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The Berkeley Boathouse, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley Boathouse

4.0
4
321 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy a diversified and innovative menu prepared by our culinary team highlighting fresh, local ingredients paying tribute to purveyors from California and the Bay Area. With an emphasis on contemporary California cuisine, the Boathouse menu is inspired by the Berkeley waterfront offering the classic California dishes infused with global influences in an artful presentation to amuse your senses. Designed for sharing, our well-balanced menu consists of a selection of small plates, flatbreads, sides, composed salads, and main entrées.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 665-7171

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Evan Crandall

  • Private party facilities

    At Berkeley Boathouse, we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations, and your valuable feedback helps us do just that. Contact us to make reservations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our waterfront Berkeley restaurant on the marina or to inquire about hosting a private event. Whether it's a corporate lunch with clients or a family dinner, our innovative menu of coastal California cuisine paired with an inviting atmosphere with water and skyline views, create the perfect backdrop for watching the sunset. For inquiries of party of 13 - 20 Guests please email information to info@berkeleyboathouse.com

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Parking details

    We provide self-parking validation stamp at the restaurant for complimentary parking on the premises

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • East Bay

    Scenic View

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  1. JW

    JoannaW

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Had a meal in an area that was set up for breakfast, our waiter took our plates away after the main course and put them on a wall top next to my husband including the empty shells, the dirty plates were there when we left after background chatter of the staff who were sat at a table behind us
  2. CH

    CaroleH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside enjoying the breeze and a fantastic Sunday Brunch. Excellent service. Great place to meet friends in the Berkeley area. We will be back!
  3. NT

    NichelleT

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great! Always a good time at the boathouse.
  4. M

    Mark

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall good Not real gourmet Menu short and sweet
  5. m

    mattwoo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The dining area is spacious, everyone was friendly, the menu had a good range of choices. The chicken wings and burger were as good as any in the bay area.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 6 days agoDear mattwoo, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another beautiful dining experience!

  6. K

    Kayla

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. My mom and I feared to tell the server anything because he was so grumpy and hostile when asked questions regarding the menu and drinks. Also, the hostess had a terrible attitude and was rude.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Dear Kayla, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

  7. n

    ninab

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the shared small plates, the appetizers. They were each very generous and enough for a light meal for 3 people

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Dear Ninab, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food! We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  8. y

    yambo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Worst brunch I ever had in Berkeley in 45 years. Well, the latte was OK, but the eggs Benedict dreadfully bad. Waiter brought the check folder only 15 minutes after we sat down to eat - weird - and the busser came way too early to ask if we were done when clearly our plates were still full of food - also weird. It was not only terrible, but was also overpriced.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Dear Yambo, we're truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with our team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you so much for sharing your input.

  9. B

    Butch

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and view of the Bay . Excellent atmosphere and decor. Relaxing environment, with very good food and service.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you Butch, for choosing to dine with us at the Berkeley Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing, delicious meal and lovely hospitality from our server. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

  10. M

    Mimi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We ate on the deck, which was lovely, and the food was tasty. However, we had the worst service I have ever had anywhere. Took forever to have our order taken, never saw the server again, never had refills on coffee or water. Had to plea and beg other servers for our bill, since we never saw our original server. Finally begged the hostess, who showed me to our server, who was in the back. I told her I wanted part of the meal comped, and she comped the whole thing, which was good. But it turned what should have been a relaxing outdoor breakfast, with a great view, into an upsetting experience. Maybe it was just because it was the Labor Day weekend? But come on!

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Dear Mimi, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you very much for sharing your input.

  11. JS

    JeremyS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went here for my birthday because I like seafood and outdoor dining by the water. This deliver those very well. Probably the best calamari I’ve had in many years. Brussels sprouts were also very good. My only gripe was that, although our server was attentive, he had pretty significant BO and his nails were extremely dirty, so I kept thinking about his hygiene instead of the food or ambiance of the Berkeley Marina when he would come over.
  12. TD

    TinaD

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great outdoor spot for chill and good food.
  13. M

    Msgrumpy

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went two days in a row with two different groups. Both enjoyed their food and the service was good. The hostess Dejiah exemplify what great customer service is. She was very attentive to her customers and very in tune with their needs as well.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Dear Msgrumpy, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality from our Server and Hostess Dajaha. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  14. M

    Msgrumpy

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was g

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you Msgrumpy, for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food at our place. We hope to see you soon again for another beautiful five-star dining experience.

  15. GF

    GrievingFamily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The servers were delightful and friendly. The food was delicious. The scenery was lovely. The hostess was frosty, unpleasant and unhelpful and has no business in the hospitality industry.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like the Boathouse for a nice meal with our family
  17. TS

    TerriS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The food was not that good. It was Saturday night and there was a band playing so loud that it was hard for us to talk.
  18. RO

    ROSEL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb! Perfect location with views of the waterfront.
  19. JR

    JackR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This had to be the worst meal I have been served in a l ong while. And the service was shaky at best. My waffle came cold (frozen?) and I had to request butte, which wouldn't even melt on the cold waffle..My wifes eggs were uncooked and watery. The place was definitly unbderstaffed and the chef couldnt cook! After complaining, they did mange a "no charge" for our horrib;e experienmce. This used to be a nice place, but something has happened.........it's not very pleasing now.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time at the Berkeley Boathouse, and I gotta say, I was pretty impressed. I’ll start with the ambience: the sunset and waterfront is beautiful, even by the Bay Area’s lofty standards. The hostess was busy but took the time to greet me. We ordered: (1) the Korean Glazed wings (which were amazing, ended up ordering another one!) (2)Green curry mussels (I’m somewhat picky with seafood and I really, really enjoyed these. The green curry / coconut milk is done very well. (3) mahi mahi with rice and broccoli - the mahi mahi was perfect, rice and broccoli complimented it perfectly The food was fresh, my aperol spritz was nice and strong (hats off to the bartender!) , and the sunset was dope. even though the restaurant was busy, felt like the staff took care of me, so hats off to new management (I was here 3+ years ago and had a very average experience) . But I can say I’ll be back soon!
  21. LP

