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7:00 PM

Central Park BoatHouse

4.4
5281 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 4:00pm Walk-In Only; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm- 4:00pm Reservations Recommended; Dinner (Seasonal Mid April-Last Week in October): Saturday & Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm Reservations Recommended. Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Seasonal Mid April-Last Week in October) Reservations Recommended
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Phone number
(212) 517-2233
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What 5281 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.6
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4.0
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vipmomcl (London)
3.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Venue lovely, service excellent, food only ok and quite overpriced I think

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Perfect day thank you so much. All staff were fantastic and food exquisite

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Lovely lunch to celebrate my birthday in NY! Visiting from Sydney!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent!! Beautiful views and the food was outstanding!

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Hajo (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great location and excellent atmosphere after a new year’s walk through Central Park.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

The server came by once - never checked on us. The busboys were great they came around often. I wanted to ask for something for my lunch- by the time he came over all of us were done with meal.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely amazing in every way. Highly recommend.

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YorkshirePudding (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Visited for Boxing Day lunch on our trip from UK. Place was very busy but we were seated immediately as we'd booked in advance. Service staff were friendly, smartly dressed and helpful. The setting is great and we had a window table with view out over the lake. Food was delicious and well cooked. The Monkfish Risotto I ordered was particularly good. We shared a bottle of our favourite Taittinger NV, which was priced very reasonably compared to other places and wines available. All in all, a very enjoyable experience, followed by a horse and carriage ride around the park. Tip: Wear a jumper if you are visiting in Winter, it ain't triple glazed!

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GenkiD (Singapore)
2.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice setting - probably better in the warmer months. We felt very rushed. The service was poor and the food wasn't great. It's very expensive considering the average food and service. The setting is the only thing going for this restaurant in my opinion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent service. Creative menu without going “too far”. Beautiful setting and while very open still conveyed a sense of warmth and inviting atmosphere.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 4:00pm Walk-In Only; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm- 4:00pm Reservations Recommended; Dinner (Seasonal Mid April-Last Week in October): Saturday & Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm Reservations Recommended. Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Seasonal Mid April-Last Week in October) Reservations Recommended
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 517-2233
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Parking details
Weekdays from 3pm to 7pm when vehicles are permitted in the park, you can use our parking lot. At all other times, we recommend using the Metropolitan Museum garage at 80th Street and Fifth Avenue and taking the free Boathouse Trolley to and from the restaurant. The garage is open 24 hours.
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Public transit
Stops 6 Train Lexington Avenue Hunter College 68th Street
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Executive chef
Fred Mero
Additional
Bar/Lounge