The Boathouse on the Bay

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739 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

Welcome to The Boathouse on the Bay, a Long Beach restaurant offering spectacular water views and an amazing Long Beach fine dining experience.

The Boathouse on the Bay is a seafood restaurant situated on Long Beach Alamitos Bay and serves an array of fresh seafood, sushi, sashimi and oysters. As one would expect from one of Long Beach’s best restaurants, we also offer natural organic steaks if seafood is not your preference.

Join us in Long Beach for happy hour, live entertainment and intrigue your senses with service and cuisine that is unsurpassed.

Plenty of parking or rideshare with your friends via Long Beach Yellow, Lyft or Uber.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00am; Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(562) 493-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Katsuo Nagasawa
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Private party facilities
Do you have a private event that you’d like us to host for you? Our Regatta Room is perfect for any private event.
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Private party contact
Kristin Gandy: (855) 447-8889
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking lot available.
Complimentary Valet on Weekends.
Additional public transportation:
Rideshare via Long Beach Yellow, Lyft or Uber
Aqua Taxi (weekends only)
Alamitos Bay Free Shuttle
Duffy Taxi - Shore Boat
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Public transit
Additional public transportation:
Long Beach Passport
Aqua Taxi (weekends only)
Duffy Taxi - Shore Boat
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Entertainment
Live Music
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A great restaurant with a great view and really good food. Our waiter was a little forgetful having to be reminded about our wine order and my Sambucca that I wanted with my espresso. He was a really great guy, very sociable and trying to do a good job but seemed a little scattered. The "best" of the evening after enjoying a great meal with I got my double espresso served in a large coffee mug. I guess there is a first for everything. I couldn't believe that. They serve espresso - don't they have espresso cups?

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab legs here are amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for my husband’s birthday - normally the food is very good and was this time as well but we went at 7pm and they had run out of bread, an hour later we still had not been served so our waiter who was very gracious and doing his best w the circumstances, offered us clam chowder in lieu of bread, which subsequently ruined our dinner. After waiting 1.5hrs and then devouring the rich soup, we had no appetite by the time our food arrived. It was delicious, but ruined the experience. I had also noted it was my husband’s bday when I made the open table reservation and the hostess mentioned it but we don’t think our waiter had any knowledge of that and we bailed on dessert to get home as it was 9pm at this point.

LR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Never a disappointment!

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still One of My All Time Favorite Places to Eat. Beautiful spot to relax enjoy delicious food and cocktails overlooking the beautiful marina.

JN
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful relaxing location for Sunday brunch!

TD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The dinner was great! The seafood was prepared very well and not over cooked. The view was great, conversation was excellent. The service was slow and inattentive. Asked for the check, I placed cash in the folder with some sticking out, my date put her sweater on and 15 minutes later, I had to flag the waitress down to get the check to her. I was not going to leave an $80 tip for two.

KS
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in every way. We wanted quiet and they let us move into an empty room. Large portions! Wonderful singer named kelly fitzgerald was playing on the patio. We'll be back!

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dining experience at the beautiful Boathouse! Unsurpassed scenery, excellent fare and friendly and courteous service. It continues to be one of the best places to dine, not only in Long Beach, but in Southern California.

MP
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were a hit for my daughter’s 18th Birthday Dinner!

BL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location, the view, the service and the food was fantastic. My guests and I enjoy the experience of dining at The Boathouse on the Bay.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would’ve loved more shade from sun.

SM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service! Thank you Burt and Nicole!!

GC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per a recommendation from a friend we chose to celebrate my daughter's college graduation there and all I can say is WOW! The whole experience was so special - from the great ambiance/view of the ocean, attentive and amazing waitress and staff, to the absolutely fabulous food, it made this an extraordinary and very memorable day!!

PA
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Busy place. Patio is good and has scenic view.Noise level energetic. Good place to go out with friends.

LR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a good service, delicious food, friendly environment, nice and lively music!

k
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and view. I would highly recommend, awesome drinks!!

WB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening until we received the bill...drinks are very overpriced....food was excellent as well as service and atmosphere...but next time will not order drinks...

KF
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine with a view - outstanding service, great food. Boathouse is our "go-to" place.

GB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and water views. Staff is always first class.

LG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant, great food and service!!

M
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a special occasion. Had a fabulous dinner

NS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

The Hostess was very accommodating and friendly - much appreciated! Our server was attentive. The food was delicious, especially the beef sliders and breakfast potatoes.
Every food item meant be served hot was not even warm. We waited 20 minutes for the carving station and still the meats were room temperature.
While waiting to be seated it was noted others waiting were served complimentary champagne; also, I overheard the server attending to an adjacent table comp champagne. But when I requested champagne at the end of the meal to go with dessert I was charged.
The imposed 20% gratuity was not appreciated; for a buffet (i.e., self-serve meal) it is excessive. Based on only cold food available the cost of the buffet was out of line.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mother’s Day

EJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the server was good.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day buffet is overpriced for the quality of the food.

WB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, Mother’s Day Brunch. Beautiful view, great food, good service. Excellent choice. Will definitely come again.

L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good dining experience. Ambiance ,food and service and noise level are excellent.

YR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Although I had 8pm reservations for a bday party of 6 for preferred window seating, the hostess wasn't able to accommodate us. She told me we could continue waiting or seat ourselves outside but the tables were too separated from each other so we ended up settling for a table inside almost an hour later after waiting. Needless to say, by this time we were restless and hungry. The back and forth wait was unappreciated.

n
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service in the restaurant was stellar.
Service in the bar was Horrible! Sat for 10-15 minutes with not one person acknowledging we were there, except to give us water

OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Mother’s Day experience with me and my wife was really fun! Had such a good time would go back and recommend to friends!

DD
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Because I've dined here before, I'm basing my latest review on prior experience. This time, I didn't get a chance to actually eat, since the friends joining me and my wife asked if we could eat elsewhere due to a level of noise that would have precluded conversation unless we all communicated by signing.

CC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every staff member was FRIENDLY, HELPFUL and ACCOMMODATING! Will definitely return with other groups of friends.

S
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place
Great Service
Great Food
Great View
❤️❤️❤️❤️

CB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Was told they can’t sit us outside because our reservation was for inside but there was a table large enough to accommodate us outside.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The do a great job at the Boathouse on the Bay. Food, drinks, service and view are great.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our kids went to dinner here before prom

WW
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

VERY over priced. The food was good, not outstanding and the service was good but not great. Not worth the money.

LG
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server Stacy was awesome! The food was good. My steak was okay . The atmosphere was very nice

AW
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boathouse on the Bay is a family favorite good for a nice dinner out or a special occasion.

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