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The Boathouse at Saugatuck

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521 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5703
+1 203-227-3399
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11:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 12:00
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I've eaten here of and on for years. They are constantly getting new chefs, but have never, ever really hit it off. My rule of thumb, like many, is based on the quality of the bread. If the bread placed on the table is poor quality, so will be the dinner. This place gave us a pitiful, poorly made rosemary... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Sitting outside on the deck provides a lovely setting on the river and nice dining experience. Decent cocktails and food is good, not exceptional. Excellent service, ease of parking, lovely decor, pricey.

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Thank Carencaren
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This place is located in a rowing club facility and you need to walk upstairs to the restaurant, but it's worth the climb.

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Thank monikad685
ossining
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We've dined here many times and the service and food were always good. This past visit lived up to our food expectations but the service was off. For a restaurant that was only moderately busy for a Saturday night service was very slow. Ten to fifteen minute wait for our appetizers and a good fifteen minutes or longer for the... More 

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Thank tomm_ossining
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Although the indoor portion of the restaurant appears nice the outside has a fantastic view of the river. The food was good, as was the service and they made a decent Manhattan. The food highlight of the meal was the dressing on the Kale salad. Plenty of parking as well. Enjoyed our experience there and will go back, especially when... More 

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Thank sj1234567
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Lovely setting, slow night for the restaurant. Help seemed adequate for number of dinners but service was awful. 15 minutes after our group of four was seated we still hadn't gotten menus or seen a waiter. When waiter arrived he was full of misinformation about items on the menu. Took about 45 minutes for main courses which were room temp.... More 

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Thank Pmh6465
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Awful service and awful hostess. Reservations at 7 called at 6.30 for outside seating (not guaranteed) to confirm - no problem. Arrived at 7 and told 30 minute wait for outside and decided to wait for outside seating. 7:30 no communication from hostess. 8:00 no communication and asked for hostess no answer, no prognosis. 8:30 still no hostess eye contact... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This restaurant, on the second floor of the sculling boathouse and overlooking the Saugatuck River, has lovely views. Food is good with a nice selection of appetizers but competes with many other good restaurants in Westport. Service is attentive.

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Thank Charles S
Westport, Connecticut
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Noticing the older dates of reviews on several sites, I wanted readers to know how outstanding we found the Boathouse at Saugatuck and it's very able staff. Ever since Nancy Burke and Chef Paul have been running it, the décor has been updated as has the menu and service. We live in Westport and after several consistently romantic, elegant, delicious... More 

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240 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

We like the food and love the location, especially in good weather and we can eat outside. If Jose is there, the service is good. Otherwise the service can be pretty spotty. May be a little hard to find on your first visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5703
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-227-3399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?