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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
+1 212-517-2233
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Chapin, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ducked into the bar on a Saturday afternoon to take a break from the snow. The bar atmosphere was charming and warm, complete with live piano. It's a classic central park stop. The bar has a full compliment of cocktails. Prices are typical for Manhattan. Bar tenders were friendlier than in many other bars, especially for a tourist location.

Thank 48Buddy
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited NYC for the first time January 5th-9th. On our first day there, we took a 2hr pedicab tour through Central Park and we asked him to drop us off at The Loeb Boathouse at 1pm. I had read reviews prior to our trip and I had plans to just go inside and have lunch at the informal deli... More 

Thank ChristyLynnV
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came there from the Guggenheim on a rainy day - best choice! Beautifully decorated, stunning views of the park, cracking fireplace, and a real treat for lunch: fine silverware, crispy linen, very stylish but not overly stiff. and: VERY yummy! Made for a very romantic and heartwarming time. Thx to a very attentive team.

1 Thank Sunnylou0607
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately I haven't had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful place. My review is based on the poor customer service I have received via email. I was recommended this beautiful boathouse by friends who had previously visited. I emailed the Boathouse directly as I am due to visit NYC next month for a few days (from the UK). I asked... More 

Thank Rosie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had brunch at the Loeb Boathouse in between a self managed bike tour/ride around Central Park. Quaint and classy ambiance. Food was not exactly cheap but it was great. The service was impeccable. Great for a couple or a family meal.

1 Thank Ivan F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought something to drink and a platter with cheese and crackers for snacks. It's great if you don't have the time / was to late for booking a table to go to the restaurant itself. It's nice to sit at the Loeb Boathouse outdoor bar for the gimmick, the typical experience. I recommend to everyone who aren't going to... More 

1 Thank Adriana D
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Christmas Lunch here at the Boathouse. The lake was frozen over but it was a sunny day. We had a table next to the window which was just beautiful. We had to sign a contract to do this lunch but no problem although be aware that the price fixe they give you does not include tips, tea and... More 

1 Thank Clare F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were great and the view was amazing. A bit chilly and the tape on the floor didn't quite seal in the warmth. A really nice place to watch the snowfall. Omelette and bacon as well as the waffles were wonderful.

1 Thank LBHouston11
buderim queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us had dinner at the Boathouse myself, husband, Daughter and Son in law on Christmas Day Eve. Our waitress was funny and very helpful. The food especially the crab cakes were beautiful. The bar staff talked to us prior to being seated and shared stories so so lovely would highly recommend a visit to the Boathouse to anyone... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cute little gem in Central Park! While strolling from a workout towards The Met, my husband and I took a detour to find this cute little place with amazing hot cider! It totally lived up to and surpassed my expectations of being totally adorable :) Both cups of cider were less than $5 total, we had gorgeous views... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $55
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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: +1 212-517-2233
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?