The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

4.6
573 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 573 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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STEPHANIEK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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AytangaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely charming restaurant with friendly service.
We will be back

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vipBarbaraP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best view in town! Delicious, perfectly prepared food and wonderful ambiance.

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vipNYCGayFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pretty place. Service could be slow at times. Food was overpriced for what it was.

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ChrisB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to book a great restaurant last minute and hadn't been familiar with the boathouse before. I think I heard they got a new chef right before Covid. Not sure if they only recently got this good or always were but definitely a top notch restaurant for the area.

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CarolynR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was wonderful. Thanks to the special Restaurant Week menu, the price was very moderate. Looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice a little noisy

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food excellent ambience lovely and service outstanding- a lovely first experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I really want to support local restaurants- the food has been rather mediocre. The staff needs better training. The bread has a $3 charge which is rather ridiculous for just an ok bread. The salmon came on a bed of vegetables and a greasy over fried potato pancake. We appreciate the atmosphere and water view but the food has to go up a couple of notches

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PandR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Attended The Boathouse as part of Westport's restaurant week for a prix fixe dinner.
When my friend requested some bread before we placed the order, the waiter told us that would be additional and that regular pricing would apply. I told him that would be OK. He did not make it clear that it was more than the $3 for bread that was tacked on nor did he suggest that we might want to change our order to the regular menu.

The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thank you for the great suggestion, we will make this happen! We hope to see you soon!

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vipcolinh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. The setting is amazing and staff/management could not be nicer. Food was delicious. Will absolutely return

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morpheus
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

somewhat overpriced for the setting and the quality of the food

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Mi8review
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Menu was very limited, overpriced for average food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lobster roll and truffle fries! Baked potato soup and beet carpaccio salad prepared beautifully . Presentation so pretty. All of the food was delicious . Ambiance just beautiful river front. Loved the wine served in ice bucket with fresh flowers so pretty Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Lovely spot over looking the river outside. But the acoustics are bad on the deck, tends to be very loud. Inside is quiet. Food is very good. Wait staff is well trained and friendly. Prices seem to have gone up since the summer, not sure why? Enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was awful and one person had to send back a rusty salad with chicken that was dried out. Lobster roll was described as having “large chunks of bitter poached lobster” but instead had diced dried out pieces of lobster. Prices are way too high for food this bad. Service was indifferent and despite sending food back, manager never came over to apologize or see how everything was. .

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vipWilliamG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, delicious food, great service.

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vipwfoodie
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable farm to table dining in a beautiful setting overlooking the Saugatuck River. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carol Was a terrific server… She really made our experience exceptional!

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ashleyh
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food wasn't very good... I had didn't think the salad choices were very good. I did get the BLT salad and it was fair at best

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viploisk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful evening!
Mom’s birthday- view from outside deck lovely- servers asked about temperature (shade /heater).
Brussel sprouts, oysters, burger really good and the scallops highly recommended.
Brought bread and drink promptly (great for Dad).
Simply a nice experience

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WhitneyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott (the owner) greeted us and checked in with us to make sure everything was great. Beautiful out door dining - excellent menu and very friendly service. Highly recommend- can’t wait to go back.

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BradC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Food, service and setting were all great. Definitely will be going back !

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vipAmandaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

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vipActeaon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views, excellent service, good food, reasonable value

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vipShariF
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great river views, delicious food and fabulous service. A rare find!

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vipWestport13
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great. We love the outdoor experience.

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vipLoriF
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE had a great meal there! The halibut was outstanding and so was the service.
Highly recommend it
Loir

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vipsouthporter
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent steak frites with bordelaise sauce

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golferpat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chef already making his mark. Excellent and creative fare.

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WFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view ! I recommend the outdoor seating which is on the second floor. We had a wonderful brunch

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HeatherN
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat little place we found by chance on a road trip stopover. Adorable ambiance and some of the friendliest, attentive staff I've ever encountered. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! Ambience - amazing, food - perfection, staff - charming! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here twice for lunch. It’s hit or miss with availability, you’re going to want to have a reservation no matter what day (especially if you want to be seated on the deck). One Wednesday lunch was packed and we almost didn’t get a table. Next Wednesday at the same time we had a reservation but it was almost empty. So a reservation is a safe bet.

We eat out and try to go to the best places available, not really concerned with price, just quality food, service, and atmospheres. The Boat House met those expectations, and we will be frequent visitors, especially on nice afternoons.

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vipwfoodie
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, service and food overlooking the beautiful Saugatuck River. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience, the service and food was top notch!! Loved the ambiance and attention to detail.

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WPTTS
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delicious craft cocktails, attentive yet unobsequious service, exceedingly pleasant atmosphere both indoors and out. The only criticism is a rather uninspired wine list, which would have given the whole enterprise a solid 5 star rating.

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CTSkatemom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The burrata and tomato jam appetizer was delicious.
Lobster roll always a favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food, and service were all fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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 4.6 stars by 573 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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