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Loeb Boathouse

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Address: Central Park Lake, (at 74th Street), New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: 212 517 2233
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Just drinks by the lake but perfect spot

It's hot in NYC and the stroll around Central Park was good but left us very warm. We saw the boathouse and decided to have a drink in their outside bar with a good table... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2016
Jersey travelling crew, CI
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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Central Park after the Museum of Natural History and saw people in boats. Did some research and came back the next morning to fo it ourselves. Best $15 spent there. It had some algae near the banks, but did not smell or anything. Turtles were everywhere and we were able to enjoy Central Park from a different... More 

Thank Kim G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm really disappointed with this restaurant. I am visiting New York to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday we went to The Boathouse for dinner and although we told them in advance about the occasion they completely forgot. The individual waiter was apologetic but I got the impression they just wanted us to pay the bill and go. No one even... More 

Thank Penny S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food is excellent - but the service and staff attitude is not! We were given a gorgeous table, but the staff were inattentive or just too busy! We had an issue which we had to raise with the manager at the end - and he was abrupt, dismissive and downright rude! We chose this place for a special anniversary... More 

Thank lynm610
Jersey travelling crew, CI
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It's hot in NYC and the stroll around Central Park was good but left us very warm. We saw the boathouse and decided to have a drink in their outside bar with a good table available. The beers were $10 each but worth it for the venue and shade. They were ice cold and served by a great and friendly... More 

Thank corneliust
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65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Not sure if we paid the price because we weren't dressed up. We were tourists and walked from Times Square so we had relatively nice polo shirts and khaki shorts. We were party of six and although four of us were going to sit down and start our drinks they wouldn't do that for us. The service from our waiter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We were able to rent a boat and take a brake from walking. The water was under an algae boom warning and this made the water all green. There were turtles in the pond and you can also go under a walkway and see the fountain. When your done you can get something to eat around the corner

Thank Achung70
Potton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely hour on the pond/lake for $15. We all took a turn to row, and it was great to see the turtles basking in the sunshine and swimming about the boats

Thank Claracluzel
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a late lunch. We had crab cakes to start, which were excellent. For my main I had the pork loin and can honestly say I have never had a better cooked piece of pork in my life. It was perfect. The staff were very helpful in choosing a wine and taking pictures for... More 

Thank Jamie E
Freezing Snowy North of England!
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a drink here in the snack bar section on a hot sunny afternoon. Sat in the sun with a soda and glass of wine for $9 - great value and a great spot for some lazy people watching. Didn't eat but the food looked good...

Thank vickilewis626
Pottsville, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Finally got to dine there. Officially full but getting a table once we were there wasn't too much fuss. Hard to fault. Superb wine and food. Efficient and friendly staff.

Thank Philip W

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