Central Park Boathouse
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
marinated cucumbers, bell pepper remoulade sauce
Steak and Eggs
grilled petite filet of beef, scrambled eggs, chive potato purée, peppercorn jus
Seared Sea Scallops
lobster risotto with ramps, sautéed white asparagus, meyer lemon butter
It is a very nice atmosphere, I really like this place.
Great service, delicious food, spectacular view…
Service could have been better, we were seated and waited almost 15 minutes before anyone came to take our order. were not even asked for a drink order first, our food order was taken. then the drink order was taken, we had to ask for the drink menu. Overall food was great, service was good. Waited a bit longer for our food, but we were there for a celebration so it was fine, we were not rushed at all. Great table right at the water. Crab cake appetizer was delicious. Everything was delicious.
Iconic beautiful venue that knows it, so it can scrimp on service and overcharge. Happy we had a meal there, but would never return.
The food and location was amazing. But the service was just alright. We expected better service considering the cost.
Could not have asked for a better experience. Worth every penny for the service, the view, the relaxed atmosphere, and the wonderful sense of place this restaurant communicates. Great food to boot - we each ordered seafood and it was well prepared. With a special birthday dessert, it gave our LA crew a great reason to return to NYC again and again.
Amazing lunch! Beautiful day and awesome setting. The best crabcake and delicious scallops. Ended with the vanilla bean panna cotta. Loved it all!
Great experience for lunch on June 17. Server was so professional; food was great (get the crab cake); ambiance is wonderful (but schedule early since best tables are gone by 12:30pm).
We went for dessert and everything was absolutely delicious! Service was wonderful! This is a must do while in NYC!
Wonderful, beautiful place on a beautiful day.
Our server was attentive and very pleasant. The assistant server was equally attentive and pleasant.
Love the place.
Such a lovely spot fir lunch! Food was good, desserts were excellent!
We had an amazing time.. beautiful restaurant, great food and outstanding service! Our server, Clay, was super attentive and very knowledgeable! We can’t wait to come back!
The setting is really superb. So is the cuisine, surprisingly refined. Attentive service. A delightful experience.
Waiters were very kind and helpful. However , the man who guided us to our table was rude. I mentioned to him that it was my friend’s birthday but was totally ignored . He couldn’t even smile and wish her a happy birthday — wow. Not even a candle on her dessert ... nothing. Food was good, but over-priced.
As a native New Yorker I thought it was about time to try the boathouse. The food was good as was the service; my cocktail was disappointing, though not more expensive than other local establishments. It was a cosmopolitan and wasn’t made properly with fresh lime juice. Overall it was an atmosphere that can’t easily be duplicated in New York City and was worth a one time dining experience.
The food was good though not quite as good as we were expecting but the service was great. The setting was very nice looking out over the lake.
Iconic location. Steak and fish were both over cooked. Everything else was great.
We have a beautiful dinner, thanks for all your services, food was really good 😋
had not been to the Boat House for years. I was so good to be back and find to be as wonderful as always.
Amazing experience, highly recommended spot for any occasion!
Excellent food and drink. They were very generous with us, didn’t rush us out the door or try to turn over the table. No other view like it in the city.
The location cannot be beat - beautiful location in Central Park. The food was better than I expected for such a big tourist spot so we were happily surprised. We shared the burrata with asparagus and then had the halibut which was the special for the day, and it was delicious and my daughter had the roasted chicken -- portions were large, the chicken was enormous with way too much for lunch. Tables are close together and there were several large parties near us so the noise was a bit overpowering at times. Service was adequate. It was also a very warm day and the overhead fans were barely moving and did not offer much air movement - they are also spread far apart. I would return on a cooler day without a doubt just for the location alone.
Wonderful food and service in an iconic setting. Great place to relax when visiting Central Park.
A bit noisy, but very nice place.
Excellent food and service. Everyone friendly and helpful except the hostess at the entrance to the restaurant. She is the wrong person for that job. No smile. Not friendly and when we left restaurant she said nothing and made no eye contact.
Nice patio. Food was just okay except for the dessert. The cheesecake was amazing!
It was a hot day and it looked like the fan was on extra slow. I thought I saw some a/c units but no air. Had to cut visit short too too hot. Put some fans in to circulate air or at least a slight breeze🙄😡
Beautiful atmosphere but mediocre food and poor service.
Beautiful location and nice restaurant.
Was so excited to get there after A summer squall. we sat by a window that was able to be opened within the first half hour. It is so much better than I ever hoped for both my companion and I had a fabulous Fish and good homemade bread. Besides this, you are actually waited on. There were tablecloths and you feel like you are not being rushed stunning setting I will be booking again thank you for a lovely evening and for being a fixture in Manhattan.
Such a great experience all the way around from the boat ride to the table, service and food! Definitely will go again!
I had lunch at the Boathouse with friends whom I hadn’t seen in a year. It was the perfect setting for that. The room is lovely and the view of the lake was very picturesque.The food was fine and the service was excellent. The menu was more like dinner than lunch food and the prices were a bit high for lunch as well. The equivalent of a Cobb salad ( probably the lightest entree) was priced at well over $30. Nonetheless overall it was a very nice experience.
Everything about the dinner was wonderful. We enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. We took the shuttle back to Fifth Avenue.
Special way to enjoy delicious food and Central Park simultaneously!
Quintessential New York Dining!
I love the boathouse. Have been coming for years. We are moving away from NJ in 2 weeks so it was so perfect to make our last dinner in the city at the boathouse. The weather was perfect. The food was very good the service was very good and you can’t get a better view and a great walk in Central Park after a long lunch.
Also with good friends we will miss NYC and all of our friends.
Fantastic experience! Celebrated my parents' 51st wedding anniversary there and brought our young daughters ages 9 and 13 for their first visit. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and the ambience and views are incomparable. All ages enjoyed and felt comfortable. Tables were a tad close, but all else was great. Fully outdoor, covered seating so we felt safe. They also make great cocktails, bake 4 different kinds of fresh bread, and have a children's menu. Iconic, family friendly NYC spot to celebrate!
Excellent food, service and ambience.
Great job arranging tables with open windows/doors to accommodate CDC advisory. Food & Service is great, as always. Salads were fresh, bread is awesome. Thank you for coming back!
We had the last seating on Memorial weekend Saturday, walked through Central Park to and from the restaurant. It was a great experience, wonderful service, and not expensive.
Central Park Boathouse is rated 4.7 stars by 6371 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.