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Review Boathouse Restaurant Santa Barbara

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We ate at the Boathouse last night. This is a newly remodeled restaurant, right on the beach in Santa Barbara. All in all, I would say it was very good and a good experience. Service was efficeint and friendly. It is not over the top gourmet, but not cafe food either. Priced accordingly. Most full dinners were $18 -$25. I liked that they had LOTS of choices of fish. They were also very flexible in how they served it. If it came with rice but you wanted polenta they would switch. The view is unbeatable, it looked like we were sitting IN the water. Everyone in our party of 6 liked their meal. Two had Petrale Sole, two had local Sea Bass, one had seared Ahi, and I had Ono. All good. Dinners came with salad or clam chowder. Salad was a really nice mix of fresh greens, carrots and cucumbers. Chowder was thick but tasty. Bread arrived warm and crusty. The atmosphere was a little noisy, but not intolerable. We ate inside, but the outside patio looked nice. No one had dessert.

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  1. Here are more reviews of The Boathouse. I went shortly after it opened and was sadly very underwhelmed. Great location, but terribly mediocre food. Sounds like it might be worth a second try?

    http://www.santabarbara.com/Dining/re...