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The Boathouse at City Point, Hopewell, VA

The Boathouse at City Point

4.3
4.3
1914 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Bringing waterfront dining back to Hopewell! The Boathouse at City Point with a sweeping vista of the Appomattox and James rivers features high-end interior design elements, private dining for large groups, patio dining and an outdoor bar. The Boathouse at City Point will offer a similar menu to other locations of The Boathouse, featuring coastal elements and a number of locally sourced ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 616-4222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cheryl Thompson

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for up to 32 in the Navigator's Den. Events up to 100 in the tent pavilion overlooking the Appomattox River.

  • Private party contact

    Susan Trankle: (804) 616-4222 ext. 705

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Plush Leather Booth

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Looking out over the entire restaurant, our comfortable leather booths offer the perfect vantage point to take in the hum of the dining room. Traditionally we have not guaranteed seating, but now through OpenTable Experiences, we are able to set aside a few of our best tables each night. The $5/pp fee reserves seating at one of these tables. There is a 20% service charge included, which allows us to pay a professional wage to our service teams. No additional gratuity is necessary. Reservation fee is non-refundable.
  • Window Table

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy breathtaking views of the James and Appomattox Rivers, along with climate-controlled dining, at one of the indoor tables along our panoramic windows. Traditionally we have not guaranteed seating, but now through OpenTable Experiences, we are able to set aside a few of our best tables each night. The $5/pp fee reserves seating at one of these tables. There is a 20% service charge included, which allows us to pay a professional wage to our service teams. No additional gratuity is necessary. Reservation fee is non-refundable.
  • Outdoor Waterfront Table

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Our patio tables are some of the most coveted seats in town, with the chance to take in an expansive waterfront view while enjoying selections from our menu of contemporary seafood classics. Traditionally we have not guaranteed seating, but now through OpenTable Experiences, we are able to set aside a few of our best tables each night. The $5/pp fee reserves seating at one of these tables. There is a 20% service charge included, which allows us to pay a professional wage to our service teams. No additional gratuity is necessary. In the event of inclement weather, your reservation fee is transferable to another available date. Reservation fee is non-refundable.

What 1,914 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Scenic View

  • Richmond

    Scenic View

  • Richmond

    Seafood

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  1. D

    Diamond

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had been to the all other boathouse locations but Hopewell definitely has the best view of them all. The wine and meals my partner and I had were incredible. My only disappointment was not being able to order a Frech 75 cocktail because the bartender nor my server were familiar with the drink.
  2. SS

    SchroederS

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great drinks and great food...but...I took my family from out of town to the Boathouse for Happy Hour and was disappointed to learn that happy hour was limited to the bar again. I hope they reconsider and extend Happy Hour to all seating like before. We still had a good time but the price tag was way higher. Had we known Happy Hour had changed, we would have dined elsewhere.
  3. BO

    BillO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was poor as the waiter had to be reminded of 3 or 4 things multiple times each. Food was average. The 20% service charge eliminates the ability for the customer to send a message to the staff. I’ve been here before and always enjoy it. This was truly a disappointment.
  4. LM

    LawrenceM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great place to dine prior to Beacon Theater event. Tell staff you are going a 730pm show to ensure they pay attention to the clock.
  5. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant has one of the best views in the area. It is situated at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers, and the view is of the Bermuda 100 and Shirley Plantation across the water. It is truly an oasis.
  6. JH

    JamieH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice dinner for a special birthday. Food was delicious and staff very friendly. We enjoyed our evening
  7. WP

    WilliamP

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Bar service needs more staff. 15 minutes to get two martini's. Greet staff needs to learn how to great patrons. We came in 12 minutes ahead of time. We were told we would have to wait as we came in before our reservation. DUH. Jeremy was very pleasant and helpful. Shirmp and grits was over powered by the sauce. Not as good as it was in the past.
  8. CM

    CMMK

    Richmond

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall, we really enjoyed our experience. We have visited two of the other locations, so we are familiar with their style of food. The drinks from the bar were some of the featured cocktails and they were amazing. Our food was delicious (salmon and shrimp tacos) and we really enjoyed it. Our only critique is, the appetizer seemed a little delayed and we had to make up our own parking space. But, both of those issues seemed to be caused by a large birthday party at the restaurant. We will definitely visit again!
  9. MW

    MattW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    As many times we have been there, the food was great and atmosphere wonderful. Service was good but in the past service has been excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night location! The food was AMAZING
  11. BK

    BriabK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    This was our 3rd visit to the boathouse. Our first two visits where excellent. I was extremely disappointed with the food this time. I ordered the 8oz filet and when it was served I saw the filet was on top of the asparagus and the asparagus was on top of the mashed potatoes. I tried to separate them and everything became coated with mash potatoes. Not very appetizing! On top of that they did not give me a steak knife and had to wait several minutes to ask for one and then another several minutes to get the knife while my food was getting cold. My wife enjoyed her salmon while I was waiting to eat mine. I should have gotten the salmon.
  12. S

    Siobanny

    New England

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The view and decor is amazing! It’s a beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately the food was barely mediocre. I had the cod sandwich and the fish was awful and fell completely apart. It was obviously from frozen fish but almost tasted old Another person had the grain bowl-again mediocre with no greens at all. It was basically a toasted chickpea bowl. Third person had the crab cake sandwich which he said was good. French fries were also not good. We will try it again and maybe just order a salad.
  13. GS

