About The Boathouse on the Bay
Welcome to The Boathouse on the Bay, a Long Beach restaurant offering spectacular water views and an amazing Long Beach fine dining experience.
The Boathouse on the Bay is a seafood restaurant situated on Long Beach Alamitos Bay and serves an array of fresh seafood, sushi, sashimi and oysters. As one would expect from one of Long Beach’s best restaurants, we also offer natural organic steaks if seafood is not your preference.
Join us in Long Beach for happy hour, live entertainment and intrigue your senses with service and cuisine that is unsurpassed.
Plenty of parking or rideshare with your friends via Long Beach Yellow, Lyft or Uber.
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00am; Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot available.
Additional public transportation:
Rideshare via Long Beach Yellow, Lyft or Uber
Aqua Taxi (weekends only)
Duffy Taxi - Shore Boat
Additional public transportation:
Long Beach Passport
Aqua Taxi (weekends only)
Duffy Taxi - Shore Boat
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
The Boathouse on the Bay Ratings and Reviews
Brunch omelet was small and the seafood ...
Brunch omelet was small and the seafood was hard to find. Half plate of potatoes. My friend whose birthday we were celebrating, hardly touched her food. No garnish on the plates. I expected more. The service was slow, waitress was pleasant, I just expected more
Think twice before heading to this resta ...
Think twice before heading to this restaurant. During our ordering process we gave our server (who happened to be the manager for the night) the information that one of our guests had a severe nut allergy. During our order this was repeated no less than three times.
Our daughter was served a short rib with pecans in the side dish. Ruined our night, hours later we are monitoring her health. Abysmal management and no accountability.
We enjoyed the Boathouse for a delicious ...
We enjoyed the Boathouse for a delicious dinner in a lovely waterfront setting. Particularly loved the halibut and scallop entrees, though the calamari appetizer was a little overcooked. Very professional and attentive service. Will go back.
Great location with complimentary valet ...
Great location with complimentary valet parking which is a plus on the weekends! Nice wine list and creative cocktails. Fresh seafood, aged meats and wonderful menu selections. Our server Matthew was FABULOUS and ATTENTIVE we were well taken care of all evening. He offered suggestions that were terrific and helpful. Wonderful spot with an ocean view , always have had a great experience here for many years. Will be back for more !
The service was wonderful. Our server, J ...
The service was wonderful. Our server, Janine, was absolutely wonderful. She was friendly and personable. Able to attend to everyone in her section fully and with a smile. The food, was mediocre and I ended up getting food poisoning. Wasn't a pleasant experience that night sleeping or the following day as I was working at a conference... Not getting the mussels and clams there ever again...
From a friendly greeting at the door to ...
From a friendly greeting at the door to the last bite of desert, our first visit was a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, view was spectacular, service was top notch without any hovering. Will definitely go back.
We had a very nice meal at the Boathouse ...
We had a very nice meal at the Boathouse. The only downside was that we had booked for a party of four, arrived 10 minutes early and when we were ready to be seated they told us that "sorry, someone had taken our table and do we mind sitting at this other table sized for 6-8?" Truly, it was hard to converse with the noise level and being so spread out. It was maddening to have made a reservation several days in advance and then not having the table set-up we had requested and needed. But other tha. That it was quite nice.
Was looking for a nice romantic restaura ...
Was looking for a nice romantic restaurant on the water. Place was crowded and noisy with only marginal waterfront views. The outside crowd from the other two restaurants in the center were part of a younger millennial crowd that liked to smoke and to be seen.
We left after our mediocre drinks and did not eat. Where are the simple, good, classy quiet, quaint restaurants anymore? This place is kind of like a BJ Pizza only more pricy.
On a warm sunny day you can't beat patio ...
On a warm sunny day you can't beat patio dining at Boathouse. Inside looks ok but wouldn't be the same as on the water with boats going by is pretty cool. Food from a nice menu was good and our service was excellent. Lots of relatively young people enjoying themselves is a plus. We used complimentary valet because parking is a problem but I'm sure a tip is expected and I didn't disappoint. The valet drop is by the patio a long way from the front door so we walked in and were seated immediately although it was pretty busy. I didn't think to mention my Open Table reservation until on the way out which almost cost me a demerit. I like to be true to Open Table because they have served me well in many different cities.
Unfortunately, my daughter ordered somet ...
Unfortunately, my daughter ordered something, I cant recall what it was exactly. A meat dish (shredded, I believe). It was extremely dry and got caught in her throat. We had to return it and it was taken off of our bill. The rest of the meal was. fine.
Found this place online because I needed ...
Found this place online because I needed a place to meet friends who live in Huntington Beach and we live in Los Angeles. I had worked in Long Beach for many years and had driven by but never knew anything about this restaurant.
Upon arrival, The restaurant and bar were very crowded, but not overwhelmingly so, with mostly a younger crowd. We were able to get seats at the bar right away, which was our plan as we arrived half hour before our reservation. We arrived just around sunset and the view from the deck, the bar and the restaurant is spectacular. You can see the entire marina and watch the sunset and the afterglow for quite a long time.
We had a couple of excellent martinis and then were seated right on time in a booth at the window overlooking the bay. One of our group is a vegetarian and she was able to find a beet salad and a couple of other options that she enjoyed. We also had some of the sashimi and the seafood tower as well as some fresh oysters. I'm very picky about oysters, and they certainly were fresh, but the variety we had which I think was the Kumamoto, were not very plump and had not been separated from the Shell on bottom so they had to be scraped out. The sauces that came with the oysters and the seafood tower were fine. The seafood tower had more oysters, some shrimp, and a few crab legs. The portions seemed a little small for the $48 price. But it was quite tasty. We also shared some salads that were nicely prepared and fresh.
Overall, the experience was very good and I would definitely recommend this place for a drink with friends, dinner, or a date. Both the restaurant seating and the outdoor seating seem very comfortable and afford beautiful views of the bay. Will definitely return to try some of the main dishes and perhaps brunch. The waiter was very nice and sociable, but occasionally a little difficult to find. Still overall, the service from the bartenders and waiter salads and seafood, this is a nice spot to try.
You can't beat this place for ambiance. ...
You can't beat this place for ambiance. Dining on the patio during the summer is the best! They have a large menu and food is well prepared, although a bit bland for my taste. I like their lunch special with soup, salad and sandwich.
I gave 1 star for service because the as ...
I gave 1 star for service because the associate who seated us told us that we could have the requested a window table to celebrate our anniversary, but for one hour because another party would be seated at that time. She failed to determine if we had reservations and could not clearly explain her statement.
We requested the manager who determined that we had reservations. He gave us a lovely table with dessert on the house. Our waitress was fantastic.
This sloppy customer service happens too often in too many places.
Please ask the right questions and listen.
Started to go outside but it was too war ...
Started to go outside but it was too warm and the music was too loud for talk. We sat next to the window and watched the sunset and enjoyed a delicious meal. There was a good variety from fish to meat dishes. We had a nice appetizer of calamari, shrimp and a artichoke/spinach dip. The parking is hard to find with several restaurants in the area and one lot. That is the only drawback
Food was delicious, location was great, ...
Food was delicious, location was great, sitting outside worth the wait. Hosts were very accommodating but the bartenders and wait staff were totally rude and full of themselves.
My dining experience at the Boathouse ha ...
My dining experience at the Boathouse has always been exemplary, however they have all been lunches, not dinners. The food and service were very good but the noise level was intolerable. We were furthest away from the bar and the music was so loud we were literally shouting to hear each other. I will attend in future for lunch but not dinner, nor will i recommend friends attend for we appreciate conversation with our meals.
We always dining at the Boathouse on the ...
We always dining at the Boathouse on the Bay. However, I do not recommend being there after 12 noon on a summer Sunday as the parking is a nightmare. Valet stopped parking cars due to the Marina Police issuing tickets.
I had been watching their posts on FB an ...
I had been watching their posts on FB and finally made it. Atmosphere was wonderful. The outdoor patio fantastic. Weather could not have been better. Great service. Food was wonderful and all the different drinks -- bloody marys, mimosas, Mai Tai's were delicious. We will definitely be back!
We were seated quickly upon arrival and ...
We were seated quickly upon arrival and overall service was quick without being rushed and friendly. The chilean sea bass was buttery and melted in my mouth and the steak was tender and cooked to perfection. The side dishes were also delicious and appropriately took a back seat to the stars of the two entrees.
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