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The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

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East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-517-2233
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12:00 - 15:45
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:45
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a long wait no matter what day or time you go (the weekends are SO long) but the view is wonderful. The food is good and a bit expensive. It is somewhere you can go once and say you have gone. Everyone was very friendly... bartender, maitre de, waitstaff.

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Thank SuZQ0420
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon it after visiting the Guggenheim while hangry. Battling crowds, hot, and tried from walking. We were dressed very casual in t-shirt and shorts. Though I don't suggest attending dressed as we were, we were treated very well by a wonderful staff. Short wait at the bar and then we were seated next to the water. The food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say is Wow! What an amazing place for dinner, we had a water front table and had the best meal of our trip! Sitting watching the turtles swimming in the lake, people on the boats and the attentive staff made such a great evening!

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Naples, Florida
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there with 3 other couples. Even though we were 30 minutes late, they kept our table waiting for us. Yes, the restaurant was busy, but a phone call was all it took. I was impressed. For lunch, I had their mini-burgers. So delicious...nice and tender, not a hard, dried up burger. And, it tasted like really good meat.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your visiting New York either for the 1st time ( it was ours) or the 10th, this restaurant has to be put on your list of places to go to. Excellent service, incredible food, we actually skipped the generous lunch options, and had several selections of appetizers and salads.....all of which were delicious. The seating positions were just ok,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere - right inside Central Park. There are bike carriages in the event that someone cannot make the 5 minute walk to the restaurant from the street. We sat inside which still offers a great view of the water and the boats.

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1 Thank Kay C
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting history to the place, lovely spot to pause and refresh. Good coffee, plenty wildlife around, worth a visit or two.

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Riga, Latvia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had this place in mind while strolling in Central Park, however there was a long queue and in the end I decided to eat their hotdog and french fries outside - pretty cheap and you get a big portion of fries. There is little seating outside so you're lucky if you can be seated. If you want to eat lunch... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best views you could expect in any big city. While we enjoyed nice appetizers, I looked out the window dreaming of Walden Pond. We enjoyed the food, I guess, but really did not pay attention to it much. It was the view that created a relaxed place to have a good talk with old friends... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally made it here for lunch! We usually go for a drink, but made reservations this time, highly recommended. We love the brightly lit dinning room, there are three, so thy to sit where you can look out at the lake. This not a walk in with shorts kind of place, I'm not sure they have a dress code, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 55
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:45
Thursday
12:00 - 15:45
Friday
12:00 - 15:45
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East 72nd St & Park Dr North, New York City, NY 10021
  • Public Transportation: Stops 6 Train Lexington Avenue Hunter College 68th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-517-2233
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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