Scientists discovered that sea creatures belong either in the sea or on a plate after their test squids failed as locksmiths and their lobsters bungled tanning-bed operation. Take advantage of underwater unemployment with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American bistro fare and drinks at The Boathouse, in Ossining.
Perched just yards from the majestic Hudson River, The Boathouse sates cavernous hungers with a menu of maritime-focused fare. Start an edible journey with the vegetable-nori crisp, which wraps julienned vegetables in seaweed and bathes them in tempura batter ($11), before frying to a crispy finish with the crab cakes, served with caper mayo and spicy marmalade ($14). The seafood potpie, a flaky crust filled with shrimp, scallops, and langostino, contains hearty English-countryside flavors fused with the zest of mermaid conga lines ($23). Vegetarians and those in fear of displaying shark-like behavior can meditate on garden greens while savoring a grilled-vegetable sandwich, stuffed with japanese eggplant, zucchini, roasted red peppers, and creamy mozzarella, then drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette ($12).
With a dark-wood bar, ample windows through which to glimpse the Hudson River wildlife, and a spacious porch, The Boathouse provides a comfortable setting to enjoy a romantic dinner, family outing, or high-stakes I Spy tournament.
- The welcome and the charming service are just part of what makes dining here immensely enjoyable. There’s also the versatile kitchen, the river view, the touch of class in lilac walls free of kitschy buoys and straggly nets. – M.H. Reed, New York Times
- The food is great and the full parking lot every night shows that other people agree with me. – Caity1992, TripAdvisor
Situated along the Hudson River, The Boathouse's chefs create dishes centered around fresh-caught fish and American bistro favorites inside the cozy dining room. In the warmer months, diners sidle up to the sailboat-turned-bar outside to enjoy a seasonal bottle of craft beer or a glass of wine, or head inside to peruse the menu. A selection of 'Strictly Summer' classics includes lobster rolls, soft-shell crab, and the daily catch dressed in a Hawaiian shirt. Aside from seafood, The Boathouse also offers entrees such as rib-eye, sirloin, and their signature stuffed burger.