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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
  • Address:
    1 Margaret Corbin Drive @ Fort Tryon Park
    New York, NY 10040
    Neighborhood:
    Inwood
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

New Leaf Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.newleafrestaurant.com
  • Email: newleaf@nyrp.org
  • Phone: (212) 568-5323
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday- 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Brunch: Monday 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm

    We do not accept reservations for Saturday and Sunday Brunch. The New Leaf is closed Monday Evenings
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Welch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: New Leaf is perfect for corporate events, social gatherings, Holiday parties, weddings and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Cathy Mosomillo (212) 568-5323
  • Entertainment: Friday evenings from 7:00 until 10:00. Live Music. No cover charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 193rd and Fort Washington Ave
  • Public Transit: "A" Train at 190 St. Or the #4 Bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 26 spaces available behind the restaurant.
A word from New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
New Leaf Restaurant and Bar is nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park -Upper Manhattan, steps from the Cloisters Museum, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar offers a stylish and memorable dining experience. The New Leaf culinary team creates seasonal menus, utilizing the finest organic and sustainable products wherever possible.
All proceeds support the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Founded by Bette Midler, NYRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. www.nyrp.org
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Diner Reviews
  • "We liked it so much we came back the next night. The menu is quite varied and everything was well prepared. The staff were friendly, knowledgable and unobtrusive. Lively atmosphere but quiet enough for a conversation. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our group of 5 had dinner on a busy Friday night during a live music show. The atmosphere was lively, yet felt intimate. The service was amazing, very attentive. Our drinks, appetizers and entrees were all delivered promptly to our table. We never felt rushed. Everything was perfect. If this were closer to my neighborhood I'd come more often and sit at the bar for a weeknight meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had not eaten at new leaf for some time. Today we invited a relative for lunch after seeing the orchid show at bronx botanical garden. Service attentive and ambience positive. Food not as exciting as past visits under previous chef. Calamari was tougher than it should have been and two of our lunch orders were confused and then corrected. Not a big deal but annoying. lunch menu seemed less inventive than in the past. Now that the permanent tent has been erected over the charming outdoor dining room it will lose some of its charm although will protect against inclement weather. Can only say this visit ok."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening with friends celebrating a birthday. The food an service were excellent and the ambiance just right."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This place is not that easy to get to since it is in the middle of Fort Tryon Park, but... the food is excellent, the service is prompt and friendly and the site is wonderful. It is a great place to walk to, a great place to have a drink, a great place to have a nice meal, lunch or dinner. They have private parties on some days in the summer, so check ahead of time."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have been to New Leaf several times and on this occasion we had a party of 10. The service was deplorable even though the restaurant was not crowded (lunch in the winter). We waited over 30 minutes for drinks to arrive and the waiter was unsure about the menu. The woman who seated us, I suspect the Maitre d', never came over to help and she stayed at the front with a scowl on her face. I'm hoping this was just an off day because despite this situation, I do love coming during the spring and summer for outside dining."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "i had the rabbit she had the pork loin. the food was amazing !!! no complaints.. definitely coming back =)"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Warm and attentive service. Inventive mixed drinks. The food is always fresh and in season."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "There were four of us, including two vegetarians. New leaf accommodated all diets and the food was lovely. The roasted cauliflower and Brussel sprouts were superb!Have been there before in warmer weather and the garden is lovely for A leisurely lunch."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Tucked into the middle of the park, the food is as good as the view is beautiful."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I've had lunch several times at this restaurant and have loved every meal. The atmosphere is so charming, warm and you also have the extra bonus of walking through the gardens overlooking the Hudson River or a stroll through The Cloisters. I took my daughter there as a special treat on President's Day and brunch was being served. I chose a shrimp salad that was pretty much tasteless. It consisted of chopped iceberg lettuce, cold butternut squash with ice cold feta cheese. My daughter had Eggs Benedict and the eggs were hard poached and cold. We should have sent both back but were tight on time. I will return, but probably not for brunch."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "New Leaf is a hidden gem of Washington Heights! Food is local and in season, and the restaurant is part of a great organization, NYRP"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a reservation Prix Fixe menu @ 8PM. We were seated at 8:30. While we were standing waiting for our table, I was charged $5 for a club soda. This could have been a great opportunity to offer a complimentary beverage for the wait. Our waiter was very nice, but not very attentive. It took another 20-25 minutes to order food. The Branzino was fine. It was not great and a little bland. The ambiance is amazing. I wonder if The New Leaf relies a bit too much on business because of the ambiance and location, and needs to bring focus to quality and service. It was $250 for 2 people for Valentine's Day. I would be reluctant to make the time and financial commitment again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The location is unbeatable. Food was great too. crab cake was salty though. Overall, we enjoyed our lunch."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I have lived and worked in and around New York City for 65 plus years and never had been up to that area. Since I had an opportunity to be on the upper west side, a friend suggested I have lunch at the New Leaf. What a very pleasant surprise. The travelling to the restaurant was extremely easy, the food was excellent, the surroundings were perfect and the staff was knowledgeable about the history of the New Leaf. I look forward to going back again in the warmer weather. This truly is a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Stopped in New Leaf after looking a coop in the neighborhood and felt like I was in another world. The staff was amazing, food was really good and I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "New Leaf is in a stone house inside Fort Tryon Park, just a few steps away from the heather garden. The setting is quite lovely. The building is an architectural gem. We live in the community and have dined here before. This time, we celebrated my husband's birthday. The building was cold so we were not able to sit in the dining room (funny, last time we were there, during the summer, it was oppressively hot because they do not have air-conditioning). Instead we dined in the bar area, which was just fine. Overall, we had a good time and my husband enjoyed his birthday dinner. Nit-picky complaints: limited menu overall, very limited dessert menu. With the dessert choices, we felt like we were settling."