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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
  • "I had heard about this restaurant 2 years ago while listening to WOR. I made a promise to myself to get there. I finally had the chance! I was not disappointed! The view are magnificent, the gardens are charming. I felt like we were in Paris.. Together with my young adult children we shared a beautiful meal and drinks to celebrate my sons 32nd birthday.They loved traveling by subway from work to arrive at a restaurant surrounded by these magnificent gardens and view!! The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I will go back again!,"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This delightful restaurant is tucked into Fort Tryon Park. Keep going on the access road and you will come upon it. The setting is delightful. Big airy white tent with tables set far apart. You are not having dinner with folks at the next table. Food is very good, not quite great. Lot's of vegetables and good basic protein dishes. Hangar steak has a good cabernet sauce and is done exactly as you order it. Heirloom tomato salad has an abundance of many hued original tomatoes at peak of ripeness. We had only ony dessert between us and it was the spectacular item of the evening. Chocolate Silk is the name-a really dark deep chocolate mousselike confection and a deep, dark chocolate "brownie." This is what chocolate desserts should be."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Beautiful location in Fort Tryon Park in an old stone building. Service excellent;staff very accommodating. Live music adds to the dining experience. Menu and food gets more interesting with each visit."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Beautiful, lush setting in Fort Tryon Park with very good food (better than most!). We sat in the outdoor patio under the tent, and the kids could get up and explore the surrounding woods when they got restless. Good for a special occasion or just when you want a down-to-earth, satisfying dining experience in a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were party of five on out way to the Cloisters. We knew of New Leaf but never been there. We were seated outdoors, under the tent. The menu, although limited, offered an appealing choice. The service was friendly and efficient, and our entrees were first rate. A minor complaint--my cheeseburger (beef) had an aftertaste I didn't recognize and would have preferred without. Overall, the setting was charmingly bucolic, the atmosphere calming and relaxing, the food, wine selections and service highly satisfying. Prices on the expensive side, but not unreasonable considering the quality of the experience. Downside, we were given wrong directions from the A train and had to call three times before we found the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great place for a celebration or supper after a long day at work or anything in between!!! A delightful experience!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "An unexpected oasis on the way back from the Cloisters. It exceeded my expectations on all counts as a great place to take out of town guests for lunch!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "we had a nice lunch at New Leaf and ate outside. The ambiance, beautiful stone building, and feel of the park were very enjoyable. It feels like you are not on Manhattan any more. The food was solid and the service was friendly and attentive. Overall, a nice gem to go eat!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was nearly empty. It was impossible to get ahold of them on the phone earlier in the day. We ate outside. The fans were noisy. The landscaping needed pruning and mulch. The food was edible but nothing delicious. I would not recommend going there even though it is so convenient to The Cloisters."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "New Leaf always delivers a charming evening or brunch. The food is solid, although not exceptional. The setting, and ambiance are charmed, however - plus they have jazz on Friday evenings. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Simply wonderful park restaurant. Delicious, varied, fresh food, full of flavor (my most important criterion), inventive. Stupendous location, nestled in a small grove on the top of a hill in the Cloisters' neighbor Fort Tryon Park. Pavilion open on all sides, covered, light breeze, fantastic view of the lights of the city facing east. Lovely service, informal and attentive, not intrusive. Beauty everywhere, magnificent view. The dream of what an outdoor park restaurant should be."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great place for visiting friends. Mine was from Australia."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great for an anniversary or birthday. Romantic. A hidden gem. Will 100% return."
    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