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The Boat House

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8 1/2 Coryell St, at The Porkyard, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1701
+1 609-397-2244
Today
16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Plainfield, New Jersey
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

A timeless place, always a great spot to stop in for cocktail before dinner. They do not serve food, just beer, wine and spirits. Decorated in maritime memorabilia. A favorite spot of ours!

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Thank Sandra S
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is the place we meet up for drinks, before dinner. I love being greeted by Kim, it just feels like home. And, who doesn't appreciate an avid collection. Beautifully curated, I daresay, better than going to museum !! We love looking at all the pictures, there are some real great conversation pieces.

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Thank lgorlaski
Lambertville, New Jersey
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I live in town and have brought lots of people to this beautiful and unique bar. I (and everyone for that matter) just love it! The servers and bartenders are all absolutely lovely. Just this past Saturday, they sat us at a generous table on the porch and when I accidentally knocked over my dirty martini mid way through, Christine... More 

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2 Thank teawinefrench
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Visited the Boat House for a drink before going next door to The Hamilton Grill for dinner. Last time we visited was 19 years ago, it's just as charming as it was then. They only serve drinks and wine. They also sell reasonably priced wines that can be brought to BYOB spots like The Hamilton Grill. Nice selection of wine... More 

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1 Thank Michael G
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Drinks only. No food to be had beyond pretzels, but an excellent environment and a great place for before or after dinner drinks!

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1 Thank TravelingProff
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Classic drinks, hidden in the back of an alley, courtyard seating, a charming hostess. It all made for a wonderful experience before dinner. So happy to have found it.

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1 Thank Rpean
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169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This little bar has lots of charm! The place is packed with boat themed decorations, and the seating could best be considered cozy. While I didn't find the service particularly friendly, the drinks were prepared well and served without too much delay. This bar is fairly small, so it can get crowded, which means it is possible to be turned... More 

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Thank Amy B
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

it just does not get more charming. A tiny little bar (no food). This adorable building is chock full of nautical objects, art and boat models. In the winter there is a lovely wood burning stove, but anytime of the year you will love being here for a drink before heading off to dinner at one of Lambertville's many restaurants.

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1 Thank Nancy H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to have drink before dinner. Very friendly staff and they make a great martini. Highly recommend you stop by, a little hard to find but I think that adds to the ambiance

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2 Thank PSUCUDMAN
rockland county, new york
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

this place is magical. really, you could be anywhere in the world when you walk up to the ivy covered house that is The Boathouse. Down a narrow alley, the boathouse oozes charm. It serves just cocktails--"the classics", the bartender tells me, when i ask. A line forms outside to get in. Inside, the decor is astounding. Trophies, paintings, megaphones--you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 1/2 Coryell St, at The Porkyard, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1701
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-397-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?