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“Boat House Restaurant”
Review of Taboo Resort Restaurant - CLOSED

Taboo Resort Restaurant
Price range: US$23 - US$58
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International, Canadian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed July 19, 2017

A great boat ride destination for lunch on the beautiful patio overlooking Lake Muskoka. Lunch menu was excellent.

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Thank Jennifer S
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5 - 9 of 69 reviews

Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Attended the Boat House restaurant at Taboo Resort on two occasions in June 2017. The first was for dinner with four couples for a birthday. The food was good but nothing spectacular. The service was average at best. We waited a long time for our meals (over 90 minutes) which we were advised in advance we would have to wait because we arrived shortly after a large group. We requested some bread as we had waited so long and eventually were served sandwich bread. We were all drinking wine and ordered quite a few bottles of wine. One would expect that the wine should be served and not the bottles simply put in he middle of the table. If you are going to charge prices that are indicative of finer dining I expect the quality and service too.

Our second time was for breakfast we ordered the bacon-wrapped asparagus with poached eggs. It was good but not worth the price. We had far better quality and price when we went to town for breakfast at a restaurant on the main strip.

Thank TravelGurlz
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Great that Taboo is no longer leasing out their restaurant and now has a skilled, caring chef Rachel Hobbs who can bring on some great tastes!
This was the first of their pairing events - this time with Sawdust City Brewery and Tawse Winery. It was well thought out and lots of fun in an intimate setting.

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Thank mcdivitt
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This is the first time back at Taboo in a few years and we went as a family for Mother's Day. We had a fabulous time, the food was amazing and fresh and the staff were wonderful. We were ever so happy to see Chef Rachel in charge and creating amazing dishes for us try. Everything was delicious and her Chai Creme Brulet was absolutely georgous. Then you get the view of the lake and the islands, doesn't get better than that! See you soon!

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Thank DOBBSLAKE
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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Boathouse before it was JUST ok nothing memorable very Pub food!

The prices are very high...on new menue with new chef...I guess everyone on Muskoka is rich and can afford to eat out a lot!

Why don't reputable resorts or restaurants make yummy fresh chicken burgers that people could enjoy! Lots and lots of people don't eat red meat anymore! Or some amazing Bison burgers! What about great fish tacos not deep fried...people don't want all that breaded greasy flavours!!!

Pinterest offers so many healthy fun choices of different ideas to offer your guests....we just want yummy healthy affordable food! Feels like your offering same old same old!

Change it up ......am noticing lots of boomers eat at home more because we can make yummy dishes that are healthy....and just more value for your money...and drinks are cheaper..

Lots of Gourmet cooking groups popping up ....because it's more creative and cheaper and affordable!

Nice View though

Thank Rannadanna53
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Brandon Z, Director of Rooms at Taboo Resort Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Rannadanna53,

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about our 2017 menu. We are very excited to be opening back up for the season on Friday, May 5th. This year, under the direction of our new Executive Chef, the focus was to use as many locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients as possible, and to reassert Taboo Muskoka as one of the top culinary destinations in the region. You will notice on both the Lunch and Dinner menus we have included a wide variety of main dishes, limiting the amount of fried items to two, with pricing ranging from $12 to $35, including a fresh marinated grilled chicken sandwich along with many other healthy options. Not only have we 'renovated' our menus, we have added a brand new bar with a robust cocktail list for our guests to enjoy. For those looking for a unique lake side dining experience we highly encourage you to experience the 'new' Boathouse for yourself. Thanks again for posting your thoughts hopefully you will give us another chance this season.

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