The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

4.3
271 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
An exciting new seafood restaurant with soaring views of the Saugatuck River. Also offering "Saugy Thursday" patio Happy Hour on the river during the summer from 5-7pm every Thursday, only. Now serving Sunday Brunch

"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.
What 271 People Are Saying
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RH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in Westport, views of the water are amazing, food is good, service is excellent

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for brunch in mid August

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a beautiful brunch on the newly re-done patio. Food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Highly recommend!

GB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

MO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, especially the salmon and terrific service. The view is to die for!

DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed it.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, delicious food.

FC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for lunch. We had fantastic views sitting inside. And the food matched the view.

a
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, location and dining room were beautiful. Food was good, but prices were out of line for the quality of the food.

e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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??

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable waterfront dining.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, lovely setting. Brunch (went Mother's Day) was also good

AD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Welcoming gracious atmosphere. Friendly and efficient staff. Our entrees were delicious.

G
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

CE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful place to dine outside.large event in the main dining room impacted service.

DM
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food only so so. Lobster Roll taste far from great good vichyssoise view wonderful

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and beautiful!

SB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

f
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good was good without being exceptional.
Service was nice but slow.
Nice views from the terrace.

H
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fathers DAY Brunch

ES
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love The Boathouse. Its scenic, with a lovely outdoor dining room space. The food is always good.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Preparation of Tuna Poke was poor
Lobster risotto dry and probably without using Arborio
Best part of meal beet salad

f
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting overlooking the river with food and service to match!

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food with a great setting on the water

CS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with pleasing view of the Saugatuck River. Brisk, clean atmosphere. Very good food.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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‼️

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was underwhelming. Overpriced

LR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

f
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

R
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Extremely small portion sizes for the price. My wife and I both left hungry and unstatisfied.

G
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

BO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and amazing food and service! We loved it!

2
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!!

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