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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

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (63)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
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Romantic (28)
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Quiet Conversation (18)
Casual (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always excellent food, service and repeat....excellent food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

One of my favorite French restaurants in NYC. If you are in the Lincoln Center area, you cannot go wrong. Reservations a must for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Friendly atmosphere. Not loud.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was my first time and I will go back again. I order the mushroom and goat cheese omelette. (It has a nicer French name.) It was the best omelette I have ever eaten in my life. Service was attentive and atmosphere was lovely. I highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

All four of us at brunch had very delicious food, better than one usually finds at NYC restaurant brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nice to see people dress up for dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Your basic pre-theater French bistro,competently done. Our appetizers (both
specials) and main courses were very good. More dessert selections than most prix-fixe menus. You’d better be friendly because the tables are right on top of each other.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Considering how much I go to Lincoln Center, This was a nice find. Couldn't believe I missed it all these years

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Second time we've dined here. Quaint atmosphere and excellent French good! Love it!

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Perennial favorite - have been going for over 30 years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent service. Tasty menu. Would return next time in NYC

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Warm, friendly, good menu, good staff, excellent food. Great for pre-dinner theater at Lincoln Center. Please bring back the jellied aspic with the home-made pate.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We loved this little French gem. It was perfect for after the ballet dinner. Atmosphere reminded me of neighborhood restaurants on the Left Bank in Paris.
Will definitely be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food is consistently delicious. Everything we ordered was good. Definitely a return repeat.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The roasted duck was a 4 and the roasted chicken a 5. Excellent and personable service in what is a small cozy restaurant. Was very hot in the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

La Boite en Bois is a gem in the Lincoln Center neighborhood; although I have gone there even when I am not in the neighborhood because I enjoy it so much. The food is consistently good and the pre-theater dinner menu has really great options. The price fixed lunch menu is also good and a nice bargain. To top things off the staff is just wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A terrific French bistro near the Lincoln Center worth visiting.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Pre theater menu with appetizer entree and dessert sounds like a great deal in Manhattan but the food is really so so. Nothing creative, nothing exciting. It looks like a restaurant but it's more of a 'bistro' therefore pre theater menu is not that cheap. Also, everything is served really fast so most dishes are pre-prepared! Staff was great though. And house wine reasonable, both in quality and price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Best prix-fixe in New York. Olivier, Stefan & Chris took care of us the second we walked in. Entrecote is astoundingly good. Drinks are terrific and our suggested wine was great. Adults having intelligent conversations make it more enjoyable. LOVE this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food at fair prices. Will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We love this small family owned neighborhood french bistro. It is small about 30 seats and tables are a bit close but that only makes for conversation when both parties are willing. The food is typical french bistro with a french oriented wine list with many choices. The food is very good and the small staff is terrific. We live in Florida but get to NYC often and we will be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This restaurant is an absolutely wonderful find. The food was authentic, cooked to order, absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The meal was superb, the staff knowledgeable and the ambience lovely. We definitely would got there again.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Every time we visit this wonderful little bistro it feels like we're in France. Excellent comforting French classics but not stuffy or fussy. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I love this cozy little restaurant. You feel like you are in France.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The food here is always absolutely delicious: fresh, creative, and expertly prepared. It's a great place to go pre-or post-event at Lincoln Center. The service is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was just OK (bread was excellent). Overpriced for the level of cuisine. Service outstanding. While I would not recommend to a friend, I would go back and try the dinner service and see if it is superior to Lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We are clients of La Boite en Bois for more than 15 years and visit the restaurant at least 6 times a year , so we know it is a great place . Every time we come we have guests and they become regulars too. Must make a reservation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I love this place and great service. The waiters are terrific!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Charming neighborhood restaurant with warm and inviting service. Wonderful food. Do try the raviolis!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant...perfect for Lincoln Center events...food is always good and service could not be nicer....

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Never been after all these year.s. Good pre theater option. Very nice food. Especially the veal with mushrooms special. Delicious! Salads excellent too. Good menu options. My friends fish was excellent too. Nice attentive but not over bearing service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Lovely "old school" bistro tucked in a quiet downstairs West Side corner brownstone; great atmosphere. The food is very good classic French bistro cuisine. I was a bit surprised to find out that it was a pre-theater menu and we were not able to order just entrees, but the quality of the food was very good- all 3 diners chose different appetizers, entrees and desserts and all were more than pleased. In particular the smoked salmon was outstanding, as was the pate. Service was excellent, friendly and prompt without ever feeling rushed. The wine list was also solid, but since we were going to a concert we had wine by the glass and the house Cote du Rhone was very nice! We will return next time we are in the area for an event.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful each time I go ! Julian and Olivier were terrific waiters !

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband and I like to have dinner at La Boite en Bois before we see a performance at Lincoln Center. It's a cozy, traditional French bistro. The menu is what you would expect in a bistro, but the food is executed very well. I had a very good veal scaloppini in a delicious sauce with apples. The service is very good, pleasant wait staff. We always know we'll get a tasty meal with good wine and get out in time for our show.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Made reservation for dinner after Ballet at Lincoln Center. Great table for five of us. Service was impeccable. Food choices were very varied. Meal, including dessert, was delicious. Will definitely book again soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I took my mother here before going to see NYCB's Jewel's 50th Anniversary performance at Lincoln Center. The restaurant had delicious food, very traditionally French. The pate was incredibly rich and decadent while the potato&leek soup was also divine. Our entrees were delicious, but I thought the julienne vegetables needed a bit more flavor. The service was good but they seemed to forget about us for a bit. They brought dessert menus and did not return to take that order for over 15 minutes. As we had allowed for a lot of time, this was not a problem, but I would suggest leaving plenty of time if you go for the pre-theater dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A gem in the neighborhood. My husband and I frequent this place at least once a month.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

What a wonderful place! Delicious French food with excellent wine list. Prix fixe menu offers lots of options. Staff was incredibly accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

A wonderful evening before ballet at Lincoln Center. The food was very good. The service was the best. The place was quiet - in fact we were the only diners for about a half an hour. Because of a 7:30 curtain we had made an early reservation. By the time we left at about 7:00 pm the place began to fill. It was still quiet. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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