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Address: Central Park Lake, (at 74th Street), New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212 517 2233
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9:30 am - 3:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sunday Brunch

We came here for Sunday Brunch and loved it. I read on Trip Advisor about the no-alcohol-before-noon law, so we arrived around 11:00, thinking we would wait for an hour and be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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New York, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went for Sunday afternoon brunch. The restaurant does not accept reservations on weekends. We waited for 35 minutes though we were told the wait would be 45 minutes. The waiter was from Niger and very nice. Our food was delicious. Some ordered the chicken with mashed potatoes; both delicious and one the steak which they enjoyed. The banana tatin... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Make sure you reserve a table by the window with wonderful views out over the lake and skyline. Our waiter was very good indeed , said he was from Albania and actually said a few word in Russian to us. I had the Crab cake as our waiter said they were the best in NY....I could not judge but it... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited New York in November, just as the temperatures plumetted. We walked around Central Park in sub zero temperatures, but the sun was shining and the sky was blue. We headed for the Loeb Boathouse as we wanted a pot of tea to warm us up. As the reviws indicate, the views and position of the Loeb are suberb... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We popped in while wondering central park. It was on my to do list, and had the time and money allowed I had wanted to eat in the formal section. We both had a hot dog, shared a portion of fries (which was huge) and had a warm cider each. Considering the location the price and portion size was reasonable.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Booked for a birthday celebration. The location is fantastic. Request a table at the edge of the lake - magic. Whilst I knew it would be expensive, I was disappointed with the staff who were perfunctory and lacked any warmth or feeling of welcome. The service was slow and any form of communication was monosyllabic, on top of this, a... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Boathouse had been on our list of possible Christmas dinner venues, but we were slightly put of by needing to sign a 'contract' in advance. Weird, but I guess understandable. Instead we popped in and had chicken noodle soup in the informal section behind the main dining area - not easy to get a table but if there's 2+... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I attended a wedding here on new years eve. Was very nice wedding. Cocktail hour I thought was a little odd because the bar was setup on a long table and you had to wait inline for a drink. Appetizers that were served was the same 5 food items. There were no stations just people walking around with trays. Not... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We came here for Sunday Brunch and loved it. I read on Trip Advisor about the no-alcohol-before-noon law, so we arrived around 11:00, thinking we would wait for an hour and be there in perfect time for mimosas! They host told us it would be about a 45 minute wait (they don't do reservations for brunch), but we only about... More 

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Hurghada, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a nice lunch we had. .. The food was delicious, especially the steak. My friend asked it medium rare and it was exactly as she wanted. The location is amazing, overlooking the Lake in the heart of Central park. Great service. We were told that probably we have to wait for 30/40 minutes before to get our table since... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is the place to go for Sunday brunch. The views across the lake with the skyscraper backdrop are magnificent. It is very busy on a sunday, so get there early as you can to guarantee getting a table (though you may still have to wait). The food is magnificent as well. I had the french toast with grand marinier... More 

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