La Boite en Bois
75 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
La Boite en Bois
- 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.
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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La Boite en Bois reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (102)fit for foodies (60)romantic (48)special occasion (27)great for lunch (25)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)good for groups (5)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- Wonderful wonderful food.OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/23/2011Wonderful wonderful food. We've been going here for years. Everything is prepared with care and excellent taste. The proximity to Lincoln Center is great. This is our favorite restaurant!Special Features:
- French DelightOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/23/2011Six mature adult went here for Sunday brunch. The prix-fixe, three course menu offered both breakfast and dinner entrees. The group ordered selections which included both and we were all happy with all three courses of our meal. We all would return here. The only downside was the restaurant is small and narrow, however, it was not noisy and we were able to converse and hear each other.Special Features:
- Outstanding food and service.OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/22/2011Outstanding food and service. Wonderful experience.Special Features:
- Great FindOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/22/2011I highly recommend La Boite en Bois. We went to the restaurant based on favorable reviews listed on Menu Pages. The reviews were accurate. The food was great. Four of us went for the Prix Fixe dinner before heading to Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Crab Cake appetizer was excellent. The salmon and beef were prepared exactly as requested and the Creme Brulee was the best I've ever tasted. We'll be going there again soon!Special Features:
- Their Prix Fixe Theater menuOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/21/2011Their Prix Fixe Theater menu is perfect if you're going to the theater. Service is relaxed but they make sure you are out in time. Wonderful ambiance; delicious food with large portions.Special Features:
- surprisingly excellent - especiallyRosaVIPDined on 1/21/2011surprisingly excellent - especially considering the pre-theatre crowds and the extremely close tables. food very well-prepared and piping hot. service a bit rushed, but that's better than getting to lincoln center late. the open table site and restaurant website did not make clear that only the prix fixe option was available during pre-theatre hours - we would not have come if we had known that (too much food) - but are very glad we did and look forward to coming at a less rushed time.Special Features:
- Had dinner here before theOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 1/20/2011Had dinner here before the ballet at Lincoln Center on a cold Thursday evening. Had the first table right by the door which was a good thing considering how small the place is. The tables are very close together so getting up mid meal would be an adventure and privacy is non existent. However, The $44 prix fixe dinner is a bargain for the area- they serve decent portions with lots of choices. I ordered the daily soup which was carrot - it was delicious and made without cream, but nice and thick. For the entree, I had the duck with wild rice and veggies. It was not the best duck - I would have liked it to be more crisp - but it was certainly edible. My dessert was a scrumptious dark chocolate mousse, garnished with fresh berries.
- Particularly good for thoseOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/19/2011Particularly good for those going to Lincoln Center. A cheerful, friendly place with good food.
- vrty small great place. YouOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/19/2011vrty small great place. You definately get to know your neighbor tablesSpecial Features:
- perfect for pre theater mealOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 1/19/2011perfect for pre theater meal close to Lincoln CenterSpecial Features:
- AFter two visits I would goGoodeaterVIPDined on 1/15/2011AFter two visits I would go again in an instant. The best escargot anywhere in NYCSpecial Features:
- We were there with the pre-theatreYetAnotherFoodieVIPDined on 1/14/2011We were there with the pre-theatre crowd and it was perfect for that. Food is outstanding, and the service was focused to make sure we were out in time for the theatre. It is a tiny space, and you cannot help overhearing the conversation at the next table. I want to go back for a more leisurely experience.Special Features:
- Restaurant ambience was veryOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/14/2011Restaurant ambience was very warm and comfortable inspite of little excess space. Menu was appealing and varied but not overdone.Special Features:
- The food was good, the serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 1/14/2011The food was good, the service was okay, and it was a great value.Special Features:
- Very tasty food, but veryOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/13/2011Very tasty food, but very small tables close to one another. Service was prompt but without personality or warmth.Special Features:
- We like this restaurant forwmreviewDined on 1/12/2011We like this restaurant for the pre-theater meal before performance at Lincoln Center, the food is good and service always get you out on time.Special Features:
- This is a sweet little neighborhoodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/9/2011This is a sweet little neighborhood place - very cramped but that kind of lends to its attraction. The service is slow and kind of uninterested. I had a simple mushroom omelette which was very good, but the hash browns were so crisp they were almost hard. It is very noisy - hard to hear each other.
