The Boat House Bistro, Fine dining in Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boathouse Bistro Menu and Wine List

Glidden Point Oysters with Tequila Lime Mignonette ~ $3.5 ea.
Oyster of the Day with Apple Horseradish Slaw ~ $3.5 ea.
If you wish your sauces on the side please inform your server when ordering.
Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, fish, seafood, shellfish, oysters or eggs may increase your risk of food born illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Roasted Vegetable Terrine with Roasted Tomato Sauce ~ $8
Oven roasted zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus and tricolored peppers are layered with goat cheese and chilled.
Served with roasted tomato sauce

Italian Bresaola Carpaccio ~ $7
Thinly sliced Italian bresaola, topped with arugula, marinated cherry tomatoes, aged balsamic vinegar and toasted pumpkinseed oil finished with toasted pumpkinseeds

House Cured Salmon Tartar ~ $11
House cured lemon and cilantro salmon is diced and mixed with red peppers, scallion, jalapenos, red onion and creme fraiche.  Served with cucumber wheels, crostinis and drizzled with cilantro crème fraiche

Smoked Duck and Pears ~ $8
Finely sliced smoked duck is layered with fresh pears and drizzled with walnut balsamic vinaigrette

Hummus, Tabbouleh and Naan Bread ~ $10
Homemade hummus (garbanzo beans, roasted garlic, lemon juice and oregano) is paired with tabbouleh (wheat bulghur, cucumber, mint, parsley tomato,  green onion and minced garlic) served with naan bread
and an array of fresh vegetables

Lobster Salad with Mango Vanilla Foam ~ $11
Fresh picked lobster meat is mixed with red onion, mango and chives it is finished with mango, vanilla foam

Stuffed Tomato, Corn Salsa and Goat Cheese ~ $7
Backyard beauty tomato is cored and stuffed with corn salsa (roasted corn, red onion, tomato, paprika, cayenne and cumin) topped with goat cheese

Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Kumquats and Jalapenos ~ $11
Coriander seared tuna is sliced and topped with kumquats, sliced jalapenos, orange juice, butter and mint sauce

Lobster Cheesecake with Blueberry Coulis & Lemon Foam ~ $9
Cornmeal and panko crusted mascarpone lobster cheese cake is baked and chilled, served with blueberry coulis and lemon foam

Short Ribs with Honey Chimichurri Sauce ~ $15
Slow braised beef short ribs (in a mixture of honey, bay leaf, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, oregano, red wine, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice, and zest) grilled and finished with more chimichurri sauce

Lobster and Corn Cakes with Smokey Tomato Jam ~ $15
Fresh picked Lobster mixed with fresh corn, eggs, milk, flour, cornmeal, scallions, baking powder, diced red peppers, salt and pepper. It is then cooked until golden brown and served with a smokey tomato jam (peeled cored tomatoes are smoked, then slow cooked with garlic, shallots, lemon zest, honey and parsley)

Buttermilk Soaked Calamari with Romesco Sauce ~ $9
Buttermilk soaked calamari are breaded, flash fried and served with romesco sauce (red wine vinegar, white bread, whole almonds, ripe tomatoes, salt, paprika and olive oil)

Smoked Duck Breast ~ $15
Smoked duck breast with pecan goat cheese tart

Prawn Shrimp and Cheese Grits ~ $9
Twin jumbo shrimp are sautéed with bacon, peppers, garlic, scallions, deglazed with white wine and finished with Cajun seasoning.  Served atop cheese gruyere grits

Maine Maple Scallops ~ $11
3 large scallops are pan-seared medium rare.  Served on risotto griddle cakes, with blueberry maple sauce

Lobster and Scallion Triangles ~ $9
4 crispy fried wontons filled with a mixture of lobster cream cheese and scallions

Stuffed Peppadews ~ $9
Peppadews are stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, sharp cheddar and manchego, then breaded and fried.

Pistachio Crusted Scallops ~ $9
Pistachio crusted scallops are seared and served with blood orange gastrique

Fried Poblano Chicken Tortillas ~ $9
A flour tortilla is stuffed with marinated chicken, poblanos, cumin, cayenne, paprika, jack and cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Served with roasted corn salsa and avocado ranch

Spicy Chicken Empandas ~ $9
Served with chipotle mango sauce

Crispy Duck Legs with Spicy Peach BBQ ~ $9
Duck legs are fried crispy tossed in BBQ sauce and served with Asian slaw

Steak Madagascar ~ $9
Coarse pepper encrusted pan seared hanger steak.  Served with a demi glaze that is blended with cognac and cream

Wild Mushroom Ragout ~ $9
A wonderful blend of mushrooms and fresh herbs simmered in cognac cream, served over crispy polenta with Gruyere cheese

