During Downtown Disney’s transformation into Disney Springs we have seen many new shops and smaller eateries open in the last couple of weeks. The newly opened The BOATHOUSE, though, is the first major restaurant to open a part of this new and reimagined Downtown Disney. Located in the old stomping grounds of Pleasure Island, now called The Landing, the restaurant takes up a huge corner of the waterfront with 3 dining rooms, a dockside bar, raw bar, gift shop and boat experiences. Built over the water the restaurant features a nautical theme with boats, artwork and decor from the 1930-1950s.
The menu, of course, offers really seafood, with selections changing every day, but also a nice mix of steaks, pasta and lighter fare. Much buzz has been about the $115 Bone Rib Chop and the $100 Anatasia Gold Caviar but don’t worry, less expensive options are also available. The BOATHOUSE also offers a full bar with signature cocktails. Lunch and dinner is served and there are only some small variations on the menu. To see the full menu with prices, click HERE
The BOATHOUSE also offers some other special experiences like the Amphicar rides and the Italian Water Taxi Cruise. The Amphicar rides, which is a mix between a boat and a vintage car, will take you and two guests on a spin on the Downtown Disney lake for $125 per person. The Italian Water Taxi Cruise gives you a little bit more of a luxurious experience with live music, chocolate-covered strawberries and a champagne toast on a 40-foot wooden Italian Water Taxi for $75 per person.
Trying out The BOATHOUSE for the first time yesterday we were really impressed with the themed decor and the very interesting view of Amphicars gliding around on the water. The food yes is a little pricey, but still very delicious.