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7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club.
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The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

179 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
An exciting new "farm to table" restaurant with romantic views of the Saugatuck River. Also offering "Saugy Thursday" patio Happy Hour on the river during the summer from 5-7pm every Thursday, only.

"Hiding in the Saugatuck Rowing Club, this Westport New American Farm to Table is the showcase for chef Paul Scoran's locavore cuisine."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Open Tuesday – Friday for Lunch 11:30-3:00pm
Open Tuesday - Saturday for Dinner served 5-9pm

On & Off-Site Catering
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Phone number
(203) 227-3399
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nancy Burke
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Catering events are available. Please reach out directly to discuss your event.
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Cross street
2nd floor
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Parking details
Private lot and street parking.
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Public transit
Walking distance from the Westport Train Station.
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"Saugy Thursday" Happy Hour offers entertainment on the patio during the summer months.
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Special events & promotions
Several special events are hosted at the restaurant during the year. Again, please reach out directly to discuss your specific special event.
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 179 People Are Saying
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vipperfectpalete (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Quiet atmosphere. Pleasant surroundings.Lobster roll was best I have had in a long time

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Always pleasant atmosphere, and very good food for a good value.

vipFrequentdiner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Country Club room. Nice atmosphere. Country Club food

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

First time there and really enjoyed the experience. Nice atmosphere, very good service and the meal was excellent. We will be back!

dlbfsa (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Special fish was fantastic. A little lame that they were out of the vodka for one of the cocktails on their list.

Ladybug (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Setting is nice, right on the Saugatuck. There is an outdoor area and indoor area; the outdoor section looked nice but was busier so we sat inside for the quiet. It was actually a little too quiet, as it had a deserted feeling. There was a bar with a TV and two people at the bar, but most of the tables were empty (very unusual in Westport on a Saturday night - but now I see why..). The chopped salads were not special but fine and quite large. I had risotto made with squash, apples, sage and parmesan which was okay although the spicing was somewhat odd. A salmon with mango glaze was also a slightly odd taste combination but good, and baked chicken was judged good if a bit dull. One person had pappardelle with vegetables which had absolutely no taste (I tried it - not even salt!). He sent it back to be fixed if possible, but apparently the chef just added some garlic which didn't help much so in the end it went uneaten. They offered a replacement dish but my friend just ate some of everyone else's entrees and passed on the offer. The maitre d' and waiter were apologetic and to compensate made our desserts and coffees free, a nice gesture but the desserts were not that good either. I had a chocolate lava cake that looked like someone had sat on it (I saw others go by and they looked normal) and the "lava" was more like pudding, so maybe we got the dregs because they were free. They said there was a new chef that night but why would they put an unskilled person on Saturday night if that were the case? Or any night, really... In any case, as mentioned above, very disappointing. Limited wine selection too. I had wondered about the restaurant as it's been around for awhile and I had never been there, but no more wondering and I will not go back.

Dmf1 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

The food portions are incredibly small for the price. and the taste fair. Good, but nothing special especially for the cost. I had a pasta and my friend had risotto, 2 glasses of wine, sorbet and coffee and it was $100.00 . The size of the pasta and rissotto are equal to most restaurant appetizer portions.

It just isn't worth the money. It should taste incredible, but it was average.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

What the heck?? I made my reservation. All seemed good until i went there and was told that a private party was going on and i couldn't eat much there, despite my rez. Huh??

vipRandyH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The Boathouse was a welcome find - from the great nautical decor and porch seating to the delicious fare and cocktails. The staff was also knowledgable and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

vip2todine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

We often forget about this restaurant above the rowing club. I don't know why because every time we go and bring guests they rave about the location ( we sat outside on the porch overlooking the river on a beautiful night ) and the food. Selections are always seasonal and very well prepared. Service is a little slow but we didn't mind since we were catching up with old friends and appreciated the ability to converse. Must go more often and I highly recommend this restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Decided to go for after work dinner.
Overlooking river very pleasant and dinner matched. Muse evening good view good location

vipEat2L (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was wonderful as usual. It was a warm Fall evening so we sat outside and it was delightful. Service could have been more attentive but it was fine. A very nice experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

It was a gorgeous day and a pleasure to eat outside at the Boathouse but the food ( lobster rolls) was below average. Our waiter, although friendly and attentive, had the whole deck to administer to so it was slow going. There are too many other restaurants within walking distance with far better food.

06883Lisa (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Beautiful early Fall warm evening so the outside deck overlooking the river was heavenly. Outside tables are first come first served so we had a drink at the bar while we waited for an outside table to open. We were told 20 minutes and that is just how long it took. Delightful bartender (even though he is an Alabama fan. :-)). Setting is beautiful. Service was a little lacking. Orders were mixed up among the 4 of us a few times. Check was delivered to our table but was never picked up. We had to get up and walk to the hostess podium to actually pay. No one ever came back to our table. Service is usually fine, this was just an off evening.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Very slow service. Kitchen problem. Great views from the terrace. Food satisfactory.

DanFromCT (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Not a hot spot for young and fabulous, but a beautiful place for a nice dinner with friends or family. Quiet, so you can have a conversation, but not so quiet you feel like anyone is listening. Great good, great drinks, and a spectacular view out to the river. Would definitely go back.

vipSandy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

We have had occasion to visit The Boathouse for lunch but not for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of interesting choices on the menu, but the quality of the food and by the excellent service provided by our waiter. We will definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

great views. food was good. service could have been better considering there wasnt a lot of people there they should have been more attentive. would recommend to a friend.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice waterfront experience and views from the second floor. Nice lunch spot, food quality ok.

RUHungry (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was delicious, fresh, creative, well prepared. The staff was very kind and accommodating.

The service was a little slow , it was the middle of the afternoon and there were not too many patrons at the restaurant. they could use ceiling fans outside