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La Boite en Bois

4.4
2161 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
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Tucked away in a brownstone on the Upper West Side since 1985, La Boite en Bois has been a favorite among diners for over 30 years. With its rustic ambiance, diners are made to feel as though they are in a bistro in the French countryside. Only three blocks away from Lincoln Center, we offer a pre-theater menu. Serving classics from Escargot to Salmon to Roasted Duck to Mussels, you will be delighted with our extensive selections. We serve lunch everyday, with a variety of salads, soups, panini, and classic French dishes, such as Croque Monsieur, Seafood Crepes and Onion Soup. We also offer a prix-fixe lunch menu from Monday to Friday. Come Saturday and Sunday for our Brunch, and enjoy Eggs Benedict, French Toast or a La Boite Burger. At La Boite en Bois, which is family owned and operated, our attentive and well-trained staff will be sure to provide you with a memorable experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday Dinner: 3:30pm - 11:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 874-2705
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gino Barbuti
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Catering
All of our menu items are available for takeout. We offer local delivery. Find us on Seamless.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbus Ave and Central Park West
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Parking details
There is parking on the street and a lot at end of block.
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Public transit
Subway: 1,2,3,A,D
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

The chef will be preparing a special three course brunch menu until 3pm and a 3 course dinner menu starting at 3 pm until close.

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What 2161 People Are Saying
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4.4
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Still the best and still my favorite. Loved the herb-crusted salmon... just a great dish.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always, La Boite en Bois is delicious and a neighborhood favorite!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious brunch. Friendly and efficient service. Great coffee.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our return visit as on our last holiday my husband and I had really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The owner was particularly gracious on our first visit. Offering us a Prosecco and seats at his friends’ table as we had to wait for our table. I also recommended it to friends from UK who enjoyed it.
My only criticism is that as it is so small there is a blast of cold air when people leave/arrive so try to get a table at far end.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Hidden off a beautiful side street of the UWS, the restaurant provides a cozy and charming atmosphere. It includes a good wine selection, terrific food, and pleasant table service. The place is small, but great for a date or a small group dinner.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant has put in more tables. It will s thus cramped. One cannot helps but wonder about fire safety as a result.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a charming place to dine while on the upper West Side of New York City.
Feels like a taste of Paris in the heart of the city. Attentive service and the prix fixe
lunch made for a very lovely afternoon. A true gem for those who are looking for
great food in a unique atmosphere. Interior of restaurant has been remodeled since we
visited a couple of years ago. Nice and attractive ambience.
We hope to return soon.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

5 of us get together for lunch about once/month. Each of us remarked how enjoyable this restaurant was and we are certain to be repeaters.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We just love this place.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

All star team makes you feel welcome, pours great drinks, serves fantastic food.. What else can I say? Great.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food, as always, was terrific and well presented. The restaurant has instituted a prix fixe menu that is the only choice until 7:30 p.m. It is $55 (plus a surcharge for some dishes) so if you only want a single entree, you cannot go before 7:30. Otherwise, no complaints.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

An old time favorite that never disappoints. Have not dined there in a long time as I no longer live in NY.
The food & service was exceptional. Perfect place to eat before theater at Lincoln Center,

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We have dined at La Boîte en Bois many times in the last few years and have enjoyed very meal. The food is consistently authentic French cuisine and always well prepared. The staff is friendly
and courteous. We are delighted to have it in our neighborhood!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Superb as always!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've truly enjoyed lunch and dinner at this restaurant due to its lovely atmosphere, attentive service, and good food. However, on Easter Sunday, I ordered the special fish dish - almond crusted branzino with spinach- and it was soggy, drenched in sauce, and tasteless. Very disappointing. Stick to basics on the menu!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good food. Nice ambience. A bit crowded especially if you go early evening before a performance. The space is tight but the ambience is good for that small of a space.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Although the menu is authentically French, the enormous portion sizes and rushed service at this restaurant are 100% American. We allowed 2 hours for a continental prix-fixe pre-theatre dinner, hoping to enjoy an authentic French meal. Instead we were hurried through each course, with waiters swooping in the second a fork went down, plates whisked away and new ones brought at lightening speed, before we even had time to breathe. We were out the door in 1 hour and had 1 hour to kill.....and indigestion from eating too quickly.

Too bad. The food is good but who wants to wolf down a fairly expensive meal? Might as well grab a sandwich at a deli.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service and delicious traditional French Bistro food. Made sure we were done in time to make our show at Lincoln Center

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Surprised we had not discovered this restaurant before this. Convenient to Lincoln Center. Excellent pre-Theater pre-Fixe.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food with wonderful service

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful charming little place. Excellent food. Awful tiny, so seats are a very tight squeeze. Highly recommend for pre Lincoln Center. Romantic. :-)

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Cozy space with lively atmosphere. Friendly helpful service. Great for French food. Reasonable prix fixe. Near Lincoln Center.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall a very exciting place, been there several times, love it more every time, very very attentive staff, food is truly great.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best on the UWS. Always terrific.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our dinner was lovely. Didn’t expect price fixe but well worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Love this UWS institution. I can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had the luncheon prix fixe, traditional French, my leeks vinaigrette were mushy and tasteless, the omelet was good as was the chocolate mousse for dessert. Fortunately, the restaurant was not very crowded as the tables are crammed next to each other leaving only a narrow center aisle. The wine list is VERY expensive, and not many options for wine by the glass. But the restaurant is charming, not many many left in NYC occupying the first floor of a brownstone on a leafy Upper West Side street.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

A nice neighborhood restaurant. Nothing fancy, but quality food served by friendly staff an an intimate setting.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I've always enjoyed this restaurant. The food is very good with nice presentation. The wait staff is accommodating; however, when I asked for fresh pepper (the only service I require), on 2 occasions, I was told that it's on the table. Being that it's not a cheap restaurant, I think that service should be provided (without asking). Is that not why we tip these people?

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As usual, great food, service and wine .

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

An incredible French culinary experience! The service was superb, atmosphere delightful & dining devine! The Muscle soup was simply scrumptious, the escargot was perfectly seasoned & our entrees of salmon & shrimp & scallops was delectable! A repeat the next time we are in NYC!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food, service, ambience. Just wish I had more time. Plan to return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent! Great food and great service! Really enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I have been to La Boite en Bois more times than I can remember and it never fails to provide a wonderful dining experience. The food is always wonderful and the service is friendly and customer focused. This time we had the Trout Almandine and the Beef Bourguignon. Both were excellent.

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I had informed them it was a birthday: nothing, not even a candle in dessert.
Food especially escargot extremely salty
Liver over cooked would have sent it back but we were pressed for time as were going to the theatre.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Well recommended as a staple locals place. Couldn’t have been more true. I’ll be back often to see what else is great after having the Beef Bourgogne and Salmon. Tart Tartin was worth it. Decaf coffee was actually dark and good.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Cozy little place, a little overly warm on a chilly evening. Food was nice--ravioli was a little rich but tasty. Filling enough to take some home to enjoy later.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Outstanding every time we visit. The gem of the UWS. Service, atmosphere, food, drinks and clientele all mesh beautifully.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This is a neighborhood restaurant. Did not realize only dining option was a fixed price pre theater.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service was poor...rude waiters...one was pleasant...rushed...dry salmon..I enjoyed this place twice before...never again...

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