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La Boite en Bois
La Boite en Bois

La Boite en Bois Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://laboitenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 874-2705
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday Dinner: 3:30pm - 11:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gino Barbuti
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: All of our menu items are available for takeout. We offer local delivery.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbus Ave and Central Park West
  • Public Transit: Subway: 1,2,3,A,D
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parking on the street and a lot at end of block.
A word from La Boite en Bois
Located in a brownstone in the heart of the Upper West Side, La Boite en Bois has been a favorite among diners for 28 years. With its rustic ambiance, it feels as though you are in a bistro in the French countryside. In close proximity to Lincoln Center, we offer a pre-theater menu. Serving classics from Escargot to Salmon to Roasted Duck, you will be delighted with our extensive selections. We serve lunch everyday, with a variety of salads, panini, and classic French dishes, such as Croque Monsieur and Onion Soup. Come Sunday for our Brunch, and enjoy Eggs Benedict or Pain Perdu (French Toast). At La Boite en Bois, our attentive and well-trained staff will be sure to provide you with a memorable experience. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went on the late side, after the Lincoln Center crowd had departed. Good move, as you could order a la carte and the place was quiet. Food was good, although the special filet of sole needed some more zip (lemon, perhaps). Side dishes were very tasty, and my son's fish stew was really wonderful. I want to go back to order the stew!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We've been going to La Boîte en Bois for over thirty years - generally for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day and Christmas Eve. Often dining with another couple, we've found it to be consistently enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't that great either. For the prices this place charges I expected better. The service was very good, the waiter attentive, and able to answer the table's questions."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This is my favorite French restaurant, with sensational traditional French cuisine and very pleasant and attentive service. A group of us were celebrating two birthdays and stayed for almost three hours, yet never felt that anyone wanted to rush us out the door. The restaurant is small and charming, and feels as if it is in some lovely, quiet French town rather than the Upper West Side."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I keep going back and every time it just gets better. Wonderful food, professional, friendly service and a fantastic value for your dollar."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This is not our first time at the restaurant. We have always received a warm welcome no matter how busy the restaurant may be. The food and the service is consistent -- very good and professional. We dine before a performance at Lincoln Center and always leave relaxed and not hurried making the whole evening that much more enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A small bistro near Lincoln Center with excellent food and attentive service!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Fabulous atmosphere and great food! Service was excellent and we had plenty of time to walk to Lincoln Center for a concert. We enjoyed our dinner and will return again soon. Have been frequenting this restaurant for over 12 years and have not been disappointed. Just a special place tucked away on the Upper West Side."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went we 2 others at 6:30. Restaurant was less than half full Long time to get waited on and long time getting our food. There was a 3 course prie fixe at $48 yet my wife had no appetizer and we couldn't wait for dessert(as we had sat there for so long) and she was still charged $48 for poached salmon. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Perhaps they were having a bad night. Food was good, early service fine. After they cleared our dinner plates we had to ask twice for the dessert menu and coffee, ended up taking dessert in a doggy bag a running to Lincoln center."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Without a doubt a gem in the Lincoln Center. Superb for pre or post concerts."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Delicious real French food. Always constantly good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The atmosphere has changed since the renovation which eliminated the authentic French feel and substituted a bland general restaurant quality. Also, the service at brunch on Saturday was lackluster despite an almost empty restaurant. No one checked our orders, no one offered another glass of wine, no one offered more coffee. They did refill the water."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent choice for pre-theater dinner. Service and food were very good. Even though it was quite busy - staff was very attentive! Should make reservation as it is a smaller venue."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is truly a gem on the upper west side. The atmosphere is charming yet elegant. The food is wonderful and the service is exceptional."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Always enjoy our dinners here. This time we came pretty early in the evening and the restaurant was quiet as it had just opened for dinner. When it's full it can get noisy and it's a small space but it's worth it. The food is fresh and nicely prepared, the service is friendly and available, the house wines are great but there's a good sized wine list and the cocktails and hard liquor are good as well. They take their time with food preparation and you never feel rushed in spite of the small space. Their pre-theater meal is timely. The prices are reasonable and I would say they are actually a little low for Manhattan especially for a place so close to Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My partner had the seafood stew, the house special Boîte en Bois, and it was excellent. I had the duck with cranberry sauce, and thought it mediocre. I have been here before and was very favorably impressed in every category, so this was a bit of a letdown. The service was excellent and ambiance superior with a somewhat high noise level, but a very pleasant place to be. Next time I will order something else."