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About The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

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."

521 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday – Friday for Lunch 11:30-3:00pm
Open Tuesday - Saturday for Dinner served 5-9pm

On & Off-Site Catering

Cross Street:
2nd floor

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 227-3399

Website:
http://boathouseatsaugatuck.com/

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

Catering:
Catering events are available. Please reach out directly to discuss your event.

Parking Details:
Private lot and street parking.

Public Transit:
Walking distance from the Westport Train Station.

Executive Chef:
Nancy Burke

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (7)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Special Occasion (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food; great service, all in a beautiful setting on the Saugatuck River. As you would expect from a restaurant in a rowing club, the decor is nautical, but it is done in an elegant, upscale style befitting its location in Westport. The quiet ambience and unhurried service was perfect for catching up with friends we hadn't seen in quite a while. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were just right; big enough but not overwhelming. In short, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Looking forward to going back. Can't wait to dine outside on the balcony when the weather warms up.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for Valentine's Day and had a very nice dinner. Great service, good food and vine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Day Dinner. SRC is always a great meal and we go again and again

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

My husband and I have been there many times for dinner on a Saturday night. The ambiance is very pleasant, the view is lovely, the service is excellent, and the food never disappoints. It is one of our favorites.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This was our first time at the Boathouse. The food was delicious! The service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Very nice dinner place. Service was exceptional. Food was perfectly prepared. only critique would be to have more seafood on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2016

The food was very good however the waiter was too attentive and too hands on and too involved in our conversation and too talkative. There were only two other tables so it was a little quiet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Nice restaurant; service can be inconsistent but certainly quite friendly. The wine list could be improved; it is a bit limited.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Great view. I asked for a nice table in my reservation and they delivered. Service & food excellent and we were not rushed.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The overall dining experience was wonderful. Everyone was engaging and attentive, while the food was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2016

A gem in downtown Westport. Good food, great service and attentive staff

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Not my first time there, and certainly not the last. The vegetables were fresh (I actually saw the delivery earlier that day) and the seafood risotto was spectacular. A great evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Have been to the Boat House many times, and are never disappointed. The food is excellent, and the staff is friendly and attentive. The view along the river is lovely and relaxing.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Great views, nice venue with mediocre food served by sullen incompetent waiters. Bottle of sparkling water arrived lukewarm. Waiter could not figure out which bottle of rose we wanted, even though there was only a single rose listed on the menu! Multiple servers came and went, but all forgot to provide refills of wine or water.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Weather was balmy, so we ate out on the deck, which was smallish and very nice. Great view of the river, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Service was outstanding; menu and specials were imaginative. Food was good to very good, but a bit expensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The indoor and outdoor dining areas are equally inviting. Our waiter, John, was very accommodating with several substitutions and the dishes were served exactly as requested. Excellent service and food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We had not been to the Boathouse in a few years. We Decided to go for a friends birthday dinner and was pleased with the overall ambiance, cleanliness, food, and friendly staff. We enjoyed the large shrimp cocktail and arugula salad to start, and we each loved our dishes which were the Risotto , The Bronzino, and also the homemade pasta w sauce. Each selection Was tasty And would have again in the future. Have recommended a few friends to check it out and we will be back !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The specials were unique and of high quality

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Enjoyed our meal with friends, service was very friendly and not rushed. The entrees were all very good.
We would recommend the Boathouse to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

My wife an I went looking for a place to have dinner on Friday evening and ended up here after checking the reviews. While the service was attentive and the view from the terrace was great, the food was boring and bland. I was surprised by the lack of excitement on the menu given the reviews. While the fish was fresh and cooked properly, it was uninteresting and something I can have better at home.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Food was very good, service perfect, great location.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Beautiful view of the Sagutuck River -service food was very good-

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Hadn't been here in a couple of years. Glad we thought of coming back. So many restaurants to choose from that sometimes you forget. We were a party of 4 and we all tried something different. Everyone was pleased with their meals. Great service too from our waiter Paul. Will be back real soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Excellent experience! Have already recommended to friends

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2016

The welcome when we entered was sincere and charming, the table was what I had requested, my two friends and myself were pleased with the service, the menu, and the quiet beauty of the river. The food was prepared to our requirements, with a couple of additional and specific wants. We will dine here again for every season. Very pleased with the service.
Denise morris Curt

