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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
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (311 reviews)
“crab cakes” (156 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (42 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to sit out on the patio area with a great view of the lake. Our waitress was very attentive. The food was pretty but a tad overpriced. We also had the bread pudding which was very good but not worth $10.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had brunch at The Boathouse during our Christmas visit and it snowed the day we ate there, which was beautiful! We walked through Central Park in a snow storm, and it snowed while we ate brunch overlooking the boat! The entire restaurant was a...More

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has long been on my wife’s bucket list. Unfortunately it was closed the last time we visited NYC so we had to wait a few more years but it was worth the wait... We booked a month in advance, explaining that we were...More

2  Thank ajpacey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Loeb Boathouse is lovely however the food, for the price, is very average and the service is even more average. The location in Central Park makes up (a little) for the otherwise average experience.

1  Thank MichiganTess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reservations for lunch were easy to make, and they confirmed by email as well, since I told them I didn’t have a US number. I asked for a table on the balcony by the lake and we got a perfect table for our party of...More

1  Thank mironearth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Saturday afternoon with delicious food and good friends. We were 5 people and ordered fresh oysters which were delicious, crab cake, also highly recommended, tuna carpaccio, butter lettuce salad with blue cheese, quiche Lorraine, and eggs Benedict. All the food was delicious. Complimentary banana...More

2  Thank LeahKicks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the MET I stopped at the boathouse. Nice place. I had a little cooked fish (unsalted) with some spinach and 7 slices of boiled potatoes. A glass of wine with it: 60 USD. Nothing special, but the place, in the southern part of...More

1  Thank sakkara11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment I walked in I was instantly transported to an island of Hawaii. The atmosphere was very aloha. The view was amazing seeing people row their boats and the brunch menu was great. Will be back again soon.

1  Thank mariabenardis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made phone reservations a week beforehand, and were seated on the patio overlooking the lake. The food, drinks, and service were exceptional. Check out the menu beforehand so the prices aren't a surprise. Worth every penny!! We also rented a rowboat as a "bucket...More

1  Thank SoFlaBeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family stopped for food at the outdoor express cafe/counter service at the Loeb Boathouse during a walk through Central Park. I wanted to make sure to write a review because of how friendly and efficient the service was. We made 2 purchases (indecisiveness the...More

Thank Leslie O
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April 29, 2018|
Response from Marcy W | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, so sorry, it should say on their website!
Allison M
April 14, 2018|
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Response from BaliY | Reviewed this property |
No need to book for the express cafe. This doesn't have views of the lake. There is an outdoor bar (open only in warmer months I believe) where you can sit to have a drink with views of the lake.
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Robertson;Mrs.a... R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't know it was closed. Suggest you contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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