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La Boite en Bois

4.3
2071 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre (82)
  • Neighborhood Gem (74)
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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

The chef will prepare a special prix-fixe menu. Joyeuse Saint Valentin

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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What 2071 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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vipOdetteM (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

SMall restaurant with wonderful food and great ambience.

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vipSande1 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

la boite en bois is a small charming place. crowded with little elbow room, yet the atmosphere is cozy and convivial. food is very tasty - the leeks, trout, ravioli and shrimp were all excellent and enjoyed by our group..prix fixed was an added pleasure.

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MayaL (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Also our Go To restaurant has for a cozy dinner with friends.

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HerbR (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Good food, prompt service, friendly staff, perfect for pre Lincoln Center events

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SailorGirl (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

WE love this restaurant and always go there before the opera

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Although I've walked by this restaurant for almost thirty years, this was my first visit. Boîte en Bois is an old fashioned french restaurant. I used to visit this sort of restaurant fairly frequently when I first moved to NYC more years ago than I like to admit. There were many old fashioned french restaurants back then. Some were good, some were only eh but all were very comfortable and comforting. For the most part these restaurants have disappeared. But Boîte en Bois chugs along. It is easy to see why. The food is very good for this type of restaurant. I was here for brunch. The omelet was lovely, light and creamy. It came with some rosti potatoes and a little salad (good tomatoes and nicely dressed). I look forward to trying some more things on the menu in future visits.

The restaurant is old but very authentic. Perhaps it could use a face lift but then again I would worry about losing the ambience.

Boite en Bois is quite close to Lincoln Center so a good choice pre-theater.

This is a place I find very comforting. I'm looking forward to another visit.

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Hope (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Fine food. Fine wine. Fine service. Near Lincoln Center. Offer fine prix-fixe, pre-theater menu, plus fine specials. Staff strives to provide attentive service. Real pros. Can't go wrong before or after the opera.

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vipCinderella (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Calves liver and lamb stew excellent

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Great escargot and delicious lamb stew. Very good French cruisine

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

I had seen this restaurant many times when I was in the area. It is only a few blocks from Lincoln Center. This time I decided to try it. I made a good choice. The food was excellent as was the service. Well worth it if you have a performance at Lincoln Center.

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