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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "Great for an anniversary or birthday. Romantic. A hidden gem. Will 100% return."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We'd been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and liked it. I was surprised this time that the lunch menu has been charged to a pre-fixe brunch. Nevertheless, the steak sandwich, crabcake platter and oyster po-boy were great. My husband is a vegan and his vegetable pilaf was lacking (it needed more vegetables). The location was a big draw for us this time as we were meeting our friends from Germany here."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had been looking forward to dining at the New Leaf for quite a while but our experience was not what we expected. The food was good overall and the view and ambience was great but the service was sloppy. We "cooled our heels" before our orders were taken. We waited a while until our drinks and food arrived. The coffee was served either lukewarm or cold. When fresh coffee came, we were told that "the delay was due to needing to brew more coffee". It tasted like "dishwater", i.e., not fully brewed and light. We gave up coffee, paid our bill and left. (We were given a discount off our bill for their misdeeds... But our thirst for going to the New Leaf was gone)! What a waste of the site and the view. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had been to this restaurant several and took 3 of my friends there for lunch as we were going to the Cloisters for an afternoon outing. It was a beautiful day and we opted to sit outside which was actually on the patio and covered. The covering unfortunately was plastic and it got very warm inside it, and because it was a clear plastic the sun made it very uncomfortable even to see as it worked it's way over to our table. The sun never reached the tables on the other side of the patio and I think the hostess should have known what was going to happen and we should have been seated where the shade would remain as those tables were empty when we arrived. We would have enjoyed our meal much more if we weren't so uncomfortable. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A beautiful, tranquil spot. We had a simple but really delicious lunch (salmon for me, shrimp salad for ny friend) in a perfect setting. The service was good, restaurant quiet so that we dould have another ylass of wine and catch up. Delightful spot"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. The park itself is a neighborhood gem, mature trees, spring flowers, great walking paths. The restaurant is in a restored stone building, and a very large more-or-less permanent "tent" that allows for dining in the "outdoors." Generally we have enjoyed this restaurant; however, recent (6/6/14) evening the service was less than stellar. It was quite busy, but mediocre service, never-the-less. The initial round of rolls were late in coming. The pasta dish was advertised with morels, but they had to be requested. When my second cocktail finally came it was the wrong one. When refused, the staff insisted that I take it as free. Finally, it was necessary to forcefully refuse it. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place for visiting friends. Mine was from Australia."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a lovely restaurant and we've been going since it first opened -- for its ambience and caring service -- and later for the quality of its' food. This Thursday, our party of 4 -- not there since January -- experienced a radically different restaurant. Ambience still lovely, but very slow service (friendly but unhelpful) and mediocre food. Best example: an okay tapenade appetizer served with half a baguette instead of the flat bread listed on the menu. When asked, server, later, sent 4 small pieces of pita to the table. Branzino came drowned in a pool of oily sauce. Did chef leave?"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "New Leaf is a lovely escape from the city. Our table was right next to an open door framing lush green trees. The Open Table reservation was limited to 7:00 p.m. but we arrived earlier and were seated immediately. While New Leaf's menu is somewhat limited, the food is delicious and attractively plated. Bread was crusty and flavorful--always a good sign that you are in good hands for the dinner to come. Our server, Ed, was smart, friendly, and accommodating. At the end of our meal he generously brought us two glasses of champagne to toast our anniversary. We walked back to the 190th St. Subway Station where we took the A train home along a beautifully planted garden path--a sweet end to a romantic celebration."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I lost one of my best friends. The one I turned to for serenity, warmth and beauty in the midst of a tough city. After a much longer hiatus than usual, I returned to New Leaf expected a beautiful outdoor terrace, great food and the waitstaff I have seen monthly for over a decade. Instead I found a bad wedding caterer. Terrace covered with an awful tent, bland and poorly cooked food, novice staff except for the wonderful maitre'd. I don't plan to return. Maybe winter. If they get a new chef. Sigh."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "After reading other recent reviews I was a little worried, but our experience at New Leaf was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Aside from a slow drink delivery to start the evening, service was great. Food was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and seemed a little more interesting than the last time we ate there."