We were excited to go there the “free birthday dinner entree” dinner that the Boathouse advertises. I am not one for giveaways but we were both January babies and decided to try it.
The restaurant is on the harbor and has a nice view. The doors were closed tight though and the dinner desserts were served with flaming sparklers. Nice once in a while but every dessert had the place stinking of chemical smoke.
Next was the food. “Purchase required” was the caveat to the “free dinner”. Inedible coconut shrimp $17 appetizer. A soggy shared Ceasar salad with stale croutons. I had the sautéed cod with artichoke and my date had the prime rib. My cod was easily the toughest over cooked fish I’ve ever had. The prime rib was tasteless (how did they do that?) except for the super spicy horseradish sauce. The garlic mashed potato was a gummy lump and my coconut rice was dry and bland.
We each had a glass of mediocre wine and skipped dessert but were still astounded to see you dinner come to $60. We were reminded that we should tip based on the $80 value of the meal.
The service was adequate but uninspired. I was tempted to tip according to the “value” of this terrible meal but I remembered that there are hard working people behind this mess.
It was easy the worst meal of any cost. I wouldn’t be tempted to return even if the entire meal was free.
I don’t mind spending good money for a great dining experience. This was NOT that experience.
You’ve been warned