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The Boat Basin Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Steamed & Seasoned Edamame
Two Warm Soft Jumbo Pretzels
with mustard cheese sauce
With Chilli Con Carne $12.5
with freshly made white cheese sauce, frijoles negros, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream & salsa
Two Grilled Marinated Mahi Mahi Tacos
with shredded cabbage, radishes, pico di gallo, salsa verde
Extra Side $2.0
Homemade Hummus Dip
celery, carrots, health crisps
All Salads Served With A Roll And Butter. Additional Roll $0.40. Addition Of Chicken: $3.00, Addition Of Salmon: $9.00, Side Of Blue Cheese Dressings: $1.50
Soup Of The Day
Cup Of Chili
Caesar Salad
Field Greens
tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette
Iceberg Wedge
crumbled applewood smoked bacon, beefsteak tomato. with blue cheese dressing
All Entrees Served With A Roll And Butter. Additional Roll $0.40
Grilled North Atlantic Salmon (medium)
with grilled asparagus & chimichurri sauce
Grilled Sirlion Steak Nfrites Au Poivre Sauce
All Served With Potato Chips. We May Not Be Able To Accommodate Any Substitutions Of Bread. We Use La Frieda Ground Beef And Cook To Order
With Cheddar Cheese $9.95
on sesame bun with lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
With Cheddar Cheese $9.75
Turkey Burger
on sesame bun with lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
With Cheddar Cheese $9.75
Vegetarian Garden Burger
on sesame bun with ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
Add On Chili, Chopped Onions & Shredded Cheddar $2.0
Hebrew National Hot Dog
Tuna Salad Sandwich
on multi grain roll, lettuce & tomato
Open Faced Chicken Salad Sandwich
on cranberry walnut bread, fresh tarragon, dried cranberries & apples
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
on brioche roll with mild jalapeno cheese, tomato, lettuce & herbed aioli
Black Angus Steak Sandwich
on ciabatta with horseradish sour cream
Grilled Asparagus
Sauteed Onions & Mushrooms
Corn On The Cob
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I simply love this cafe for the inexpensive but tasty food, many food choices some healthy. Its a great spot in the spring/summer or even winter time to grab a bite to eat, and relax overlooking the lake. A nice mature place to sit &...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank petalsw
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My wrap was nothing special but it was fun to sit and watch the boaters try to navigate a very small pond. The food was not expensive and it was a good place to take a break, enjoy the park and people watch.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Very friendly place with great atmosphere, lots of families and dogs. The view is fantastic and the setting invites to a riverside walk. I found the staff very friendly and the service was fast. The fried calamari was really fresh, the salmon burger was tasty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Charlotteashanti
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

best spot to enjoy a beer and a hot dog. View with little boats on the riverside. Perfekt on sunny days. Friendly and good. I come back!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank swayno5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The total waiting time was an hour an a half for a cold burguer worse quality than mc Donald's. The bread was old and cold, they ran out of beers at 6.30pm and the attention was terrible. Everything is served in plastic plates and glasses...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carolinac4915
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I Have been a regular of the Boat Bassin Cafe since it opened years ago. I used to be very happy with the setting (extraordinary), the food, the service and the general atmosphere. As it justly deserved, it has become extremely popular, especially over the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sirois S
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Eat lunch today at the Bost Basin Café. Great seats along the wall outside so you can see the nature trail, marina and Hudson river. Got very busy very quickly but the staff seemed decent menu with Brian. Doesn’t open till 10 doesn’t start serving...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank robhN7543AO
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Great views across the Hudson. Poor service with order wrong or items not received that were ordered. Food is ok but very basic compared to the festive delights that NYC has to offer. The toilets are terrible.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mark J
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Stumbled on this place when looking at google maps. OMG, what a find, was our 1st visit to NYC in 2017, so this made the list to try, given the location and setting. We fell in love with this place, everything about it, the food,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank danny4681
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place doesn't take reservations. Seven of us went here on a Sunday night in July. We arrived at 6:40 and were told we'd have to wait 40 minutes for a table. They took our cell phone number and said they'd call us. At 7:30,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nancy L
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