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Keep Mesa Cool ™


Boathouse Collective is Costa Mesa's premier restaurant and venue hosting a variety of art, live music, signature cocktails and fresh, thoughtfully crafted Southern California cuisine.

(949) 646-3176 / Reservations

 

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Keep Mesa Cool ™


Boathouse Collective is Costa Mesa's premier restaurant and venue hosting a variety of art, live music, signature cocktails and fresh, thoughtfully crafted Southern California cuisine.

(949) 646-3176 / Reservations

 

the STORY

Clayton Peterson, a native artist of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, had a vision to transform a once boat-building house, by using all reclaimed materials and vintage objects, into a full service restaurant and live music and art venue now known as Boathouse Collective. The design maintains the building’s historical and rustic character while exhibiting an artistic and creative aesthetic that suits the industrial Westside Costa Mesa neighborhood

Off the beaten path and well-hidden without a sign, Boathouse Collective is a multimedia venue showcasing flavorful foods, creative cocktails, art shows, live music performances and special events attracting local creatives and foodies.

The concept of the Boathouse is to be discovered by locals through word-of-mouth; we welcome you for dinner service, happy hour, and entertainment.

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DRINK TOGETHER


Unique and traditional cocktails crafted with in-house made shrubs, infusions and fresh juiced fruits...

DRINK TOGETHER


Unique and traditional cocktails crafted with in-house made shrubs, infusions and fresh juiced fruits...

HAND CRAFTED COCKTAILS

The Boathouse Collective offers a full service bar serving classic cocktails with a modern twist, all crafted with housemade ingredients. Our creative force behind the innovative cocktail program at the Boathouse Collective are the gifted Alex Antonescu & Zachary Ricks as well as our talented bartenders. Our team brings a long list of cocktail knowledge, incorporating their freshly made shrubs and infusing techniques. Our unique approach in combining natural ingredients shows an innovative passion that can be seen and tasted through our presentation and attention to detail.

Also available are a selection of foreign and domestic wines, and twelve craft beers from the best local and national breweries served on tap from a vintage factory steam pipe, which demonstrates our goal of incorporating as many reclaimed elements into the new design as possible.

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Eat Together


We offer a Family Style dining experience where friends and family can get together, put their phones away, enjoy each others company and taste our delicious menu offerings.

Eat Together


We offer a Family Style dining experience where friends and family can get together, put their phones away, enjoy each others company and taste our delicious menu offerings.

Curated by Peterson and a hand-selected steering committee, Boathouse Collective will highlight a blend of elevated cuisine and showcase emerging musical and artistic talent on its stage and on its walls. 

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The Kitchen


The Kitchen


Mathieu Royer

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Boathouse Collective will namely serve a family-style menu created by Executive Chef Mathieu Royer, who earned his culinary credentials at Pizzeria Ortica, Hinoki and the Bird in Century City, and Morimoto in Napa Valley. Designed to be as unpretentious and approachable as the space in which it is served, Chef Royer’s menu emphasizes locally-sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients combined with inspiration from his global travels and training under master sushi chef Gen Mizoguchi. 

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Market Salad

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Band Bowl

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THE SPACE


THE SPACE


the space & its history

The interior features communal, high-top and bar seating, and decorative objects that point to the history of the building and area. Nautical décor is a nod to the boat-building company Ditmar-Donaldson who hand-crafted wooden ships here during the golden age of Costa Mesa’s nautical industry.

Before Clay's vision to transform the former boat-building space, it first acted as Clay’s art and music studio prior to starting the boathouse concept in 2004. By using all reclaimed materials and vintage objects, he transformed the space into a full service restaurant and live music and art venue now known as Boathouse Collective.

The ceiling is adorned with classic surfboards paying homage to the legendary surfboard shapers of the area, from Peter Schroff to Hobie Alter. The concrete and wood-beam floors have remnants of stickers from collaborative projects Peterson had with his friends at Volcom and other global surf wear brands including art shows, movie premieres, and community events.  

Off the beaten path and well-hidden without a sign, Boathouse Collective is now a multimedia venue showcasing flavorful foods, creative cocktails, art shows, live music performances and special events attracting local creatives and foodies.