Tofu Falafel with Yogurt Sauce ~ $9
Chopped tofu is mixed with falafel mix and cooked until golden brown, it is then stuffed into a pita pocket with lettuce and tomato finished with yogurt sauce

Blue Cheese Polenta Cakes ~ $9
Yellow cornmeal is cooked with farstead blue cheese, cooled, cut into strips and rolled in flour then seared. Served with arugula, caramelized onions and pecans

Deconstructed Coconut Shrimp ~ $15
2 jumbo shrimp are pan seared in Persian lime olive oil, and finished with mango, snow peas, toasted coconut and deglazed with coconut vinegar

Thai Maine Mussels ~ $11
1 lb. of Maine rope grown mussels prepared in a Thai style broth (coconut milk, red curry, yellow curry, lemongrass, lime juice and cilantro)

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

Littlenecks ~ $15
10 littleneck clams steamed in white wine with roasted garlic, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs

Fried Smoked Mozzarella ~ $7
Panko encrusted smoked mozzarella is deep fried and served with roasted red-pepper sauce

Farstead Blue Cheese Cake ~ $7
Farstead blue cheese cake in a pecan crust, served with cherry pear compote

Baked Camembert Tart ~ $9
Camembert is baked in a tartlet shell and served with raspberry coulis and candied nuts

Cheese Board ~ $18
Wisconsin farmstead blue, sharp cheddar, manchego and chocolate chevre served with candied nuts, crackers, grilled bread, quince paste and fresh fruit

Gluten –Free Pasta available upon request

Whole Wheat Pasta with Spinach Herb Pesto ~ $17
Whole wheat penne is tossed in a spinach herb pesto and topped with goat cheese

Curried Tofu and Vegetable ~ $17
Seared tofu and roasted vegetables are tossed in a coconut curry sauce and served with basmati rice

Pork or Tofu Stir Fry ~ $17
Lean pork tenderloin or tofu is pan seared in olive oil and tossed with mushrooms, peppers, onions, snow peas, and smoked ancho chili flakes.  It is then simmered in honey infused vegetable or chicken broth served with cashew rice

Stir Fried Ginger Shrimp ~ $26
Stir fried ginger shrimp served with rice (ginger, mirin soy sauce, garlic, onions, peppers, snow peas, celery)

Gluten Free Chef's Selection of the Day ~ Market
Chef Karin will tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering gluten free creation

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

Chowder of the Day ~
Cup $5 | Bowl $8
Potatoes, celery, bacon, carrots, onions, seafood stock, cream and 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 with an array of garden vegetables

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

Beet Salad ~ $9
Red beets are stuffed with goat cheese and served with garden green, served with roasted garlic dressing

Fresh Burrata ~ $9
Fresh burrata served with backyard beauty tomatoes, fresh basil and a tomato basil vinaigrette

Beer Batter Fried Avocado ~ $9
Ripe avocados are dipped in spicy beer batter and fried, served over greens with roasted corn salsa and creamy poblano dressing

Grilled Swordfish Salad ~ $21
Grilled swordfish is placed on top of baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, mangos, kumquats and cucumbers, served with balsamic vinaigrette

Hanger and Goat Cheese ~ $18
Spice rubbed grilled hanger steak is served on top of arugula, red peppers, toasted walnuts and scallions topped with crumbled goat cheese, served with lemon vinaigrette

Asian Chicken Salad ~ $18
Romaine, cucumber, shredded cabbage, cherry tomatoes, mint, carrots, basil, topped with grilled chicken breast and grilled pineapple, finished with crispy rice noodles and Asian sesame dressing

Steamed Maine Lobster ~ Market
1 ½ lb. steamed Maine lobster served with potato and vegetable of the day

Lobster Thermidor ~ Market
The meat of 1 ½ lb. lobster is sautéed with mushrooms and spinach, deglazed with cognac and cream, stuffed in the shell, topped with Gruyere and baked.
Served with potato and vegetable of the day

Lobster Mac and Cheese ~ $26
Fresh lobster meat is mixed with home-made mac and cheese and baked then topped with caramelized shallots

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

Truffle Butter Lobster ~ $26
Large lobster tail is split and slow poached in truffle butter.  Served with potato and vegetable of the day, caramelized shallots and truffle pearls

Lobster and Mushroom ~ $26
Grilled large lobster tail, with mushroom stew, creamy grits and roasted tomatoes

Grilled BBQ Salmon ~ $26
Grilled salmon is basted with chipotle BBQ and served with creamy cheddar grits and vegetable of the day

