Central Park BoatHouse
Good restaurant & perfect locationI took my grandmother to the restaurant this past Saturday for dinner and the dining experience was great! Great menu items to choose from, attentive waistaff and an amazing view of Central Park. I highly recommend this restaurant.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely!Great spot on the water in Central Park, the Loeb Boathouse Restaurant is perfect on a beautiful day.
Wonderful food, attentive waitstaff, noise not too bad.
Loved it!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly reasonably priced,Surprisingly reasonably priced, and good food considering the superb location. The waiter could not have been nicer.
We really enjoyed.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful viewThis restaurant is the best in the city for ambiance and scenic view. I have read the reviews of others on the site and disagree with the comments of bad service and mediocre food. We had a wonderful lake-side table. Our waiter was helpful and friendly. I have been at the restaurant for brunch and I agree that the delay in seating can be upsetting. However, the idea is to be egalitarian about the lake-side tables. I think it is best to come with a party of more than 2, as the two seat tables near the water are not very bountiful.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch with dadMy parents were in town and it was a gorgeous June day, what better place than the boathouse for a nice lunch. Great food and gorgeous views!!!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot. Very diverse groupGreat spot. Very diverse group of diners. Great waiter. Perfect place for dinner before Shakespeare in the Park !6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply PerfectThe Boathouse's Lakeside Restaurant was the most incredible restaurant experience i've ever had. The service was great, the food was amazing, and the view was breathtaking. I will definitely return and would absolutely recommend the Boathouse to anyone!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at the Boat HouseMy husband and I enjoy the outdoor scenery. For his birthday evening, we went to Central Park. After taking a nice stroll in the park, we went to the boat house to end the night. The atmosphere was great. This dining experience was like an escape from NYC. We enjoyed dining with an open lake view. We food was delicious, great wine selections, & the service was impeccable! Have fun! :-)6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance ! good waitGreat ambiance ! good wait staff. wonderful bar inside and outside. Very unique quintessential NYC spot.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely even on a rainy dayGreat spot for catching up with family and friends. Gorgeous setting and quiet enough to really talk and hear each other! I find the food & coffee tasty each time I dine there! Staff is very professional.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Pleasantly SurprisedI didn't have great expectations for the food at the BoatHouse, and went really for the experience of having dinner in the park. I expected mediocre food with a great view. That being said, the food was excellent. The heirloom tomato salad tasted like they had just picked the tomatoes that day, and my vegetarian entree' was exquisite. My friend's grilled scallops were great as well. The service was wonderful in every aspect, and of course the view of the lake with the building in the background is amazing. I will definitely return and if anyone is having second thoughts about this restaurant, just go and enjoy. You won't regret it!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGranddaughter's first trip to NYCThe experience in the restaurant couldn't have been better on a Sunday evening. The bar was crazy busy though and the bartender was brusque - he was very busy and perhaps he felt he hadn't time to chit-chat, but was short to the point of rudeness with me when I was being friendly.
The food was delicious and the service from our waiter at dinner was outstanding.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful night at central parkambience was great, noise level was just right, staff was courteous, food was delicious -- looking forward to coming back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSisters IndulgenceI have made many, many visits to NY but first time ever dining at Central Park BoatHouse - this was one of the highlights of this years visit for several reasons:
- booking online from UK simple with quick response to confirm
- location simply superb
- great staff who were courteous, responsive and engaging with customers of all ages
- great ambiance, energetic, fun
- food was simply delicious with high quality ingredients cooked to perfection!!
- have already recommended to friends and family6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an outstanding diningThis was an outstanding dining experience - two women enjoying an excellent meal and wine. Service was outstanding and the view, even though a rainy day, was magnificent, sitting in the midst of Central Park and surrounded by water and lovely grounds, makes for an exceptional experience.Only complaint was that people should be made aware that you have to walk into the grounds and down to the restaurant (certainly not far, only 5 minutes) but if you're not aware of this and it's pouring rain (like it was for us) you will at least be sure to bring an umbrella. While there is a shuttle bus service, going in was ok but coming back out, it got stuck in traffic & after a 23 minute wait, we ended up walking in the rain to the roadway for a cab.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat to be able to talk and listenMuch appreciated to still find a spot in NYC where you can actually talk with others at the table. The rest of the week in NYC was almost crazy with many places where a dialogue was impossible. Still have not figured out why screaming and dining should go together.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant -movie scene viewIf you like lakeside dining and a movie scene view this is the place. Yes, it's been seen in many movies, but the food is also excellent. Our service was beyond exceptional. Good wine list.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBoathouse Central Park NYCExcellent food and excellent service. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting New York.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't MissLunch at the Boathouse was listed as a don't miss. Enjoyed it so much6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCentral Park Boathouse in June.So, it was raining, but we dined en pleine aire thanks to the design of the Boathouse dining room. We love the ambience, the great West Side apartment towers beyond the pond in our great park, the diverse crowd and late spring long late afternoon.
