The Boat House Bistro, Fine dining in Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boathouse Bistro Menu and Wine List

Glidden Point Oysters
Mignonette ~ $3 ea.

These local delicacies are revered for their wonderful flavor & ocean freshness.
Served with tequila lime mignonette

Trio of Stuffed Olives ~ $8
Stuffed with blue cheese, garlic & jalapeños.
Served with fresh fruit candied nuts & grilled bread

Tomato Bruschetta in a Parmesan Cup ~ $7
Fresh tomato bruschetta (vine ripe tomato, basil, red onion, olive oil & balsamic vinegar) filled in a homemade Parmesan cup, topped with mozzarella.
Served with grilled bread & a balsamic drizzle

Charcuterie Platter ~ $8
Italian speck, spicy coppa, bresaola.
Served with gherkins, spicy mustard aioli, peppadews & grilled rustic bread

Lemon Grass Cured Salmon ~ $8
House cured salmon (toasted coriander, fennel, cumin seeds, sugar, salt, chopped lemon grass & cilantro). Served sliced thin on a cucumber wheel with a dollop of crème fresh

Smoked Duck & Pears ~ $7
Three Chinese soup spoons filled with diced pears, topped with smoked duck & drizzled with walnut balsamic vinaigrette

Garlic Hummus Tabouli & Naan Bread ~ $8
Homemade hummus (garbanzo beans, roasted garlic, lemon juice & oregano) is paired with Tabouli (wheat bulghur, cucumber, tomato, green onion, mint, parsley & minced garlic).
Served with grilled Naan bread & an array of raw vegetables

Twin Vanilla Infused Lobster Cups ~ $9
Fresh picked Maine lobster meat lightly mixed with celery, diced red onion, mango & Yukon gold potato.
Served in crispy golden phyllo cups with vanilla & tarragon mayo

Stuffed Tomato, Corn Salad & Goat Cheese ~ $7
Tomatoes are cut in half & the centers are scooped out & stuffed with flame grilled corn salad (grilled corn, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, minced jalapeno)
& topped with goat cheese

Smoked Seafood Sampler ~ $15
Bistro's house smoked haddock pate (smoked haddock, cottage cheese, egg & lemon) paired with Duck Trap River "Maine hard & fruitwood smoked seafood"
(Maine shrimp, scallops, & mussels).
Served with cucumber mint salsa, horseradish cream & grilled bread

Artisanal Sausage Sampler ~ $15
Duck, Spanish chorizo, Chicken & wild mushroom, & Andouille make up this quartet of flame grilled, hand crafted sausages. Served with crusty bread, stone ground mustard & sweet onion jam

Asian Lobster & Crab Cakes ~ $9
3 mini panko encrusted lobster & crab meat cakes.
Served pan seared with coconut lemon grass sauce

Crispy Calamari ~ $9
Breaded & flash fried calamari is tossed w/sesame seeds & scallions.
Served with spicy peanut sauce.

Smoked Duck Breast ~ $9
Smoked duck breast with pecan crusted goat cheese tart

Prawn Shrimp & Cheese Grits ~ $8
Twin jumbo shrimp are sautéed with bacon, peppers, garlic, scallions, fresh herbs & Cajun seasoning & served atop Gruyere cheese grits

Maine Maple Scallops ~ $9
3 large scallops, pan seared medium rare.
Served on risotto griddlecakes w/Maine maple blueberry sauce

Lobster & Scallion Triangles ~ $8
4 crispy fried wonton skins filled with Maine lobster, scallions, fresh herbs & cream cheese

Spicy Grilled Shrimp ~ $9
Spicy grilled shrimp served w/creamy butter milk avocado sauce

Pistachio Crusted Scallops ~ $9
Pistachio crusted scallops with blood orange gastrique

Fried Poblano Chicken Tortillas ~ $7
A flour tortilla is stuffed with marinated poblano chicken (cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt & pepper), jack & cheddar cream cheese, roasted corn salsa & deep fried

Spicy Chicken & Mango Empanadas ~ $7
Served with chipotle mango dipping sauce

Lollipop Lamb Chops ~ $12
Twin lamb chops flame grilled to perfection.
Served with pistachio peach relish

Steak Madagascar ~ $9
Coarse pepper encrusted pan seared hanger steak, served with a demi-glace that is blended with a cognac & pan drippings infused cream sauce

