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“Great Lunch Great View Great Staff - Seems to Have Several Names”

Boathouse On The Pier
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Groveland, California
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Great View Great Staff - Seems to Have Several Names”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Blue Water Bistro, Bistro on the Pier, call it what you want, it is at 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, on the water, where they rent boats and do parasailing trips. The other Pier, where the locals go, not the Ski Run Blvd Pier where the Riva Restaurant is.

This little bistro is great, upstairs is a lovely dining room with outside balcony or indoor seating, and a bar. The view is fantastic. The food was excellent, with good portions. The staff was helpful and friendly. The cost was ok, very fair for the quality and location.

Two of us booked a table for 6 on the balcony, while the teens went parasailing. By the time the kids were back, there were 3 tables put together on the end of the balconly for us. Perfect. I would definitely eat here again. We had burgers and fries, calamari appetizers, salads, and several other dishes I can't remember. It was all good, as were the beers and bloody mary's!

  • Visited July 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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“BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND GREAT FOOD”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

We grabbed a seat outside on the second floor looking out at the lake and the sunset. My wife and I split the Asian Chicken Salad - very large, very good - only complaint the chicken was a tad dry, the French Onion Soup - perfect!, the Shrimp Cocktail - only 4 large shrimp, but they were excellent, and they had great cocktail sauce, the Chicken Piccatta - absolutely outstanding!, and the Brownie/ice cream for dessert - perfect. They have a small kitchen, so i'm guessing if it's very crowded you may have to wait a bit longer for your food than we did, but it's worth the wait, and the ambience is wonderful while you're waiting. Bring a jacket or sweater, because if you sit outside once the sun goes down it will cool down quickly. This place will be a staple now for all our visits to Tahoe in the future. Can't wait for that Chicken Piccata again!

  • Visited July 2012
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