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W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
(212) 496-5542
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Ranked #3,649 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The location on the riverbank offers a lovely view of the water and Jersey shore. Service was prompt and friendly but several menu items were not available - probably because we're getting late in the season. Food was OK - a variety of burgers, nachos,...casual and tasty but not particularly special. Come for the view (or the happy hour, which... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is one of favorite spots for an after-work beer. After being inside all day, it's wonderful to sit there and watch the sun set over the Hudson River. To get a table you must order food, but the staff allows you to take a chair from the stack by the host stand and sit on the wide steps. I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A bit of a hike from Penn Station area but worth it. Good food, reasonably priced beverages for New York

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nyc
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219 reviews 219 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I sat outside on the patio this time, and had a fun engaging waiter. The food actually seemed better too. The covered section, while interesting in itself is not as nice as sitting in-view of the Hudson River. Net, I wouldn't say that the food is standout (its just fine), but the better part of the Boat Basin is the... More 

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Strasburg, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Sent there for the view, the food is canned and processed - the music was so incredibly loud that even up close and shouting you could not hear anything - and the serving staff did not care, no one returned for drinks or follow up. You can take a nice walk on the Hudson and see the view and pick... More 

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been there a couple of times for events. The cafe can hold a large group of people both indoors and outdoors. It's best to go there during warm and dry weather. It's right on the Hudson river, I've watched an amazing sunset from there. Bar service was pretty good and generally waitstaff is courteous. They're not known for their... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Boat Basin is a destination restaurant. The food was good...not 5 star but why would you expect 5 star at a fun, dockside pub? The service, view and atmosphere makes it worth the trip.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A view of the city and the Hudson could not get more scenic. Arrive early as the bar gets crowded in the evening. Go for either one of the burgers or the baby back ribs (these fall off the bone and are absolutely perfect). Definitely a must visit!!!

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Quincy MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This cafe is very loud and holds a lot of people. That said, it's great location allows for view of the Hudson River, and the stone stairs take you right down to the walking/bike path.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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Additional Information about Boat Basin Cafe

Address: W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: (212) 496-5542
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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