Wild Mushroom Ragout ~ $7
A wonderful blend of sautéed wild mushrooms & fresh herbs simmered in cognac cream.
Served over crispy polenta with Gruyere cheese

Sweet Potato Cakes ~ $8
Sweet potato cakes with yogurt ginger sauce

Caramelized Onion Cheese Tartlet ~ $7
A medley of onions (red leeks, shallots & sweet)  caramelized in butter and simmered in marsala wine, served in a baked Wisconsin Farstead blue & Brie cheese lined tartlet

Goat Prawns ~ $10
Twin prawn shrimp stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in prosucitto and pan seared

Thai "Maine" Mussels ~ $10
1lb. of Maine rope grown mussels prepared in a Thai style broth (red curry, cilantro, lemon grass, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, white wine, basil & cherry tomato)

Maine Steamers ~ $15
1lb. of fresh Maine clams steamed in white wine with butter, onions, peppers, lemon & garlic

Fried Almond Cheddar ~ $7
Almond & panko (Japanese bread crumbs) encrusted, deep fried cheddar.
Served with sweet tomato chutney

Farstead Blue Cheese Cake ~ $6
Farstead blue cheese cake in a pecan crust, served with cherry pear compote

Baked Brie ~ $7
Creamy baked Brie in a puff pastry with fresh raspberries, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with candied nuts.  Served with grilled bread

Cheese Board ~ $15
Roquefort crusted goat cheese smoked Gruyere, Wisconsin Farstead blue, Cabot sharp cheddar, candied nuts, grilled bread, crackers & quince paste

Gluten –Free Pasta available upon request

Whole Wheat Penne w/Spinach Herb Pesto ~ $17
Whole wheat penne with spinach herb pesto topped with goat cheese
(365 calories)

Curried Tofu & Vegetable Couscous  ~ $17
Curried tofu & vegetable couscous (curried couscous, olive oil, tofu, broccoli, onions, peppers, snow peas and cilantro)
(271 calories)

Pork & Vegetable Stir Fry ~ $17
Lean pork tenderloin is pan seared with olive oil and tossed with sautéed mushrooms, onions, peppers, garlic, sugar snap peas & smoked ancho chili flakes.
It is then simmered in honey infused chicken broth.
Served with a side of cashew rice
(520 calories)

Stir Fried Ginger Shrimp ~ $26
Stir fried ginger shrimp served with rice (ginger, mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, onions garlic, celery & snow peas)
(292 cal)

Gluten Free Chef's Selection of the Day ~ Market
Chef Karin will tantalize your taste buds with a mouth-watering gluten free creation daily!

Lobster Bisque ~ Cup $7 | Bowl $10
Creamy, delicious & unforgettable Maine lobster bisque made from scratch! Topped with fresh diced Maine lobster meat (lobster shell broth, lobster meat, onions, carrots, celery, sherry, tomatoes, rice, tarragon & paprika)

Chowder of the Day ~ Cup $6 | Bowl $8
Potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, bacon, seafood stock, cream & our chef's Coastal
Maine seafood feature of the day

Tapas Soup of the Day ~ Market
Chef Karin prepares a new and tempting choice daily.
Your server will tell you today's feature

Garden ~ $5
Mixed greens & an array of garden vegetables

Caesar ~ $6
Romaine, croutons, Parmesan & Caesar dressing

Beet Salad ~ $7
Roasted beets are served over spring mix with feta cheese & citrus dressing

Fresh Burrata ~ $8
Fresh burrata served with vine ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, tomato basil vinaigrette & finished with tomato powder

Beer Batter Fried Avocado ~ $9
Ripe avocados are dipped in a cayenne & paprika beer batter, deep fried crisp and served over mescaline greens with roasted corn salsa, toasted pine nuts & a side of creamy poblano dressing

Rare Tuna Tostada ~ $16
Spice rubbed & seared yellow fin tuna is served atop romaine hearts, crispy fresh flour tortillas, black bean mango salsa & roasted yellow pepper dressing

Deep Fried Duck Breast ~ $15
Duck breast is sliced, breaded with panko (Japanese bread crumbs), fried and served atop mixed greens with sliced pears & Asian dressing

