The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club
"Hiding in the Saugatuck Rowing Club, this Westport New American Farm to Table is the showcase for chef Paul Scoran's locavore cuisine."
Due to the ever changing weather, we do not except reservations on the deck.
One of our favorite spots in Westport, views of the water are amazing, food is good, service is excellent
Perfect spot for brunch in mid August
Had a beautiful brunch on the newly re-done patio. Food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommend!
Great views of the river! Food was excellent. Servers are young for a restaurant of this caliber. At times it makes you wonder why they haven't been by in some time. They worked hard though, and to be clear, it did not affect our experience. I had heard the "noise" about service so maybe I was unfairly focused on it. Great choice for excellent food, views and ambience. Will be back for sure!
Excellent food, especially the salmon and terrific service. The view is to die for!
Soft shell crab dish and the pommes frittes were outstanding. The desserts are the right size and quality such that you can eat two and not feel too indulgent. Cocktails are niceline done. The view outside is very nice also, and even with the private party downstairs with the music chosen it added to the experience. Calm, cool and collected service. I'll go again soon.
Beautiful setting, delicious food.
We were there for lunch. We had fantastic views sitting inside. And the food matched the view.
Service was fantastic, location and dining room were beautiful. Food was good, but prices were out of line for the quality of the food.
We have been to this restaurant many times, however, this time the food was not as good as in the past.
Service and staff were lovely and helpful. Perhaps it was just an off night??
Enjoyable waterfront dining.
Good food, lovely setting. Brunch (went Mother's Day) was also good
The food and view is very good! Wine list overpriced and not deep. There for births lunch Waiter worked so hard but completely under staffed and manager was not helpful at all and just disinterested
We should have left happy with food and pretty view but all dissatisfied due to poor service
Welcoming gracious atmosphere. Friendly and efficient staff. Our entrees were delicious.
We particularly love taking out of town visitors to the Boathouse Restaurant due to the ambiance, reliable menu, and friendly staff. So far have never been disappointed. We’ll be back. Thank you.
Great all around except our main course seemed to have been “forgotten”. The good was very good, the best we’ve had in the area in a long time
Food was very good. Location is gorgeous. We sat outside and had perfect view and weather. The service was poor unfortunately. Thank goodness for the hostess who ran around filling waters and trying to help people who were waiting for food and service. 2 waiters on the deck for 10 tables. They were very nice, but not very good st managing their tables or providing appropriate service. We waited endlessly for drinks. Requests for simple things like bread or fresh pepper went unattended to until 2nd or 3rd request.
Hopefully it was an off night for service because otherwise this place is terrific.
Beautiful place to dine outside.large event in the main dining room impacted service.
Food only so so. Lobster Roll taste far from great good vichyssoise view wonderful
You can’t find a nicer view for a great dinner and delicious drinks. We got married here five years ago and have our anniversary dinner here each June
So delicious and beautiful!
Would recommend with reservation about service. Service was not acceptable. After being seated we waited about 20 minutes before the waiter came to take our drink orders. We then waited another 30 minutes or more before placing our dinner orders. In addition when the reservation was made a specific request was made for an outside balcony table. When we arrived we were told that no "large groups" could be seated outside. There was an available large outside table but we were told we couldn't sit there. We sat inside and the large outside table remained available all night.
Good was good without being exceptional.
Service was nice but slow.
Nice views from the terrace.
Fathers DAY Brunch
We love The Boathouse. Its scenic, with a lovely outdoor dining room space. The food is always good.
Preparation of Tuna Poke was poor
Lobster risotto dry and probably without using Arborio
Best part of meal beet salad
Wonderful setting overlooking the river with food and service to match!
delicious food with a great setting on the water
Beautiful restaurant with pleasing view of the Saugatuck River. Brisk, clean atmosphere. Very good food.
Lovely room and view. The service was great. Food not so much. 2 guests had hamburgers- tasted like they were frozen. Fries bland. Caesar salad was over dressed. Lobster bisque so so. Desserts were lovely‼️
Food was underwhelming. Overpriced
Very pretty setting. Great food and service. Staff was attentive and considerate. The menu is small but covers a good variety of tastes. Very nice atmosphere.
First time we had dinner here with friends . Pretty decor and good service and the food was very good.
To be fair, we were the only guests in the place so can’t vouch for the noise level.
Worth promoting this hidden gem with a nice view of the Saugatuck River. Will definitely go back
Food was fine, not great. We had a vegan quinoa dish which was nicely prepared, but a small portion. Also had branzino; same comment as vegan dish. Waiter seemed inexperienced and wasn’t particularly attentive, especially since the restaurant was not packed. Overall: adequate.
Extremely small portion sizes for the price. My wife and I both left hungry and unstatisfied.
This is a quaint, upscale restaurant with a nice view of the Saugatuck river. The food was excellent, as well as the service. Obviously you will be paying Westport prices (way too much), so the only real downside is if you are not able to eat by a window or outside. For some reason they insist on keeping a TV on over the bar, even though no one cares to watch TV during dinner (this is not a sports bar!), and the seating inside is awkward. Otherwise, this was a very nice place to enjoy a special dinner.
Beautiful location and amazing food and service! We loved it!
Loved the renovation with the big windows overlooking the river ! Our dinners were expertly prepared and delicious. No one had any complaints. The noise level was low enough so we were able to enjoy conversations around the table. Very important if you want to converse with friends over dinner. No one rushed us. The service was attentive although a little slow but not annoyingly so. All in all everyone was very pleased.
We loved it!!