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The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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316 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is well worth a visit on a nice day, as you're looking out at one of the prettiest parts of Central Park. The food is pretty good, but not up to its price; you're really paying for the setting. Service is professional and attentive.

Thank davemh333
Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted to come here after a recommendation from many friend; but when we finally found it they were closing the main restaurant for a private function but were able to eat out the front for a quick lunch before they closed that area. The found was really enjoyable and the setting on the lake in beautiful. You are able... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall it was a good experience, decent food, attentive wait staff, took my friends visiting from France there for dinner, its expensive just like any other nyc place, you pay for the view and the location.

Thank Srikanth G
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Loeb Boathouse is a lovely restaurant in Central Park that is quite obviously very popular. However, the food was good and the drinks were nice, but what really stood out was the way the staff "appear" to try and ease you in and out as quickly as possible. This is probably the first time I have ever typed that... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best meal we had in NYC, and one of the best I have ever had. Beautiful setting on the lake, well decorated and set out. Great service and the food was fantastic. A must visit and worth the money, I had the filet and it was perfect and unbelievable tasty.

1 Thank BurgessNeil
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for brunch on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Tried to book by phone quite a way in advance, told that reservations were not accepted but to arrive prior to 12pm to avoid a wait of up to 45 mins. We arrived early as suggested however joined a queue to put our name on the list. We were given a pager... More 

1 Thank SBSJ
Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for brunch on a beautiful Sunday in New York. Incredible experience. Great food, great service with an awesome view. A must do when you are in New York.

1 Thank djh5723
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must place to have a relaxed lunch watching the rowboats in Central Park. The food is superb and the service is wonderful. Prices are a bit high but it is worth splurging on this restaurant.

1 Thank Dianne B
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again we booked a table for lunch - you have to be quick with booking or face the consequences which means a HUGE line. We had a wonderful lunch with good service and a wonderful view.

1 Thank dutchie50Rotterdam
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing cinnamon French toast fruit and warm maple syrup, also eggs benedict perfect! Highly recommend, lovely surroundings and not over priced. Happy memories for cold winter days!

1 Thank luvaholidayScotland

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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
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
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: 2125172233
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?