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Boat House

227 Schooner Dr. (Main Rd.) Send to Phone
401-624-6300 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Rhode Island waterfront dining, with sophisticated seafood and views of bridges and bay.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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Boat House Restaurant Review

: Set on the shore of Mount Hope Bay, the Boat House is handsome inside and out: nautical lanterns and spinning fans dangle from white, raftered ceilings, and beadboard walls are hung with vintage fishing posters and gear. Meals start with crusty bread kept warm in a small paper bag; a clever cocktail list includes winners like the Bourbon Bramble (Buffalo Trace, elderflower liqueur, crème de cassis). Chowder is a popular starter, but the braised short rib and mussels are more intriguing options. The rib meat is a bit dry but redeemed by a creamy potato purée and crunchy parsnips, while the mussels are unimpeachable, with a garlic, white wine, parsley and butter broth you'll want to slurp from the bowl. After hot towels, it's time for the main course, and the seafood side of the menu lures our focus. Seafood scampi is served piping hot, with poached lobster, shrimp and scallops piled atop firm parsley linguine tossed with oven-dried tomatoes in a delicate garlic-butter sauce. Pan-seared scallops are presented on a bed of seaweed and brilliant red beet risotto with goat cheese, with pomegranate gastrique for dredging. Sail to the end of a meal by savoring the intensely flavored Madagascar vanilla and Belgian chocolate gelato.


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