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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.
New York, NY 10023
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
Columbus Ave and Central Park West
$31 to $50
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All of our menu items are available for takeout. We offer local delivery. Find us on Seamless.
There is parking on the street and a lot at end of block.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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La Boite en Bois Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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