    LauraP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The setting is lovely and the food was quite good, but the service was atrocious, especially in relation to our (extremely high - more than $500 for 5 people) bill. Our waitress, who was certainly trying her best, told us when we sat down that drinks were taking forever because the bartender was new. Our appetizers came long before the drinks, and when the drinks came they were very, very wrong. Going up to the bar to correct made it clear that the bartender was not only new to the restaurant, she was new to bartending or alcoholic drinks in general. The food was really great - especially the brussels sprouts, Cobb salad, Thai seafood curry and a meat pasta. But waiting forever for everything and having most dishes come out wrong made it unlikely we'll ever return. There's a lot of good food in the East Bay!
  22. SC

    SusanaC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We were seated at a table that had no relief from the direct rays of the summer sun. The reflexion of the sun had us change our positions periodically during dinner. The service person was friendly -- too friendly. The food was very good.
  23. YH

    YvonneH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was by birthday and my husband and I went there to celebrate. It was our first time. The location and ambiance was very good and the staff was attentive, polite and professional. I especially appreciated our waiter whose name I can’t remember (sorry) who took time to take pictures of us. We will definitely go back.
  24. NT

    NichelleT

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great for drinks, appetizers, and a date night. The Boathouse Cobb salad and the Korean Glazed wings are my favorite.
  25. HS

    HelenS

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    No host or hostess available to seat us. No other restaurant personnel helped. In fact, we were told we would just have to wait. I finally went to the hotel guest gift shop and asked just me. The service was so poor, we finally walked out.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear HelenS, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food( friendly & good service The band was a bit loud but the music was nice

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality and live music. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  27. j

    jodijam

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Sunday brunch and it was delightful! Delicious food, great service, wonderful views! Can’t wait to come back for dinner!

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Jodijam, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality on our lovely Sunday Brunch We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  28. A

    Angel

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Roger is an excellent server attentive to our dinning experience. He expertly boxed our to go food.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Angel, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality from our star server Roger. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We made a reservation for outdoor dining and when we got there no outside tables were set up. It took forever just to get water and coffee. The milk was lumpy that was brought for the coffee. No one took our order for quite a while. Once we ordered about 20 min later someone came to ask if our order had been taken. Food finally came and my friend ordered salmon ceaser salad but the salmon was on the side. I added bacon to my burger than they forgot and the food was luke warm. They didn’t ask if we wanted anything else and left the bill. Then wouldn’t collect the bill after we told multiple people we were ready so we had to walk it and hand it to someone. Needless to say, not impressed and seemed like the staff didn’t know what they were doing.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Valuable Guest, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited 45 minutes after ordering to not receive any food or the Pepsi I asked for. When I told the waiter my drink hasn’t come, he gave me water and was surprised when I said it wasn’t Pepsi. The table next to us got their food long before us and sat down after us. Would never go again.
  31. E

    Eileen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Poor service: forgot items requested; wrong items brought to our table. Waiter only returned at the end. Made our party of two sit at tiny drink/bar tables; would not let us use regular table for four, yet the tables went unused for the one hour we were there. This restaurant has a very dated decor in keeping with the Double Tree Hotel where it is located. I wil not return again.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Eileen, we are truly disheartened to hear that your visit failed to reflect the exceptional hospitality we aim to offer our guests and we are deeply sorry for your frustration. We will be reviewing your comments with the team to see how we can make improvements to the guest experience. Thank you for sharing your input.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at our business meal

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food . We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love the Boathouse and come here regularly as locals. The view is great. Friendly to our infant. Have live music. Good food and drinks.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food, drinks and live music. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  34. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful deck and view for a nice Saturday brunch.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you Gigi for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful Saturday Brunch. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

  35. r

    rgsoccer2003

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the setting of the Berkeley Marina. Good place to have a meal and enjoy a drink.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed dinner and breakfast at this restaurant. Service was great and every selection was outstanding. At dinner, the calamari, salmon, and fish&chips were all perfectly prepared. For breakfast everything was delicious, poached eggs were perfect, and the meal portions were generous.
  37. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Staff was very kind and wonderful. Outside seating was pretty
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! The view was great, our waiter was funny and attentive. The appetizers were outstanding and the cocktails were wonderful!

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on August 6, 2022Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your thoughts about your recent visit to the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We're so glad that you enjoyed our delicious food and lovely hospitality from our team. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  39. f

    food2022

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed the location, so beautiful right out on the water. Definitely worth coming to sit outside and have a beer. Their whiskey flight also was excellent. The food though was not good, the mussels we were served had turned. Would not recommend coming for a meal.
  40. C

    Customer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Overpriced, overly-greasy, and fairly bland food. Unless you're staying at this hotel, not worth checking out the restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Berkeley Boathouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 665-7171.

The Berkeley Boathouse is rated 4 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Berkeley Boathouse

200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We provide self-parking validation stamp at the restaurant for complimentary parking on the premises

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Evan Crandall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 665-7171

  • Private party facilities

    At Berkeley Boathouse, we are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations, and your valuable feedback helps us do just that. Contact us to make reservations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our waterfront Berkeley restaurant on the marina or to inquire about hosting a private event. Whether it's a corporate lunch with clients or a family dinner, our innovative menu of coastal California cuisine paired with an inviting atmosphere with water and skyline views, create the perfect backdrop for watching the sunset. For inquiries of party of 13 - 20 Guests please email information to info@berkeleyboathouse.com

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