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fine spot for lunch and dinner before movie, play, concert in Lincoln Center area. Downside is that place is cramped."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Honestly as good or better than the most expensive French restaurant in NYC. Consistently wonderful food, service. Gracious."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food, great service, wonderful neighborhood place--we just keep coming back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A small, pleasant French restaurant with moderate prices---excellent for a Lincoln Center matinee or evening."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This has long been one of my favorites. Its location in the Lincoln Center area makes it a valuable find. The food is always good and the service pleasant and prompt."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've been eating at this French establishment for over 30 years. It's our go-to place for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentines Day (special menu) and Christmas Eve. While not a Michelin 3-star designate, it's still very good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, have been coming here pre-theater for years. I recently stopped eating dairy though, since it upsets my stomach and so a French restaurant is not really the best choice. They said that they would be able to make what I ordered without any dairy, but I had a lot of bloating later in the evening, so I think that they may have missed something. But if you don't have intolerance to certain foods, this place is an absolute gem. Charming staff and very tasty food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner very much-a great little French place with delicious authentic dishes. Had been there before and it didn't disappoint."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We found la Boite en Bois while looking for a good intimate restaurant near Lincoln Center. What we found was that and more. Unlike the food factories you'd normally find, the meals are exquisitely prepared and served by a staff of excellent servers. And for the quality of food, the price is more than reasonable. A+++"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had the prix-fixe pre-theater menu; our snails were delightful, my dining partner enjoyed her coquille St. Jacques, and the poached salmon with two three different mini salads was a wonderful array of flavors and incredibly fresh vegetables. Even the cucumbers which I'm not a fan of were gobbled up due to the delightfully-tangy dressing! The sorbets of the day were a nice finishing complement, summery kiwi and apricot. My dining partner's chocolate mousse was rich and full of dark cocoa flavor. My only strike, really, was that the bill came a little slow for trying to get to the theatre at 7:30. The house was full, so I would suggest an early reservation to alleviate this problem."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A charming bistro near Lincoln Center with friendly attentive service and good food. A favorite for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've been there many times; the food and service never failed to impress me. Excellent reasonably priced pre-theater menu. Just wish the tables were more spread out. They need a bigger space."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful experience as always. Great spot for the Lincoln Center crowd."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant, you are reminded of how unbelievably good food can taste."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Truly a neighborhood gem this always busy always delicious French Bistro serves up the perfect tasty fare. The cocktails are very classo and good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Lovely French bistro food, though not fine French cuisine. Phenomenal pre-theatre menu for price."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good food but menu does not change frequently so if you recently attended be prepared to have the same choices"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Used to love this restaurant but after two phone calls to be sure that we would have the dinner of rack of lamb that we love, we were very disappointed that the restaurant didn't follow through on their promise of serving us rack of lamb. Even though we told the Staff and management that we were there to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, they weren't concerned or apologetic They didn't even offer a drink or coffee Steak that we had to order instead of the rack of lamb was tough and tasteless. It was a very disappointing and expensive meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Cab issues but called and the hostess graciously held table. Pre-theatre prix fixe 3 course meal (Lincoln Ctr 3 blocks N). Everything perfectly cooked with attention to the presentation and melding of flavors. Had Endive salad, Salmon and Chocolate Mousse, Asparagus Soup, Cod and Bread Pudding. All delicious and perfectly prepared. Service was smooth, quick but no rush. Space long, narrow and tight so couples sit across with other couples close on either side in a row of small tables that are pulled out for the lady to be seated. A few four tops. Waiters superb in tight space. Warm, comfortable, family feel with a focus on food and service--not at all pretentious. Would happily eat here every week but from Texas. Plan to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We will return to this restaurant for other meals."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem on the upper west side. We both had the duck which was outstanding. Will return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "La Boite is a great find for authentic French cooking. One of our guests is a real Francophile and she was quite impressed with the liver. The room is charming but tight so be prepared for an intimate dining experience with others who are not in your own party! The help were attentive and very accommodating, allowing us to order off the regular menu instead of the prix fixe. The chocolate mousse was perfect for two to share."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "we have always enjoyed our meals here. Lunch is usually very pleasant but was diminished in pleasure this time by a loud table next to us."
    Dined on 6/10/2014