Central Park BoatHouse
Gift to parentsThis lunch at CP boathouse was the kick off for a trip from Amsterdam to NY my brother and i gave to my parents for their 40th anniversary. Not being used to such big cities, they loved appeasing here and the bottle of Italian Greco di Tufo we pre-ordered... They were overwelmed!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCentral Park BoathouseThe setting for this restaurant is magical and the service is impeccable. This is definitely a "special occasion" place. One wouldn't be surprise to witness an engagement here.
The only shadow on an otherwise perfect lunch is those people who ignore the dress code and arrive is cut off shorts and hiking gear.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRomance Romance RomanceWe recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Central Park Boathouse. Seating by the window is definitely better although we've been seated away and the food and service makes up for missing the view of the water. The food is always remarkable -- we've enjoyed the steak in the past but this time I had a phenomenal swordfish steak and my husband's lamb was so good that I even liked the bite he gave me! Great place for romance and for making any occasion special -- we have never been disappointed here.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service!The service was excellent! Even though The Boathouse was packed (there was even a wedding) we were served extremely quickly. The dishes we ordered were very delicious and filling. There was even a great vegetarian option. I found the prices were reasonable for such a special location.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat locationThe view was exceptional. The food was good and the service was perfect. Although the restaurant was a little bit loud, the experience worth it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice atmospherery good atmosphere. Good food. Definitely recommended. Do book!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic andThe food was fantastic and did not disappoint. the waiters were attentive and very knowledgable and blest regarding food recommendations. The wine was quite expensive by European standards but soft drinks and beers also readily available.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeI dined at this restaurant several times and I have never been disappointed. The location if fantastic and the food is of good quality: perfect combination for special occasions.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, as always!! TheFantastic, as always!! The food was really good and you add the scenic views and it is perfect!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSo beautiful!It was our first time at the Central Park Boathouse. We were 4 adults; we got a table with a wonderful view on the lake as we asked at the reservation 2 months ago. It was great!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingWe had dinner at Central Park Boathouse.
Place is very beautifull, food is excellent and the table service was great.
Just a bad point: our reservation occured 2 months before coming and we didn't get the expected lakeside table even if some remained free...5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery well recommendedWe were recommended The Boathouse in Central Park. We reserved a table before we left the UK - which I would recommend as the restaurant was busy. The staff were very attentive and could not be faulted in any way. The food, crab cake starter and monkfish main for my partner and scallopes starter with swordfish main for myself were beautiful and left both of us wanting more! The ambiance of the place was very special although we were not lucky enough for a waterfront table - this had no effect at all on the evening, so much so my partner proposed! This will always be a special place for us and we will definitely be back on our next trip to NewYork.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA little gemAlthough expensive( especially the wine) well worth a visit. Very attentive staff, food well worth the cost. A must place to go for a special occassion.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWe had a lovely lunch. Great soft shell crab entree and filet Cobb salad. Great service. Perfect afternoon!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic New York spotWe got a great table in the lower level, 2nd row from the water front. Great service and food (this time much higher lever than a year ago).4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnual NYC TripMy sister and I travel to NYC every year. This was our first visit to The Boathouse, but definitely will not be out last. The food was beyond good, the setting awesome and the service impeccable. The only down side is having to take the boathouse bus from the in trance of the park in and out and then hail a taxi. No vehicles are allowed in the park.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were lucky enough to getWe were lucky enough to get a table for 2 for dinner, directly on the water, to watch the sunset and the gondolier drifting along. A great green shaded place for green thoughts in a concrete jungle ;-)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPatience in overcoming crowdsPatience in overcoming crowds and somewhat overstressed reservation arrangements, is well rewarded by a unique dining experience. Nothing else like it in NYC.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAll staff members were veryAll staff members were very friendly and attentive. The food was reasonably priced and good quality.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest view in NYThe beautiful weather didn't hurt! Loads of tourists are fine. I love the Boathouse and will continue to lunch there a few times a year. I don't think the people sounds could be lowered, it's just a vital happy place with delicious food, the best view in NY and excellent service.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surprises aboundThought of as tourist attraction, the Boathouse is actually a true gem for New Yorkers wishing to glory in their own city on a special occasion, or just a beautiful day. The celebrated ambience reminds me of a country club. It is open and bright, open to the glorious view. Although the window seats are prized, there really is not a bad table in the place, including the bar. The food is astonishingly good. A place of this visual and ambient appeal would not really have to have superior food. They could get away with much less and still pull in the tourists. But they do not rest on any laurels. The menu is beautifully conceived and executed. The steaks superior even to those served in many of the city's most vaunted steak houses.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreen gem for romantic eating outWonderfull setting amidst the lush green of Central Park and overlooking the pond. It will be difficult to match such an exclusive location in NY City. In spite of the enormous success of this restaurant it is a real pleasure to see that the maitre D and his staff show no sign of wear and create both a professional and friendly atmosphere.The food is relatively simple, but of great quality.