Double Blue Hanger & Spinach ~ $18
Spice rubbed & flame grilled hanger steak is served atop baby spinach with grilled portabella mushrooms, red onion, bleu cheese crumbles & homemade bleu cheese dressing

Steamed Maine Lobster ~ $24
Steamed 1½ lb. Maine lobster.
Served with potato & vegetable of the day

"The Bistro's" Lobster Thermidor ~ $29
The meat from a 1½ lb. Maine lobster is sautéed in butter, garlic & fresh herbs. It is then flambéed with cognac, served in the shell topped with lobster Newberg sauce & baked Gruyere cheese.
Served with potato & vegetable of the day

Lobster & Papardelle Pasta ~ $28
Lobster is sautéed with sugar snap peas, fresh basil, cream & mascarpone cheese.
Served over fresh papardelle pasta

Spanish Baked Lobster Tail ~ $26
The meat pulled from a large lobster tail is sautéed with mushrooms, shallots, piquillo peppers, Spanish paprika & deglazed with sherry. Cream is then added & thickened with Manchego Spanish cheese.
Served baked in the lobster tail with potato & vegetable

Grilled Lobster Tail Basted w/Basil Oil ~ $26
A large Maine lobster tail is split, grilled and basted with basil oil.
Served with grilled corn coconut milk sauce

Lobster Tail & Saffron Cream ~ $26
A large lobster tail is shallow poached in saffron cream (garlic, shallots, white wine & cream).
Served with potato & vegetable

Grilled Salmon ~ $21
Grilled salmon & creamy cheddar grits painted with chipotle BBQ sauce

Grilled Jerk Swordfish ~ $21
Grilled jerk swordfish served with mango ginger chutney

Thai Style Halibut in Coconut Curry Broth ~ $26
Halibut is poached in a Thai coconut curry broth (shallots, curry paste, curry powder, coconut milk, fish stock & cilantro).
Served with rice on a bed of wilted spinach.

Scallops & Papardelle Pasta ~ $21
Pan seared scallops are served over papardelle pasta with a wild mushroom Alfredo sauce. Finished with Parmesan cheese & truffle oil

Maine Seafood Stew ~ $24
Lobster, shrimp, scallops, haddock & mussels poached in a spicy, tomato, saffron seafood broth

Sunset Orzo w/Spanish Shrimp ~ $21
Jumbo shrimp, chorizo, onion, peppers, garlic, turmeric & snap peas are sautéed in extra virgin olive oil & then simmered in chicken & saffron broth. Served over al dente orzo

Crispy Beer Batter Haddock or Shrimp
Haddock $16| Gulf Shrimp $18

Fresh haddock or Gulf shrimp is dipped in saffron batter & deep fried crispy.
Served with waffle fries, bistro slaw & chipotle mayonnaise

Grilled Tuna w/Wasabi Green ~ $21
Grilled tuna served with a wasabi green onion aioli and finished with caramelized ginger

Served with Bistro's Waffle Fries

Haddock Sandwich ~ $11
Deep fried Maine haddock, served on a bulky challah roll with homemade smoky chipotle mayo

Catch of the day Sandwich ~ $13
Today's fresh catch is flame grilled and served on a bulky challah roll with chipotle mayonnaise

Kobe Beef Sliders ~ $12
Trio of Kobe Beef Sliders
1 topped w/Cabot cheddar & caramelized onion,
1 topped w/apple smoked bacon & bleu cheese &
1 topped w/Manchego & prosciutto

Steak House Burger ~ $9
Flame grilled 85% lean ground sirloin.
Served on a bulky challah roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, & garlic pickle-$9

add Manchego cheese, Cheddar, American, Bleu cheese, or Bacon for $2 each

All of Bistro's Grillers are served with savory herb mayonnaise, (red onion, red wine vinegar, fresh herbs, spinach & mayonnaise)

Bistro Maine Lobster Griller ~ $19
A delicious twist on an all time Maine favorite! Fresh picked Maine lobster meat & savory herbed mayonnaise grilled golden on homemade flatbread. This is a must try!

