New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

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1028 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan, steps from the acclaimed Cloisters Museum, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar serves a contemporary American farm to table menu.
New Leaf serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, weekend brunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

Large parties and special event requests should contact Cathy Mosomillo at cathy@coffeednyc.com Free parking available.

Presented by COFFEED: Our mission is to provide superior products at competitive prices, while keeping charitable giving at the forefront of all we do. We roast our own coffee, bake our own pastries, and through our partnership with the Brooklyn Grange, source much of our produce from the acre-sized roof of our flagship location in Long Island City, Queens.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Closed Monday
Tuesday - noon until 4:00 pm
Wednesday &Thursday noon-8:00pm
Friday: 12PM-9:00PM Saturday: 11:00 AM -9:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM
**Happy Hour: Wednesday Thursday Friday 3PM- 7PM
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Phone number
(212) 568-5323
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
The restaurant offers off premise catering, semi private and private events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
193rd and Fort Washington Ave
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Parking details
Free parking available behind the restaurant and through out the park.
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Public transit
"A" Train at 190 St. Or the #4 Bus.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour
Tuesday-Friday 3-7pm.
Seasonal beautiful garden patio underneath the stars.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RG
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago
Overall 2food service ambience

Tragically mediocre food and embarrassingly overpriced. Every time I've been here, the service has also been slow and confused. I live nearby and spend a lot of time in the park--it's a shame that this public concession isn't better run so that the community can make better use of their gorgeous location. I had the worst bloody mary I've ever had in my life here, and the cheese plate is also a crime against cheese. I advise visitors to the Cloisters to check out the small wine bars around the base of the park for good food at better prices.

BZ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 5

Regretfully, we had a lousy time at Easter Dinner. Service was slow, but that would be understandable on a busy holiday. There were eight of us. Drinks were very slow, at least one never came. Seven of us had finished our meal when the eighth meal arrived (a simple burger).

I love Fort Tryron Park, and always thought of The New Leaf as a little gem of a spot. It still is, but we are very unlikely to eat here again.

Our server was nice, and I do not blame him, but overall this meal was a mess, made worse because I had told our guests what a great spot The New Leaf was.

E
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful park surrounding it. Beautiful stone building. Excellent food. Definitely worth a visit.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reservation for 2 on sun at 1:30 to cap off weekend in the city after touring cloisters..we arrived very early but Maitre d’ appeared to have no interest I trying to seat us early and appeared to forget about us til we reminded him. Nonetheless we were seated at our reserved time. Waiter very good and pleasant. They were “out of” Pinot Grigio (?). Both had eggs Benedict which were fine but hollandaise had no lemon tang to it. Roasted potatoes were excellent very flavorful. Very noisy until crowd thinned at end of meal. We were seated at high top table in bar. Next time I would request proper table in main room. Would definitely go back because overall was enjoyable

NT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Had reservations for 1:00 p.m. lunch on a Saturday - for 2. We were stuck in traffic and it was very frustrating not being able to speak to a live person to let them know. Everything automated - with leaving messages the only option. Restaurant was extremely crowded. We ordered wine - pino grigio and chardonnay. Server came back and said they were out of pino grigio so i opted for the chardonnay which was good. My cousin odered Salmon off the specials menu. Server came back and said they just ran out of Salmon. This is again 1 o'clock when the restaurant had just recently opened. The restautant was very noisy and stuffy. Other people complained and once they put the ceiling fans on - and took off the wrap from the doors to open one - it got comfortable. Now, with this said... the staff was excellent. They were short staffed, but were extremely pleasant and professional. When asked if there was another fish to replace the salmon we were told no, but then our server came back after speaking to the chef and she was accomodated. Our server was wonderful and empathetic to our few disappointments. We chalked it up to everyone having cabin fever and wanting to be out to enjoy the beautiful day. Although this trip was a bit disappointing, I will certainly try it again.

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server/host was excellent

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food, great drink menu. Can’t wait to go back!

r
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant tucked away in NYC’s Fort Tryon Park. Country European atmosphere overlooking the Hudson River complete with botanical gardens. Food is great too!

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was just ok. We ordered 6 meals and just enjoyed the crispy calamari.

S
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Leaf is one of those places in NYC where you feel like you're in the countryside - maybe outside a small town in England. The food and service are good but the physical place & its wooded setting are sublime.

D
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting and good service, but the lunch isn't anything special.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughters 24 birthday! Amazing

RM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our time at the restaurant. We went there for brunch on a Sunday. They accomodated us 1/2 earlier than our reservation (we called and asked if doable). There were not too many options outside the regular egg offering for brunch. I got to try the salmon which came with a delicious red pepper sauce. The portions are well sized (I could have used less meat and more side dish on my plate).

