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La Boite en Bois

75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306
+1 212-874-2705
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
75 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023-5306
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 August 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.

1  Thank kaw001sr
Reviewed 28 July 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 18 June 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

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 June 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 23 May 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 8 May 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
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

An unpretentious little, literally little French restaurant two steps from Lincoln Center and Central Park West. Classic traditional french bistro food. The roast duck is delicious.

Thank Gigi N
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Food was rather good though not memorable or exciting.however service was unfriendly and not professional, perhaps out french waiter had bad day.Tables are terribly crammed in a very small space, so impression that everybody is sitting at the same table.It was OK, but can not...More

Thank Borya
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Came here before a matinee at the Met and had a lovely meal. Food was excellent and service just right. Wish I had a place just like this in my own neighborhood!

Thank msmebv
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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25 February 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
28 July 2016|
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Response from safpsy | Reviewed this property |
Call and ask.
2 February 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
USD 31 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-2705
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