About The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Our Rocketts Landing location occupies the top floor of the restored Power Plant building, which sits on the James River and once provided electricity for Richmond’s trolley cars. We specialize in seafood, wood-stone oven pizza, and locally-sourced signature entrees. And we can't forget the incredible view!
Hours of Operation:
Open Nightly at 5:00 pm
Friday Service Begins at 3:00 pm
Saturday Service Begins at 12:00noon
Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner Service beginning at 4:00pm
$30 and under
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Private Party Facilities:
With private rooms for 16 to 200, panoramic views of the Richmond skyline and James River, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is a unique location for a special event. Antique brick, industrial steel, and a modern decor give your guests a glimpse of Richmond's rich history and vibrant future.
Private Party Contact:
Bonnie Ball: 8046222628x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Ratings and Reviews
We had such a wonderful brunch. Firs thi ...
We had such a wonderful brunch. Firs things first: it. Is. Pricey. But it was well worth it.
The food: my boyfriend and I split the fried green tomatoes. They were absolutely incredible, and id never had them before! For our entrees, he had the Crab Cakes Benedict and I had the French Toast. Both came out with hardly any wait time after the tomatoes were taken, and they were astounding!
The service: Our waitress Brie (sp?) was attentive and extremely sweet. She even helped us figure out what else to do in Richmond with the rest of our day trip!
As for the restaurant itself, the ambiance is lovely, and I really appreciated that the hostess sat my boyfriend and I right at the window with a lovely view of the river.
All in all, definitely worth it :)
A party of 8 went out and had an amazing ...
A party of 8 went out and had an amazing dinner experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and drinks. Everyone found the Boathouse to be a new favorite spot to dine. My wife and I had been there before and suggested to the three other couples that this is where we should go. It is tough to find a night that a large group can find babysitters and enjoy the company of family and friends. The Boathouse will be on my short list of where to eat when the opportunity presents itself in the future. Thanks for the great night.
Fresh seafood and great service - the oy ...
Fresh seafood and great service - the oysters and lobster sliders just delectable .sword fish special just scrumptious. I'd skip desert - had the gf biscuit and was too soggy by the time they bought it out and hubby though the parfait was way too sweet
When we arrived, there were a major even ...
When we arrived, there were a major event taking place (in addition to the bar scene) so the noise level was very high. We asked to move to the deck overlooking the river, and the nice breeze plus much less noisy setting, made for a delightful evening. The waiter was very professional and was patient when we were not yet ready to order. Sharing a good bottle of wine, delicious food and good friends, we watched the sun set over the Richmond skyline. The lights came up, and the paddleboat arrived at its dock before we left. A wonderful evening!
We had a wonderful meal and birthday cel ...
We had a wonderful meal and birthday celebration for my daughter, who turned 21 on the night we were there. Our waiter was excellent and went above and beyond by bringing out the birthday cake, candles and all. The food was very good. It was quite noisy, due to a wine tasting event, which would have been nice to have known about or at least seated farther away from it (we backed up to the wine table.)
Dinner was exceptionally good, but disap ...
Dinner was exceptionally good, but disappointed in changes to the menu. I miss the catfish and the crab puppies. Since these changes, I don't think I will be returning as there isn't a lot on the menu that I crave now.
Our reservation was ready exactly when p ...
Our reservation was ready exactly when promised and a special table request was honored. From the hostess to the waitress service was prompt and friendly. Some restaurants have an attitude of "you're lucky to be here," but there was none of that here. The food was nothing crazy, just good staple dishes executed perfectly. The fried green tomatoes were crispy but not oily. The lobster was perfectly done, as were the shrimp and scallops. The crabcake had little "filler" and was well seasoned without being "old bay salty". The drinks were inventive and we balanced. My personal favorite was the blood orange whiskey sour. The dessert (medium-rare cookie with ice cream) was very good, without being overly dense or cavity ensuring sweet. Appetizer, two entrees, three drinks and a dessert was ~$150 with tip, and well worth it.
As always we had a wonderful dinner and ...
As always we had a wonderful dinner and were looked after very attentively by staff. I had the Hoydro Local Lettuces and Strawberry Salad and the rockfish from the "Simply" Grilled menu, blackened with smoked jalepeno aioli. Both were very delicious. The house-made mashed potatoes are soooo good. All-in-all a very pleasant outing for us.
There was ease making a reservation onli ...
There was ease making a reservation online. Confirmation and special request for seating was acknowledged. Our dining experience at Rocket's Landing location was certainly one of the best my husband and I have enjoyed. The food was outstanding, service impeccable and presentation unsurpassable. My only regret was the acoustics (noise) level within the restaurant which prohibited good conversation with our guests. Would I recommend The Boathouse to others, MOST ASSUREDLY!
It was date night for my wife and I and ...
It was date night for my wife and I and we had never been to the Boathouse before so we tried it out and I am happy to say that we had an amazing time!! The food is awesome if you love seafood this is definitely the place to go. Our waiter Kenny was the best very friendly, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable about the menu my wife and I loved him! I would definitely recommend the boathouse and I will definitely be back!
Bri as our server was terrific. The roc ...
Bri as our server was terrific. The rockfish was outstanding. We like this restaurant at between 3-5 so one can talk with/o yelling and hear a conversation . When crowded there is nothing to buffer any of the noise...very unfortunate.
I came for my 4 years of being cancer fr ...
I came for my 4 years of being cancer free celebration and was given a nice table in the corner of the restaurant. The food was excellent. I have never liked any crab cake I've ever tried, and I would order these as a meal. Server was lovely. Thank you for making my night special.
The service was poor. We had to flag dow ...
The service was poor. We had to flag down our manager just to get a server. The manager offered us a free appetizer to compensate but when we got the check they had charged us for it. We were there for 2 long hours. At a Buffett!!!
Our experience at the Boathouse was grea ...
Our experience at the Boathouse was great! Except for a brief seating outside (the sun is extremely warm before sundown) and then re-seated inside, all was well. Our server was amazing and she was supported by great and supportive management. The food was great, dessert even better. Will return.
We were celebrating my husbands birthday ...
We were celebrating my husbands birthday. The outdoor seating, view and food was good, however the service of the waiters was very poor. Once came to take the order and that's about it. Did not follow up with want we want or how the food was. Had to ask another waiter for hot sauce and had to wait long before I got another glass of water.
The food was pretty good but I felt we ...
The food was pretty good but I felt we did not get our money worth. The booth that we were seated at the sun was so bright we could not enjoy the food. Shades at the door would have prevented the sun shinning in our faces. The waitress only offered to move us when we were done with our food. I requested a window veiw when I placed my reservation on line but qe did not get it.
Usually the food is excellent but it was ...
Usually the food is excellent but it was a bit disappointing this time. Biscuits weren't fully cooked and poached eggs were cold. Manager gave us a coupon for next visit. Still a nice restaurant with a great view. Service was excellent.
My best friend and I celebrated my birth ...
My best friend and I celebrated my birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect! The cocktails hit the spot and the food was amazing! We shared the rockfish and filet mignon. Both were prepared perfectly. We sat outside and enjoyed the gorgeous view of the river and city skyline. I would definitely recommend The Boat House to all.
This was the last dinner together for th ...
This was the last dinner together for the parents and girls of our high school travel lacrosse team from Pennsylvania. We booked online, none of us has been here and it was amazing! Fabulous food even for those who didn't like seafood, great local fair (loved the hush puppies with Siracha sauce) , friendly attentive servers, great atmosphere right on the river. The girls loved it almost as much as the parents! Thank you for a truly memorable evening!
Overrated and WAY overpriced. No bread. ...
Overrated and WAY overpriced. No bread. Menu stated JUMBO shrimp; mine were medium, at best. Shrimp were overcooked and dry. No drawn butter. Side portions small. Exorbitant pricing on food and drinks. Three people with one drink each = $150, minus tip. Only thing really good was the view and our waiter. Due to complaints, we were given a free dessert card each. Probably won't get used.
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