- We arrived just as there wasPointCloatesVIPDined on 1/7/2011We arrived just as there was an exodus of patrons to a Lincoln center event and service staff were under stress. They recovered quickly and we had a pleasant evening. My seafood pot au feu was excellent but my partners duck was was less so. Recommended but try to avoid theater crowds. point cloates
- Cozy. For dinner, you areOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 1/5/2011Cozy. For dinner, you are automatically handed a pre theater pre fixe menu, which many diners were surprised about. They give you a fair amount of food for the price, but I would have preferred less food for less $.Special Features:
- La Boite en Bois is a trueOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 1/3/2011La Boite en Bois is a true gem. The food and service are consistently good and the setting is cozy and wonderful.Special Features:
- We were here during an offJennVIPDined on 1/2/2011We were here during an off time, so perhaps the staff was less attentive than usual as they were ending brunch and preparing for dinner. We were there much longer than we anticipated, but it is a french restaurant after all, so dining slowly may be encouraged. The food was delicious and it was very cozy. It is a very small space, so I imagine it could get noisy when crowded, but we were the only ones there.Special Features:
- we went for lunch after opera.OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 12/29/2010we went for lunch after opera. Great service. Food was excellent. Will definitely go backSpecial Features:
- This is quaint little bistroOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/29/2010This is quaint little bistro on the West Side near Lincoln Center. The butternut squash soup was excellent and the crab cake and cucumber salad was refreshing. The chicken and mushrooms with cognac sauce was delicious as was the salmon with mustard glaze. A choice of dessert was included with the fixed price menu including creme brulee, fruit sorbet and bread pudding all of which were wonderful. Service was well-timed and very friendly.Special Features:
- I took my wife to La BoiteOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 12/26/2010I took my wife to La Boite en Bois, along with two daughters, for our 40th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful gem this place was!!!We've been to many very good restaurants in France over the years. La Boite en Bois is really on a par with those that are truly devoted to comfortable enjoyment of very good food in warm and friendly surroundings. The roast duck I had was probably the best I've ever had. The atmosphere was cheerfuly French without pretension; the service was efficient and attentive but not hovering; the food was well prepared and delicious. In short, the whole experience was wonderful.I wouldn't hesitate to return to La Boite en Bois for another notable occasion.Special Features:
- I and various members of myOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/24/2010I and various members of my family have spent the past 12 Christmas Eve;s at La Boite en Bois. It is a traditin I hope lasts many more years. The food is always wonderful and the staff warm and friendly. The head waiter, Raul, is a marvel and always treats us as if we were part of his family. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening out.Special Features:
- This was perfect for dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 12/22/2010This was perfect for dinner after attending a Lincoln Center performance. They seated us right away, room looked lively and there was a nice buzz in the air. Tables were tight but we were given a table for 4 even though we were 3. Staff were very attentive-did not rush us at all. We took our time deciding on meal while enjoying champagne cocktails-which were crisp and delicious. Then we had an excellent onion soup gratinee, and the pate-which was more terrine and good. Then we had a really EXCELLENT calves liver- they agreed to switch potatoes to mashed-no problem; lamb stew; and veal scallops. All very good and hefty portions. No room for desert. Nice sharaz wine well- priced. With drinks, wine, 2 courses each and tip, bill was under$200!Special Features:
- Cozy, authentic, friendly.OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 12/22/2010Cozy, authentic, friendly. grate food. nice interior.Special Features:
- There aren't too many decentOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 12/20/2010There aren't too many decent restaurants around Lincoln Center, but this one seems to have stuck around forever! A mainly older and sedate crowd - but the food is traditional French, well prepared, and generous portions. Be careful at 6 or 6:30 PM - it's a mandatory prix fixe, so you'll be eating three courses (and paying for them) whether you want to or not.
- We were there for a birthdayOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 12/19/2010We were there for a birthday dinner, and were disappointed. The food was extremely mediocre, and quite expensive for what we got. My husband had the boeuf bourgignonne special, which was a small ladle of stew with mashed potatoes. My steak au poivre had a nice sauce, but the steak was absolutely tasteless. It was accompanied by nice frites and very, very salty julienned vegetables. Before we sat down a person with a basket of bread served us each a slice of absolutely rock hard bread. I asked for non-hard bread three times before I eventually got a piece 15 minutes later. Had tarte tatin for dessert, which had nice apples on a soggy, limp pastry. Pretty poor.
- The service was very bad.OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 12/19/2010The service was very bad. We were there for 2 hours waiting for brunch but the food was very good. They didnt give us menus. We got up to get our own and they got annoyed. Then we had to keep asking for water and where our food was. The people at the other table came after us and were served before us. The food was very good, but they need a new staff.
- Decent food; reasonable prices.rjwmsVIPDined on 12/18/2010Decent food; reasonable prices. Croweded tables in small room. Very mediocre service. Good for the neighborhoodSpecial Features:
- Tired environment, tired food,GaryHVIPDined on 12/16/2010Tired environment, tired food, too much noise, service unimpressive. Once a great little French restaurant, needs freshening up.
- Even at 8:30 p.m.-10p.m. thisOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 12/14/2010Even at 8:30 p.m.-10p.m. this tiny, table-crammed restaurant was bustling, but the waiters were not hustling. The food was pleasant French, but not exciting. Service was negligent and slow. In cold weather checking coats in the small, cold entrance area is difficult and very chilly. However, the convenience to Lincoln Center continues to draw people in, and because of that the place is a resource.
- Small and crowded, but stillmaureenVIPDined on 12/12/2010Small and crowded, but still romantic and fun. We enjoyed our meal -- excellent food and caring service. Would definitely return!Special Features:
- This feels very old schoolBillAVIPDined on 12/11/2010This feels very old school in a totally charming way, and while tables are tightly squeezed in they make the experience very pleasant from start to finishSpecial Features:
- Lovely restaurant, very highOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 12/11/2010Lovely restaurant, very high quality food. House Cabernet was delcious and they are generous with their pours. Portions are just right, we had enough room for dessert which was delicious.Special Features:
- A very small space and tablesWrenVIPDined on 12/11/2010A very small space and tables are very close together making moving through the restaurant a little difficult for customers and wait staff.Special Features:
- Needed a restaurant for dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 12/11/2010Needed a restaurant for dinner before the Met Opera. Boite en Bois was recommended and proved to be just what was needed for our party of 6. We all chose from the Prix Fixe menu, which provided lots of choice but which was designed to make sure we made it in time for the opening. Food was typical French bistro, hearty, filling and delicious. Only negative was how crowded and noisy the restaurant was. Housed in a small basement area, there was hardly enough room to swing the proverbial cat, but enough to allow the staff to serve us efficiently. Would go back there again.Special Features:
- Wonderful, intimate, neighborhoodOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 12/11/2010Wonderful, intimate, neighborhood bistro. The mussels were to die for. Will definitely return.Special Features:
- The ambience of a small FrenchOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 12/10/2010The ambience of a small French country inn. Delicious food. Energetic conversations but now overpowering. Friendly servers and pleasant class of patrons.Special Features: