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The Boathouse at City Point, Hopewell, VA

The Boathouse at City Point

4.2
4.2
1839 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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Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • 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

  • 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

  • Area

    Richmond

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Plush Leather Booth

    USD 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

    USD 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

    USD 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 1,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Scenic View

  • Richmond

    Outdoor Eating

  • Richmond

    Scenic View

  • Richmond

    Seafood

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  1. PM

    PaulaM

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    You had to order from the app on your phone so no personal service. Also, we ordered appetizers they came out about 2 minutes before the meal. I looked at the server and the meal was just dropped off on the edge of the table. We spent $ 200 I felt like for nothing.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The view is gorgeous, and the food was good. Oysters were excellent. Downsides? The 20% service fee applies even if your server doesn’t take your order, and you still have to tip the staff on top of it. Also, even with all of these fees and tips, our table was piled high with glasses, plates, etc and the servers bringing the next round just sort of ignored them. Very strange service model. Also, if you want to sit outside near the gorgeous view, You have to pay $5 per person in your party. Maybe it’s worth it? Questionable. Even still, we’d go back for those oysters and the view!

  3. SW

    SandyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Please bring back the Chesapeake Chicken. We went there specifically for it. So disappointing to learn it’s been removed from the menu.

  4. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect!! I searched online for “waterfront restaurants near me” and found this absolute gem!!

  5. M

    Marcelle

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the place for great seafood! We ordered many appetizers to share. The oysters were delicious. There were many kinds to choose. The hushpuppies were large, soft and sweet. We were not disappointed.

  6. C

    Critic

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    There was plenty of outdoor seating available, but it was not given to us.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre Father’s Day Celebration

  8. TM

    TammyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Please consider switching your Playlist, missing some of the old familiar music.

  9. SM

    SarahM

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I do not like the method to order. It is annoying to try to see all choices on your phone. The food, the view, the pleasant servers deserve the high ratings but I much prefer having a menu on the table. I would not have chosen to go to this restaurant if my guest was not so interested in the view.

  10. TC

    TaniaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It’s a good place to go I really enjoy the view and the food was alright but I enjoy everything else the place is so peaceful and beautiful

  11. SW

    ShelleyW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, ambiance was awesome! Looking forward to my next visit! Boathouse at City Point never disappoints!

  12. m

    mtneer

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife’s birthday!

  13. E

    Electric1

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Boathouse at City Point provided the perfect location and atmosphere for us to get together with friends for a birthday celebration. The food, drinks, and service were second to none.

  14. TW

    TerryW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Boathouse is one great place for dining, the food is great, the staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is great

  15. CN

    CedricN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    I don't mind tipping but to automatically add gratuity to a bill and you place your own drink orders, appetizers and meal on a webisite is not ideal when I am out dinning.

  16. CM

    CMart

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed an anniversary dinner at the Boathouse. We've eaten at 3 other locations but this was our first time at the Hopewell location and really enjoyed it. The location along the river was nice. We enjoyed the Filet and Fried Shrimp, then had the brownie and ice cream for dessert. Tip - If you want to sit outside, I guess you have to note that as a special request in your reservation.

  17. SC

    SCARBORUGHFARE

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Did not like upcharges for window seating, upcharge for banquets, 20% auto pay on ticket when we did all the work other than run food out + tip ,having to wait with reservations (some folks 80+)... we have frequented multi times and it’s no fun !!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated a friend’s birthday. We enjoyed everything so much that we stayed longer! The staff and manager were very attentive and accommodating. Will visit again!

  19. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable as always. It was wonderful to dine at the City Point location again.

  20. GJ

    GaryJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    You need to drop the touch free system. More headaches than it is worth. 6 in our party food came out separately. I had to finally ask where my food was. I never got the dessert I ordered. Waiter was frazzled when we asked to pay with cash. I asked to pay with cash because last time I was there my credit card got hacked.

  21. J

    Janet

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place! Good was quite good, and staff was very personable. They were busy and could’ve used some more help. Beautiful setting.