Maine Crab Griller ~ $17
The sweetest, fresh picked, Maine crab meat & savory herb mayonnaise, grilled on buttery homemade flatbread

Chicken & Cheddar Griller ~ $12
Flame grilled breast of chicken & Cabot cheddar.
Served on homemade flat bread

Prosciutto & Cheese Griller ~ $12
Sliced prosciutto, cheddar cheese & tomato.
Served on homemade flat bread

Hanger Steak Griller ~ $15
Flame grilled & sliced hanger steak.
Served with spicy chipotle mayonnaise

Vegetable Griller ~ $12
Grilled fresh flatbread, melted Manchego cheese, pan roasted asparagus, zucchini, and squash.
Served with tomato & herb mayonnaise

Crispy Waffle Fries ~ $4
Vegetable of the Day ~ $3
Homemade Onion Rings ~ $6
Potato of the Day ~ $3

Spice Rubbed Hot Rock New York Strip Steak ~ $26
Spice rubbed hot rock NY strip with duo of sauces.
Served with potato & vegetable

Coffee & Chili Rubbed Grilled Filet Mignonette ~ $26
Coffee & chili rubbed grilled filet mignonette.
Served with chili mushroom sauce

Peppercorn Hanger Steak ~ $19
Coarse pepper encrusted, pan seared hanger steak. Served with demi-glace blended with a cognac, pan drippings infused cream sauce, potato & vegetable

Spice Rubbed Rib-Eye ~ $21
Flame grilled 14 oz. rib-eye spice rubbed with paprika, Ancho chili powder, ground fennel, & mustard seeds.
Served with house made Bistro steak sauce, potato & vegetable

Stuffed Chicken ~ $19
A breast of chicken is pounded tender & stuffed with Cheddar & roasted tomato.
Served with creamy tomato sauce & orzo

Chicken & Parpadelle Pasta ~ $18
Flame grilled breast of chicken.
Served atop parpadelle pasta with wild mushroom cream sauce

Pork Tenderloin & Chipotle BBQ ~ $21
Grilled pork tenderloin with chipotle BBQ sauce.Served with Tasso ham creamy grits

Duck Breast & Cherry Port Wine Demi-Glace ~ $21
A pan seared breast of duck is served topped with dried cherries that have been soaked in port wine & infused with demi-glace.
Served with potato & vegetable

Deep Fried Duck Breast ~ $19
Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) encrusted duck breast, deep fried golden brown.
Served with pistachio peach relish & cashew rice

Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops ~ $32
Rosemary grilled lamb chops with creamy goat cheese sauce.
Served with potato & vegetable

Vegetarian Risotto ~ $18
Assorted fresh vegetables sautéed with olive oil, fresh herbs & bean curd.
Served over risotto of the day

Seafood Risotto ~ $24
Lobster, shrimp & scallops sautéed in butter, garlic, wine &fresh herbs.
Served over risotto of the day

Spicy Shrimp Risotto ~ $24
Spicy shrimp sautéed with peppers tasso ham, scallions, garlic & deglazed with white wine.
Served over risotto of the day

Lobster Tail & Asparagus Risotto ~ $28
What could be better than a large, flame grilled lobster tail resting atop the Boathouse Bistro's famous asparagus risotto?

Chicken & Prosciutto Risotto ~ $18
House risotto is tossed with sautéed spinach & prosciutto, topped with a flame grilled chicken breast & finished with fresh grated cheddar cheese

Chef's Risotto du Jour ~ $13
Our chef prepares a new creation daily

Grilled Filet Mignon w/Grilled Shrimp ~ $32
Flame grilled filet mignon with grilled shrimp & garlic cream sauce

Grilled NY Strip & Grilled Lobster Tail ~ $32
Grilled New York strip steak & grilled lobster tail finished w/sweet ginger butter

Once thought of as a simple peasant's meal in Spain, Paella has evolved into an icon of Spanish cuisine. Paella is about the rice; slow cooked Bomba rice with saffron rich stock is the basis for this never forgotten pleasure. Our paellas are prepared & served in 8-inch paella pans for your personal enjoyment with what is fresh & in season now!

Seafood Paella ~ $26
Lobster, shrimp, scallops, today's catch & mussels steamed a top Bomba rice, simmered in saffron & seafood stock

Paella Valencia ~ $26
Pan seared chicken, pork, chorizo & duck.
Served cooked in chicken & saffron stock with Bomba rice

Chef's Paella du jour ~ Market
Your server will tell you about today's preparation

Paellas are prepared with peppers, onion, tomato, beans, peas, cilantro, & fresh herbs


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