Pam Brandon reports in her Disney Parks Blog that The Boathouse opened today at the Landing at Downtown Disney, which will be part of Disney Springs.
Actually, the restaurant's full name is The Boathouse: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats (not to be confused with Dreamboats). As Pam notes, it's a big place and every seat has a view of the water.
Bob Getchell is executive chef. Getchell opened Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and then moved to T-Rex Cafe (I know, I know). The Boathouse was designed by Steven Schussler of Schussler Creative, who also developed T-Rex Cafe (Rainforest Cafe and Yak & Yeti, too). Getchell is a good chef, so we're keeping good thoughts.
The Boathouse: GF, WD, DB is open for lunch and dinner daily. With the recent opening of a massive parking garage (with signs that tell you which levels have open spots; thank you 21st Century!) parking it a bit easier, but the traffic getting to the garage is still a bear.
Better to take a boat, dream or otherwise.