Eating at the Boathouse, looking out the picture windows onto the Lake is the most beautiful and relaxing way to celebrate in New York. It is gorgeous. The food is delicious. The service is welcoming and accommodating. It is expensive but great for a special anniversary or birthday.
50th birthday celebrations with my son daughter and cousin. Totally enjoyed the food drinks view and experience.
Venue lovely, service excellent, food only ok and quite overpriced I think
Perfect day thank you so much. All staff were fantastic and food exquisite
Lovely lunch to celebrate my birthday in NY! Visiting from Sydney!
Excellent!! Beautiful views and the food was outstanding!
Great location and excellent atmosphere after a new year’s walk through Central Park.
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.
Absolutely amazing in every way. Highly recommend.
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!
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.
Excellent service. Creative menu without going “too far”. Beautiful setting and while very open still conveyed a sense of warmth and inviting atmosphere.
I have been wanting to go here to eat for a good number of years and as we were visiting New York for my 50th birthday it was an ideal opportunity to visit.
I was quite disappointed by the shabby appearance outside with peeling paint and broken signs but once inside it was lovely and very christmassy but in an elegant way not tacky. The menu was a little limited but the food that we had was very good. Now for the service, the waiters and staff were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble and they were very informative about the choices, etc.
Overall a lovely dining experience in a beautiful setting but i would suggest asking for a table lakeside as this was where we were and it was stunning.
Outstanding food and location
The food was only 1 Star...waste of time and money!!!!
Visited for my husbands birthday, fan food and service
In NYC visiting the Met and had a delicious meal right in central park at the Boathouse - great ambiance and delightful meal on a crisp winter day. Great place to meet!
Exceptional service and the quality of the food was so good.
Great lunch spot in iconic location. Our server was great and had excellent recommendations.
A beautiful setting and warm friendly atmosphere. Requested a window seat which did not dissapoint it was a gorgeous view.
We love this restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful the service is great and one is always so very happy
Food was excellent great variety. Staff friendly and very efficient. View from table on to boating lake was magical. Will definitely return next time I'm in New York.
It is worth the walk to get there! We were seated promptly. Everyone enjoyed their lunch!
This place never disappoints. Great food in a stunning setting and super efficient, friendly waiters. White table cloth dining that manages to be relaxed and fun.
Fun restaurant...nice, relaxing and a beautiful view.
Excellent service and food was well prepared and service was excellent. Highly recommended.
The Boathouse is in a beautiful situation with delightful views over the lake. We asked for a seat at the window and were not disappointed although there were no boats out at this time of the year. Service is attentive and discreet. The food was delicious. This is the place to come for a special occasion.
One of the most iconic restaurants in Nyc? We thought our expectations were met and more!
Super good food, kind of resonble prices and very friendly staff!
Great ambiance, good food and the service was efficient and professional
This is a beautiful comfortable atmosphere.. my granddaughter's first trip to the city for her 18th birthday. Want to return in the summer for the outdoor seating❤️
Amazing food, brilliant service and a perfect location
Disappointing, standands dropped hygiene not as it should be. Overall v poor
Lunch, made reservations 20 minutes before arriving. Asked for table by the water and they happily accommodated. Prompt and friendly service.
Adored the setting and grateful for our lakeside view. I flew my dad to NYC all the way from London as he’d never been and wanted to visit the boathouse after reading reviews from others. Our server was extremely welcoming, accommodating and friendly. Thank you all for a unique and cherishable dining experience.
Always great service and food. Never rushed during a business meal. A go to restaurant for me whether business or pleasure.
Great location for that special NY lunch. Food and service were of a very quality
We returned to The Boathouse to celebrate a family occasion which I booked in advance from Australia. I was delighted to find my earlier experience from a few years ago repeated with excellent service, wonderful food and a good wine list. For me, a meal at the Central Park Boathouse is a New York highlight. I look forward to coming back!
My husband and I came here to celebrate our first six months of marriage, and it was an incredible treat. Our food was fantastic, service was wonderful and the ambiance/view was outstanding. Definitely would recommend.
From the beginning, the ambience of the location, the attentiveness of the service and the quality of the meal were all faultless. We had booked a couple of weeks in advance (which is necessary) and dressed for the occasion (which, one rapidly realises in New York, is not). We had the crab cake which was full of real crab meat (as opposed to filler) and the excellent grilled octopus to start. Then my partner had the ahi tuna while I had the steak. In all cases the portions were very generous. We washed it all down with a very pleasant Pouilly Fume.
And then to signal the special occasion, the waiter bought us a warm chocolate fondant with chocolate sorbet - absolutely delicious.
Learned my lesson last time I was in the city so, this trip I booked reservations well in advance for a great dinner at the boat house. My Husband raved for 2 days about his meal. Great food, great ambiance, great service. We will be back (and book ahead)💜😉