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2016

The Boathouse is located in a beautiful, scenic spot. We dined outside on the balcony terrace. It is in a nice private club, but the restaurant was sadly subpar. The food was disappointing in quality, especially for the price. The two filet mignons ordered were not served medium rare and the cut looked odd- almost like pot roast or like an unevenly-thick steak (it was well done and didn't look like it would get better if one complained). The "hot" lobster roll was tough and lukewarm. The service staff was nice, but seemed inexperienced and confused at times. We were left alone when we could have used attention or water etc. The dishes were not all served at the same time, despite having two wait staff. I enjoyed sitting outside and the atmosphere of the club itself, but it was a lackluster meal and the prices were higher than they should have been. Even the terrace could have been styled a little better, and the inside seating area did not look inviting. Too bad..it had great potential!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Exceptional dining experience, lovely view, A++ service, incredible find!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Interesting choice of cocktails, including the Margarita with "beer" a first and yummy. Interesting menu with nice assortment of seafood options. The oyster special was a true feast and the Branzino with faro pesto was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2016

Early evening on a recent Thursday we ate here. We were pleased with the heated porch option with view of the river and kids boating. The appetizers were delicious, but the seafood pasta entrées were a disappointment! This entree was bland and drenched in an oily sauce. The waiters didn't respond when it was returned mostly uneaten. It's unfortunate because the setting is so nice.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We had a family dinner at The Boathouse on mother's day weekend. The restaurant is small and acoustics are good...so it was a nice and quiet setting. Although the room overlooks the Saugatuck river, our table was in a corner so we didn't have the best outside views. The food exceeded our expectations; fish and meat was cooked well and flavorful. Don't expect an extensive menu; the Boathouse offers only a few choices although all were appealing. There is no kids menu but the restaurant will cook up pasta if need be for a little one

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2016

The food was excellent with great specials reasonably priced. The presentation was superb. The wine pours were generous. The service outstanding without being intrusive. The restaurant was quiet making conversation pleasant. This restaurant will take off.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2016

The setting at The Boathouse is beautiful, our food was very good and the service was attentive but unrushed. The crab cake appetizer is amazing and the salads were good. Our only complaint was that the steak and the lamb chops were a little under cooked, although they tasted great.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Liked this before but been 2 years since I went. It really wasn't that good. Food average and service/hostess/everything seemed inexpert like they just opened and weren't ready. Limited menu and food was just ok. Pricing fine. Just wouldn't go back in a hurry. Setting lovely. They should dig out the old menus and go back to that. Everyone was nice but ....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Boathouse. Good food and service in a pleasant atmosphere. The view of the Saugatuck River in the setting sun was icing on the cake.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Interesting Italianesque place, but with a very small menu -- just a handful of entrees, so look before you come. I thought the dishes were good, and the service good as well. Small wine list as well. So, small room, small menu, small wine list, pretty good cooking, and nice view of the Saugatuck River.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

It was our first visit and expectations were high. Lobster Bisque barely carried the flavor of lobster and not much in the way of lobster meat at all. My rack of lamb was well done on the edges and cold rare in the center. The short rib ragu was bland. Drinks are expensive but the view is nice and our server was great. We were expecting better overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

This was our first experience at the Boat House Restaurant. We had had cocktails downstairs twice and thought the setting was lovely. We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted to try the restaurant. The staff could not have been nicer. I had asked for a table by the window and they made sure I had one. The food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends at the Boathouse last weekend. Food and atmosphere were lovely. We had a spacious window table and we were not rushed at all. Only downside was that our waiter was intrusive - his timing was off throughout the meal - several times unnecessarily interrupting our conversations or inserting himself into our discussion. We will definitely plan to try the Boathouse again, as overall it was a very pleasant evening with wonderul food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Great food! Great service! Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Don't miss it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Dinner for 4 on a Saturday night was wonderful. The nautical ambiance is divine and the food was amazing. It has been a while since we dined so I can't remember everything we had, but suffice it to say my duck was memorable! We are planning to go back soon since we enjoyed it so much. We dined in December, but the location would be amazing in the summer with dinner on their deck.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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