The view is nice. The service is fine. The food is a small step up from Applebee's. It completely looks and tastes like a chain restaurant. Just with a slightly high price tag. Drinks were good.
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The Boatyard Grill can be affordable or expensive-whichever you prefer. Nice atmosphere. Very professionally run. We were impressed. I'm not sure who is in charge of the training program there, but give that person a raise. Our servers were friendly, helpful, and patient. We noticed how thorough of a cleaning the staff gave the large table next to the fireplace... More
We had dinner there twice. The first night, we ordered off the special of the day menu. We had the shrimp/lobster skewer. It was very good. The second night we ordered fish and the shrimp/grits. The shrimp and grits were also very good, just had too much grits. Large portions. Three of our friends ordered the fish. The fish was... More
Thanks so much for your review, Gwen. I'm happy your meal was so nice, you visited us twice! Of course, I'm glad you enjoyed the shrimp and grits and I apologize for the momentary hiccup with your friends fish, but I'm pleased we quickly sorted it out. We appreciate your support and we'd love to see you again soon! All... More
The food was terrific, the service was excellent, and it is a beautiful restaurant. I had the Makers Mark Sirloin(bourbon sauce) and the mashed potatoes and asparagus spears might have been even tastier than the steak. But the steak was very good. And I thought the price was very fair for the quality, service, and environment. I will definitely return.
Loren, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. The Maker's Mark is one of our favorites and we are so glad that you enjoyed it as well! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Mark Miller, General Manager More
We found this gem when we lived in horseheads, ny. Now that we have moved back to Utica, ny it is worth the trip for us to have a enjoyable meal here. Many wonderful family memories have been made here and the food and service is GREAT.
Wow, thanks so much for your longtime support! We've been so lucky to have such a great community of fans both near and far. I appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you make it here to Ithaca! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More
Good food, good service, nice facility, great view of the lake and canal. They don't take reservations for brunch but you can call ahead and get on the seating list, recommended if you are planning to get there at the peak time (11:45-12:45). We had a variety of dishes (lobster taco, bangers and mash, beef and potato hash). All were... More
Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing! So happy you enjoyed the food and the view. We hope to see you again for Sunday brunch again soon! Cheers, Mark Miller, General Manager More
Good food. Good service. Right on the water for great views of the lake. It was actually our second time dining at the Boatyard Grill and I am sure there will be a third visit.
Thanks for your kind words. I'm so glad your recent visit was just as memorable as your first! We appreciate your support and we're looking forward to round three! - Mark Miller, General Manager More
We were heading for a long weekend trip to Aurora, NY and thought we would stop at the Boatyard Grill for lunch. So happy we did! Everything was truly exceptional - food, service, view - such a great way to start our trip. Our server, Kelcey was the best - very knowledgeable about the menu and did everything sh could... More
Thanks so much for joining us for lunch last weekend -- glad to hear that everything from the menu to the ambiance and Kelsey's service was a success! It was great meeting you and I'm so happy you enjoyed my winery recommendations! We appreciate your kind review and support and we'd love to see you again the next time you're... More
Went there with customers for a business dinner. Very nice location with excellent food and perfect service. We had a few drinks at the bar first. Good place to hang out. Will go there again for sure when in town.
Thanks for joining us for dinner the other night! I'm happy to hear that we provided a great ambiance and meal for your business meeting. I appreciate your review and support and we'd love to see you again the next time you're in Ithaca! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More
We were there twice in October, once with local friends, once with out of town friends. When we were there on a Friday, and they were packed, and there was a wait to get a table, everything was overcooked, especially the shrimp appetizer, and the shrimp in the shrimp and grits. Plus the grits were more like Cream of Wheat.... More
As you can imagine, I'm a bit disappointed to see that your Friday night meal missed the mark a bit. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, and I regret you found the dishes to be overcooked. We appreciate your feedback as it's important to know where we can improve. I'm glad we redeemed ourselves on Wednesday, but we know... More
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