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“Sunny Afternoon Drinks!”

Loeb Boathouse Central Park
Ranked #597 of 15,322 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Park
Transit: Stops 6 Train Lexington Avenue Hunter College 68th Street
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!
Reviewed January 20, 2020

Perfect on a sunny afternoon to take in the views and atmosphere of Central Park. This iconic boathouse is seen in many TV series and fils so it was great to go there.
The drinks were great and staff friendly and helpful. There was a queue but it was a warm sunny day so was to be expected.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

So cool to see the view of the almost frozen lake and some snow. Eggs Benedict and French toast were amazing. Service is always good and not a long wait as no reservations on the weekend.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

My 3 daughters and I had a wonderful brunch experience at Loeb Boathouse. It is located on the lake in Central Park, and the view is amazing. The food was delicious, and the staff were extremely friendly and professional. I would highly recommend making reservations.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank suziegrover
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Our experience at Loeb Boathouse was very good. The walk through Central Park to get to the restaurant was lovely, especially since it was a sunny December afternoon. The restaurant is perfectly situated with vast windows that look out to the a pond and Central park. The menu items are all fantastic. Everyone loved their meal. The only negative was that our main waiter seemed completely uninterested in doing his job and annoyed when we had questions. Thankfully, the rest of the wait staff made up for this. If you are not planning on ordering cocktails or wine, the price was decent for a nicer lunch in NYC. I would definitely make reservations. We plan to have a return visit.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Thank Bitty03
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We attended a wedding reception at The Boathouse and were swept away by the setting, food and service. It overlooks a lake with the NYC skyline in the background. The interior is spacious and tastefully decorated. Every bite of food from hors d'ouevres through dessert was excellent. Service was top notch and courteous.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Thank Anne O
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