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.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We will be serving our a la carte brunch menu until 3pm. And our a la carte dinner menu with Easter specials from 3pm until close.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
See availability for bonus point tables
Sun 4:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Night at the opera
For over 30 years, our favorite Lincoln Center area French restaurant - cozy, crowded, somewhat noisy and reminiscent of a Paris café. We go there for annivesaries, birthdays, Xmas Eve and Valentine's Day as well as other days. Food and service always very good.
A very nice French Bistro.
As always the food was very good. The service this Saturday however was somewhat spotty, detracting from the overall enjoyment. A bit cramped but overall a nice choice for some authentic, down to earth French food. Great location just a couple blocks from Lincoln Center.
Dining here leaves one feeling very well cared for, and reliably well fed. It’s one of the very few places where you can enjoy a well-prepared French meal and maintain a conversation at the same time for a reasonable price. Staff are incredibly considerate and helpful, and they make a terrific vodka martini!
Probably not the best place to celebrate an elderly friend’s birthday. Access is extremely difficult with three small flights of stairs. Service was patchy. I think a place to visit at night with a romantic ambiance.
The food was good however and our friends really enjoyed it.
The food as always was superb , the service attentive but not rushed. Friendly informative staff , it is one of our favorites and has been for years, while small and at times crowded the food is well worth it. Great for any event at Lincoln Center. We go at least at least once very 4-5 week’s.
My wife and I had a Sunday Brunch before a 5 PM concert at Tully Hall. The food was excellent, the service very attentive without being overbearing, the wine list small but certainly servicable (perfect for a brunch). I would recommend Boit en Bois extremely highly for a great meal before a concert.
Food foos, great conversation, best staff. We sit down at La Boite and usually wind up having conversatins with out neighbors, who always turn out to be smart, interesting and informed. The food hots the mark every time. The staff is friendly, poised andprofessional. What else can i say about La Boite en Bois? It makes us happy!
Great food in a small and very cozy atmosphere. The service was excellent, and even though the restaurant was packed, we never wanted for anything.
I enjoyed the escargot, despite too much greenery. Had the shrimp & scallops for a main which was delicious. Nice bottle of wine. My date had the oysters which were well chilled and delicious
Her duck was dry and disappointing. The waiter not attentive.
The prix fixe is $55, which is misleading because several basic dishes (duck, scallops) are $5 extra. For that you get
- cramped, noisy dining room
- wine spilt when serving
- stale bread. When asked for fresh, told it would be coming out of the oven shortly. After several repeated requests, we were served more stale bread, warmed up
- small portions
- all the food is pre-prepared, nothing freshly made. Veal special had obviously been sitting in its gelatinous sauce for hours. The zucchini were very soggy and inedibly salty. The mashed potato would have been embarrassing at a roadside diner.. Chocolate mousse reminded me of supermarket take out.
Next time near Lincoln Center I am going to Il Violino, across the street - cheaper and better.
I love this place! It's been there are years, it's always been good, I've always loved it!
We loved this Little Restaurant, the food was Amazing, the staff was very sweet, it was a great find for Pre concert at Lincoln Center
Lovely restaurant! We went for lunch before a Lincoln Center event. I had the pate and the ravioli of the day. My friend had the shrimp bisque and croque monsieur. Everything was delicious. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend!!!
Always a good choice - been coming here for years. Charming, cozy and food is always consistent.
Have been here several times; I recall liking it although my wife never really did. Aside from the moderate noise level and crowding, this time - and I seem to now recall last time - too much and too heavy a sauce. I had trout almondine and the sauce was more like a gravy, rather than a thin light buttery sauce. My wife's lamb chop/filet combo also had a great deal of heavy sauce. FYI, although we didn't use the Prix fixe dinner, most combos can be ordered for less than the fixed price - in fact, only choosing the most expensive item in each category makes the price fixed dinner a deal. Service was very slow, but we didn't mind; it was reasonably attentive for water, etc. Just slow to take orders and to get served after ordering.
My lamb chops came medium rare, I ordered medium, they didn’t offer to either correct, replace, credit. We clearly didn’t touch most of our food, but no one asked if we enjoyed, if there was a problem, also didn’t know that we didn’t have to order the Pre Theater Fixe dinner, would have preferred the regular dinner menu, people sitting next to us asked for different menus, we asked if we could order from the other side of the menu, Lunch, but was told no, never offered a dinner menu
As famous for its cramped, cheek-by-jowl tables as for its distinguished cuisine, this is a splendid place for dinner near Lincoln Center—either long before or well after a performance. It is comfortable and elegant when not busy, but otherwise everything is crowded and the waiters are rushed. At the end of our meal, but not before, the waiter asked, “How was everything? Good?” and then rushed away as I started to reply. Had he waited two seconds, he would have heard me tell him that the duck skin was nicely crispy but the meat slightly over cooked and stringy, that the salmon was nicely glazed but slightly over cooked and dry, and that....Oh, never mind.
