To clear up any misconception, The Boat House is NOT a restaurant. It is, however, one of the finest bars in the area, and is a short walk across a beautiful courtyard from an excellent restaurant. As required by law, you can get "food" (pretzels) if you insist, but you'll want to admire the quality of the drinks and the surroundings and ignore everything else.
The Boat House inhabits an attractive building and part of a courtyard that includes a restaurant, an art gallery and a few shops. The whole place is called The Pork Yard, a nod to the use the place had many years ago as a slaughterhouse and processor. These days, it's a grand place to relax and enjoy yourself. The bartenders at the boathouse are excellent (the place is tiny, so there's only one bartender on duty at a time), but from my perspective, they mix the best margaritas in the area. Get a nice glass of wine if you want, a martini or a cosmo. But the margarita is the masterpiece at The Boat House.
The building has two tiny floors, with the bar and a seating area downstairs and a slightly larger and more comfortable seating area upstairs. The place is decorated with the owners' collection of nautical memorabilia: pennants and posters and paintings, trophies and books related to water sports. For those with mobility problems, the only rest room is upstairs and there is no elevator. When the weather allows, there is also a very nice covered seating area outdoors adjacent to the courtyard.
You probably won't be shown the door, but the staff is very mindful about laws regarding how much they can serve you. If they cut you off after a couple of potent libations, take a walk and find a nice restaurant where you can get ready for the drive home.