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“A Must See Treasure” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boat House

The Boat House
Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Lambertville
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Must See Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

My boyfriend and I were completely blown away! All the locals around town were telling us to check it out, and they were right. It's small, intimate, and packed with boat/rowing/ivy league memorabilia from head to toe. The people are so warm and welcoming. You absolutely feel like you are somewhere very special. Also, you MUST get the margarita strait or on the rocks - the BEST around!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • English first
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English first
Chuchville
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Must Pre Dinner Stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Stop before dinner ; excellent bar attentive service. Good service and real nautical feel. Relax and enjoy dinner elsewhere in Lambertville. But missing this place as a pre -dinner stop is a mistake.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tim H
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Cornwall, New York, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Sexy romantic place to relax and enjoy a few drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

This place is so special. It is nestled next to Hamilton's Grill (excellent too). If you are looking for a romantic watering hole this is it. The perfect place to go and relax with the one you love.It is a two story small boathouse uniquely decorated with marine photographs all over the walls and ceiling. The do not sell food, but they have excellent service and drinks. We had lemon drop martini's that were wonderful. The bartender was so friendly and happy to serve us. This place forces you to relax and the jazzy music exudes romance. Definitely a couples place. Perfect date place.Go here first, then have an amazing dinner next door at Hamilton's Grill (byob) We will be back!!!

Visited July 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Lambertville "Must"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

If you're in Lambertville, to dine or just to browse, the Boathouse is a must stop for a cocktail. Oozing with upriver ambiance, the eclectic interior reflects the many interests of the owner, JIm Bulger, a well-known Lambertville figure (who also owns the Swan Tavern in town). It's hard to describe Jim's decorating theme, but it's safe to say you won't be bored, since the place is crammed to the gills with collectibles spanning over a century and covering many subjects. Don't forget that you're in a bar, and enjoy a well-made cocktail and some pleasant banter with the bartender. And maybe stop next door at Hamilton's Grill Room for a delicious meal. In any event, if you're in Lambertville, make sure the Boathouse is on your agenda.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not a restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

About 10 of us came here before a rehearsal dinner next door at Hamiltons. When the rest of our party arrived (another 10 guest) they were turned away. I guess it was too much stress for the bartender to serve us all. I must mention the place was not too crowded, maybe there were 8 other people there besides us. The place is nice for a drink before dinner. It has good atmosphere, it's a great locals place. I sure wish the staff would smile once & a while or try to act friendly. Good date place but bad for a groups

Visited October 2012
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