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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
2125172233
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9:30 am - 4:00 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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Boston
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called ahead and reservations were not available for the weekend. It worked out fine. We arrived around 10:30 and we seated near the lake for a great view. The bruch was very good and service was great. After brunch we rented a boat and went on the lake for an hour. Very nice experience.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch with my wife on July 15th 2016. What a place - it is a large restaurant but was absolutely heaving and a hive of activity. We couldn't get seated but enjoyed a drink at the bar while we waited for a table which took around 40 minutes. Food and service were terrific once we were seated despite the... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst travelling on a work trip I decided to visit Central Park, after a friend recommended this restaurant to me. I went there on a Sunday and they were serving brunch all day. They were not taking bookings on Sunday's however as I was travelling alone getting a table wasn't a problem. The setting of the restaurant is beautiful, located... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting and easy to locate. The service was very good but unfortunately the food was below what I expected for such a venue

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with a couple of friends a Saturday evening. The surrondings of Central park was really nice and the food was amazing. I had tuna and it was perfectly cooked and just delicious! I would recommend it for all sorts of company, family, friends or a date!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My and my family had a great time and our food was really good, a little pricey but if you can afford it why not. I did not put 5 stars because of the room temperature, it was a hot day and the air conditioning was not enough.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super ambiance with either an open air (summer) or full window view of the lake. Summertime, the lake is filled with paddle boats and winter full of ducks and geese. The best Mac & Cheese on the planet!!! Very relaxing Piano Bar while sipping Bellini's. Could be long wait but well worth it...

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Started at bar(indoor--too hot for garden!) about 5PM last Saturday with wife, daughter, son-in-law and myself. Somehow got aught up in someone's birthday celebration until they left when we met great family who were, also, drawn into festivities. As you may imagine, party was already terrific! Several spritz beer or two and some other crazy concoction later, wondered into dinner... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can rent a boat and go into the lake! We went there and the personnel was very friendly and the activity was fun!! Later you can refresh on the bar with a lovely view of the lake, the park and the buildings.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Boat House is one of the best things to do after a handful day being a tourist in New York. The entree is amazing, the view is incredible and with a perfect weather and a seat at sea site you hear the birds singing to your left and the guests to your right. The staff is nice and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $55
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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