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Boathouse Grille

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American, Bar
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80 Shady Harbor Dr, New Baltimore, NY 12124
+1 518-756-7300
12:00 - 21:00
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Troy, New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times and always enjoy it. It is being able to have dinner on the Hudson near Albany that brings us back, but the food is good too. The menu is not especially creative, but it is fine. It is watching the river and sunsets that make it special.

Thank Knith
Loudonville, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Oh, the bliss of summer dinner overlooking the Hudson River! We have been here several times and always enjoyed it. We order pub food and beer and always find it well prepared and served by a friendly waitstaff. The deck is large and covered and we've always had a table with a water view.

Thank Suzanne P
Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a great setting aside the Hudson, and the servers seemed OK, except a little confused about who would walk where and when. The problem was the food. We docked here because Yanni's looked pretty full. The duck and the salmon we ordered was cooked dry. Totally dry. The seafood stew I coaxed my friend into trying was disgusting:... More 

2 Thank David W
brian d, Manager at Boathouse Grille, responded to this review

David, I find your review rather shocking! We take our food very serious, while we are not a fine dining restaurant in downtown Chicago, I have dined at many of them. We are conscious to provide a good quality experience that fits the needs of our communities, both boating and on land. I would very much like to know when... More 

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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A short drive from Albany and well worth it. Fine view of the Hudson from the deck. Friendly and competent service. Interesting basic menus.

Thank 558renater
Upstate NY
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and the place was packed. We were expecting a rain storm and it was hot and humid so we decided to eat inside. The storm arrived in short order but all of the customers that were outside under the awning seemed dry and comfortable. The salad was delicious as we're the entrées. My husband had... More 

Thank linda s
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our party of 8 was seated right away on the newly remodeled, covered deck overlooking the Hudson - not because we were the only ones there, but because the deck is huge and has plenty of tables available. Our waitress was attentive, our drinks came quickly. I tried a peach sangria and it was great - a drink I would... More 

Thank Jessica B
Albany, New York
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our server was a friendly and cute. The view is beautiful. The bartenders are rude and slow and ignore the customers. Menu is limited and most of the food ordered was mediocre. Over $20 for Pasta dishes. Oreganato sauce on the minuscule clams is delicious.

Thank Geri D
brian d, Owner at Boathouse Grille, responded to this review

Geri, First and foremost let me apologize for your less than satisfactory visit to our restaurant, that is not our goal. I am surprised by your feeling that our menu is limited, as we try very hard to offer a collection of dishes that please the palate. As far as the clams oreganato, there is a bakers dozen of little... More 

Schenectady, New York
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

My friend and I were out enjoying a beautiful sunny day when we decided to stop and have a meal at the Boathouse Grille. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess at the front door. We were able to get a seat out on the beautiful newly-remodeled deck so that... More 

Thank LSP150
Guilderland, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

1st time diners. Ordered a bottle of champagne and club sodas. Ordered started and entrees. Got the champagne in 5 minutes no club sodas until we reminded our waitess. 45 minutes no starters. Again alerted the waitress. Entree came out still no startes. We asked them to take entree back to keep warm while we waited for you guessed it,... More 

Thank Donna D
Albany, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My wife and I usually go to Yanni's, but we decided to try The Boathouse Grille. What a major disapointment. Our waitress was nice, but she got everything wrong right from the start. The whole dinning experience was a nightmare , first she didn't put our appitizsers in, it took her an hour and 2 attempts to get them,, My... More 

Thank broncobill88
brian d, Owner at Boathouse Grille, responded to this review

Bronco Bill, First and foremost, our apologies. The server your review is based on has been identified and the issues corrected. We often receive comments that we are by far the best restaurant on the river, but with bad service I can appreciate your feelings. As far as the owner promising gift certificates, I know nothing about it or I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Shady Harbor Dr, New Baltimore, NY 12124
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 518-756-7300
The boathouse Grille is a wonderful little oasis open seasonally from April through October. Our deck, situated over the beutiful hudson river offers a relaxing environment to enjoy the first class food our chef prepares on a daily basis. We urge you to visit, and enjoy for yourself the oasis we call Shady Harbor Marina, and the Boathouse Grille!


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