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have been wanting to go to new leaf since the renovated. The food was exceptional and suggestions were perfect. Since we were one of the last guests the service got a little spotty towards the end."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "New Leaf is in the middle of beautiful Tryon Park in a renovated 1930's stone building with charming architectural details. The food is top notch, with a focus on fresh vegetables, fruits and fish. The wait staff is friendly and attentive, and the huge dark wood and granite bar offers a full selection of cocktails and fine wines. AWESOME experience and we will return!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "New Leaf Cafe's location at the top of hilly Tryon Park in Manhattan is wonderful and the small 1930s era Arts & Crafts style building is totally charming! The restaurant is small and welcoming. I thought the food was very good. My only compliant is that I believe our server should have told us the price of the entree special I ordered that was delicious but was also $60, esp. when the range of the entrees on the regular menu ran from $18 - $30. Other than that everything else about our dinner evening was quite nice! I would recommend this restaurant to others just make sure you ask the price of any specials so as to avoid a big surprise!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed lunch at New Leaf on New Year's Eve Day."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The staff at New Leaf were veryaccommodating as always and our group had a great time. This is a rustic gem and the fact that it is nonprofit, is also a nice plus. I would recommend New Leaf for its dining experience and the fact that the waitstaff never rush you through the meal. A wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I hosted a party at the New Leaf and had to come back. This is now my favorite resturant and my friends were pleased. Our dinner was quite enjoyable and the service is awsom."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "very pleasant setting, menu is limited, but of sufficient variety for anyone. Parking is easy"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The menu was fantastic and the staff was very warm and helpful."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "What a beautiful, joyful New Years Eve! Amazing food, really fine service and carefully crafted cocktails. Dancing to lovely, soulful music and everyone happy to be there! A lot of thought and energy was put into this New Years celebration - from the menu to the band to the fun party favors handed out before midnight. The attention to detail was lovely - it is so fun to go to an establishment where the staff takes pride in what they serve and delights in sharing it with you. And they should be proud of the thoughtful food and drink that is provided. This lovely atmosphere is present on non-holidays as well, and I will be back next year for New Years and hopefully many times just to enjoy myself through out the year!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Going to New Leaf is an obvious outing in the summer, with beautiful gardens surrounding a historic stone building. Even on a rainy winter night, though, the location has great charm, with a warm atmosphere and twinkling lights. The food is delicious and perfectly cooked and the helpful wait staff hits just the right note. It's a special trip for this Brooklynite, but completely worth it."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "the food was amazing and the services was top notch."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "On a snowy winter's day, I came here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. The mood was warm, and quietly festive. Good food, good wine, and a relaxing nouveau-cabin atmosphere. Would definitely go again when the season and menu changes. Definitely a gem, and worth a try."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "without leaving the island. Wonderful setting in Fort Tyron Park, a pleasant walk from the Cloisters. Wonderful cosy interior with a focus especially in the summer to the outdoors. Food delicious. Service perhaps a little too relaxed but friendly and diligent."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We thought everything was wonderful. The food and drinks (not the beer) were a bit pricey for lunch but no complaints; we had a great time. Thank you"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "All three of us had wonderful meals. The vegetables were also superb. The ambiance was warm and inviting and the waiter who attended to our table was terrific. We'll definitely go again."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Review form: character limit for note to restaurant required too much time to write briefly, made it less useful."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "New Leaf is a favorite of ours, and it is consistently a wonderful dining experience. Possibly the best crab cakes & mussels any of us had ever had. Our pork, steak, and fish were all delightful. My friend and I had different opinions about the fish--she wanted more flavor, but I enjoyed the lightness of the tomato sauce and greens. Apple crisp was heavenly; bread pudding was perfectly semi sweet for me, but may not be sweet enough for those who prefer less dark chocolate; cinnamon beignets were A-mazing, and the side of whiskey sauce was good in my coffee too :) We felt a little ushered out at the end of the night--we were the last of two tables, but our server was doing her best to be gracious about it."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We recently went here for lunch. The service was quite good but the food was just fair."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Whether you're on your way to the Cloisters or on your way up the Henry Hudson Parkway, this gem of a restaurant satisfies. Perfect for a lunch when you have a bit of extra time because the room is quiet and you can converse easily. We asked to split a large salad (as part of our meal) and the waitress did so without a blink; it even came out on separate plates at no extra charge. We visited in December so were not able to sit outdoors on the patio."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "New Leaf is a wonderful break from congested city dining, nestled in Ft Tyron Park by the Cloisters. Sophisticated farm fresh dining, fabulous bar, in a restored city park rest house. Walk around the grounds with great views of the Hudson, dine out inside in season, or under wood beamed ceilings in winter. Smart and friendly staff. And parking, just a few blocks from GW Bridge for the savvy NJ commuter."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Service staff is polite and helpful. Portions are small and still has no wift after guests' comments on this. I wonder if the management cares about the customer's request and comfort after years of receiving feedback of the same nature."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Second time eating here --- first for dinner, now for lunch. Great spot just down the road from the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Cloisters in Ft Tryon Park. OK wine list, nice selection of appetizers (had the mushroom soup), entrees (had the delicious salmon burger) and deserts (had the trifle). Excellent and attentive service. Will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "overall we had a party of 9 and the food and service were really great. the chicken wrap was really good. salmon was as well. calimari was a little salty but not bad."
    Dined on 11/26/2013