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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
The Boathouse on the Bay Ratings and Reviews
Boathouse on the Bay is a nice restauran ...
Boathouse on the Bay is a nice restaurant, but rather expensive for what you get. We ordered the Coconut Shrimp for an appetizer. The shrimp were very large and very tasty. I ordered the salmon, which was very good. My husband ordered a filet, medium well. Our dinners came out and his steak was medium rare. I am not sure why chefs can't get this right. We have had this happen to us so many times, we joke about it being done correctly when we order. They had to take it back to correct it. It is very upsetting because we end up not being able to eat our meal together. I was done before his steak even came back. The waiter does not deliver any of the food and when the steak was returned he never came by to apologize. They did bring a new piece of meat, which was appreciated. The steak comes with nothing on the side. For $39 for a 6 ounce steak, it should come with a side. They have very limited menu of wine by the glass. The bill was almost $200. I would have wanted a bit better experience to support the cost. They do have a nice outdoor area that seemed to be very popular. I think in the future, we would go outside and have a cocktail and an appetizer.
Got there at 6:45 for a 7:00 res. Had a ...
Got there at 6:45 for a 7:00 res. Had a handicapped person in our party of 4 who had a tough time standing and sitting for a long time because of recent knee surgery. Not seated 'til past 7:30, after mis-info about the wait and "a lot of lip" from the hostess. Dinner took so long that after a while the handicapper went to the car to wait for the other three to finish dinner. Not good....
We went to the Boathouse for a "date" ( ...
We went to the Boathouse for a "date" ( need to do that after almost 27 years of marriage once in a while). We were seated immediately at a window table with an amazing view of the bay. There were a lot of interesting choices and specials on the menu, but we wanted to eat light. We ordered two salads, and two appetizers- prawns and poke . They apparently ran out of bread that night..which would have been nice with the meal. Pete had a cocktail and a glass of wine.
The food was delicious. It was a bit pricey for what we had, but i was looking for a nice experience. My only complaint was that ithe dining room was very noisy. A scratchy speaker was playing over the loud talking of the customers and the squealing of several children playing tag around a table of eight moms.
After dinner, we headed out to the patio for a chance to talk, but the band and noise was pretty loud out there, too.
All in all, it was a nice evening.
Boathouse on the Bay could have been so ...
Boathouse on the Bay could have been so much better if only the food would have been good. Would not have even needed to be great given the setting. Everything after the bread (which was hot and deliciously crusty) went downhill. Swordfish was overcooked and dry, sea bass was in a tasteless and watery broth, crab cakes had no crab, Brussel sprouts were way over done and had a sweet cloying flavor. The setting was lovely. Maybe okay for lunch and lighter fair but skip dinner.
Delicious fresh excellently prepared fis ...
Delicious fresh excellently prepared fish and seafood. Really enjoyed our second waiter who took over after the first waiter finished his shift. Wish I remembered his name . Lovely perfect time the only exception is that the temperature in the restaurant was very cold for my husband and I.
Always a fun place to eat! The view is a ...
Always a fun place to eat! The view is amazing. The food is generally quite good and the atmosphere is excellent. Inside and outside eating, music with some regularity, a very good bar and pretty nice staff. Hot place!
We came here for Mother's Day. We were greeted promptly and they told me that unfortunately they were running a little behind on their reservations. It's Mother's Day, that is to be expected, our reservations were at 630 but were seated 650 (not to bad). Our waitress was great, very attentive. We were told that unfortunately the kitchen was extremely backed up and it would take awhile for us to receive our food. Once again, that is to be expected it was Mother's Day. We put in our appetizer order right away. After 45 minutes it was served. It was good, came out warm. After waiting another 45minutes minutes we were given our dinner entrees. Everything was presented nice but then we tasted our food. ALL of our food was cold! I did talk to the manager and explained it to him, he did take my entree and my mom's entree off the bill. What I did not realize is that everyone in my party food was cold. I feel overall this restaurant should not be accepting this quality of reservations that they obviously cannot handle. I do regret that they rest of my group did not say anything so that it could be remedied but at that point we just wanted to leave. We wanted to have a nice dinner and it ended up being a disaster.
My whole family went for Mother's Day an ...
My whole family went for Mother's Day and I get its a busy day. We made reservations and didn't get seated until after 20 minutes of waiting. Upon being seated, we weren't offered water or bread for another 20 minutes. We had to actually wave someone down to serve us. We all decided to try a different fish entree and boy were we all disappointed ( not just because it took over 1 hour to get our food.....) but for $ 35+, I would expect better cooked fish. My fish was dry and bland and tasted like bad cooking from frozen fillets. The food was very standard, and a bit pricey for what they were serving.
On the bright side, the ambience is amazing!
Seated 30 min after reservation time. Recieved drinks promptly then waited 30 min for waiter to take our orders. Two wait staff taking care of 10 large parties. Food came 1 hour later and was cold. Food preparation was adequate but not worth the $35.00 - $40.00 prices. Not creative enough to be a foodies place but food was good. Would not return for anothe meal even though the restuarant seemed understaffed for the occasion. The culinary efforts do not support the prices. Ambiance is good with beautiful views. Wine list is generic.
It was just ok. We went on Mother's Day ...
It was just ok. We went on Mother's Day which is always a tough day to try somewhere new. The steak was $51 & honestly just wasn't interesting, tender or overall good. The Chilean sea bass was good but very expensive at nearly $40. My 6 year old ordered Mac-n-cheese off the kids menu & it was too spicy for her to eat. We probably will not return.
It was Mother's Day, they we're swamped, but they got us seated fairly close the reservation time. The food was great! The service was better! The manager went out of his way to make my Mother's Day Special as it was also her birthday and anniversary.
Our server Bert was absolutely amazing !
Amazing service and great food ! As we all know service in it self can ruin any restaurant no matter how fantastic the food. But let me tell you our service was exceptional ! Bert showed a kindness and attentiveness that was superb ! It was my husband and i's first dining experience at this particular restaurant and after the suggestions and recommendations from the server we were not disappointed .. We Highly recommend this restaurant !
We were celebrating my husbands 28th birthday and it was absolutely perfect. The indoor dining area was quiet and we had a very attentive waiter. We throughly enjoyed our food and felt the price correlated appropriately. We noticed the outdoor dining area was more casual and promised ourselves we'd come out for drinks another night. It was a beautiful view over the bay!
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