Advise: book well in advance!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the Boathouse. We hadLoved the Boathouse. We had a table on the water and could see the boats and gondola go by. The waiter was wonderful as was our dinner. We will return, for sure.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGo at sunset for a wonderful view.Romantic setting, good food, and quiet enough to have a conversation. Make a reservation, request a table by the window, and bring your wallet. Park at the Met Museum garage and take the shuttle (every 15 mins.) or walk 6 minutes thru Central Park to get there. Either way, it's a special experience . . . with the right company.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Romantic SpotA special, very romantic spot in Central Park. Elegant but unpretentious, and mercifully quiet enough (on a Monday night anyway) for conversation. No TV's in the dining area, yay. Food was good but not roll-your-eyes-in-ecstasy good. Service was pleasant and highly attentive yet unobtrusive. All in all, a very enjoyable evening. Note that Central Park's roads are closed to vehicular traffic during some evening hours so you may need to walk the couple of hundred yards from Fifth Avenue, but the paths are very nice.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMARRIVED ALL THE WAY FROMARRIVED ALL THE WAY FROM UK TO DINE! WOULD RECCOMEND LOVED THE LUNCH GLAD WE PRE BOOKED
LUNCH ON A TUESDAY THE RESTURANT WAS FULL EVERYTHING WAS GREAT4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the Boat House. FantasticWe loved the Boat House. Fantastic night to celebrate our wedding anniversary!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely lunch in everyWe had a lovely lunch in every way.So much so that on the Sunday we went back hoping to get Brunch after a few hours at the Met . gallery but expectedly it was impossible.We had to make do with Brunch in Sarabeths on Central Park, why bis it so highly reviewed ? So expensive for what it is , overcrowded , boring food , rushed, etc. Twice I had to tell them to take away my very mediocre french almond toast as I was nowhere near finished what I was eating. The day before we had Breakfast ,9 of us at Maison and what a pleasure. The lady running our table was so lovely and so efficient, such a difference and in price..4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTres bon restaurant. Le cakeTres bon restaurant. Le cake de crabe ainsi que les poissons sont excellents.
Le cadre et la vue de Central Park extraordinaire.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for a romantic birthdayWent for a romantic birthday lunch and loved it--beautiful view and delicious food!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location, excellentBeautiful location, excellent food. The crab cakes are the best I've ever had! Nice shuttle takes you out of the park when it's closed to traffic.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRealy nice place in CentralRealy nice place in Central Park. Service is very (to) quick4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delicious time! TheWe had a delicious time! The food was great, just the stake tartar was too spicy (which we usually like, but this time was a bit too much leaving no taste behind) and the desert was silly..... The ambiance is just amazing! The weather was quite nice so it made the view even better!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant. NeverVery good restaurant. Never disappoints. A lovely place for lunch, especially on a pretty day. Food is reliably good and the whole operation is very professional. I recommend it all the time, especially to visitors to NYC4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend recommended theMy friend recommended the Loeb Boathouse and it was everything he said it would be. Great view, fantastic menu/food and the service was spot on!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food and serviceexcellent food and service in a world famous tourist attraction, amazing4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought our whole experienceI thought our whole experience at the Boathouse was wonderful and I will recommend to anyone. My only one comment would be that where I was seated there was a large group bheindus and their table/chairs were close to my chair. This meant that the waiter was having problems waiting the large table and this meant that each time he was giving out food to the large group I had to stand up and move away from my chair otherwise he kept knocking into me. I just thought that this was a little inappropriate for such a high class restaurant.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIconic Manhattan restaurant---greatIconic Manhattan restaurant---great view, great food, great service---just a wonderful experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are from The NetherlandsWe are from The Netherlands and The Boathouse is one of the places where we always wantend to eat.
The carpaccio was to coulth, but everything else was perfect !!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an amazing time and theHad an amazing time and the lunch was amazing. The salmon was to die for!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood very good as well asFood very good as well as service. Classic don't miss place to dine in NYC.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an amazing experience,It was an amazing experience, from food to the ambience. I will recommend this place to anyone going out with their loved one or even for a family day out.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a mustThis restaurant is a must if you are visiting New York. The food was wonderful and the setting by The Lake in Central Park is very picturesque. The Boathouse was recommended to us by family who had visited New York from Scotland and luckily they warned us to book before we left London. It is a popular spot and many people who had not booked had a considerable wait for a table. It's easy to book online and certainly well worthwhile.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for spring lunchGreat place for spring lunch - gets crowded as it is a destination for anyone visiting New York City, but worth the crowds as it is the only New York City restaurant that is in Central Park and it also has decent food and good waiters.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to the Loeb made ourGoing to the Loeb made our whole New York weekend most memorable! Thank you!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceI would recommend this restaurant to all visiters of New York City. It is going to be a great experience! My only adivce would be to make a reservation because it can ne croudy.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than a Place to Eat...This restaurant is as much an EXPERIENCE as it is a place to eat. Watching the rowers out on the lake... The lovely ambiance... Live orchids on the tables... People having lively dinners together... Personable wait staff. We fully enjoyed it all.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting. Nice choicesBeautiful setting. Nice choices of entrees. They even made a special vegetarian dish not on the menu for my daughter. Knowledgeable waitstaff.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDate or special occasionThe thing that made this lunch was the amazing view of the lake. The food was good. Very tasty bread and the wait staff was very attentive. Cocktail list was a little boring but the wine list had a decent selection. Great place for a date or special occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Boathouse is a wonderfulThe Boathouse is a wonderful restaurant to go to if you are visiting NYC. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was charming. Better call early for reservations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM