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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

4.3
822 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan, steps from the acclaimed Cloisters Museum, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar serves a contemporary new American menu for lunch. We serve dinner all seven days and brunch on weekends! We accept reservations for all dining times.
Large parties and special event requests should contact event manager Cathy Mosomillo at cathy@coffeednyc.org. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday 12PM-7:00PM
Friday: 12PM-8:00PM Saturday: 11:00 AM -8:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM
**Happy Hour: Tuesday- 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
Tuesday-Friday 3-7pm.
Seasonal beautiful garden patio underneath the stars.
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Additional
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 822 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The first BEST thing to say about New Leaf is that it IS walking distance from The Cloisters;then you can say it is pretty good for a bit of a tourist trap (see above!); and while we have eaten here before, we landed this day on Sunday, BRUNCH day, a bit of a hit or miss at a lot of places.
I was a bit turned off when I called the restaurant to get directions (walking) from the Cloisters as I was obviously parked in a different location and lost my sense for where it was; the host was so ungracious, so unhelpful and just plain NOT PLEASANT (he actually seemed annoyed)! A really bad way to start any meal at a restaurant, regardless of where they're located.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I went with out of towners. It is a beautiful spot to show off NYC.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was extremely inviting. Beautiful location. Highly recommend it for a date or a family brunch after a stroll in the park.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Well worth a trip. Great for an off-the-beaten path experience

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Service needs work, we were ignored for our entire visit. One member of our party did not receive their meal until everyone else's plates had been cleared. They really missed the mark, but the food was good!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Set in a beautiful park it is a perfect meal after the Cloisters or just a walk in th epark.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delightful unique atmosphere in the park. The best outdoor dining in the city as you are not on the sidewalk but in a beautiful park. Excellent fish special (branzino). I’ve been coming here for 15 years and have sometimes found the food quality uneven but this week it was excellent all around! Looking forward to returning to enjoy the weather and atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

the host was very personable and offered us a choice of tables which we appreciated. and our server, eduardo, was attentive and very informative re the menu. the food was very good. definitely will be back for another brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely brunch in the tent. The food was great and we felt relaxed and taken care of despite it being a busy Easter Sunday

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was a very nice restaurant. We will be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I went there with my wife after running the Washington heights 5k run . This was our first visitwe both had a homemade cocktail that was excellent and tried a few glasses of wine which were very good and reasonable considering the beautiful location my wife had the juevos rancheros and I had the crab cakes which were very good and we each had the dessert special vanilla ice cream with a peach tart and we both thought it was excellent. We were never rushed and the service was excellent we never had to look to have our water refilled and our server was very attentive There is a great bar and alongside it were tables that looked out on the park which was great but obviously would be a little louder. We chose the back which had tablecloth service and was quieter We will be back in the spring and summer as we can see there will be many plants in bloom a great location for a birthday party shower etc

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The wait staff was superb as was the food we chose. The only downside was a family that entered with an extremely unruly loud child. Other than that it was an extremely nice choice for our Cloister's visit.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This restaurant is outstanding; food was very delicious. Their selections of food and wines were excellent. The low lighting of the place fits perfect for a romantic dinner. The waiters were very attentive; checked up on us on average every 10 minutes. In addition the waiters helped me propose to my girl friend!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Host and wait staff were very friendly and service was excellent. Food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice venue, lovely location, good service. Both table and chairs were wobbly. Overpriced (3 small profiteroles for 12! $4 for juice/regular coffee).

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Not impressed...probably a local place...too far from the city to make it worthwhile unless you going to the park.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I wanted to go to the Cloisters after having taken a course in Medieval Art. My friends from Westchester agreed to meet afterwards for lunch. I've been wanting to go to the café for decades. It was worth the wait. Wonderful wait staff. During the week for lunch was a nice quiet time. We talked up a storm. The food was quite good - soup was yummy; grilled chicken sandwich was perfect. Breads were too good. This place made us all very happy. I would love to return.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Very rude host. Be careful - you may be able to make an OpenTable reservation but they will not have a table available for you!

The rest of the staff was nice, though. Good spot to eat prior to exploring the Met Cloisters.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I started with a delicious mushroom soup and requested some bread to go with. For my main course I was given incorrect information on what vegetables were in the quinoa dish. The waiter never asked how the food was. A good thing as it was oily and lacked flavor, an uneccesary disappointment. I stopped in there because of the lovely location.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Atmosphere excellent restaurant located in great setting especially for warm months.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Atmosphere, location and food was very good. Nice place to eat after the Cloisters. L

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Consistently slow service every time I have been here. Great spot for a visit to The Cloisters but I think they need an upgrade in service time. Lunch took 45 minutes to get to table.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The location is interesting and attractive. Unfortunately for one of us the accessibility is very poor and the path was not cleared of snow. The staff is friendly but ultimately uncaring. The food was good but on the salty side.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our dishes were either good enough, or not quite up to scratch. Nothing quite lived up to the prices charged. The tiramisu was not even tiramisu (mascarpone folks, not cream cheese). They get away with this probably b/c it is such a special spot. But next time will order the burger and save my big money for a restaurant that earns it.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We went after a concert at the Cloisters for an early dinner. There was a wedding going on in the large room. We were seated in the bar room which is cozy. It was snowing outside and the scene was beautiful as it got dark. The waiter thoughtfully suggested we get our orders in before the kitchen was swamped by the wedding. All came in good order and was delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a wonderful place to eat when you're going to the Cloisters, but it was unnecessarily noisy with some loud, unpleasant music playing in the background.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

I love going to the New Leaf restaurant- it is one of the coziest spots in Washington Heights. However, I was very disappointed with the service we had yesterday afternoon for brunch; Our waitress was absent throughout our meal. We found ourselves constantly asking the busboy to track her down for us- and at the end helped us a lot of more than she did. First she forgot to bring us sugar for our coffee (busboy helped us out); We wanted another cocktail midway through our meal (busboy had to track her down); the last straw was when she brought us our dessert menu and didn't come back... for over 20 mins! She only came to our table because I went looking for her to ask for our check! Luckily, we didn't want dessert- but, what if we did? If the restaurant was crowded, I would've understood - but it was not- especially towards the end of our meal, you could've counted how many tables were occupied. I really do hope this was a one time snafu- and not the new norm.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Awesome location near the Cloister's. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a great place for lunch with colleagues. Our table was ready when we arrived. The menu while not huge offered each member of the party a very satisfying and diverse option. Great staff, pleasant environ! Will always go when I need to eat in Washington Heights.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

This gem never disappoints! Don't tell too many people or we'll have to wait!

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Burger and pulled pork sandwich were very good and tasty, tender and not heavy at all. Not particularly good the cheesecake, average and very expensive. We had our brunch on a sunny Sunday day in the outside tent, was warm, quiet and very comfortable... we leave in the neighborhood and it was a nice and convenient stop after a long walk in the park. We will go back for sure!

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was OK; not outstanding. Hamburger was average- not the best, nor the worst. French Toast was seriously burnt- not all that good. Dessert was the chocolate mousse cake- not bad. Total was over $100, which was *not* good value. Average food but way overpriced. Would not recommend to a friend.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2017

There was no parking due to filming - we had to walk quite a way. The restaurant is one of my favorites. Beautiful food & atmosphere. Afterwards we walked Fort Tryon and then the flower gardens — beautiful fall blooms!

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to the New Leaf a number of times and it always has been enjoyable whether we sit indoors or out in a very large enclosed tent-like area. The food is good and the servers usually are competent and friendly. If you are hungry at brunch, try the Croque Madame. Be prepared to skip dinner — it is rich and quite filling! Also very yummy. My meal mates like the Rancho Huevas quite a bit. The restaurant is not at all inexpensive once you add in the drinks and other beverages, etc., but it’s worth the expense.

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1.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Booked on Saturday through your site. Got a confirmation email. Turned up at appointed time. Closed for a wedding. So why are they still taking bookings?

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was marginal, but pricey. We had lunch reservations for the time the restaurant was due to open. They opened late and were not ready to deal with customers. Menu options were limited for a brunch menu. I was hoping more considering the location. But it is kind of ho-hum.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

2nd visit, not disappointed, just as good as the first...sat outside on a beautiful, it was great

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Good points: The maitre'd was lovely. the location is wonderful and the seating is far apart in the patio area. The bad points: The food was really below average.
Huevos Rancheros was bland, bland with a dollop of bland, and my entree of pull pork sandwich was ok, but the fries were limp and a very small portion. Service was pretty dismal - our waiter kept forgetting things and disappeared for 40 mins.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

A beautiful October afternoon. Visiting the Cloisters we decided to have lunch at New Leaf.
Sitting out on the patio was very nice. The food was good.. It was a brunch menu on Sunday. Menu could use a little more pizazz. The Bellini's and Bloody Mary were very good. Tables are not close together so you can have a quiet conversation. Service was not good. Waited a long time after being seated and waited a long time for entrees and for coffee. We enjoyed the beautiful day outside on the Patio it was worth it.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is good and the scenery is even better.

The service is unfortunately not good and rather absent. If don't mind waiting 20 mins for a drink then you are alright.

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