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The Boathouse Restaurant - NY

4.0
4
331 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Come for the food, stay for the view! Dine overlooking beautiful Lake George! From designer salads, juicy burgers and crafted sandwiches, to full dinners including the best Prime Rib around. Join us tonight; Our menu has something for everyone!

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Prime Rib, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 668-2389

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Paul

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available. Please call for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Lake George

  • Cross street

    Route 9N

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Check out our website www.partytimeanytime.com wfor the nightly entertainment line-up, Tuesday-Sunday- through Labor Day!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

What 331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Scenic View

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  1. DS

    DannyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    You’re paying for the view! Not the food. Way overpriced for the menu and the quality and taste were mediocre at best. The server was very nice and attentive. When we made the reservation we let them know it was our Anniversary. Guess they didn’t get that memo. We arrived and the hostess tried to sit us in the middle next to a table with a big family and lots of kids. We had to ask for the open table by with the window view. There was no mention of our anniversary so we didn’t bring it up. Hope this helps them get better.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    When it comes to the view and the staff this place is absolutely the best, but over the years their very paired down menu has become somewhat disappointing, and if you are going for drinks at the outside bar the lack of bar type finger foods is not exactly inviting you to stay and have another drink with your friends. I hope they reconsider expanding their menu back especially during the summer months. For this evening I had the “dinner special” stuffed sole, the crab meat stuffing was very good, the sole was fishy and in some spots didn’t seemed cooked. Also had the vegetable and beef barley soup of the day, the soup was delicious, especially with their fresh warm rolls. The staff was friendly, and our server was so sweet and nice. This place does so many thing right but back to basics on some food items and a slight menu expansion would definitely help.
  3. FP

    FrankP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is wonderful, food was delicious and service was impeccable.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I love Cresthaven and I do like the ambience of The Boathouse Restaurant. However their food is hit or miss unfortunately. I recommend with going with “safe” choices. They don’t really know to prepare seasonal food items that they put on the menu. I was just there and they had some German dishes and they weren’t good. My husband went with some pasta and it was ok. Another time I got a steak and veggies and it was really delicious.
  5. MM

    MaryM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our server seemed to be inexperienced. My husband ordered the Jagerschnitzel and he received another form of schnitzel. He only checked on us once.
  6. MM

    MikeM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    DID NOT EAT HERE. When I made reservation, I emailed to say that we needed outside dining as both my husband and I are immunocompromised, and if they were not able to accommodate us, to please let me know. I get nothing back. We go to the restaurant for our dinner, say we have reservation and needed to be outside. I am told outside wasn't open (despite it being a lovely, warm evening). I asked why no one responded to my email about needing to be outside. No answer, just outside wasn't open. I told her to forget it and left. It would have been the decent, considerate thing to email and let me know we would not be able to eat outside -- despite the fact that their website advertises outside decks. Besides the fact that they would not sit us outside, the inside was very dark and dreary and dirty looking at 5 p.m.
  7. JD

    JessD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here for October fest the food was delish! Service was excellent as well. They had a special menu which was great! Thanks for a nice dinner. I forgot to mention the view is spectacular.
  8. DO

    DianeO

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Absolutely beautiful setting right on Lake George! Luckily they have a cart that takes you from the parking lot to the restaurant as it is quite a downhill slope! The service was very good as was the food. Not as many menu choices as I thought they would have and didn't realize there would be so many choices that were of German heritage - but it was all wonderful!
  9. b

    beachgirl

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Husband enjoyed the lobster roll. I had the Apple Fest special of sautéed chicken with apples and cranberries. Very tasty. Fingerling potatoes and vegetables complimented meal. Lovely view of the lake. Seemed a little understaffed but we didn’t have too long a wait for food.
  10. s

    sharon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Our waiter was very friendly but not knowledgable about the menu. One of our (hot) meals was served ice cold on charred black burnt toast (completely un-toasted on the other side). We also ordered a salad that came without dressing. We waited for the waiter to return to ask for him to bring dressing, he was unable to tell us what kind of dressing they had. Waited quite a while for the check (and the restaurant was not crowded). Absolutely gorgeous location but would not return for these reasons.
  11. CC

    ColinC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Steak was smothered in peppercorn sauce and was virtually inedible.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very noisy environment! Although my husbands meal was fine, I had ordered the rib eye steak special and it was nothing but fat! Disappointing for our $130 vacation dinner!
  13. NS

    NancyS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere; viewing the lake while eating was nice! Great waitress& her sister was bartending.
  14. DO

    DianeO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Delicious lobster roll. Good kids menu. Out of prime rib at 6pm, a little disappointed about that. View of the lake was enjoyable. Overall great experience
  15. DG

    DavidG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Location, service was great. Food is average at best.
  16. B

    Benechino

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I do not like to be derogatory against any restaurant. What I can say, is this place is seen better days.
  17. T

