The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club

4.6
443 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
If you are not able to book a table, please call us at 203-227-3399 and depending on the weather, 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.

An exciting seafood restaurant with soaring views of the Saugatuck River.

"Hiding in the Saugatuck Rowing Club, this Westport New American Farm to Table is the showcase for chef Paul Scoran's locavore cuisine."

Due to the ever changing weather, we do not accept reservations on the deck.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 443 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.8
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnPS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Food is great. Great water views. Excellent service. I would highly recommend this place.

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Cbg484
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We have been to the Boathouse before, and it was fine. The last time we went, however, we were treated very rudely and made to feel very unwelcome by what appeared to be one of the managers. There must have some kind of mix up in where they seated us and we were asked more than once if we had a reservation (we did) and who sat us, as if we snuck in and bypassed the hostess stand (we most certainly did not). It felt like they were more interested in other patrons they had waiting, as if we were less important on their social roster. It seems as though they possibly seated us at a table they did not mean to and made it feel as though it were our problem/mistake. There is a way to go about mistakes like this and the way it was handled was all wrong and left a very sour taste in our mouth. We will not be returning.

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vipMaryN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! The service is wonderful, the food is inspired, and what views! They take social distancing seriously. It's one of our favorite brunch spots in Connecticut!

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Olga
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view of Saugatuck, we consider it a mini-vacation.
Thank you everybody who makes The Boathouse our favorite in-state 'getaway'!

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AllegraZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I think it’s a new menu/chef. Everything was delicious! It was busy on a beautiful Saturday afternoon so service was a little delayed but fine if you’re enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Some nice background music made it fun and festive.

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vipDavidP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, excellent service, and the view can’t be beat.

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vipPeterT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Service and Beautiful setting on the water!!

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vipDfromCT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my great niece, age 8, after a visit to Earthplace. Best fried chicken I’ve had - and I went to school in New Orleans

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25/10/2020
Reservation was not cancelled. Had very good meal at 3 pm today.

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vipjlminv
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outside dining, well spaced. Need additional heaters. Expensive, but beautiful and very good

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vipSarathiR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Allie and team

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KatH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious dinner!! Thank you for being Covid safe.

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom risotto was creamy and the mushrooms were cooked to perfection. I highly recommend it.

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MandyC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for dining .. such a Gem! You cannot beat the Boathouse for ambience on the River along with all their pretty lights & oil lamps (heaters for cooler evenings) the food is also very good! The waiters & staff go out of their way to make everything a perfect Dining experience 😍😍😍

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vipNanny
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside, alongside the river, in view of the rowing docks. Nice service and well-prepared food. Lobster roll, crab cake and salads were very good. A joy to see the constant activity of the huge numbers of rowing teams. Unfortunately, that evening was a little bit buggy, which was somewhat ameliorated by the smoke lanterns positioned between the dining table and the water.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very mediocre food. It came out minutes after order so obviously not cooked fresh. Wait staff was very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waterfront restaurant with very well-prepared food and super service! Highly recommend.

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UnaD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table by the water for lunch. Servers were very attentive and food was very good. The carrot cake and apple strudel were outrageously delicious. We were three friends who hadn’t seen each other since Covid started and we lingered for four hours at our table, thanks to it not being overly busy. We really appreciated the time we had there and highly recommend this place.

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MikeT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting along the river is great. We sat in the semi enclosed section of the outdoor patio. The service was excellent. It can be a little cool so dress warm. The food was superb.

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WendellC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious dinner! Baked Oysters and seafood risotto! The cocktails were delicious too! Service outstanding!

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DarleneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are all excellent. There were heaters which provided warmth on a chilly Fall evening. It was lovely.

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vipbaysalo
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delighting experience (again) with our guests. All was very nice and a reservation mistake was quickly corrected to our satisfaction. Thank you!

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GlennG
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was in between lunch and dinner on a Saturday afternoon and a very nice place to just relax, eat, and have a conversation. Very picturesque at this time of the year. The staff was great and attentive.

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viplmack214
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience!

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parlady
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful place for safe dining during the pandemic. Outdoor seating with patio heaters make for comfortable dining. You can scan the menu on your phone for contactless ordering. The food was delicious and the service was prompt.

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Deborahw
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

fabulous dinner, riverside in Westport CT best waterfront place to eat.

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vipKimG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been here, although I have always wanted to come. Stay outside, romantic, great river views, food plus fun cocktails were all just right. Will return!

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Claudia
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Birthday party. !!’ Sat outside. Will return !

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CMT23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they could expand the menu and I would tell many other people to go...but the food was delicious!

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DLotus
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is wonderful. Setting beautiful. Food delicious. Safety protocols impeccable

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KatT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting

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JJohnson
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Boathouse food, ambience, and staff!!! Every time it’s such a joy to be there ! Thank you for such a wonderful experience each and every time!! Sooooo delicious!!!

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viplive2eat
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, but not overreaching. Great ambiance and the perfect setting for a relaxing Sunday brunch on the water. Food was excellent and prepared as ordered. They impose a 90 minute time limit, but the meal is well managed and we didn't feel rushed or imposed upon. A definite keeper.

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Joanie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely brunch spot for a beauiful fall sunday. Nice menu, very courteous staff but, best of all, was the lovely setting right on the water! I would definitely go again. Only drawback was the parking - full lot and you can easily find yourself parking along the street.

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JayK
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super impressed, what a perfect spot to have brunch on a beautiful fall day. Food and service were spot on.

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eatingNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sat on the outdoor deck which was very lovely and had a nice breeze so felt safe eating. the service was great and everyone was very helpful. the food came out quickly and was hot and delicious. the boozy coffees are a must! i had the italian one and my friend the spanish one and they were both great! as was the think pink cocktail for breast cancer awareness. would definitely consider going again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not enough patio heaters! We left sooner than we would have because it was too cold!

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vipFoody5
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view and heaters when temperature dropped.
Service and food were great !

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MamaNan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining patio- covered. Safe distancing. Excellent service. Food was delicious. View stunning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service and a beautiful spot on the Saugatuck and really good food too. Take good Covid precautions and have huge tent and heaters so inclement weather still allows for outdoor dining. We will be back.

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The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club is rated 4.6 stars by 443 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 bookings at the moment.

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