I’d heard good things about the BOATHOUSE since it opened, so I was excited to try it back in January. (Though I don’t know why the name has to be capitalized like that – I always feel like I’m shouting the name of it when I type it!). The menu is very large, so while they have a lot of seafood on the menu there’s really a wide variety and items to please anyone.
The space is huge and has seating both inside and outside. It’s right on the waterfront and has great views – and not surprising given the name, a nautical theme. Outside they even offer a unique experience of riding an amphicar. While the price is high, it’s a cool opportunity to ride a car that basically drives straight into the water and becomes a boat!
Four of us ate here the night before I ran the marathon, so we had an early dinner reservation. It was still fairly empty by the time we got there, though it started to pick up throughout the night.
The meal began with some absolutely delicious rolls and butter. We definitely got a second (and maybe third, I don’t quite remember) serving of these. After all, I was a running a marathon the next morning so I would take all the carbs I could get!
For dinner, 2 of our party went with the Coriander seared Ahi Tuna (Blistered Shishito Peppers, Soy-Lime Vinaigrette, Wasabi Mayo, Sriracha):
This was a well prepared ahi tuna steak with interesting accompaniments. The wasabi mayo and srircha were nice additions that you could use to get some different flavors.
Since I’m all about the pasta the night before a race, I went with the Lobster mac and cheese. This is now the shrimp and Andouille sausage mac and cheese, though you can get lobster in addition/in place of that (Bay Shrimp, Smoked Sausage, Pipette Pasta in Spicy Cheddar-Beer Sauce | Add Maine Lobster Meat 10):
This was absolutely delicious. How can you go wrong with pasta, cheese, and lobster? It was a big portion and was perfect to fill me up. The cheeses were rich and the pasta and lobster cooked perfectly. My mouth is watering thinking back on it now.
And my friend got the Classic cheeseburger (BOATHOUSE Custom Grind, Beefsteak Tomato, Onion, Lettuce, and Pickle served with Fresh-cut Fries):
This is great if you’re looking for something a little more basic, as it’s still a very delicious burger. They absolutely did not skimp on the cheese, and it has a high quality bun. My friend also got it with a side of mac and cheese rather than fries.
Finally for the table we got a side order of Truffle fries (with lemon aioli):
I love truffle flavors and this was good without being too overpowering. It had a nice amount of parmesan and the lemon aioli went well with everything. Perfect for sharing!
We ended up being too full for dessert, even though I really wanted to try and convince the group to get the Baked Alaska! It’s a huge dessert that serves 4 and costs $40, so I’m not getting it when I’m solo or just Jason and myself. We’ll just have to do another group meal here! Or even just get drinks and dessert 😉
Overall I really enjoyed my BOATHOUSE dinner and I’d be happy to come back sometime. Especially right now if you’re like me and prefer to only eat outside, this would be at the top of my list. There are still so many great items on the menu I’d like to try, but I wouldn’t say no to the mac and cheese again either!
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