I expected good food at reasonable prices. The restaurant had only my party and one other. The staff folded napkins and had a loud, animated conversation right next to my table. I was hoping for a nice birthday celebration and all I wanted to do was eat and run. I do not recommend this place.
Crowded; confused waitstaff; 3 requests to get more bread; staff forgot our wine order;food “very” ordinary. Menu never changes
Perfect ambiance. This restaurant was our first date. Moved out of NYC and decided to eat here again after 25 years! Still a great place!
La Boite is a classic bistro. Consistent in its delivery. A favorite in the Lincoln Center area.
The food was very good but no ambiance at all. We sat at the quietest table we could get which was wedged between the entrance and the bar/cashier (still very noisy). Go someplace else if you are looking for a romantic French restaurant.
I enjoyed the trout; the sauce was tasty and the fish was cooked to perfection. My wife and I also had an excellent creme brulee'; the top was seared just right. The location near the Metropolitan Opera makes it an ideal place to eat before attending the opera.
Very good pre concert French restaurant. Waiters are attentive without being bothersome. Service was good for the pre concert crowd that we were. Several had fish - excellent saucing as you would expect. At dessert, cheese cake was meh according to my daughter but a couple of us had the bread pudding which was indeed to die for. It was finished with a bourbon sauce. Excellent!
We always love going to this restaurant. Food is excellent. We are looking forward to a return visit soon.
The food was great. We enjoyed escargot for our appetizer. I ordered the steamed mussels with tomatoes, garlic & scallions in a white wine broth with fries and my daughter-in-law ordered Crêpes de Fruits de Mer seafood medley with mushrooms in a light cognac sauce. Food was delicious. Very small, cozy restaurant.
Roasted salmon was drowned in a too sweet sauce. Service was disinterested at best. Desserts were good.
We had brunch with relatives from California and one of them is a very challenging restaurant guest. I had requested a "quiet" place because one person in our group was hard of hearing, The entire restaurant is the size of a small rail car. single line of tables on the right and single line of tables on the left. Had to go down a few steps from the street level which initially concerned me. Very cozy atmosphere. When we arrived about 15% of the restaurant was occupied, by the time we left it was full. Food was very very good, a bit expensive for the serving sizes but money was not an issue for the payers. Asked for "spicy" bloody mary's and one person had to add tabasco three times! Waitstaff not eager to please. Asked for 1 cup of coffee for one guest at least 3 times! We were casually dining and not in any hurry but 3 times for a cup of coffee? Unacceptable. Overall enjoyed meal just wish that there was more of a sense of urgency on the part of the waitstaff. The youngest waiter in the group could teach the more seasoned ones a few things about customer service.
Will not go back. We had a reservation for four people at 6:45 and were not seated until 7:15.... explained we had a 9:30 show at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our first course did not arrive until after 8:15. We had to get the attention of another waiter to get our dessert which arrived around 8:50. I was given four wrong coats before receiving mine. What was planned to be a leisurely walk to jazz ended up a run and we arrived as they were closing the doors. It was not a good experience.
One of our four diners received the wrong dinner. When he told the waiter, the waiter said “we ran out of what you ordered.” The waiter never asked the person to select something else from the menu. The waiter just handed him a dinner and expected the person in our party of four to eat it. And he did not like the
As usual the food was very good. I had the country pate as an appetizer, which is always tasty and well presented with a small salad. My wife chose the leeks vinaigrette, which were well prepared with a beautifully flavored vinaigrette. My main course was calf liver, which was good (but slightly overcooked) with excellent side courses of potato and sauteed shredded vegetable. My wife had ordered monkfish, but was served cod. The cod was very good, but not monkfish. Because we had waited a quite long time for the course and we had tickets for the Philharmonic, we chose not to have the error corrected. However, this was the one difficulty with our evening. Something was amiss with the kitchen and our order was very much delayed in addition to being incorrect. This is something very different from our previous experiences. We strongly believe that this was a one-time problem within the kitchen and not representative of the usual excellent service and food.
Way over priced.
Wonderful as always... loved the warm sausage over lentils and the short ribs. Le Boite en Bois remains my favorite.
One of our neighborhood favorites.
We were there for brunch and the main course was very good. I had the mushroom omelette and my daughter had the salmon eggs Benedict. Both dishes were done well, nicely plated and served hot. The dessert, though was a disappointment. We ordered the creme brulee, which you would think that a French restaurant wold do well. Not so; it tasted like it had been sitting a while and was over-cooked - very heavy. The service was fine, but a bit distracted at times.
Loved our dinner - French fare was excellent! Will return when in the city.
I had eaten here before for lunch, and preferred that. For dinner, the menu was more limited and only available as a prix fixe with all the courses. The food was saltier than I prefer.
Very flexible. We arrived late (but we called to let them know traffic was bad coming from Westchester). We did not have time for dessert, so they let us order out of the “menu”.
Good food (not fabulous, as the duck skin was not crip at all), and pleasant staff.