    Tiffany

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot for a family dinner. The food was delicious, and the service was great. We’ll definitely be back.
  18. CW

    CathyW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    This was our favorite restaurant that we return to every year. This year buisnesses was slow so they milked more Money from regular customers with a pre fix menu. The prefix was 100 when I booked and was raised to 125 as the summer went on. We were warned by our resort not to return there and that many were complaining. We love it there and my fiancé and I were considering our wedding at the restaurant. So we returned and didn’t even order our beloved seafood tower as it was not on the prefix. My fiancé dreamed for a year about the African rubbed steak. Well the place is still gorgeous and service was wonderful as always. But the food was more expensive and horrible. The steak was such a poor cut of gristle that it was inedible. I ordered stuffed flounder and mine also went in the garbage. Fish was bland and not the usual freshness we expect from this level of dinning. Needless to say we will not have our wedding here. We will not return. And our family will no longer return either. We now need a new fancy romantic dinner for our vacations to the lake.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed. Was my first time here and was looking forward to my experience as the pictures online looked beautiful. We first walked into the boathouse restaurant and there were 3 young girls, none of which greeted us. We were sat at our table and sat there for over 20 minutes and weren’t even greeted or acknowledged. We finally decided to get up and leave and no one even said a word - even walking past the girls who just sat us. The only polite and positive experience was the young man driving the golf cart transporting us to and from the car to restaurant. I unfortunately would not return to this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Had a table by the windows with an amazing view of the lake. The menu is limited and the service is horrible. Ordered drinks shortly after being seated and they finally came to the table 5 minutes or so after the main meal was served. The steak was perfectly cooked but could have used more seasoning. Although the Boathouse offers a children’s menu, I did not find the restaurant overly kid friendly. I felt like we’re were being watched by the other tables and was uncomfortable almost the entire meal.
  21. CB

    CarolB

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect table on the waterfront!
  22. RK

    RoyK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, filet mignon was outstanding as was the shrimp cocktail. Request a table upstairs overlooking the lake. Place does get crowded, make reservations. Service was friendly and professional. Will be back next trip to the Lake.
  23. R

    Robert

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding service , ambiance and food. Highly recommend
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just ok. Not bad.
  25. D

    Dorothy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place right on the water. Ambience is fantastic. Love coming here
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Scenic and beautiful views! Friendly and helpful staff! A must do when staying at Lake George, you won’t be disappointed!!
  27. CB

    CarolB

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was fabulous
  28. LW

    LaurieW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view, the cocktails, the food and the service were all an A+! We were fortunate to get a table on a little veranda outside which only had 3 tables, and looked right out onto the water. As we sat down, the steamship Minnehaha came by and blew it's horn to say hello, could not have timed it better! It is a perfect spot for any occassion... vacation, birthday, anniversary, or just stopping by. We will definitely return on our next trip to Lake George!
  29. L

    jamesL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This will be the last time we go to the Boathouse Service was non existent and the food was terrible A lot can change In a couple of years, I am sorry to say.
  30. JK

    JackK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miss the wings. Food and service were excellent. Great job Dane, Sarah and McKenna.
  31. CZ

    CherylZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    If your looking for quiet, romantic it's quite noisy. But ambience for view was great. My steak was cooked more than I like. Service was great.
  32. AF

    AlexanderF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great service. Great environment. Love the face you can bring your boat
  33. CJ

    ChrisJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice place. Great view. My server was amazing. Limited menu if you ask me.
  34. p

    prlywtz

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a fantastic table! It was on the balcony outside the restaurant. Best seat in the house. New server was nice, but not knowledgeable. Food was good. However, one guest is a vegan and only three choices (not on the menu, had to ask the chef). They were all pasta with or without some kind of vegetable. Went with a salad, minus all the stuff on it. People are more health conscious. Would not be very difficult to come up with two or three creative vegan menu items. Others guests enjoyed their meals. The view made up for all the meal disappointments.
  35. JO

    JOSEPHI

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made rsvp for Tuesday at 5:30. I took my family all the way there to find out there not even open on Tuesday. Even though I received many confirmation emails and texts.
  36. DD

    DianeD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cannot beat the view for a peaceful meal-Servers are attentive and care about your experience.
  37. C

    Christine

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Pricey.
  38. WH

    WendyH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The swordfish was delicious. Unfortunately the sides and appetizers were disappointing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were great!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not much to report on the food because we were sat outside in their gazebo where for 15 minutes no server came. After reviewing the limited menu for another 5 mins with no appetizing option we decided to leave. Poorly run. The host staff seemed very inexperienced with no supervision. That was our first and last visit.

FAQs

The Boathouse Restaurant - NY is rated 4 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9N

  • Neighborhood

    Lake George

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Prime Rib, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Paul

  • Entertainment

    Check out our website www.partytimeanytime.com wfor the nightly entertainment line-up, Tuesday-Sunday- through Labor Day!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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