Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure

We held our weekly business meeting at The Boathouse this week. We have a weekly meeting to discuss the strategy of our business ventures, and figure out our agenda for the upcoming week.

So, I thought I could kill two birds with one stone and write a review of The Boathouse also. As I stated before, I think reviews are very important and I always look at reviews prior to making any purchase or decision on where to stay, etc.

The Boathouse offers a very nice ambiance. The Boathouse appears to be a great place for fancy receptions and special occasions. In fact, as we arrived we saw what appeared to be a wedding party. There appears to be several separate rooms available for private parties. On our way out of the restaurant, we saw into one of the rooms from afar, it was very pretty with purple chairs and a beautiful chandelier, very fancy.

The Boathouse offers some great views. They have seating inside and outside with a view of the Scioto River—the view of the river was not so great as the river is low. I’ve been there twice and the river was low both times. However, it does offer a beautiful view of Columbus’ downtown skyline.

 

The food is decent. I had a caesar salad with chicken, it was good. Chris had parmesan crusted chicken and rice pilaf. He enjoyed it. Brandon had a hamburger, it said it was decent. Rachel had crab cakes, she was not overly impressed, but it was ok. They brought out homemade chips and a dip at first, they were very good. They also brought out a pan of parmesan rolls later.

The prices are a little expensive. The menu was fancy. Like I said, they offered hamburger on the menu, but the parmesan crusted chicken was the closet thing to plain, simple and ordinary that Chris could find on the menu.

Overall, it was a very nice experience. The staff was friendly, the view was great, the atmosphere peaceful, fairly quiet and relaxing. I do think it is a great place for dinner parties or special events.

Texas De Brazil

We went to Texas De Brazil at Easton Town Center on July 19, 2017. We went on a Wednesday, which is unusual, we never go out to eat on Wednesday. I have been trying to have something to look forward to on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are my least favorite work day. So, one of my favorite things to do is to enjoy a relaxing and fantastically wonderful meal with my family, so we decided to try Texas De Brazil. Brazilian steakhouses are pretty expensive. Our first experience with a brazilian steakhouse was a few years ago in Cincinnati Ohio. I don’t remember the name of the steakhouse, but we were not impressed. We didn’t like the food and it was overly expensive. It was the first time we had experienced that type of serving environment.

So we were a little leery about trying Texas De Brazil, but I had heard rave reviews from several friends. The experience at a brazilian steakhouse is different than the typical steakhouse. You typically have a buffet and the staff will come around to each table with a variety of meats. Each waiter has one type of meat and they go from table to table serving meat. At Texas De Brazil, they had bacon-wrapped filet mignon, bacon-wrapped chicken, steak, chicken, lamb, brazilian sausage, etc. They also brought fried bananas and garlic mashed potatoes, and bread to your table. The salad bar had different meats, bacon and salami, a variety of cheeses, croutons, different lettuces, etc. I tried about 3 different cheeses that I had never had before and I enjoyed all three. There were a lot of choices available on the salad bar. I enjoyed the salad bar.

My husband, son and future daughter-in-law had meat. They were all very pleased with the meat selection and taste. I had a piece of my husband’s sausage, it was very good.

Brazilian steakhouses are pretty expensive. My son, my mother and myself only had the salad bar, so surprisingly, the wait staff took notice of that and only charged us for the salad bar and did not charge for meat. I was pleasantly surprised by this fact. Additionally, it was Restaurant Week, so the meat eaters received a $10 discount on each of their meal prices. So, while it was expensive, Restaurant Week lessened the blow and the food was good, the restaurant atmosphere was beautiful, inviting and sociable. The service was fantastic. The overall experience was great, it was a great time with family and I would go again. This was totally opposite from my experience in Cincinnati. Texas De Brazil was a wonderful experience.