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“Something missing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant
12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0400
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Hethersett, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Something missing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was excellent. I had the rib eye $27 and my wife the seafood paella $29. Great food as I said but maybe a little overpriced. We also had deserts of peanut butter cheesecake at $7 each which were lovely but didn't like the squirmy cream around the plate.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Augusta, Maine
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“If you are in Boothbay Harbor, you HAVE to try this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The blueberry-pomegranate sangria is unbelievably good- must try. Our group of 5 ordered several different tapas and have to say they were all delicious. We ate outside on the upper deck that has great views - a bit crowded up there but wasnt an issue for us. Highly recommend this restuarant ...we will be back and often!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Great Falls, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tired travelers check out tapas offerings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The marinated short ribs tapas were delicious as was the sweet red paper bisque. The margarita tasted like it came from a powder mix--not my favorite version. I give it high marks for an ambitious tapas menu. Might try again.

Visited June 2014
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our family group spent a few hours eating excellent tapas, trying local beers and were pleasantly entertained by the staff. Great position and views from upstairs. We took the advice given and traveled to Jackson NH a few days later and it was as good as described.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hudson, FL
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154 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Fantastic Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We drove downtown wondering if we could find a parking spot for our 8 p.m. reservation at this restaurant. It was easier than I thought it would be. The spaces are all clearly marked off with white lines and have a two hour limit. That's helpful.

This restaurant has three floors and only the first floor (with no scenic view) accepts reservations. It was a chilly evening, starting to get dark, and so the first floor made sense for us old folks. It was cozy and rustic. Our service was good. We chose several tapas dishes for our dinner, which were very good and the sauces on them were great ! We've been to a few tapas restaurants and this one definitely was the best. Wines were reasonably priced, too. Once again tripadvisor directed us to an excellent venue.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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