a reservation but when we got there they said they were running 1/2 hour late on there reservations. We made the reservation to be seated during sunset but they did not honor it. It ended that we were not seated until 40 minutes after our reservation time. We were treated no differently than any person walking in without a reservation so the reservation was pointless. Our dinner came out at different times and the last one served got her meal as the others were finishing. It’s a beautiful place but the food and service are just okay.

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TL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is gorgeous and the food was delicious. The only problem was that we had a 7:45pm reservation and they weren't ready to seat us until after 8:45pm (luckily we had eaten at the bar and did not wait).

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. We're sorry you had such a long wait for your table.

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BS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

No point in making a reservation. We showed an hour early checked in, had drinks at the bar. We weren’t seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time.

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Responded 2 days ago

We're sorry you had such a long wait, and hope the rest of your visit was enjoyable.

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

We had to wait about an hour for our table after our reservation time. Once seated everything was nice. Just a very busy night. Our waitress was helpful and did a great job.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. We're sorry you had such a long wait for your table. It's good to hear your server did a great job!

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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing and our server was hilarious, he made it very entertaining. However, even after making reservations it took almost an hour to get a table, it was no one at the Boathouse’s fault but it was still very irritating.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. We're sorry you had such a long wait for your table.

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We got married there 10 years ago and went for our anniversary dinner. Weather, food and ambiance were all amazing!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review - and for continuing to celebrate at The Boathouse! Happy Anniversary!

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

Good seafood

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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HR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time sitting outside in the deck! It was a beautiful night and very peaceful. Our service was awesome and food was great! Will be going back!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review - we're glad you had a wonderful time!

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AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the ambiance and food. Unfortunately, the steamed shrimp was not deveined.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback.

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BS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner and we sat outside on the deck with a beautiful view. Food and service was excellent and portions were perfect.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad you had a nice anniversary.

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e
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything! Dinner was excellent and our service was top notch.

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Responded 6 days ago

Great to hear! Thank you!

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L
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue for a family Sunday brunch! Have been there twice recently. Brunch menu has excellent, tasty offerings. Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. And the ambience, indoor or out, would be hard to top, anywhere.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great brunch review! We're glad you enjoyed your visits!

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting! I especially loved the cocktail (blood orange whiskey sour)! We split a salad which was delicious, and my salmon was also excellent, although, the saffron rice was a bit dry. Excellent service and again, gorgeous atmosphere.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback.

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AD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great venue for relaxing and socializing with friends. Food was overpriced for the value received. I will go back but not for a "special dinner".

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback.

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

Great food. Music a little loud. Service good.

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

The hush puppies were the best I have ever tasted.

The wine was a bit minimal.

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Responded on June 7, 2019

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C
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Servers were amazing! Chris was training Nathaniel, and they were both remarkably personable. They were attentive, and sensitive to our time frame with trying to get to a movie at a certain time. Delicious! Huge plus: they opened the doors right by us at my request as the rain had stopped :)

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great review! We're happy to hear you had such good service.

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UM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic - especially when we made the reservation beforehand. We had a family dinner for my sister's graduation - they treated us amazingly and our pre-ordered apps came out as soon as we sat down. Such a great experience - the place is beautiful.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review - and for making us part of the graduation celebration!

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LW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation for 7:00 PM, we were seated at 7:40 PM, they were short staffed. I get that, no worries. We ordered everything right away with our waitress. It took another 40 minutes to get our salads. We watched others around us get their food, and we told three times that it was coming. Our waitress even told us she doesn't work normally at this time and it was not her fault.

My husband ordered a hamburger. It was done nicely, but the fries were not edible. They were cold, over cooked and flat with no flavor.

I ordered the scallops. They were nice and large, cooked properly, but a little cold. The potatoes had hard pieces of hard uncooked parts in them, they were not good.

She never came to our table to ask us how things were, if we were happy or if we needed anything. We asked for the check and left.

This is normally a nice place to eat, but the amount of money we spent on our food (and drinks at the bar) was not worth it to us. We will go elsewhere from now on. This makes me sad, it is a lovely venue.

On a good note, the bartenders were amazing!!

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P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boathouse not only has a great view of Swift Creek reservoir, it is an excellent restaurant with excellent wait staff!

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you so much!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service from the first phone call to the request after dinner for a picture by the water. My wife and I are reminded every year why we chose this as our wedding site and yearly return to celebrate! Thank you Boathouse

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review, and for allowing us to be part of your wedding day and yearly celebrations!

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Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food and service was outstanding. Very reliable.

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you!

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere! I gave service 4 stars not because our server was bad but because the food took a while to come out. About 10-15 min between appetizers. Our server was very kind and helpful though. Outside was a bit loud but you can’t beat the view and the food is delicious.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review and your honest feedback. We're glad you had such attentive service.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our experience was very good. I have already recommended to others. The wait staff went out of their way to sure our everything was perfect. I really enjoy it!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review - and for recommending us!

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s
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful site on the water, not too loud, wonderful food

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you!

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VA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Thank you!we shall come back in the future

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food ,staff, atmosphere ! Incredible place for a perfect date night !

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review!

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. The outside deck and bar are amazing!

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Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review!

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R
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael our waiter was real. Had a great Birthday Celebration

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review - and for making us part of the birthday celebration!

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d
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was good except they crammed everyone Into 1 small area of the dining room. It was a birthday celebration and we were right on top of 2 other tables. A little space especially on a Tuesday night in a half full restaurant would have made it much better. The hostess staff seemed new and inexperienced

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your review. We're glad that the food and service were good. We appreciate your feedback about the seating and front desk team.

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place exceeds my expectations every time. Food and drink is fantastic, service is good, and the atmosphere is off the charts - BEAUTIFUL outdoor view and ambiance. We brought our guests from out of the country here and they could not stop raving.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your great review, and for making us part of your guests' VA experience! We hope to see you again soon.

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JC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boathouse was everything I expected and more. The scenary and noise level great. The restaurant made me feel like I was at an exclusive resort. I will be back and I will tell friends and family.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your great review!

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FB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date an I really enjoyed ourselves and will return again soon

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your review!

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Food was average for the price. Atmosphere was much more casual than expected. Our reservation was at 5:30 and the sun was beating in the windows and no one offered to pull the shades. They asked if we wanted a view and we got a view of a wedding reception. Overall, a good experience but if we go again I would wear shorts and just sit on the patio.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thanks for your review and your feedback.

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e
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch on the deck with live music is a real treat! Michael (waiter) was superb...genuine, personable, seemed to care only about making our experience memorable in a positive way. He succeeded!!! Omelet cook very talented as well.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your great review! We have shared your compliments with the Omelet cook and with your server. We hope to see you again soon!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Michael was personable and attentive! Love the atmosphere! Love the outdoor bar! Beautiful place!

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your review. We have shared your compliments with your server Michael. Glad you had a great time!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Sorry but the ladies at the front were polite but the guy was impatient with them and a bit rude. I get he was ready but they just told us they'd wait until our scheduled time. The appetizer was prompt and delicious. Our drink order was quite late and the staff seemed confused on where to go. I saw our beers go past us and then back to the bar before coming down to the table. This was 15 minutes after we placed order. At the end of the evening there seemed to be a problem with a gift card. Not sure why you wouldn't bring the cards back to the table when there was an issue. I have them and will check balances since they were a wedding gift and I'd hate to think the giver was ripped off.
The lobster bake was excellent. I do recommend you devein the shrimp out of courtesy and maybe invest in wet towels or something.

Our experience last year was much better. I hope you strive to improve going forward.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chicken on salad was way over peppered. Other than that, all was great.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for your feedback.

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