While we've learned to ask the price of specials, especially veal chops, we didn't think to also ask the price of the mixed drinks. We paid $18.00 for a Grey Goose vodka gimlet.
So, it was New York after all!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotWe had a wonderful experience at the Boat House and would recommend it to all. We will definitely go back there.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMnew york memoriesThis is a place that will make your visit no new york unforgetable!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant!I went to the Boathouse with two of my girlfriends on Monday night. Our experience was perfect. We had a table next to the water with a beautiful view. Our waiter, Kenny, was attentive and friendly. The wine excellent and the food delicious. I had the Panama Bay Shrimp, Diver Scallop Curry, and I'm still thinking about it! Want more! I definitely plan to return!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's my new favorite NYC spotLived here in NYC forever and never made a trip to eat here for some reason. Man was I missing out!! We went on a Monday so we were more likely to get a table by the water. We sat at our table (luckily right on the water) and the scenery of Central Park, the white linen tables and the beautiful meal were well worth it. It's no more expensive than any other good restaurant in NYC. Everything we had was wonderful!! The food was very well done and I have to say I am already excited to go back and eat there again! It's not only the great food but the whole experience of eating there makes you feel like you aren't even in Manhattan.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night in ManhattanThe evening was perfect. We were greeted quickly and seated. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The appitizers and main course were just wonderful. The view was beautiful and we could not have asked for a better evening in NY. We will be back soon.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice placeEverything is good. Location and food. I recommend for everyone that visit NY.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Special VenueThe ambiance cannot be beat. The food is good, but that is not the main reason to dine at the Boathouse.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday lunchThe Boathouse was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday lunch. We were visiting New York from Australia and a friend suggested we go to The Boathouse. I am so glad we took her advice. We booked online from Australia. The food was wonderful and great value. And the location was perfec6t. New York put on a 90deg sunny day for my lunch. It is one I will alwasy remember. I'll certianly recommned the Boathouse to any Aussies visting New York!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely lunchFriend and I were treated to lunch at the boathouse as part of our holiday to NY. Upon arrival, maitre d was friendly and efficient and dealt well with rude customers in front of us (who hadn't made a reservation and were surprised there was a wait!!). Food was lovely and drinks reasonably priced. Our waiter was fairly aloof but it may have been in contrast to all other waiters in places we ate where gratuities aren't covered in the bill and so work that bit harder. Would definitely recommend for the atmosphere (note:larger tables get seated right on the waterfront as opposed to tables of 4 or less)5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique to NYCIf you want to combine setting, landscape, atmosphere, and unusual tasty food, the Central Park Boathouse tops my
List. As a local who lives nearby, l hesitate sharing this gem with others because now, going there, requires preplanning
and reservations.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall very good but noisyBoathouse Restaurant in Central Park is Overall a very good place for dinner however ist was very noisy. Good Food, friendly waiter, outstanding panoramic view... we liked it a lot.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful VenueI had a beautiful dinner at the Boathouse during my first trip to New York. Amazing venue, watching the sunset over Manhattan was stunning. Food was great, I particularly loved the Duck Breast special entrée served with roasted nectarines. The chocolate tart was more of a soft centred pudding, but wow, so good!
