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The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
2125172233
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Ranked #770 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $55
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Stops 6 Train Lexington Avenue Hunter College 68th Street
Description: With their 1858 landscaping plan under construction, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began adding architectural features to their Park design. Around 1874, Vaux designed a two-story boathouse at the eastern end of the Lake. Here visitors could purchase refreshments, take boat rides, and watch other boats. After this wooden Victorian structure with sloping mansard roof burned down, the current Loeb Boathouse took its place in the 1950s. Today at the New York Boathouse visitors can enjoy a meal in any season, with overhead heating helping to extend as long as possible the pleasure of dining on the deck overlooking the Lake. Come visit a New York legend!
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I recommend this beautiful restaurant for a special occasion when in New York. I booked several months ago for Christmas Day, we had a lovely table near the window with a view of Central Park and the lake. Our waiter was friendly, informative and very efficient. The food was delightful and our group of 5 chose a range of different... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We passed by on our first walk through Central Park and decided to go in to see the site of so many movies (and warm up in a cold December day). The restaurant was full with lots of people waiting to be seated. We decided not to stay but agreed we had to have a meal there. We returned a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Fantastic food. Well worth the walk through to the middle of the park! We were there for lunch but the brunch menu looked amazing and it open from 9:30am

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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

this is obviously a very popular spot, in the middle of Central Park with views of midtown beyond the trees and it would be advisable to book. We didn't, so had a bit of a wait for a table at lunch time but it was worth it. The food and the location were both excellent. If I'm being picky then... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The boathouse is a really nice restaurant, wonderful food and beautiful location in Central Park. Our visit got off to a rocky start when the host was very short and rude to us. Once we were seated, we were offered water which my partner declined - the gentleman offering the water then chanted loudly "no water, no water" as he... More 

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Riverside, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time for family and a wonder place for a family get together while in Manhattan is the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. The food was superb, the amosphere was warm and inviting and the drinks....well a little pricey but you are in Manhattan. The staff was pleasant which at 6pm was a complement as I am sure... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When we arrived and saw the menus hanging raggedly from the boards outside the Boathouse we should have taken that as a sign and cancelled our booking. Everything else lived down to that standard except the prices. If this was a themed restaurant the theme would be masochism - why else would you do this to yourself? The food was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Having seen the location in movies, the boathouse was a must for us to visit. Unfortunately it's not open for dinner during winter, but we had a lovely lunch and the views were fabulous. Would definitely recommend making a reservation.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Despite reading negative reviews, I dined here in 2013 and had such a wonderful experience that I wanted to take friends on a return trip to NYC. We had brunch here in October. We were immediately seated with a beautiful view of the water and park. Unfortunately, that's where the positive aspects of this experience ended. The service was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We heard there would be line and we got lucky. Our food and server were fantastic. View was stunning. Try the bacon!!!!! A must do!

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Additional Information about The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

Address: East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 2125172233
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 55
Cuisine: American

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