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We made the trek from lower Manhattan to traverse the Ft Tryon Gardens and look over the Hudson--magnificent!! What we didn't expect was to find a gem of a restaurant at New Leaf. Somewhat limited menu and drinks but fair price and exceptionally fresh and tasty food combinations. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The New Leaf now has a tent set up over the outside tables in case of bad weather. I felt it really took away from the ambience. Could not see the beautiful scenery, and there was no airflow. Tent was not very attractive in the daytime. I hope they consider taking it down. Also, there is not enough staff. My party of 5 was sitting at the bar waiting for our reserved table, and the bartender was too busy to get us a drink. He acknowledged us, but there was only one bartender fmaking drinks for the whole restaurant. We were there for 15 minutes. On this occasion the service was not very good at the table. My guest got her coffee after 15 minutes of requesting it - long after dessert was finished. ."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We were really excited to try the New Leaf, but unfortunately we came away very disappointed. When we arrived, the hostess disappeared for 5 minutes with no information. When she returned, she dropped us at our table with menus and said, 'Ok. Thanks,' and walked away. Then our server didn't come for 10 mins. One of our party asked for an iced tea and never got it until she asked twice. Our food was meh and the service deteriorated from there. The manager explained they were short staffed and said he would reduce the bill by half, but when the bill came he had only taken off the appetizers. When we asked him, he said half was too much and we should be happy he took off the appetizers. He yelled at my friend's mother. Overall: very poor."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "New leaf was the perfect setting for a perfect evening. The service was wonderful, they were attentive, knowledgeable, and overall the food was amazing. It's a definite place I would return to."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Another perfect evening at the New Leaf. The seared scallop appetizer was exceptional. Article char and steaks were cooked perfectly. Our waiter was a bit too enthusiastic but never rushed us and was right there when we needed him. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went for a friend's birthday on a Sunday evening. Service was slow and we had to wait quite a while for our entrees because there was a large group party there. We were fortunate to get our cocktails, appetizers and bread to tide us over. Our server was pleasant and updated us on the situation. We were comped our coffees/teas for the wait. The birthday celebrant ordered the donuts with bourbon sauce for dessert and they did a lovely job presenting it. The restaurant is in a lovely setting and worth a visit if you are visiting the Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The environment was great, the outdoor seating was nice, and the Friday night jazz band was excellent, but we were unimpressed with the entrees, specifically the chicken and the pasta. The taste was just not great. We were expecting better. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The setting was very nice. When it's warmer and they can open up the terrace, I'm sure it's wonderful. The food was good. The service was A-T-R-O-C-I-O-U-S!!!! It took away any good feelings we might have had about dining there. There is no reason to schlep that far for a meal if the service is that bad. If I could give them no stars for service, I would."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "A lovely venue, friendly, attentive staff, but the food is just not that great. Ordered the scallop appetizer to share with a friend and there were two scallops on the plate. They were well-done as we'd asked but so salty we could barely stand them. Our hangar steak was ok, not melt-in-your mouth. So, I don't think I will go back. Really over-priced and not a satisfying meal. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The service was absolutely HORRIBLE! The wait staff paid no attention to us. 20-25 minutes for drinks...One waiter brought out a dessert menu before we had our entree's. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My party of seven were very pleased with the food, variety, service and seting, we would return."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The place to eat before or after a visit to the Cloisters. Lovely outdoor space and nice homey indoor- good food- and lovely views. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "On a particularly spectacular Mother's day evening, we walked in the gardens before dinner and ate outdoors under the ¾ moon and waning day. That would have been enough in itself, but the food was a great surprise: was well thought out, handsomely presented and made with wonderful fresh vegetables. An outdoor terrace in the spring should not be noisy, and New Leaf provided the perfect sound level. (Inside, not so much…) Service was solid and professional. Wine list is succinct, and has some interesting offerings at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere and setting. However the food was mediocre at best."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing and fresh and wonderful. The service, while friendly, it was super, super slow. And there weren't that many diners. We had to way 15 minutes before we snagged someone to give our drink order. Then our dinner took forever. And then it came out incomplete. While our server hustled the ramp side dish out, we still had finished our meal before it arrived. And while they comped us a dessert, it didn't quite make up for a 3 hour dinner, and constantly having to search for our waiter. The New Leaf is a gem, the location and food divine, but the management needs to figure out the service issue."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have eaten here in all seasons and always like my experience. Summer dining is the best as their patio is lovely. Great menu and service. "
