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The Boat House

72 Central Park N, New York City, NY (Central Park)
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Ranked #664 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $200
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Park
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80% Recommend
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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My wife and I had lunch here on a Thursday. We were there to celebrate a wedding of my wife's cousin and her partner. (in the park prior to lunch) The location is hard to beat. The middle of central park in the middle of New York City. We had a waterside table so happy with that. The food was... More

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freeport NY
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192 reviews 192 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Lunch at the boathouse is a fine value with a wonderful view. A stroll along the lake visiting Bethesda Fountain or perhaps a gondola ride on the lake is on order before or after dining. We have been there several times on delightful days.

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Huntington, West Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Looks out over the pond and the ambiance is amazing. Limited menu and a little pricey but I would do it again. Staff was very friendly and professional

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is a great place to eat of an evening or for brunch on the weekends. Its a little pricey but well worth it as the food is very good and the views are spectacular

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

While we didn't wait the hour-90 minutes to eat in the main dining room, we did have an a la carte lunch in the room directly behind... it was the same view but for probably $75 cheaper than if we had had the time to wait it out, though I would like to have Sunday brunch next time I'm in... More

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Bergen, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The location and view of this restaurant are the absolute selling points. As tourist we didn't know that we weren't able to take a taxi to the restaurant so we had to take one of those trikes through Central Park. Not that it bothered me, because this was also an experience, but keep itt in mind before You visit. They... More

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Woodhaven, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The food is good, but it is definitely all about the view here! Located in beautiful central park and overlooks the pond. Just beautiful!

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Tracy, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The food was delicious. We brought our own wine & were charged a $35 corkage fee, plus they added in a 15% gratuity on the meals plus the corkage fee. The tables closest to the water were open, but they offered us a table one row back. They said that since the sun was still blaring down, it would be... More

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New York, NY US
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

The service is sub par and the food is no better. Th location deserves more. They add a 15% service charge which they remove if you complain. It's a tourist haven.

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here and there
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

But I expect that in the city. Even the kids had a good time. Great views, nice spot. Lunch was good. I'd like to return for a nice romantic dinner

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