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The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club, Westport, CT

The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

4.5
4.5
611 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Boathouse at Saugatuck is an exciting American seafood restaurant with panoramic views of the Saugatuck River. House in the Saugatuck Rowing Club, this Westport restaurant is situated on the second floor (elevator accessible) with indoor as well as limited outdoor dining on our covered deck and first floor water front terrace when weather permits.

If you are not able to book on OpenTable, please call us at 203-227-3399 and depending upon availability, we may be able to accommodate you. We are limiting bookings to 90 minutes. If you are more than 15 minutes late your reservation is at risk. Please take travel time into account in order to be on time.

We will make every attempt to honor reservation requests for our upstairs deck. However, due to limited seating outdoors, high demand and the ever changing weather, we cannot guarantee seating on the deck.

Requesting "Outdoor Seating" on your OpenTable reservation does not guarantee a table is available at the time you request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 227-3399

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Milanese

  • Catering

    Catering events are available. Please reach out directly to discuss your event. boathouse@saugatuckrowing.com

  • Private party facilities

    We host numerous special events on a weekly basis, including; baby showers, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, memorial services, bar/ bat mitzvahs and weddings.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Burke: (203) 227-3399

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Cross street

    2nd floor

  • Parking details

    Private lot and street parking.

  • Public transit

    Walking distance from the Westport Train Station.

  • Entertainment

    "Saugy Thursday" Happy Hour offers entertainment on the patio during the summer months.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 611 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. SQ

    SusieQ

    Naples

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely spot by the river. Food, drinks and service all good. Beautiful night! Great to be outside.
  2. p

    peter

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boathouse is a beautiful restaurant with great views of the picturesque Saugatuck River. The food is excellent and the service is professional yet friendly. There's no better place on a summer evening.
  3. W

    Westportermom3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Relaxing and beautiful environment.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The building and ambience were great. Their white cosmos were fantastic. The menu was fairly small. The food was good (not fantastic).
  5. EG

    ErickaG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service, view and food. Summer cocktails worth outstanding.
  6. AF

    AntonioF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful views, excellent service! Highly recommend.
  7. LL

    LynnL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to entertain out of towners. Gorgeous view watching the crew team rowing out on the lake. Drinks were special!
  8. AS

    AnjaliS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing food and amazing view and amazing service
  9. o

    only1rara

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    It was my mother in laws 82nd birthday - they were visiting us from England so I chose this place for the views and the pictures of the cuisine. Our reservation got off to a good start when the host acknowledged it was her birthday and when asked, found us a table on the terrace. The acoustics outside by the way are horrendous. Voices literally bounce off the walls and ceiling. What started off well went downhill fast. Slow to bring drinks. Appetisers came out at different times. The truffle fries to accompany the burger entree arrived in a bowl. There was no sign of my mother in laws kale salad or our crab cakes. Then the entrees arrived and two dishes were incorrect (you guessed it my parents in law) They had to wait for what had been ordered so we all ate at different times. My clams were rubbery and tasteless. I question whether they came out of a can. The broth was like bacon fat and not much else. Despite adding seasoning it was still bland so I gave up. My husbands burger was ok and cooked well. Lobster roll okay. The server apologised profusely, he was having a really bad day. The manager also came out to say sorry but nothing was comped as goodwill gesture. They didn’t even bring a birthday dessert. $350 for a bland Sunday brunch is not okay. Massively disappointed because wanted to love it.
  10. EA

    ElixiemA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We sat on the outdoor patio & the view & weather was gorgeous. The service was awful. We waited 30 minutes for someone to take our drink order while others around us ( groups of 4) were seated after us & received their drinks & food before us. Once ordered it took another 10 minutes for the drinks & the food was another 20-30 minutes. We arrived at 11:45 and left at 2:30 for 2 glasses of wine & 2 lobster rolls.
  12. GM

    GrahamM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The restaurant management team did their office work at the bar right next to our table. Lots of paperwork, discussions, etc. while having cocktails. They should have done this elsewhere, sight unseen, and it was almost as if it was a staff meeting going on at times. Otherwise, the food and the wait staff were quite good.
  13. A