MC
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Despite the mediocre review, I like this place. The atmosphere is wonderful, its setting in a park a delight. If the weather is warm and the windows are open it’s especially lovely. However the food is just adequate, and the service is nice but forgetful. You come for the sense that you’re in the country and not midtown Manhattan.

PB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambiance and the service was good. Nothing exceptional, but solid. My mom and I had lunch here after visiting the Met cloisters. I will say that her turkey burger was under cooked after specifically asking that it be well done. It also tasted bland. When we were leaving we used the restrooms and not only was there no soap, but the windows were left wide open on a 30/40 degree day in March. Overall, we ate there because it was close to the Met and we thought it’d be nice based off the reviews, but we will not be returning.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Joey our waiter was excellent and parking was right in front ... after brunch we took a walk through fort tryon park ;)

j
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small menu of superb dishes. Great place.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely setting with a good wine selection and delicious deserts. Great spot for lunch followed by a walk around the park. Highly recommend if you’re looking to get out of the bustle of the city.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved our lunch. Love this spot. It's a little treasure within walking distance of the Cloisters.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience eating at New Leaf and enjoying Fort Tryon Park - even in the cold of February. Only reason my reviews are 4/5 and not 5/5 was because my chicken sandwich was a bit dry and the service was slower than usual due to a larger party being present.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience a restaurant in the city that makes you feel like you are in the country. A must restaurant to put on your must experience restaurant list,

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have 12 years of girlfriend and one year married with the love of my life and I always like to go out to share and to dine and feel like when I met her 13 years ago and this is our second year visiting this place for this same date. We really love it and we feel very comfortable and more for the good treatment they always give us. I'm sure we'll be back next year !!!

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We hadn't been back to the New Leaf much since it re-opened and weren't as thrilled by the food the first time we went back (about a year ago). This time was wonderful, with a great wait-staff and outstanding food.

SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect spot for a dinner with a close friend, when we wanted a quiet environment.
The staff was extremely gracious in allowing us to stay well past the official closing time
(which I was ignorant of, and I apologize to the staff for my ignorance!)

JA
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the New Leaf many times before but this was our first brunch. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service lovely. It is a special hideaway for a meal and we will return for brunch. Thank you to all at the restaurant for our time there.

BE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!! BEAUTIFUL VENUE. GREAT FOOD AND EXTREMELY COURTEOUS SERVICE.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Two family birthdays last week celebrated together. Very nice. Look forward to returning in Warner weather to dine on the patio

M
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been coming here from brunches and lunches for years. It is still a special place with a unique ambiance. Lunch menu is pretty basic and limited (one salad, one chicken dish, hamburger, believe one one main choice). Still, service is good, food is tasty.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! Love the park! Pretty expensive however. But worth it for a special occasion.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were going to a concert at The Cloisters so tried New Leaf restaurant because of the proximity to the museum. We were surprised to find a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and wonderful service. We plan to return.

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Little disappointed with waiter. Our soup order never came. Dessert was so so. However, our entrees were very good. I'll be back no worry.

EW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This place is beautiful but lacking in quality food and service.

TL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A quaint, cozy, romantic restaurant nestled in the scenic hills of Fort Tryon Park. A must for a romantic meal and stroll with someone special.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find near the cloister

Food was brilliant - great ambiance and reasonable prices - will be back

BC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

New Years Eve we sat in the main dining room. Although there was music promised, it was in the front room and the noise level so loud we couldn’t hear it at all. The price of the meal included the music, so we were feeling pretty disappointed

LF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

They have the BEST burger! I’m not a meat-eater per se, but I break my rules for their cheeseburger. Meat is fresh, cooked as you like it, brioche bun...all in a beautiful stone cottage in the woods of Fort Tryon Park. The setting is gorgeous, and the burger, divine. Love giving them my business.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely service, exquisite location nestled in Ft. Tryon Park.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Staff is so mindful. The architecture is my taste. High ceilings. exposed beams etc. In line with the museum, the Cloisters, it partnered with. Most importantly the food is fantastic.

JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The New Leaf is in a lovely setting (Fort Tryon Park), the restaurant itself is charming. The food is decent, if unimaginative and overpriced. And the menu seldom changes.

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I live in the neighborhood and have dined here a number of times. I personally would like a bigger menu and one a bit less expensive, but, the atmosphere is the draw for me. It is a spot for family birthdays, a quiet date, or an anniversary. It has a quiet charm in a beautiful park. When the weather is nice the outdoor seating is lovely. I recommend but it is not inexpensive.

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