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The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

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East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
Stops 6 Train Lexington Avenue Hunter College 68th Street
2125172233
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12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With their 1858 landscaping plan under construction, Frederick Law Olmsted...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch in Central Park

Very relaxed good fast food. BH Beef roll, tuna on Rye and pork sandwich to be recommended...good setting!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very relaxed good fast food. BH Beef roll, tuna on Rye and pork sandwich to be recommended...good setting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You couldn't find a prettier location than this for lunch in the Park, especially in the fine weather. Of course it is expensive, but if you can get one of the tables by the water, I think you will really enjoy the classic views. The Boathouse also has a cafe area which has an entrance to the right as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The casual food is ok but we really enjoyed sitting inside and enjoying the view of the lake (this is the same view as the fine dining restaurant next door. Food is standard takeaways- hamburger so, fries and salad so. I was expecting to see $6 fries and hotdogs, like at the baseball but this is not the case.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were hot from walking around the park, so we stopped by the outdoor bar and ordered a drink. Then we sat at a lakeside table and enjoyed the view. Perfect spot for a summer day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As we sat eating our delicious meal at this wonderful restaurant on the last night of our holiday, I had to pinch myself to believe I was actually sitting in the same place I had previously watched in so many movies and TV shows. The service was impeccable and the wine waiter only too happy to advise without any edge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Loeb Boathouse has a lakeside restaurant and bar as well as an express cafe. The restaurant is the perfect place to relax in the park if you have the time, and the cafe is convenient for a quick lunch. I have eaten at both and the food and service are wonderful. The picturesque setting can't be beat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After a stroll round Central Park my wife and I decided to have lunch here as the setting looked idyllic. We were seated at a table one row back from the waters edge with a great view of the antics of some of the rowers in their hired dinghys. i The menu is quite varied but some of the dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

On the 11 th of June after a fantastic wedding day we finally made it to our final stop which we were looking forward to for weeks before our wedding as we are from the UK and heard to much about this place, Oh my, there were 7 of us and we all had 3 courses, every element of every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant on our honeymoon, it was a beautiful day and the food was Devine. Great place to relax and enjoy the view of the lake

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enjoyed dinner here with a local friend who lives in the city. The food was above average quality but the wine was overpriced. We would normally go for something mid price but with the cheapest at $60 a bottle we stayed at the low end. Our party of three all enjoyed three courses and the bill (including the $40 tip... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
  • Public Transportation: Stops 6 Train Lexington Avenue Hunter College 68th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 2125172233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 55
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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!
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

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