Tip - don't expect a late night on a week night. We went on a Wednesday and were the last people there at 10.30. The kitchen closed at 9.30, the bar closed at 10.00.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial PlaceWilderness cabana with a pond side view. The food was very good, the wine was good (they ran out of the first wine we picked) and the server was nice! They were able to accomodate us although we were early. We would go again!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Ray of SunshineWe had taken a tour of Central Park that day. Unfortunately, it was raining the whole day. Even though we were cold and wet, we wanted to have our lunch at the Boathouse. I am so glad that we did. We had a reservation and got seated promptly. Our orders were taken and our food arrived very quickly. The bread basket to begin with was divine. My friend got the salmon and she said it was probably the best salmon she had ever had. I got the filet mignon salad and it was outstanding, just a little heavy on the blue cheese dressing. (but if you love blue cheese like I do, it's really okay). Overall, the Boathouse experience brought a ray of sunshine to a very dismal, cold, rainy day in Central Park.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCentral Park BoathouseMe and my family had dinner here to celebrate my daughter's 15th birthday. Excellent choice with a great view. Not exactly the type of menu we were looking for but we had a great night.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary lunch with hubby!The Boathouse was recommended to us by friends and we booked through Open Table in the UK prior to our trip. The restaurant is in a stunning location and the food is equally as stunning. The Monkfish main course was delicious and the puddings were to die for! We highly recommend this restaurant.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the waitWe had a reservation and still didn't get seated until almost 40 mins after the reservation time. The meals were also fairly slow to come out, and they ha ran out of some of what we wanted to order. I expect that was because lf a busy holiday weekend. However, the food was excellent and worth the wait. The environment and setting is impossible to get anywhere else.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPeaceful SurroundingsThe adjacent lake and boats were beautiful to look at. I loved being in Central Park. The food was good and I would recommend this restaurant to others.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food + great viewThis restaurant is a great destination for a summer afternoon/evening in New York. The setting can't be beat -- the water from the rowboat lake laps at your feet, the trees are a lovely green, and the buildings at the edge of the park frame a gorgeous view. We watched rowers having a good time and a gondola escorting groups out on mini-excursions. The restaurant is open air if possible, but huge glass windows are used when it's too chilly or windy. The food was delicious and the service efficient and helpful. Make an afternoon visit to the boat pond with the model sailboats, stroll a short distance to the Boathouse, enjoy your dinner, and stroll back through the park. Early reservations are highly recommended: 6:00 or 6:15. Enjoy!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was told to goOur server was told to go home because it was a slow night and then we were forgotten. No refills on water or coffee, etc. Food was above average and the location can't be beat.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!Delicious food, great atmosphere, and outstanding service5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic RestaurantTook my girlfriend to our first date there,beautiful view and excellent food,great staff.Great place for a romantic evening!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm experienceVery good servisse, food and beverage. Quiet place, great view.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinnerWe enjoyed the peaceful scenery and the wonderful food. We had attended the graduation commencement at CU. all day and it was a joyous and exciting occasion for me to complete my studies and graduate with a degree in doctor of education. My husband reserved a table for two at your restaurant to celebrate this special occasion. The Boathouse is a perfect way to dine for events as this and also a place to go for a romantic dinner. We will definitely have another dining experience at your restaurant very soon!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn NYC experienceNot to be missed. Good food with a super choice, well looked after by the staff and such a fabulous view.
So glad we took time out of a very busy schedule to visit The Boathouse.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for special occasionsI took my niece there for her birthday. I think she felt I made an extra effort to make it special. I just made reservations.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food terrible service,Great food terrible service, waiter came to table 3 times entire meal. Went to the bar for refreshments because waiter took so long5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLate lunch at Loeb BoathouseDuring a short and hectic week in NYC, we had the pleasure to have a lunch at The Boathouse. Very nice location, superb service and food and wine. We love to pay a visit next time as well. The only thing we could wish is better possibilities to book a table longer time in advance. However the booking works perfect with e-mail conformation.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the ambiance of theI love the ambiance of the Boat House. Food is very good. I had the special marinated shrimp & cream grits (although I'm not that fond of grits, it was good) . Another guest had Roasted Amish Chicken. She thought it was good but could have had more flavor and sauce. Some of the options weren't appealing like sauteed monkfish, roasted trumpet...filet of Branzino (apparently that's a fish).
Another guest had Jumbo Lump Crab Cake which was very good. The Grilled Atlantic Swordfish was also very good.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat way to celebrate an occasion!A perfect way to have celebrated my 70th birthday. Lunch was quite good. The Cobb salad with tender filet mignon was perfectly prepared and satisfying. My peach Bellini refreshing. The view and the bread is to die for. Should not have asked for seconds but couldn't resist. Reserved the gondola after our delightful meal . What a special way to end a special day. It was magical!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM