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La Boite en Bois

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306 (Columbus Ave and Central Park West)
+1 212-874-2705
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here with a large group on short notice. One of the few places that would accommodate a group of 12. This was the our second visit and it was as good as the first. Menu has a variety of items, food was prepared very well and the service was attentive.

Thank steve-USABoston
New Jersey
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Wife and I dined there before our Opera at Met. They are very close to the Lincoln center (5 mins walk) and they offer pre-theater fixed menu for $50/pp for 3 course meal. It's a very small and tight restaurant where coat check is mandatory. Food is plentiful unlike typical french restaurants. Wife had salmon dish that she wasn't too... More 

saratoga NY
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Six of us had dinner early on a Monday evening so there was no real pressure. And this is the "local" of one of the couples, so that ensured outstanding service. The country pâté in aspic and endive(and other greens) salad with chevre were excellent starters. Salmon entree was as good as it gets and basic roast chicken was also... More 

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New York
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We visited this tiny French restaurant last night before the NY Philharmonic concert. Their pre-theatre menu was substantial and augmented with several specials. The daily pasta was mushroom stuffed ravioli in a light tomato sauce, available as an appetizer or entree. It was excellent. Most of your table of four had the veal medallions special, which was tender and very... More 

1 Thank RichCH
Palm Beach, United States
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

New York is famous for stores and restaurants that are about 17 feet wide. This place is small but the food is worth a visit. A note of cauton, do not expect fast service.

1 Thank Peter L
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

excellent ambience in a cozy romantic setting - we were in New York for few days and came by this restaurant for lunch - great service, wine selection and location.

1 Thank JunaidaJ
Little Rock, Arkansas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This little small, tight, cozy place was one of the highlights of our recent visit to NYC. Our travels have taught us to get away from the crowded tourist spots and into the local neighborhoods to fine the really good restaurants. To our delight, someone (a local) suggested we try this restaurant and the experience was fantastic. We don't mind... More 

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Vancouver BC
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have been to this small French restaurant many times over the years and found it to be one of our must do's when up near the Met. The food is wonderful and the ambience is romantic. Great for lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful celebratory dinner at this cozy gem of a place. Extraordinary service. Although the name is French, the food is American. The menu is small but offers a good variety. Everything is obviousy prepared with TLC. Very low noise level allows intimate conversation.

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New York, NY
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60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

La Boite en Bois is near Lincoln Center, and therefore has a captive clientele for preheater dinner. They force you to have a $52.50 prix fixe despite the relatively large portions. We had a mediocre mesclun salad, rather tasteless (over parlied under garlicked) escargots (no shells so they probably came out of some can), a salty and otherwise tasteless, rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306
    (Columbus Ave and Central Park West)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 1,2,3,A,D
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-2705

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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