New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

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991 reviews
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Contemporary American
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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New Leaf Restaurant
New York's Most Romantic Landmark serving our traditional lunch menu and our
Special Valentine's Day Celebratory Dinner Menu -Champagne or Rose Toast and Live Music Our bar is open all evening serving craft cocktails, fine beers and food

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 991 People Are Saying
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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

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BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
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

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LF
New York Area
7 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.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
New York Area
1 review
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.

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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.

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

New Leaf is a hidden gem, a beautiful historic bar and restaurant in the middle of Fort Tryon Park. It has delicious cocktails and tasty food in a festive, friendly atmosphere. Never fails to be a memorable experience when we go there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Love the location and cozy interior but too noisy and service was lack luster

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PD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this cozy little restaurant! Great atmosphere, light level & amazing food! Charming location. Been coming here for years!

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lovely surprise of a restaurant. Food was expertly prepared and service was friendly and attentive. The ambiance and decor could use a little work -- the room is a slightly barren and devoid of character despite the lovely architecture of the building. However, I would definitely return -- preferably during the day to take in the lovely scenery.

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C
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little place . Either outside in season or now inside but with the Holiday decor it's a little gem. Really good food, good service. The perfect place to meet a very good friend and have a great time.

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JU
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends gathering.

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b
New England
241 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second time at New Leaf for brunch. It is a charming and civilized oasis in Fort Tryon Park. We stopped in on our way driving back to Boston from a weekend in NYC with grandchildren. They welcomed us, had children's menus, and served a delicious meal. The hamburger was outstanding! I wish I could go back in the evening one time for dinner, but am not sure how one would get there from the city without a car. It would be a lovely place to lunch after visiting the Met Cloister Museum.

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LH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I asked for my salmon well done it came out raw and had to be sent back, they brought out the same one redo very disappointing that a new one wasn’t brought out. The restaurant is extremely over priced and it was cold and drafty will not dine there again

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and the manager Robert put the experience over the top.

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TH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, staff was nice and welcoming. Food was of perfect portion and tasted great!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I had awesome time.

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LW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful quant restaurant with lovely ambiance nestled right in the heart of Fort Tryon. Good food and cocktails, plated pretty, however the taste it is not anything extraordinary. Service has had a spotty past in my experience, and wait times for food is longer than normal, but my latest visit was much better. Overall it’s a wonderful place to impress an out of town guest with a tour of the gardens and views of the Hudson River.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

There was a wedding booked that night so we were seated in the bar area. Loud music from party. Would have appreciated the restaurant notifying us ahead of time.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I decided to have dinner at New Leaf based on the reviews we read, and we're so glad we did! Everything was wonderful! Our server, Joey, was friendly and attentive as was everyone else, and our meal, the Pasta Special, was delicious! Definitely going back and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation for 1:30 pm. Arrived 15 min before and were asked to come back at 1:30 pm and they would c. “see what they could do...”

At 1:30 we were almost pushed into a corner to wait for another 10 min and then were given a table by the door with a constant draft. We immediately asked to move but our request was denied.

The food was good and the prices a little on the high side but all ok. Unfortunately the service was so arrogant that we are unlikely to come back.

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HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We were not so pleased with the host. We had a 11am reservation. We were waiting at the door to get in as the restaurant opens at 11 on Sunday’s. It was a few minutes after 11 when the host opened the door we started moving up to the door. The host then said something like: “No not yet, we’re not ready” and proceeded to carry a sign out. Went back in and grabbed another sign out before “allowing us” to enter and be seated at 11:05 on our 11:00 am reservation.
There was no: “good morning folks! We’re just running a few minutes behind, but we’ll be right with you. So sorry!”
Very unfriendly communication on the host’s part.

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SG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Always hopeful for this place but once again it kind of disappoints. The vibe is just "we're here but we're not gonnna try too hard" - the food was pretty bland but also expensive. The drinks were ok but not a lot of effort went into them and the ambiance really needs a makeover the chairs are really uncomfortable and are those temporary ones for an outdoor wedding. Best part is that is the location very nice old building in the park but that is about it.

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JG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and cocktails, but very expensive for what it is.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place very cozy and quaint...and a interesting location. Should give it a try! Food was very good!

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

finally got a chance to eat at this restaurant, in its charming location. Seated in the tent, it was chilly that day. Food was delicious and service attentive and responsive

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M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food not good or prepared well. Facility needs cleaning and freshening up. Total "lack luster".
Location is beautiful.

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Leisurely (a bit too) and lovely. On a nice day, sitting outside at New Leaf is a treat.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice environment. Convenient to the Cloisters. Service and food mediocre .

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NN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wish the signage for the restaurqnt could be made more prominent.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to this restaurant many time and found the food to very good. It seems they have had a change in chiefs. The food was poor to average at best. Would definitely go back for drinks and salad but not lunch or dinner. Too bad great spot.

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular location with views of Manhattan and the Hudson. A great atmosphere under the clear tent, seating was very comfortable and the cocktail menu is very creative and tasteful. I went to the MET Cloisters museum with friends for the afternoon on a Saturday and had drinks and brunch afterward. Luckily we had a reservation. The matree'd Robert was very organized and attentive. We had fig martinees at the bar then had brunch. 3 of us had the poached egg with salmon on a toasted brioche with potatoes that were delicious.

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BO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is very good and the value is good but very disorganized and service poor. Because the had a private party the wait staff was reduced and the other customers suffered for it. The weather was perfect so sitting outside under the glass rooftop was lovely.

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CG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

New Leaf is a find because of its location in the park. The waitstaff is friendly and calm, attentive and efficient. The food is good and solid, decent portions and wide variety. Make a reservation. Would like to see their happy hour develop into something for a weekday and weekend destination spot. Other places uptown with a niche location capitalize on this (think La Marina) so New Leaf should grow a new branch, so to speak, and become that neighborhood park spot.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

this was a brunch menu. The Croque Madame as very good, the Crab Cakes meh. No discernible pieces of crab, generic bun. Cocktail as good, the ambience up at the cloisters an Fort Tyron park is beautiful.

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RM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The dining room was closed for a private event which was disappointing. That left us with the choice sitting in high bar stools or in the tent. The service was very slow. The restaurant usually does better. When I made the reservations earlier in the week it would have been good to know then that the main dining room would be closed.

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Charlotte
86 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

the gentleman that seated us so dapper, and the outside dining covered patio was very nice, but service was a bit spotty, had 2 servers and no offer to refill our coffee, my husband had to go up to the counter to get it, but the food was good

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CJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Located in Fort Tryon Park, this place is a gem, as is the park. This is a hidden treasure in Manhattan. The food is very good but the room and the location is the draw.

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s
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The fried calamari was tough, one soup order for our table was not delivered, one soup arrived lukewarm and the server just left in on the table when told, and there seemed to be a single server for the restaurant. What saves it is the park setting. I would recommend for visitors to The Cloisters.

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