  22. S

    Stephen

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Love the restaurant. Love the food. Hate the online ordering system.

  23. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We went for out 10th Anniversary. They treated us very well. I set up with them to have flowers for my wife waiting on the table when we arrived. It went great. The only thing that could have been better was that they charged 20% gratuity on the flowers and not just the food.

  24. G

    Gammawof5

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. We were there at 2:00 pm for lunch and were seated outside. The weather was great and the server was wonderful. The only issue that there were four people, two couples and the ordering ap doesn’t allow for separate checks.

  25. NL

    NoppakunL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful. Good idea to use phone to order drinks and food so we didn't have to wait on waiters to show up. Food and drinks came out really quick and the view was great. Really worth the 1hr and 30min drive. Highly recommend to anyone.

  26. DP

    DanielleP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Online ordering through phone is awful! Who wants to spend dinner on the phone? DUMB! Food is basic and over priced.

  27. JW

    JasonW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, lighting was perfect , it straight was a vibe and I will return soon .

  28. M

    Mark

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite of The Boathouse locations - great views of the James River, nice layout and vibe to the restaurant, wonderfully prepared food, and EXCELLENT service thanks to a new phone based ordering and payment system that frees up staff to take care of clients. If you havent been yet you are definitely missing out by not heading to Hopewell and checking it out.

  29. K

    Kmlevi

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Not a fan of the new way to order or the automatic service fee.

  30. BL

    BryanL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Being an old guy I was not impressed with ordering everything on your phone. I will be back after they bring back the waitstaff

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible business model. Awful service. Don’t go here. They make you order your own food in stages, pace it to the kitchen yourself, and charge a mandatory 20% gratuity for doing absolutely nothing. Complete rip-off. . We immediately walked out. Will never return.

  32. AY

    AmyY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    The service was horrible, incompetent and not present, the required 20% service charge was not at all justified. And, that's separate from the QR Code ordering which was not a good experience. The food did not redeem for the miserable service. French fries had been cooked well before they were served, not hot at all. Some food never arrived, even after we asked about it and they said it was on the way. The only thing going for this spot is the view of the water.

  33. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    I’m not understanding why they charge a 20% “service fee” when I’m the one doing all the work ordering. I feel like the whole time i was ordering for everyone instead of being able to enjoy my company.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Retirement party

  35. JS

    JasonS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My son selected this location to celebrate graduating from VCU. By far one of the best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. We had a party of 28 and the staff was AMAZING. . I can’t remember our Captains name, she was training a new employee , both were great. I will most definitely be back next time I’m in town.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The quality of the food is not what you will be expecting for the high price tag. Also, the service is very poor. You do not have a waitress. You have people who run food and drinks. You order from an online menu and required to tip 20%. It is absolutely outrageous the downturn this restaurant has taken. Also, when we requested the manager at three separate occasions due to poor quality and taste of food. She took it away and took it off our bill. Then asks us if she can get us anything else in place, goes in the back and adds that to our check! I consulted her again and told her we assumed she was trying to right the poor experience with dessert, no simply was bringing us more horrible tasting food at our cost.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food , service and ambiance was excellent However the way you have to order and pay check is confusing and I find annoying

  38. LJ

    LJSP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great view and good. Boathouse consistently does a good meal and dining experience.

  39. F

    Fran

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    Go to the other location in midlothian and Richmond. This area is located in a semi sketchy area primarily in the hood, servers were rookies there was so many miscommunication with one of ours, and couldn’t get our bill straighten out that we had to get the bar manager to fix it. There was so much that happened but all I can say is I will never return to this location

  40. SC

    ShellieC

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Waiter spilt drink in one of us food had to be sent back twice

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Boathouse at City Point offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 616-4222.

The Boathouse at City Point is rated 4.2 stars by 1839 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Boathouse at City Point

701 W Randolph Rd Hopewell, VA 23860

Additional information

  • Area

    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

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, 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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