    Ally

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Our experience at the Saugatuck Boathouse was truly a disappointment. The menu is boring, neither seasonal nor innovative. The service was so slow that we had to flag down three different people to get our order placed. The only salad options are an iceberg wedge or a Caesar, which was so heavily dressed I could barely touch it. The wines listed were 3x their value, with most wines at or in the 100 dollar range. I ordered the scallops in a Thai curry, which was thin, and there were zero vegetables on my plate. For what they charged, this was a poor value. Gone is the fresh and seasonal menu that existed before Covid--and so is the formerly delicious food.
  14. P

    Penny

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely for my birthday lunch. Such a nice setting.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Outside seating not available. Their “outside” was an enclosed room’.
  16. AM

    AnneMarieG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was a lovely spot and the food was good.
  17. p

    peter

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    On a beautiful evening there's no place better: overlooking the river, watching the rowing teams practice, looking at nice homes. The menu is nicely diverse and the food was tasty. Service very very good, too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easter Brunch
  19. LM

    LaurieM

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous lunch at The Boathouse yesterday. My son & his fiancé are looking at wedding venues so we decided tho go for lunch to test the food...... All I can say is everything from appetizers to dessert was outstanding!! Such a lovely atmosphere and outstanding food and staff!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and amazing views. We had a wonderful lunch!
  21. RJ

    RogerJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressive facility with great view of the Saugatuck River from every table. First class menu and very attentive staff. Located in a private club. We were treated like members! Very pleasant experience.
  22. X

    Xrdmen

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were hoping for a different experience so we decided to drive one hr just for a nice meal and evening dinner. It was worth every effort and every penny. Special mention to Will who took such great care, it was like being home w friends without the trouble of cooking etc. The food was excellent. We ordered the salmon and the seafood risotto both excellent choices. Finished with flourless chocolate cake and the espresso kept coming! Had to make it back home… will be back soon.
  23. I

    Ivera

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Small intimate place on pretty setting. Staff is terrific, food was great. Somewhat limited menu.
  24. W

    Wayne

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The door to the gym was open and about 10’ from the open entrance to the restaurant. The wine I ordered was out of stock. The starter I ordered was not available. What we ordered was good. The real problem was the service. There were several people handling our table. They were either asking “how is everything?” or “ are you finished yet?” They would grab your plate as soon as you put your fork down, even while others at the table were still eating. There was no excuse, except lack of training and lack of management oversight, since the restaurant was empty except for us. We will not return to this restaurant until the next management change.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  26. FS

    FrederickS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoy coming here. Good food and ambiance plus that gorgeous view.
  27. AT

    ArielleT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate a birthday! Delicious blood orange margartitas and good food. Waitstaff was lovely, not rushed, very attentive without being smothering.
  28. J

    Jimmy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and staff. Very pleasant dining experience
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks and awesome service.
  30. JC

    JeffC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Will was extremely attentive and provided excellent service. All the staff was very friendly and made for a wonderful experience. We will be back.
  31. CB

    ChristinaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, the food delicious, and the service was polite and excellent.
  32. WW

    WilliamW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good food and location on the River. Easy place to meet guests and out-of-towners as 95 is near. First class yacht decor and amenities.
  33. JM

    JimM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Creative menu; outstanding riverfront setting; attentive and helpful wait-staff
  34. K

    Kiki

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Terrific view of the Saugatuck River. Would definitely go there again!
  35. SR

    SarathiR

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will and the team took wonderful care of us. Great food, ambience and service
  36. AP

    AlexandraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was amazing. Restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays.
  37. C

    Claci

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We appreciated the attention from the manager and the busboy, but our waiter was negligent.
  38. W

    Westport13

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was ok
  40. ST

    STEPHANIEK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 227-3399.

The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club is rated 4.5 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

521 Riverside Ave Westport, CT 06880

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd floor

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private lot and street parking.

  • Public transit

    Walking distance from the Westport Train Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Milanese

  • Entertainment

    "Saugy Thursday" Happy Hour offers entertainment on the patio during the summer months.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 227-3399

  • Catering

    Catering events are available. Please reach out directly to discuss your event. boathouse@saugatuckrowing.com

  • Private party facilities

    We host numerous special events on a weekly basis, including; baby showers, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, memorial services, bar/ bat mitzvahs and weddings.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Burke: (203) 227-3399

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