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The Berkeley Boathouse, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley Boathouse

3.9
3.9
299 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

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 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • East Bay

    Scenic View

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  1. LP

    LauraP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!
  2. SC

    SusanaC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. YH

    YvonneH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  4. NT

    NichelleT

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    HelenS

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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 4 days agoDear 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.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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 4 days agoDear 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.

  7. j

    jodijam

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 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 4 days agoDear 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.

  8. A

    Angel

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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 4 days agoDear 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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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 4 days agoDear 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.

  10. 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 4 days agoDear 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at our business meal

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 4 days agoDear 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.

  12. 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 4 days agoDear 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.

  13. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful deck and view for a nice Saturday brunch.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded 4 days agoThank 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!

  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    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 4 days agoDear 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.

  18. f

    food2022

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Y

    Yummy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I guess we didn’t realize that this restaurant was inside of the double tree Hilton hotel which kind unexpected. Food was good… the employees were awesome. Our server was great!
  21. MA

    MamdouhA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent outdoor venue. Good food and friendly service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  23. DA

    DANAS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food and lovely view of the marina. The fireplace made things very cozy.
  24. KL

    KLS60

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Such an awesome location & beautiful space. The service was a bit spotty but we came at a weird time . . . .4:30 pm so maybe it was just a shift change sort of thing? The food was OK - nothing bad but for the price, I was expecting more. I will say the wine list is phenomenal, craft beers on tap & the cocktails were fantastic! Overall, I will return but probably more for drinks & appetizers.
  25. MS

    MariaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful views and service plus great food. I had the salmon which was excellent.
  26. p

    paul

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Hostess desk unorganized. Wonderful ambiance
  27. MC

    MartyC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks. Very good ambiance and view. Very good service.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on June 14, 2022Dear MartyC, 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 with lovely hospitality and wonderful ambience. We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was good food and good service.
  29. o

    opentablevip

    Los Angeles

    103 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    If you want to wait forever for service and then to get cold food, start your night at the Boathouse. While the view is wonderful, nothing else is.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on June 14, 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

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food!
  31. d

    dineoutoften

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, and good food. The wait staff were doing their best, but there were not enough staff resulting in long waits for food.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on June 14, 2022Dear Valuable Guest, thank you for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! We appreciate you taking a time to share your dining experience with us. We'll review your comments internally and see how we can improve. We're glad that that you enjoyed our delicious food and the wonderful ambiance. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

  32. CP

    CristinaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is excellent!

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you CristinaP, for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Restaurant. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another beautiful dining experience.

  33. GE

    GailE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambiance. We were with friends in from out of town. They enjoyed it as well.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on June 14, 2022GailE, 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 with lovely hospitality . We appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  34. LL

    LakeLoverReston

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely spot and decent brunch menu. Food was good. We enjoyed our time there

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you LakeLoverReston, for choosing to dine with us at the Boathouse Restaurant at Doubletree Berkeley Marina! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our location and delicious brunch. We hope you'll visit us again soon for another four-star experience!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Waiter was hard to reach

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 28, 2022Dear valuable Guest; thank you for sharing your experience with us, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding our service as providing efficient, pleasant hospitality is how we are known. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

  36. PC

    PatrickC

    Palm Springs

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view. Loved the oyster sliders. Attentive Service.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 28, 2022Dear PatrickC, 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 appreciate your five-star rating and we look forward to see you soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. It’s either the staff members were new or just not happy with their jobs.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 28, 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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was very slow . We waited too long for our food!. We dined outdoor and my husband had to go inside the restaurant to hollow up on our food.Food was good but not for the price. We ordered the halibut and it did not taste fresh. Staff were not very accommodating to our needs. When we got our check the amount of tip was already there. We paid it but I don’t think they deserved that tip. A lot of times even if the food is not that good or even if it’s expensive , reviews are good because of service . I seldom write reviews but this was really not a good experience.
  39. N

    Notaditz

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We asked to be seated outside, which we were, but although there were heaters (unnecessary for brunch), not a lot of shade. The service was sooooo incredibly slow… from taking our drinks order to getting the drinks, then taking food order and getting food was way to slow for this party of four (they didn’t seem to have a lot of other customers!) When 3 meals came out (1 had forgetter the added egg!), we were told they were out of the fourth meal completely, so that person had to order something else, but our food was served. This resulted in 3 people eating in front of the 4th person; by the time the 4th meal came out, we were done with ours. Wife had to go to bar herself to get refill on iced tea because service was so slow. Carafe of water was left as we were seated, and not refilled the entire meal (on a very hot afternoon). In the end, the food that we had was good, but the $ and bad service cannot compensate.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 28, 2022Notaditz, thank you for sharing your experience with us from your recent visit for brunch, as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We can't help but feel disappointed by your comments regarding our service as providing efficient, pleasant hospitality is how we are known. We will review your feedback internally and hope to have another chance to win you over completely.

  40. RF

    RandyF

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great location and very good food our server was excellent! They were very busy and a tad short staffed.

    The Berkeley BoathouseResponded on May 28, 2022Dear RandyF, 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 appreciate your five-star rating and your feedback as it's helpful to see how we are meeting your needs and how we can improve. We look forward to see you soon.

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 3.9 stars by 299 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

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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