Central Park Boathouse

4.6
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6191 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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With their 1858 landscaping plan under construction, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began adding architectural features to their Park design. Around 1874, Vaux designed a two-story boathouse at the eastern end of the Lake. Here visitors could purchase refreshments, take boat rides, and watch other boats. After this wooden Victorian structure with sloping mansard roof burned down, the current Loeb Boathouse took its place in the 1950s. Today at the New York Boathouse visitors can enjoy a meal in any season, with overhead heating helping to extend as long as possible the pleasure of dining on the deck overlooking the Lake. Come visit a New York legend!

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McGleenon
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, lovely food and staff. It was a special anniversary occasion for us and Angel, Gene and staff took care of us well.

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HeidiG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was absolutely amazing - so pleased we went a fabulous experience!

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I would say this place is lucky to have the happy Aussie guy, he provided some sort of nice service.
The hostess was the worst, she didn’t even look up at me when I told I had a reservation and in what name. She’s in the wrong business field.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!

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Popmaster17
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The girls on the front desk were unwelcoming and unhelpful. It made for a terrible first impression, we’re from the UK and I’d built my visit here up to be a really special occasion so was really saddened to have such an unfriendly greeting. Food was okay but I had a hair in my cocktail. Really disappointing, not at all what I expected.

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TBill
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was great but service was terrible. Ordered drinks that were never delivered but included on our bill. Did not see a server until food arrived so could not even remind anyone about our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipDinesOutALot
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipEdwardN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As ever, lovely place with surprisingly good food. Not exactly restful--everyone is so busy. Hostess could use some hospitality training.

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Ollie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, good food, service fantastic big thanks to Clay!

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GrahamB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food undercooked. Due to this we could not all eat together at the same time.. Meals had to be sent back and revoked. Got the feeling from the start we were not really welcome. Order was wrong, ordered 2 soups and only one delivered very poor service will not book again

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TrishaD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Most of the service was amazing. However one of the 2 gentlemen who waited I e me was short and barely checked in, only twice. The other server was so sweet and nice.

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vipLarryCarat
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful spot. Has changed for the better over many years. A memorable experience awaits.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I missed a vegan menu.

I ate pasta and salad and found the price / performance ratio not good. Pasta costs 36 ? dollar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
5 reviews