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La Boite en Bois

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75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306 (Columbus Ave and Central Park West)
(212) 874-2705
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11:30 am - 11:00 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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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pleasant young French speaking staff. The prix fixe dinner was just fine. There were many choices for both appetizer and entrée. My chicken with mushrooms was prepared just right. My husband had the pasta with scallops and shrimp and enjoyed it as well. He also savored the chocolate mouse dessert. We haven't been here in a long while, but will... More 

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Connecticut
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The idea is better than the experience. The food was well prepared but the choices and the decor have not changed in 30 years! It is more traditional than anything I have seen in France and needs an update.

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Thank JillConnecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice place, quiet, a bit hidden, simple food but very good, fries are excellent, wine list is not bad, a perfect place for a lunch!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This old-fashioned bistro has been around a long time and always is worth a visit. We had excellent saussison, salad, calf's liver, moules frites. The service was a bit distracted and it can get noisy (it's small). Like most NYC restaurants wine prices are overboard. It's not a place you feel you have to hurry back to, but it is... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We were two couples on Mother's Day for brunch. We called for reservation but were not told that they served a fixed price menu. A bit of a shame because the menu was limited. The place is small but nice Bistrot like and the food reasonably good. We had salad, small filet mignon, and an omelet, all well prepared although... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My friend took me to this bistro pre theater.The Bistro was very french and cozy. The prix fixe dinner was really reasonable and our meal was delicious from the escargots to the veal special. The dessert taster a combo of 3 of their fav was perfect/chocolate mousse/creme brulee and strawberries. We had very good service. our waiter was from outside... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

For many many years we have looked forward to our meals at this intimate restaurant and have brought visiting guests. We returned after a hiatus of several months to find the place spruced up a bit, looking cleaner and brighter. It seems that the owner's daughter has been brought in as part of management. She was there during an early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We went last night for an early (5:00 p.m.) dinner at La Boite en Bois. When we got there they couldn't find the reservation but as only one other table had diners, they said they would accommodate us. Unfortunately, several in our party were quite late, but my husband and I ordered wine and kept them updated. When every one... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Sundays at 5 p.m. following a theater matinee is the ideal time for dinner in busy parts of Manhattan if you don't mind an occasional early dining experience. La Boite en Bois is an exceptionally good restaurant in the Lincoln Center area. Warm, cozy, and comfortable with an excellent and varied menu. It all began with a perfect vodka martini...thank... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

It's been the best place I've eaten in NYC. The food is amazing, the restaurant is so cozy and the service is just perfect. Close to Lincoln Center and to central park it's the best choice you can have if you are around. And if are not around...just go anyway.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: (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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