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La Boite en Bois

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75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306
+1 212-874-2705
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“escargot” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Charming little restaurant with old world European ambiance. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Wait staff well-coordinated despite only 2 servers for the whole dining room. I let them know ahead of time that we had tickets to the Met Opera, and they got us...More

1  Thank Anthony R
Reviewed October 29, 2017

If attending a performance at the Lincoln Center, this is an excellent place to dine. They have a prix fixe pre-theater dinner with many delicious choices. The restaurant is quite small and lots of ambiance. I had the escargot, steak au poivre and creme brulee...More

2  Thank Linda H
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We had not been to La Boîte en Bois in many years. Last week we had tickets to a play at Lincoln Center and decided we would give this small French bistro, just a short walk from the theater, a try for our pre-theater dinner....More

5  Thank AdHoc-Travellers
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Close to Central Park and to the Lincoln Center, this cosy French restaurant feels like a genuine bistro. Food here is delicious, and the staff are attentive and well-informed about the dishes and the wine list. One can linger here, enjoying the ambiance and conversation....More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

A real French Connection A great find... Tired of ''authentic'' French joints. This is the real deal. Staff was excellent Great wine Pate was very tasty Steak au Poivre perfect Mushroom ravioli with tomatoes was superb Three sorbets were spot on. Don't tell anyone.

2  Thank kaw001sr
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting NY for a special occasion at Lincoln Center and came across La Boite en Bois. I had mixed feelings about based on some of the reviews but decided to give it a chance. It was worth it. We had a wonderful meal....More

Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed June 17, 2017

We were here a decade ago and the food was good but unmemorable. This time the food was noticeably different and memorable. Endives and beets salad, Papilotte de poisson aux legumes, roast chicken and tarte tatin were all outstanding. Service was excellent and price is...More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Just a short walk from Lincoln Center and it was like we were in a small restaurant in Paris! We all really enjoyed our Prix Fixe dinner before the play (Oslo). My sister and I both had the Pate for our appetizer and it was...More

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Went this past Sunday May 21,2017 with my wife and another couple for brunch . Have been there numerous times previously for both brunch and dinner . It is an extremely small restaurant and the tables are close together . The food and the service...More

Thank arthob
Reviewed May 8, 2017

The restaurant is small and the service is a bit slow when crowded, but all in all this is a wonderfully quaint little French restaurant near Lincoln Center. While I enjoyed my whole meal, the profiteroles were quite literally the icing on the cake.

Thank Kimberly H
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,
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February 25, 2017|
Response from ferryspotter | Reviewed this property |
The pâté in aspic is as good as I ever had, including in France. Their liver with onions is also classic, if not always on the menu, and whatever fish entree they are featuring as a special is bound to be excellent- this is... More
July 27, 2016|
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Response from safpsy | Reviewed this property |
Call and ask.
February 1, 2015|
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Response from JPatWP | Reviewed this property |
I called the restaurant. I was told that they offer ala carte only on Sunday evenings. Prix fixes dinner can be served upon request. Be sure to call them first at (212) 874-2705.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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