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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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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant itself is really lovely with fab views across the lake. Service was friendly and informative and there was a great atmosphere. The food was good, although I ordered the scallops which were delicious they were served with brussel sprouts. They were are and there were far too many of them. The taste was overpowering and after eating one... More 

Thank Victoria P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere and service is superb. The view is exactly what you would expect, when the restaurant overlooks a lake in Central Park. The food was exceptional. The crab cakes were the best I've ever had. You could see the real crab without fillers to mess up the taste. The herb crusted cod on a bed of beetroot risotto did... More 

1 Thank Ekaterini71
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I are New Yorkers and this was our first time there during the weekend on a Saturday morning for brunch. It's a hot spot and it's always busy so we thought we'll never get a table. I was wrong and I'm glad I was. I have called the restaurant a few days before and asked them how... More 

1 Thank NYCTravellerNYC1000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at the bistro behind the restaurant. It was a lovely recharge in the middle of the park and the food was fresh, fast and very well priced. A family would not find this expensive. I cant comment on the restaurant but the whole place was a lovely setting and a Sex and the City location.

1 Thank bubble323
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really great meal here. Service was fantastic. Wait staff extremely helpful and attentive. Also as a solo trave was made to feel welcome on entering the boathouse.

1 Thank Gillian W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I have a lunch in NYC, I go here. I LOVE It. It is the Scene to be seen with excellent service and delicious food.

1 Thank BermudaHay
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did not figure we could get a reservation on a busy Saturday but I called anyway. I asked for a table for 3 at 2:30 and the hostess said they could not make the reservation because they were closing at 3 for a private event but if we came earlier we might get in. After getting lost in Cental... More 

1 Thank james s
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at the Loeb in Central Park. Certainly a more upscale environment, I would recommend dressing at least smart casual to fit in, though they didn't seem worried about attire here. Great view of the lake, and only a few minutes walk into the park from the Met. The menu was packed with great food, but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick drink here during the week at the bar and received excellent service. Great view of the lake.

1 Thank lilghallinsf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in this restaurant today for a lunch after 14:30. Very nice, the dinner room look like tonne on the lack of Central Park. The weather was very night and the cuisine perfect. I took a beef filet with spinach and it was so tasty and tender. The restaurant is very clean and server very efficient. I recommend+++++++

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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
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?