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The Boathouse at City Point, Hopewell, VA

The Boathouse at City Point

4.5
4.5
2280 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • 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

  • 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. In the event of inclement weather, your reservation fee is transferable to another available date. Reservation fee is non-refundable.
  • 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. 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. Reservation fee is non-refundable.

What 2,280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Richmond

    Great for brunch

  • Richmond

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Richmond

    Great for scenic views

2,280 Reviews
  1. SteveS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food and drinks Would highly recommend!

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  2. StephenL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great water view but had to pay an extra $10.00 in advance with the reservation in order to guarantee it. Food and service was excellent. Ryan was very attentive. It was very nice being right by the window but you can see the water from where ever you sit as the building is surrounded by windows. Nice place.

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  3. JenniferK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience across the board! I am not the easiest to please when dining out, and I don’t have any criticisms. We will definitely be back!

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  4. AimeeP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and excellent service! We had dinner there before a show at The Beacon theatre and it was perfect.

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  5. DavidS

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dining experience. Great service and food was very good although the fries were pretty ordinary. Loved the ambiance of the riverside location. Will return for a chance to dine on the patio in nicer weather.

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  6. ShannonE

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful view, great food and good customer service.

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  7. LeeC

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drink and ambience! I would be a regular if I lived in the Richmond area.

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  8. JessieG

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy for the recent changes that make a dining experience more enjoyable. It was nice to have our order taken and not told how much to tip. Leaving that decision to me tends to make me exceed 20%. We enjoyed great service, food, and view!

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  9. Excellent

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boathouse had a very nice promotion.. There were plenty of customers. Service was great. The oysters on a half shell were out of this world good.

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  10. DawnG

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oleg and the river view is what makes this restaurant great. The food is mediocre at best. If you want mouthwatering tasty food, go elsewhere.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Bartender was ok. Had to ask to order. Food sucked

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was with a group of five. Ordered fish & chips. The fish was well prepared but lukewarm at best as was the fries. Very disappointing given the prices.

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  13. TeresaG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Boathouse was nice and food very good however are service was not great. There were couple of issues with ordering . We did not receive some items we ordered and dessert took to long so we cancelled it and ask for the bill which I had to go into kitchen area to get our server. Hopefully thing will improve with service soon

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  14. ScubaJ

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very busy Valentine’s Day dinner. Bar staff was amazing. Front of house sat someone else when they called my name. Manager made it right. Food above average. Nice experience, not great. Just nice.

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  15. eNBee

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Paid for the leather seating ($10 total for me and my partner) for a reservation for 7PM. Did not get seated until 7:30pm. Why pay for guaranteed seating if you cannot get seated at the requested time? Food was good. The ambiance is unique and upscale. The service did not meet the upscale level we were expecting. What a shame.

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  16. Katrina

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice evening out for Valentine's Day with my husband. The service & food was very good. Loved sitting with a view of the river.

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  17. PabloM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service provided by Jazlyn was excellent. The noise level, given the increasing number of diners and the fact that it was Valentine's Day, was relatively quiet. The views are wonderful, and everything we had was delicious and well presented. The only thing I would ask to be improved is that New England Clam Chowder should be hot, not just relatively warm, when served. We will be back. Often.

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  18. LindaP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Outstanding service. We had a table with a wonderful view of the Appomattox River. A positive experience!

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  19. JoeC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ctab cake sandwich was mediocre and very disappointing. Too much filler. I've had worse but I've also had much better. This should be served as a plain crab cake rather than a sandwich. At least then you could cover it with a sauce to hide the quality

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  20. RaeA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Olek was amazing! Really made our dining experience enjoyable and fun. Thank you Olek!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely and amazing as always! I even asked for Taylor swift’s favorite cocktail and they made it for me! The French blonde!

