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About La Boite en Bois

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.

75 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Columbus Ave and Central Park West

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 874-2705

Website:
http://laboitenyc.com/

Catering:
All of our menu items are available for takeout. We offer local delivery. Find us on Seamless.

Parking Details:
There is parking on the street and a lot at end of block.

Public Transit:
Subway: 1,2,3,A,D

Executive Chef:
Gino Barbuti

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 4:00PM - 10:30PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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La Boite en Bois Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (67)
Neighborhood Gem (64)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (29)
Romantic (28)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Healthy (4)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is a gem unlike any other restaurant in New York. May it continue forever and ever!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very tight Seating; not a relaxing experience.
Very small overall space and spacing, especially for a larger person (260ls; 6'2"). Perhaps one too many servers, though all were quick and quietly helpful.
Very efficient service.
My date had delicious salad and I a well-prepared crab cake, if not the finest chunky crabmeat ever had, it was good.
Then she had the excellent lamb chops w roast
potatoes.
My entree was an ever-so-slightly over-cooked half-duck (!) with great seasoning and cranberry chutney (nice!) and haricots
Generous portions served! Then, the dessert combo of creme brulee, bread pudding , mousse auchocolate,fresh fruit medley w sauce, and a dark
chocolate-dipped strawberry was lovely--especially the first two selections(those were perfect!--and I am not a dessert person!
Excellent Chateauneuf du Pape Demi for $34: worth every cent!
I would like to go back for a less-cramped dinner and perhaps more often for lunch.
This was Valentines Day 2018 at 5:45/ Pris fixe: $80 plus wine and coffee. (-a tad expensive except for direct proximity to Lincoln Center.
Overall rating: A- , due to crowded quarters ONLY.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Valentine's Day special menu. We'll go again next year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. A great quiet restaurant located minutes from Lincoln Center.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I’ve been going to this restaurant for a couple of years but my experience on Saturday evening really left a bad taste in my mouth, and I’m not talking about the food. I was walking into the restaurant when a woman at Coat check demanded I remove my coat - mind you, I have been there this winter and this is the first time I have ever been barked at and forced to give over my Coat. She rudely pointed to a sign (that must be new) stating all coats must be removed. Fine, except that the entry smelled like smoke - whether it was from the lady or outside is to be determined. Ironically, halfway into our meal two ladies Sat at a table near us and had both their coats. It was clear they knew the owners as they were quite chummy with the wait staff. Speaking of which, we had 3 different waiters throughout our meal who were clearly not in sync as they would come over and ask us multiple times if we were ready to order, do we need anything else and two of them brought a dessert menu at different times. It took unusually long to get out entrees and we received our entrees about 10 min apart and one of them was cold. perhaps it was a busy night but the waiters looked annoyed to even deal with us.
The dinner ended on a very sour note when we went to retrieve our coats. I was not expecting to check my Coat, I did not have singles on me to tip. My boyfriend was putting my Coat on when she rudely and sarcastically began to yell “Thank you” multiple times and “thank you SO much” to get a tip. To be frank, her obnoxious and low class behavior did not deserve a tip . You should also not expect a tip if people are being forced to check their coats. Yet it’s a double standard for the women who knew the owners? Poor management of things like this add up and make me question returning to your restaurant. It’s funny how the french have a bad rap for their behavior, yet I was treated much better in Paris than how I was at your restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A lovely neighborhood French Bistro with pretty decor, good food, and good service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

For the first time, I did not enjoy my entree. Two of ordered the duck. It was not the least bit crisp; the skin was soft and almost greasy. It was also lacking in flavor. We would have sent it back but we were with friends and did not want to spoil the evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food is good. Don't go for a table for two unless it's a real dead time. All the tables for two are lined up with what is, at this price level, an unconscionably small space between them. If they're all full you'll have less privacy than you had at your high school cafeteria table. The tables for four are better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was quite good and the service was as well. Being a small restaurant, they squeeze many tables into a limited space. When they are filled, it's very noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Perfect in all respects. Our go to spot when we are in the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed my dinner's there. It is a fine restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place
Tables really close!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant has never lost its old world charm -- and I've been coming here for years. It never disappoints. It often delights. Small and busy and well worth every visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Crowded, noisy and a bit hectic but also, authentic, neighborhood spot with great, basic French food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We used to love this charming restaurant. I think that food is not as good as it used to be. The onion soup was watery and awful. Incredibly disappointing. My husband liked the monkfish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The calves liver is exzcellent
great ambiance--great place for a date

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Fabulous as always - took my whole team there - a table of 14 (about half the tables in the place - food excellent every time I go over last 4 years - service is OUTSTANDING! It's a real gem.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Romantic authentic french cuisine, quiet- you can have a conversation without yelling. Perfect pre-opera or other Lincoln Center dining experience and location. Wish there were more by the glass wine options. Bottles are nice but need to stay awake for the performances :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband had the steak frites and was raving about it. He never raves about food. I had the seafood stew; it was very fresh and had a lovely ginger laced tomato broth. And we could hear each other! Overall great experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

SMall restaurant with wonderful food and great ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been eating here for more than 20 years and have always enjoyed it. Likewise, we have always felt that the restaurant has only one strong negative, the densely packed tables which practically put you in your neighbor's lap. Otherwise, the food, service, and general ambience are very, very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of many visits to this restaurant; excellent food and wine, friendly service; the only drawback is that diners are packed into a small space like sardines so if you mind only a few inches between tables, this isn't the place for you. Can't be beat for hearty French food before a Lincoln Center event.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Tables are much too close together. We were there at an odd hour so it wasn't crowded, but when it's full, I'm sure you could hear everyone's conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

WE love this restaurant and always go there before the opera

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Calves liver and lamb stew excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great escargot and delicious lamb stew. Very good French cruisine

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our second New Year’s Eve dinner and it was a fabulous way to begin the new year in a restaurant where we go with friends and our family throughout the year. Excellent menu, food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Raoul is the greatest!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good restaurant near Lincoln Center. This was the third time we have been there on New Year's Eve before a concert. Because of the date, prices are much higher than regular prix-fixe menu. Our appetizers were excellent (escargots and crab cake). Main courses (lamb chops and duck) were good but not extraordinary. Dessert plate was very good. We had a half-bottle of Chateau Neuf de Pape and it was excellent.
Restaurant is small and tables are very close together.
There were some NYE decorations on the tables but I remember it seeming more festive in past years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My teenage daughter and I dined here prior to a New York Philharmonic concert. The food and service were excellent, and the casual and cozy atmosphere was relaxing. We will gladly return.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Pre-opera dinner. One of us was an hour late and the staff were very understanding. We opted to go late to the opera and enjoy our dessert. Lovely food and very nice staff and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I Imagine all food items are fantastic. We had salmon and steak (great sauce) and were very happy. Our service was excellent. A memorable night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A good place to visit for lunch or dinner, particularly paired with a Lincoln Center visit or other main event. Menu and wine list are limited but good options are there, we enjoyed the endive salad, sausage and lentil appetizers. Lamb stew was tasty, though not the usual stew with broth; salmon was done according to request. The small space did not seem overcrowded, tables had just enough space between them to allow conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a classy evening. Servers are always top notch. It’s a small little restaurant with big ambience.

Tags: Romantic
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