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The Boathouse at Saugatuck

521 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5703
+1 203-227-3399
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
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“seafood” (2 reviews)
“rowing club” (6 reviews)
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521 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5703
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view very poor food. Salad had tasteless dressing. Soggy pasta tasteless and cold bolognese sauce. We won’t go back ever. Who’s the chef??

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Finally able to get a weekend dinner reservation. Likely as Fairfield County tends to empty out in August. Plenty of parking on site. Restaurant upstairs in the rowing club. Decor that of a yacht club. Staff quite helpful. 7:30 PM reservation and seated on time....More

Thank Doubleeagle
Reviewed 9 June 2017

second visit. very disappointing. ordered short ribs (menu description was misleading) - received "pulled pork" with little flavor. When asked where was the rib? the reply was it is pulled pork described as "ragu". I wanted to return the dish but we were rushed to...More

Thank incatalk
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Boathouse restaurant has a uniquely elegant river view, a classy, classic nautical club architecture, interior and cozy wooded atmosphere for any day or night, coupled with superb service and excellent food. Catering/Event Manager Nancy Burke, often there for dinner, provides the warmest, most attentive...More

Thank AmateurCritic_13
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Cozy, very well appointed attractive and comfortable dining room. Friendly hostess, guessing also owner, & we had a competent server. House Special margarita, prefer mine up, was well done. Watercress salad top notch. Friend had hot pepper app, sampled and was excellent presentation and tasty....More

Thank wgardellajr
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...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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.

Thank Carencaren
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.

Thank monikad685
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...More

Thank tomm_ossining
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....More

Thank sj1234567
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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Beautiful Riverfront dining with complimentary wine with dinner on Wednesday and Thursday evenings! Join us for Happy Hour on Thursday evenings. Now serving draft beer!
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