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  22. BillR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu needs better descriptions of what is on each entrée. The salmon was served with some kind of sauce that wasn't expected or very tasty. Every thing else was good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for taking away the permanent gratuity. Service was awesome

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  24. KathrynA

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were celebrating a birthday. I put it in the notes of the reservation on Open Table, but nobody brought it up and it didn’t seem to matter to them anyway. Our table was comfortable and the food was amazing. The clam chowder had huge chunks of clam and the crab & artichoke dip was full of crab meat. Our server, however, took our orders and didn’t return for at least 30 minutes. Our appetizers arrived by other kitchen staff and we gobbled them up. Everybody ran out of drinks, there was no more water, I wanted to order a glass of wine, but again, our server legitimately must have taken a dinner break because he never came back. My husband offered to go up to the bar to order a glass of wine for me and took the empty water jug with him as well. He returned with my wine and a woman whom I guessed was a manager, but she didn’t introduce herself or apologize; she just refilled everyone’s water glasses. The water glasses are the size of shot glasses, by the way. Our server magically reappeared after that. Our entrées arrived and everything tasted wonderful. The food here is truly fantastic, which makes it a shame that the service was non-existent. When the check came, they removed the automatic 20% gratuity so that I could choose to add a tip myself. I appreciated that. I have no problem with 20% gratuity being added into my bill so people can make a decent wage, but I do have a problem with zero or poor service. Gratuity is purely supposed to reflect service. It’s what should make people strive to provide good service. We won’t be going back to the Hopewell location Boathouse. I don’t have enough faith that the same thing wouldn’t happen again. Still no apology from the server or the manager; just sheepish looks.
    The Boathouse at City PointResponded on February 6, 2024
    Hello Kathryn, I apologize for the subpar service experience on your recent visit. With food and drink hitting the mark for you, it is disappointing we could not deliver the full package. Thank you for letting us know so that we could address the issue and improve for future guests.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great view, good value. Architecturally attractive space and good sound control.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food… cooked to perfection! It was my Birthday and the server was so amazing, thank you for a good time.

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  27. Garry

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views during the day with great vibes at night.

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  28. AndreaS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation at 6:45 but didn’t get seated until almost 7:15, but the wait was worth it. Our Waitress was outstanding and the food was nothing short of amazing! Will deff be back soon!

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  29. LeroyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed the meal and overall service was great. We would highly recommend the Boat house to our family and friends.

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  30. BenjaminD

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, Jason was a great server. I do not understand when you make the reservation on open table, is you want a table by the window or a booth there is a $5.00 per person charge. But if you walk in off the street there is no extra charge. I think this should be adjusted.

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  31. KevinM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive but worth every penny. this is where my wife and I go for special occasions and we are NEVER disappointed. the staff is always on point, the food is amazing, and the view is great. The ambiance is always classy as well. I have to work hard to find something negative to say.

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  32. Electric1

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Friends and I watched a movie and decided to complete the evening with fantastic meals at The Boathouse at City Point in Hopewell, VA.

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  33. ShaunaL

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been coming here for years. The portions are getting smaller and smaller. My shrimp and grits I always get is barely any grits now. A few spoonfuls. I know food is expensive now but I might have to take a break from them. Not worth the price. I spent $200 and left starving.

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  34. MaryB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great view and great service. Shrimp cocktail and crème brûlée!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience at this location. The food is always delicious. The service is impeccable. You can’t top the beautiful scenic views of the river!

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  36. Punkinsmama

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was traveling over a holiday weekend and found it on a search of nearby restaurants. We love seafood, so we're intrigued. So glad we went there - food, atmosphere and service were top notch. Would highly recommend.

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  37. GlennS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. My girlfriends food came out first the waitress noticed and gave me some clam chowder. The waitress seemed nervous she left my credit card in the machine. I had to go get it back.

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  38. maryu

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Eve It was all I had hoped Service, food. Atmosphere was amassing. Love this place and will be back

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  39. ChrisS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    WE HAD A GRERAT TIME LAST NIGHT AT THE BOAT HOUSE, THIS WAS OUR SECOND TIME GOING THERE AND IT WAS GOOD AS THE FIRST, THANKS

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  40. Traveler

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location on the river with outdoor dining - weather permitting. Upscale decor and great service. Menu is a bit pricey, food quality very good.

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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 4.5 stars by 2280 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 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • 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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