Grilled Swordfish with Spicy Orange Chimichurri ~ $26
Grilled swordfish is glazed with spicy orange chimichurri
(evoo, orange and lemon zest, orange and lemon juice, garlic, shallots, parsley, basil, oregano, cilantro, jalapenos, red pepper flakes salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, cayenne and sugar)
Served with rice pan roasted peppers and sweet potato chips

Thai Style Halibut ~ $26
Halibut is poached in a Thai coconut curry broth served with rice and wilted spinach

Scallops and Fettuccine ~ $26
Pan seared scallops are served over fettuccine with a wild mushroom alfredo sauce, finished with parmesan cheese and truffle oil

Spanish Seafood Stew ~ $26
Tomato saffron seafood broth poached mussels, littleneck clams, shrimp, scallops, lobster, haddock, green beans, fingerling potatoes, fennel and chorizo

Sunset Orzo and Shrimp ~ $26
Jumbo shrimp, chorizo, onions peppers, garlic, turmeric, and snow peas are sautéed in evoo then simmered in chicken and saffron stock served atop al dente orzo

Pan Seared Tuna with Avocado ~ $26
Yellowfin tuna is seared rare, topped with sliced avocado and a sauce made from cilantro, jalapeno, soy sauce, limejuice, ginger and evoo. Served with rice and vegetable of the day

Crispy Beer Batter Haddock $16| Gulf Shrimp $18
Fresh haddock or shrimp is dipped in saffron beer batter and deep fried served with crispy waffle fries and cole slaw

Served with Bistro's Waffle Fries

Bistro Lobster Club ~ $19
Grilled 3 cheese bread, sliced tomato, green leaf, avocado, lobster meat and mango, basil mayo

Haddock Sandwich ~ $14
Deep fried Maine haddock, served on a bulky challah roll with homemade smoky chipotle mayo

Catch of the Day Sandwich ~ $14
Today's fresh catch is flame-grilled and served on a bulky challah roll with chipotle mayonnaise

Kobe Beef Sliders ~ $13
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 ~ $10
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)

Haddock Griller ~ $14
Choose blackened or fried

Hanger Steak Griller ~ $17
Grilled hanger steak sliced, in griller bread with chipotle BBQ sauce, cheddar and caramelized onions

Bistro Maine Lobster Griller ~ $21
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 ~ $19
The sweetest, fresh picked, Maine crab meat & savory herb mayonnaise, grilled on buttery homemade flatbread

Chicken & Cheddar Griller ~ $14
Flame grilled breast of chicken & Cabot cheddar.
Served on homemade flatbread

Prosciutto & Cheese Griller ~ $14
Sliced prosciutto, cheddar cheese & tomato.
Served on homemade flat bread

Vegetable Griller ~ $14
Grilled fresh flatbread, melted Manchego cheese, pan roasted asparagus, zucchini, and squash.
Served with tomato & herb mayonnaise

Crispy Waffle Fries ~ $5
Vegetable of the Day ~ $3
Homemade Onion Rings ~ $6
Potato of the Day ~ $3

Spice Rubbed Hot Rock New York Strip Steak ~ $26
You're the chef! Seared to extra rare NY strip steak served on a 600 degree volcanic cooking stone (stays hot for 20 minutes). Prepare your dinner and watch as the aromas dance through the dinning room and you're the envy of all who are near.
Served with chef's sauce du jour, potato and vegetable of the day

Coffee & Chili Rubbed Grilled Filet Mignon ~ $26
Coffee & chili rubbed, grilled filet mignon.
Served with chili mushroom sauce

Peppercorn Hanger Steak ~ $21
Coarse pepper encrusted, pan-seared hanger steak. Served with demi-glace blended with a cognac, pan drippings infused cream sauce, potato and vegetable

Spice Rubbed Rib-Eye ~ $26
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

Chicken & Fettuccine Pasta ~ $18
Flame grilled chicken served a top mushroom cream sauce

Pork Tenderloin & Chipotle BBQ ~ $19
Grilled pork tenderloin with chipotle BBQ sauce. Served with Tasso ham creamy grits

Duck Breast & Orange Grand Manier Demi ~ $21
Pan seared duck breast is served with orange-grand marnier demi,.
Served with potato & vegetable

Grilled Veal Chop with Arugula & Peach Salad ~ $29
Flame grilled veal chop served medium rare, topped with arugula and peach salad dressed with mango vinaigrette

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 ~ $26
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

Risotto with NY Strip ~ $29
Grilled NY strip is served atop arugula and farmstead blue cheese risotto

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 ~ $28
Lobster, shrimp, scallops, today's catch & mussels steamed atop Bomba rice, simmered in saffron & seafood stock

Paella Valencia ~ $27
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


Menu items and prices subject to change without notification,