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La Boite en Bois

2102 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre (65)
  • Neighborhood Gem (59)
  • Cozy (39)
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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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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All of our menu items are available for takeout. We offer local delivery. Find us on Seamless.
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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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Gift Card
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine


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What 2102 People Are Saying
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Great (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2015

We dined at La Boite en Bois before walking over to Lincoln Center for the opera. Our food was delicious--fresh, seasoned perfectly, and portions were generous. The service was just right. Everyone commented that they loved the coziness, the wine by the glass selections, their meals, never felt rushed, and enjoyed the extensive pre-fixe menu choices and specials. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!

vipLakeGirl (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

I've been to La Boite a number of times, and the service has always been great-- very attentive. This time, though, even after other diners who had been seated after us had gotten their menus, we had to ask for menus. Then, we had to ASK FOR A WAITER, and then we had to prompt him to share the evening's specials.
I really love the atmosphere and food here, but I was really disappointed with the service.

vipboothbay (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Small French restaurant within easy walking distance of Lincoln Center. They do a very nice job with Liver which we usually order and on this visit we also enjoyed the trout special which was prepared almondine style with many almonds! The potato leek soup was good, but nothing special. We had berries for dessert. It was a pleasant meal prior to an evening at Lincoln Center and as it is a few blocks away, it was a calm pleasant dinner without the noise and rush of everyone rushing to get to a performance. An advantage over the restaurants facing Lincoln Center!

LJCC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The food is always wonderful and the location is very convenient to Lincoln Center. Try the roasted duck, it is probably the best I've ever had. Very good, affordable house wines.

BigLou (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2015

Loved this restaurant. I liked the intimacy and the design. Like a small bistro in France. Food Very Good. Service friendly

vipSANJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

La Boite en Bois always lives up to expectations. This is a true neighborhood gem. Mussels to perfection in a wonder full broth, and the fish tasted divine in a white wine and butter sauce with capers.
Highly recommended!!!!!

vipjoer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Such a great little place solid food and great service.

vipmfah (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

Very familiar French bistro menu. Good value, an enjoyable meal of home made ravioli appetizer and duck and monkfish entrees.

vipTat1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2015

Cozy environment, wonderful staff, excellent food. Though the swordfish on special was a bit thin and also a bit overcooked, it was a real treat to be able to order it.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

So nice to be in a calm and adult atmosphere where you can have a conversation and not overhear others.

sea2quest (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2015

Great French bistro. Very good food. Love this place!

dine2talk (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2015

Terrific tucked-away small restaurant and great location for Lincoln Center events

SaraS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2015

The pate was delicious, the mussel were very good. Small wine list (not for a wine connoisseur). The duck was not crispy but was flavorful and plentiful.

Cicero (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 15, 2015

The food is good to excellent. The service is average they get you out if you are going to the theater but they can be curt even if the restaurant is not crowded. The tables are close so the noise level can be high but iver all a good choice for this neighborhood.

vipSocialCritic (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 14, 2015

Truly charming French boite - it may take a few moments for the wait staff to notice you, they seem to be very attentive to regulars. Very convenient to Lincoln Center!

vipNancy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

Great find via Open Table. Excellent French Bistro cuisine with thoughtful, attentive (not too attentive) service. Everything we had was fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. We will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2015

I loved the Parisian ambiance! The bread to die for.....The dishes were artistically arranged and garnished, the salad dressed just right, the food cooked to perfection. The fact that we had such a charming waitress did no harm either.

Marianne (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2015

While this restaurant is small, the food is outstanding. Everything is fresh and beautifully prepared. Service is great.

vipNoNickname (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2015

This is an excellent option in the Lincoln Center area. The restaurant emphasizes their pre-fix during the 4-7 hour, but offered many choices that did not appear in the on-line version of the menu. The food was excellent, portion size good, appetizingly plated and served efficiently. Excellent value. Tables are close together and the dining room small, but it is a very pleasant place and the staff is attentive. We will be back.

vipTweety (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 20, 2015

Excellent quality French food at reasonable prices; however, be ready for cramped seating and not-so-attentive service. Nevertheless, I kept coming back for it's proximity to Lincoln Center.