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The Berkeley Boathouse, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley Boathouse

3.9
3.9
513 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy a diversified and innovative menu prepared by our culinary team highlighting fresh, local ingredients paying tribute to purveyors from California and the Bay Area. With an emphasis on contemporary California cuisine, the Boathouse menu is inspired by the Berkeley waterfront offering the classic California dishes infused with global influences in an artful presentation to amuse your senses. Designed for sharing, our well-balanced menu consists of a selection of small plates, flatbreads, sides, composed salads, and main entrées.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 665-7171
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    Albert Nguyen-Phuoc
  • Catering
    Catering and event space available
  • Private party facilities
    At Berkeley Boathouse, we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations. Contact us to inquire about hosting a private event. Our delicious food and inviting atmosphere with water and skyline views, is perfect for small events.For inquiries of party of 13 - 20 Guests please email information to info@berkeleyboathouse.com
  • Area
    Berkeley
  • Cross Street
    University Avenue
  • Parking Details
    We provide self-parking validation stamp at the restaurant for complimentary parking on the premises
  • Public Transit
    AC Transit stop one block from the hotel
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Five-Course Westward Whiskey Dinner

    USD 95.00 per person

    25 Apr 2024 only
    American Westward Whiskeys & Culinary Delights Welcome Cocktail: Awaken your palate with a handcrafted cocktail featuring our Westward Whiskey Original Single Malt & passed hors d'oeuvres and charcuterie Pinot Noir Cask: Single Malt complemented by sweet-tart agrodolce red d'Anjou pears, refreshing watercress, and a delightful pairing of crostini with creamy dolcelatte gorgonzola Chardonnay Cask: Chardonnay Cask pairs perfectly with a baked lobster tail crusted with lemon herb panko, a sprinkle of tangy purple moon cheddar and parmesan crisp Stout Cask: bold Stout Cask alongside a perfectly grilled filet mignon Single Barrel Cask with a delightful sticky date pudding, drizzled with a touch of grey sea salt caramel
    Five-Course Westward Whiskey Dinner photo

What 513 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Great for scenic views

  • East Bay

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

513 Reviews
  1. RyanV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fish and Chips were by far the best I have had in the area. Great service, great food, they are premium prices as you are at a great location on the water in a very nice hotel but if you're looking for a nice evening out but not having to go all the way to San Francisco, go to Berkeley Boathouse. You can park in their parking lot just make sure to get your ticket validated upon paying your bill!

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  2. FawnB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was out of signature items and main draw to the restaurant: charcuterie, oxtail, and crab sandwich.

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  3. 510skater

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall a very meh experience for a hefty price tag. Many things on the menu unavailable, but not told to us until we were placing orders. Food was just ok. Even though we had a reservation, they were not prepared for our party of 5 and pushed together two different sized tables in the most unappealing part of the restaurant. Won't be returning.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Repas pas mangeable et que dire du prix beaucoup trop cher , McDonald étais meilleur , alors imaginer la bouffe , première et dernière fois , un resto à oublier

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  5. Believer

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. The kitchen forgot to cook our food and so it took 1:30 hrs to get our food. The place is nice but in a double tree hotel so ambience is a bit hotel lounge though the view is beautiful.
    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for visiting us, Believer. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and found our place to be nice. We're sorry about the delay in serving your food, we'll work on improving our service timings. We're glad you enjoyed the ambience. We hope to serve you again soon.

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  6. Nonfoodie

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was hard to find, poor signage. No utensils, had to ask. No sugar or cream for coffee, had to ask. Very limited Sunday brunch menu, not like the regular menu. Had expected a lunch menu. Poached eggs were cold. Left disappointed.
    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Nonfoodie, We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at The Berkeley Boathouse. It's disappointing to know that we didn't meet your expectations in terms of signage, menu, and service. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to improve. We hope you'll give us another chance to show you the high-quality dining experience we're known for.

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  7. Tchantches

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location. Good classic food though the menu is on the greasy side. The service is friendly but a bit chaotic.
    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, Tchantches! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our location and classic food at The Berkeley Boathouse. We apologize if it felt a bit greasy for your taste, we strive to provide a variety of choices that cater to a variety of palates. We also acknowledge your feedback on the service, and we're always looking for ways to improve. We hope to welcome you back soon for a more perfect experience.

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  8. CharmieneC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambience and food. Our server is nice but maybe they need to bump up the staffing because they barely get back to us for water refill.
    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the review, CharmineC! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance and found our food to be of good. We always aim to provide top-notch service, and we appreciate your feedback on this matter. We hope to welcome you back soon at The Berkeley Boathouse.

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  9. Adventurer

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There didn't seem to be enough waitstaff. It was very busy, as might be expected on Easter. But even so, the few servers were polite, friendly and helpful. The food was good. My omelet was wonderful and they kindly substituted fruit for potatoes. Some in my party would have liked some low carb options like salad or grilled veggies. One person complained the potatoes were greasy. The Boathouse normally has a seafood roll--but not at brunch. That was disappointing. Ambiance was great--on the marina on a sunny day was lovely. It's hard to reach the restaurant with question. Their voicemail says they will call back. They didn't in my experience. A lot of the items were quite expensive. Many could easily be made at home.
    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Hello Adventurer, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Berkeley Boathouse. We're glad to hear that our team was polite, friendly, and helpful during your visit. It's great to know that you enjoyed our ambiance and the view of the marina. We apologize if our waitstaff seemed understaffed during your visit and our offerings did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback about our pricing and will take it into consideration. We hope to welcome you back soon and aim to provide a better experience next time.

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  10. waterstrider

    Atlanta Metro

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. It is quiet, relaxed. The service is friendly and the atmosphere chill. The drinks and food are at the level of outstanding bar food. Go for the atmosphere and enjoy the food.
    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 7 days ago
    Dear waterstrider, thank you so much for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Berkeley Boathouse. We strive to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, so we're glad you appreciated it. It's wonderful to know that our food and drinks met your expectations and that you found our service friendly. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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You can order delivery directly from The Berkeley Boathouse using the Order Online button. The Berkeley Boathouse also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Berkeley Boathouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 665-7171.

The Berkeley Boathouse is rated 3.9 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

The Berkeley Boathouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Berkeley Boathouse

200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    University Avenue
  • Area
    Berkeley
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We provide self-parking validation stamp at the restaurant for complimentary parking on the premises
  • Public Transit
    AC Transit stop one block from the hotel
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    Albert Nguyen-Phuoc
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 665-7171
  • Catering
    Catering and event space available
  • Private party facilities
    At Berkeley Boathouse, we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations. Contact us to inquire about hosting a private event. Our delicious food and inviting atmosphere with water and skyline views, is perfect for small events.For inquiries of party of 13 - 20 Guests please email information to info@berkeleyboathouse.com
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