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“Best Lakeview Restaurant”

Boathouse On The Pier
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 21 July 2014

After my problems with Riva Grill (see separate review), we decided on this restaurant, on a pier right on the lake. The restaurant is small and does not take reservations. So go early, especially if you are a group of more than 4 persons (we were 7), as all the tables are for 2-4 persons. The delightful hostess, Brianna, allowed us to sit at an elevated table for 8 which was perfect.
With one exception (Ciappino) the food was superb. The filet was large, juicy and very tender; was served with a large portion of mashed potatoes, a rich gravy, and asparagus. The Wild Salmon was also a large portion accompanied by a sauteed medley of vegetables and delicious rice with almonds. The Linguine with shrimp was also tasty and filling. Only the Ciappino failed to impress. Two of our group did not order an entree and doubled up on appetizers. The total bill with drinks, about 3 deserts, and a generous tip was $435.
Devin our server was fantastic--at our table numerous times without being intrusive whatsoever. Both Brianna and Devin rate 5 stars.
Enjoy the restaurant ambience, the magnificent views and sunset, and most importantly the great food.

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Thank Pete D
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

the food was so good! the chef was an amazing cook. I enjoyed everything that I ate. I ate at the boat house every night and almost every afternoon that I stayed at the hotel and never got tired of it

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had a group of seven of us and the waiters were super attentive to our varied needs! Most of us had the salmon or chicken picatta, both were great! loved the atmosphere and sunset!

Thank jennybfam
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a nice little restaurant very near to where we stayed. We arrived before the rush and was told it would be a 20 min wait. about an hour later we were seated. We ordered an appetizer and after about 15-20 mins were told that they were out of one of the ingredients. There was no offer of doing anything to make up for our wait for a dish that was not coming. We ordered and waited another 45 min to get our meals. The food was good but not memorable especially for the price. Some of the plates were cool, not cold but not hot. I guess there was an issue of some sort with the lights in the seating area so there were no lights and only candles to see by. We were told also that they were out of bread but got some later.The wait staff was pleasant but always apologizing for the issues. I do not feel the issues were an issue with the wait staff but the management of the restaurant or the chef. Running out of things is a management function not wait staff. I understand that it was right after 4th of July weekend but it was the middle of the following week. The setup of the restaurant may be part of the issue in that the kitchen is down stairs from the seating area. There are better places to eat for the price per plate.

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Thank Monte M
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We tried to make a dinner reservation, but were told that they do not accept reservations in the summer. It's not a large restaurant with only a few outside tables overlooking the pier. We were fortunate to get an outside table on a beautiful, warm, calm night and the sunset over the lake was spectacular. We tried to order mojitos, but they did not have the mint leaves to make that drink. They were out of oysters so we ordered the beet salads which were good and quite large. The lobster, on the other hand, was small, and my husband had the salmon which was tasty. You can also eat more casually on the picnic tables below.

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Thank 2butterfly
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