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "New Leaf never disappoints. The food is delicious, creative, and expertly prepared. The service is attentive but not over-bearing. The ambience is comfortable and welcoming - the tented area is a great addition: spacious, airy, and festive. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food was good but not great, small portions, and prices were high. Service was terrible. Restaurant was half-empty (tho I couldn't get a reservation for 7pm) so there was no excuse. But the setting is lovely and it's great to have a restaurant in that part of manhattan so I'll probably go there again."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Sitting outdoors at the New Leaf Cafe was delightful, elegant, a bit buggy but not too bad. The food was good - we're spoiled New Yorkers - could have had a bit more pizzazz - my cousin's Caeser Salad didn't have any anchovies with it - they may have been in it but that would have been a nice touch. My Cobb Salad was OK but a bit skimpy. My husband enjoyed his crab cake but went for some of my salad - just not enough on the plate to fill up. The coffee was good - waitress even brought out some condensed milk for my Cuban cousin for his espresso. Overall, it was a lovely experience and we will come back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've been to The New Leaf many times since it opened. I'm sorry to report that as the prices have risen the service has not. Long waits for food, surprising stumbles like no mustard ("We ran out") and having to negotiate to get vanilla ice cream on apple pie. I hope they get their act together!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is the perfect spot to grab a bite before or after going to the Cloisters: a wonderful medieval art exhibit + relaxing ambiance high above the Hudson and upper Manhattan = a perfect day nearby the big city but the feel that you are in another country! "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Great food. Personable server (Bryan). No problem with having conversation although this may be because we were seated in main room with very few tables taken. Most other diners were under the adjoining tent. Only two minor issues. We were early & they had us wait in the bar which was no problem except when I realized that there were plenty of tables available. Also I had put on the reservation about my husband's nut allergy but they were unaware. Normally when I book thru Open Table, the server already knows when he comes to the table. Everyone enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had a group of 4 ladies who went after a trip to the Cloisters. We had a noon reservation and were seated right away in their outdoor seating area. It is covered with a gorgeous white tent with string lights, and the tables had a really nice rose centerpiece. The menu is limited, but all were very happy with their selections. For dessert we shared the donuts, which were AMAZING. Don't skip them!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I mentioned that my guest was gluten intolerant and that it was a birthday. They noted both and when dessert came, served o a discretely decorated plate and candle, but no singing. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. The place was very busy the day we went for lunch. All the bar stools were being used by diners so it was impossible to get near to the bar for a drink. We had booked and had four of our party of five there with the other ten minutes away. We were not allowed to go back to our table until the complete party was there. This seemed a little strange given that we could not stand at the bar and we were huddled off to one side of the entrance. The "maitre d'" eventually let us go to our table when we complained. This soured an otherwise overall good experience."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Poor service, mediocre food choice, poor food presentation, too expensive for the level of service and quality. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The hostess very nice and accommodating. First had a drink at the bar. Bartender did not greet us, actually didn't even acknowledge us until my friend greeted her. The staff seemed either inexperienced or poorly trained, bringing food to the wrong table, dropping checks before customer finished their meal. Waiter was nice and his service was good, but a few mistakes (no bread with soup, wrong cheese in sandwich), but he was nice and did check in with us. Soup was good, bread delicious, shrimp salad ok. Comfy and charming atmosphere. Not terrible, would eat here again if I was visiting the Cloisters. Oh, all beers local breweries. Potential is there."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Nestled inside gorgeous Ft Tryon Park, the lovely cobblestone, slate and granite New Leaf is the outstanding neighborhood restaurant, and totally worth the travel for those outside the neighborhood. The setting and the service are wonderful and the food is good to excellent. Prices are very reasonable given the setting."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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