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Boat Basin Cafe

W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
(212) 496-5542
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Ranked #3,375 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Here, you really can enjoy lunch. But look past the plastic plates and cutlery, be prepared to sup beer or wine from squishy party cups, and pass through the "beer-garden" section of the restaurant to access the open terrace. Here, insulated from the city bedlam, you will find the food is good, and reasonably priced, the service is efficient and... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Loud music and cold beers and a great place to spend an afternoon og evening. The serve simple but fine food from the grill. I enjoy stopping by when I am in New York

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was ok-ish although being served on thin plastic plates did make it seem worse than it probably was - the price is reasonable on the surface however whe it arrives it seems expensive for what you get - Starbucks for larger sandwiches for half the price. The service was the worst we've had in NYC although at was... More

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Southold, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been to Manhattan too many times to count and absolutey had no idea that this place even existed. We have always been captivated by everything the city has to offer from Downtown to Central Park. We were invited by friends to meet here. It was absolutely beautiful. The views and atmosphere were fun and vibrant. I would recommend... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Can't beat the location/atmosphere at Boat Basin. Let's face it, though, this is the only reason New Yorkers come here. Service is generally bad, drinks overpriced, and food downright awful. Basically the selection is previously frozen burgers, chicken fingers, and poorly cooked fish. Go for drinks and atmosphere, but eat somewhere else first.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

stumbled over this place walking along the banks of the Hudson. Very glad I stopped. The view of the marina and the Hudson are really good - the table settings basic. BUT I had the grilled salmon burger and, I have to say, it was the best burger I have had in years. Well done. I hope this was not... More

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Albany, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This hideaway is the best outdoor drinking spot on Manhattan. No frills, picnic style chairs an tables, paper plate service. Good specials, tasty wings and bar food. Good beer selection including drafts, bottles, and cans.

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Sheffield, UK
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You have to go looking for this place down by Riverside Park but it's well worth seeking out. Great location with river Hudson views. The atmosphere is lively & buzzing, Service a bit patchy, but that was probably because of how busy it was & the incredible level of noise generated by all those folks having a good time. The... More

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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The only reason this didn't get a 5 star rating is because of the wait for a table overlooking the water. There is a lot of space to explore while you wait and after being seated, all is right with the world. This fabulous restaurant has the most glorious view of the water that overlooks the New Jersey skyline. The... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best thing about the Boat Basin is the atmophere! The views of the hudson river are amazing. They are very dog friendly! Don't leave your pups at home!! Bring them with you for brunch or dinner! The food is affordable.

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