    GoSomewhereElse

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Terrible service, the restaurant was rather quiet, not busy at all, and I had to wait about 10 minutes after being seated to even see a server and after receiving my food the server did not return. I could not get a refill on my drink or order dessert. After finishing my meal, I had to wait over 30 minutes for my check, I flagged down two different staff members (one may have been the manager?) to ask for the check during that time, finally a forth person came with the bill.
  14. R

    Rob11

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service and food was below average
  16. CB

    ChristinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better view of the river. Highly recommend!!
  17. TW

    TerryW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit the boathouse 1 to 2 times a month, everything is always great
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A bit disappointed. Food was ok, but not as good as in the past. A lot of staff turnover.
  19. F

    Fred

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived just a the lunch crowd was leaving. Had great service and less noise than usual. I still hope they do away with the patio surcharge since it was completely empty and the weather was very nice. We old people refuse to pay an extra $5 a pop.
  20. JD

    JaneD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse at City Point was the perfect spot for our wedding anniversary brunch - the food, service and amazing view were all wonderful.
  21. TW

    TerryW

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I go there at least once a month , everything is so delicious and the staff is great
  22. c

    colin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The location and food are excellent; however, The Boathouse still includes a 20% gratuity and expects a tip for the server on top of the gratuity.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter to The Boathouse and the views and food were outstanding. Our server was great, attentive and responsive. We enjoyed ourselves as we both got the seafood platter which was delicious. The oysters Rockefeller were good as well. We will definitely be returning.
  24. CA

    CarolA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for us at the Boathouse in Hopewell. Enjoyed every minute. Wait staff was very friendly snd accommodating. Definitely will be making a return visit soon !
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, incredible food. Can’t wait to come again
  26. TA

    ThomAndDonna

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not eaten here since the pandemic. It was an outstanding foodie experience. The service was outstanding, the food was prepared to perfection, and the ambience including the view of the river was a very pleasurable experience.
  27. P

    Polly

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a reservation at 6 o’clock and we’re not seated until approximately 6.25
  28. VB

    VioletB

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First time in the area and visit to the restaurant. The view is beautiful. My friend had the salmon which she says was fantastic. It looked beautiful and I may try it if I come back to the area in October. The broiled seafood platter was good. My favorite was the crab cake. It had lots of crab in the cake. The scallops were good and the shrimp was find for frozen shrimp. It was worth the splurg.
  29. MM

    MinaM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    We have been to the Boathouse at City Point many times - but Sunday was not a good experience. It took forever to order drinks and then our meals. There were 5 of us and the restaurant was not full.....but it took over an hour to get our food. We were very dissappointed. We will go again and hope for a better experience.
  30. CY

    CareyY

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is our first time dining Boat House in this location. Less crowd, quieter, great riverside scenic view. They explain the 20% service charge. Our server also took our order and payment instead of going through QR code, website, and text message.
  31. b

    bjsaxt

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We haven't had the best track records with servers at this location. We will often go 15+ minutes without seeing them when we're waiting on an item. The food is good and this is only an issue if the kids are hangry.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was very good, seemed understaffed.
  33. RK

    RobK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful terrace view. Great place to go - especially when the weather is nice.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I ordered my steak medium rare. It was overcooked. I’m not into sending food back. I probably won’t go back. It’s over priced for what it is.
  35. SW

    StephanieW

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great food, and they finally went back to regular menus and one server at your table. Much more personable experience!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The server was AMAZING! I got the peel and eat shrimp, but the skin was stuck to the shrimp and would not peel off. So I couldn’t eat it. My nephew got the fish and chips and he liked it. The restaurant needs a good cleaning,. There were spider webs everywhere and the flys were everywhere inside. We will definitely never eat here again, but I do want to give a huge shout out to our server who was hands down one of the best servers ever.
  37. D

    Dave

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was dreadfully slow even though not visibly busy. For the prices, not worth the aggravation of long delay( 40 minutes just to receive a cocktail) . Wonderful view on the waterfront was ruined by the poor service
  38. o

    ohtasteandci

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    I’m a good blogger from Surry, VA but recently relocated to the DMV area. This was my first time visiting the Boathouse and I’m a fan! I’ll certainly return under the premise that, the food comes out quicker (fried foods should not take a hour to get to my table regardless of capacity—the restaurant was not full, yet, the kitchen was very slow). Peel and eat shrimp were a table favorite and the bar was amazing. Will be back to enjoy those two elements and hopefully, get better service. Our waitress was very impatient and obviously had other things going on outside of work that day that affected her charisma with the table. Experience is everything for me so those 2 elements were a bummer. BUT I’ll certainly give this restaurant another shot—maybe just the RVA location next time.
  39. RB

    RebeccaB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    We absolutely had the worst waitress ever. Totally ignored us, we had to ask for everything, while observing her servicing the table next to us. We ask to ask several times for silverware, ice, refills with no avail. Finally we started to ask other servers for help. Service was horrible
  40. RC

    RebeccaC

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall the it was a good experience. The food was really good! The portions was really small though. We sat outside. The view was amazing! However, as soon as we sat down my husband got a spider bite! We moved tables only to find another table with more spider webs underneath. The next table also had a lot of ants! This was our first time at this restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Boathouse at City Point using the Order Online button. The Boathouse at City Point also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 616-4222.

The Boathouse at City Point is rated 4.3 stars by 1914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Boathouse at City Point

701 W Randolph Rd, Hopewell, VA 23860

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cheryl Thompson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 616-4222

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for up to 32 in the Navigator's Den. Events up to 100 in the tent pavilion overlooking the Appomattox River.

  • Private party contact

    Susan Trankle: (804) 616-4222 ext. 705

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