New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

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1029 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

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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3.9
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3.9
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Traveled from New Jersey and arrived at the restaurant when it opened at 12pm. There were absolutely no parking spaces available. Was about to pull into a handicapped space when an employee pulled in without a handicapped placard and put a New Leaf Placard in the window. My friend pulled in across the street. We went into the restaurant and inquired about the parking situation, the host was so rude to us and told us to wait outside and be patient until someone left or walk 1/2 mile down the road. I am handicapped, that is not an option. Also those parking spots 1/2 mile down the road were all taken anyway. The host was so rude and then just blurted out that he doesn't drive and we should talk to the Parks Department. The next day a manager called me to explain that the parking situation was beyond their control. So why couldn't the snotty host simply explain that when we were there? The manager told me that I was equal to the rude host because in my factual review about the parking situation, I hadn't mentioned that I had a good meal and service. Then I realized why the snotty host felt it was OK to be rude to customers because the manager was admonishing me for writing facts!!! I have never worked in a place where your host and manager can be rude to customers and expect them to return and write a glowing review. DONT GO THERE!!!!

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RGEK
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on August 15, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

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.

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BartZ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience5

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.

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vipEric
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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mineola
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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vipNYCTravellersTwo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server/host was excellent

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vipaquamarina
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipreacreate
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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champion4321
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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vipSohowoman
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Dsl41
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughters 24 birthday! Amazing

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RalucaM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
vipMrChuy
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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PamB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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.

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PatM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjackg
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu of superb dishes. Great place.

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Nina
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KateB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

LK
LisaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!!

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loocher
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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StephenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
vipJoAnne
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BEAN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipMlwest
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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tsmj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
MarleneM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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ElizabethW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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

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TerenceL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find near the cloister

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

BC
BCBC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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vipLornaF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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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TineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Suzette
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJulieF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar is rated 4 stars by 1029 OpenTable diners.