NYC Parks

Central Park Boathouse

Harbor / Marina, Lake, and Other Great Outdoors
Central Park, New York
84 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • brunch food
  • brunch cocktails
  • wine
  • crab cakes
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  • Shane G.
    Shane GrahamOctober 3, 2014
    The Crab cakes are a really good choice for appetizer. The ambience is unmatched in my life thus far. Sure the weather has much to do with it but it's definitely one of your best choices.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShawMay 29, 2013
    The restaurant here is one of the better places I've ever eaten. I've eaten steak tartar before in France and in Belgium but this is the best I've ever had. A truly beautiful setting doesn't hurt.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkNovember 12, 2015
    Quick service for a romantic row boat around Central Park. It'll be tough to avoid the mobs of people coming in and going out but once you get past that, it's an amazing NYC experience
  • Sarp E.
    Sarp ErkayaJuly 8, 2015
    A quintessential New York spot. A great patio to have a drink or two to enjoy the park and the view.
  • Jessi W.
    Jessi WalkerFebruary 18
    Seriously -- if you are looking to get out of the city for a few hours, this place feels like you've been transported to a magical scenic garden. Summertime favorite!
  • Camila R.
    During the summer and spring it is a lot of fun to rent a boat and go rowing. It is great for a date and it is really relaxing. Also, if you take a picnic it is not very expensive.
    ThePurplePassport.comFebruary 12, 2012
    The Boathouse is one of those surreally rural-feeling places. Were it not for the eclectic, oh-so Manhattan clientele and those skyscraper glimpses, you could easily forget you were in the city. Read more
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatDecember 7, 2011
    Escape the city and feel like you're in an entirely different world here. The outside bar is great to stop in for a drink after rowing your way through The Lake.
  • Maria Yvonne T.
    Maria Yvonne TanSeptember 30, 2013
    Loeb's Boat House: had a hamburger with a big helping of fries and sparkling water for less than $12. Very reasonable price! See the stranded Venetian Gondolier with is gondola?
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JungOctober 16, 2015
    A tad expensive but rowing is so romantic that you should definitely do it! Really good spot to propose from 😊😉
    ThePurplePassport.comJanuary 11, 2012
    This is one of our favorite summertime watering holes. It’s a great spot for a relaxed date, pre-dinner drinks, or a boozy brunch with friends. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 13, 2010
    Fall, with its beautiful foliage and cool breezes, is the perfect time to take a row. Boats hold up to four people, and cost $12 an hour. Sate your appetite at the Boathouse Restaurant afterward.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CordesJuly 3, 2011
    If you get out of dinner at night and don't want to walk through the park in the dark they have a complimentary shuttle that goes to the street entrances
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The patio is the best outdoor seating in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more
  • Ben H.
    Ben HantenSeptember 22, 2013
    Eat in the formal dining area for a great view. Your wait could be an hour or more, however.
  • JamesBrownInMiami
    JamesBrownInMiamiSeptember 8, 2013
    Breathtaking boat ride in Central Park. Don't miss it .
  • Wa Y.
    Wa YaApril 9, 2013
    Rent a boat, and enjoy the skyline view! Spécialy on a sunny day!
  • Anna H.
    Anna H.July 22, 2013
    You should definitely add this on your to do list at Central Park!! Very fun and relaxing.
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Good food with a view and amazing service
  • jamie r.
    jamie rykenJune 4, 2013
    Awesome good, everything from the pulled port to the chili dog!!
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WertzbergerAugust 20, 2013
    Such a fun activity to do with friends. And it's worth the price!
  • Pinar E.
    Pinar ErdoganFebruary 27
    It has a lovely view and brunchs are good
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaOctober 19, 2015
    Fun activity to take visitors or a date on. Cheap too.
  • JoDee T.
    JoDee TaylorApril 18, 2013
    They make you wait to check in for dinner until dinner room opens, but then they don't open when they say they will. Nice view!
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayJuly 22, 2015
    Burrata appetizer is delicious
  • uSell
    uSellAugust 24, 2011
    The view from the deck will make you forget you’re in the big city. Definitely make reservations.
  • Rajesh
    RajeshSeptember 4, 2011
    Get a hunter or cucumber cooler to drink. Skip the fish dishes. Not sure how fresh they were since they came out 7 minutes after we ordered them
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac Sanchez SilvaSeptember 18, 2010
    Boat rentals are just $12.00 plus a $20.00 refundable deposit for an hour around the pond (cash only). Great to do on a warm day.
  • Emmanuel G.
    Emmanuel GalvanSeptember 30, 2015
    Very romantic! A must for this fall season.
  • Carolina S.
    Carolina Secondo MagliaSeptember 30, 2013
    Don't miss out on the crab cake! Excellent!
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsSeptember 10, 2011
    $12 for an hour! Great deal and boats fit up to 4 people.
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesSeptember 1, 2011
    Enjoy a picturesque boat ride and then treat yourself to refreshments at the famous Central Park Boathouse. Read more
  • Mariana A.
    Mariana AcchinoJuly 22, 2013
    Beautiful place, wonderful view, but food and drinks are expensive.
  • Se P.
    Se PekenioSeptember 5, 2013
    beautifull view one of the most amazing parts on the world
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.August 2, 2013
    Don't rock the boat (don't rock the boat, baby). Don't tip the boat over.
  • James M.
    James MielkeApril 16, 2014
    Looks like a lovely place to dine. Too bad no one from the Boathouse could be bothered to respond to my inquiries (plural) sent in via their web submission form.
  • Nancy N.
    Nancy NgJune 17, 2011
    BEST BOATING EVER!! so so much fun and really great prices!!
  • Anna S.
    Anna SakharovaJune 2, 2013
    Do not use this place for any arrangements - they will 100% ruin your stay. Try any other restaurant
  • Audrey N.
    Audrey NeilAugust 18, 2012
    Ask for Samir as your waiter. He is awesome!!!
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerAugust 22, 2014
    Big money for cocktails by the water, probably not worth it for a non-tourist. Long lines for boat rentals, be prepared to stand and wait for a good while.
  • San
    SanSeptember 23, 2013
    They don't give out the wifi password for diners unless you are part of private party group
  • Mike V.
    Mike VeckovicDecember 6, 2011
    really good beef and chicken kebob outside
  • Pelita N.
    Pelita NapitupuluJuly 5, 2013
    $12 an hour for 4 people? It's fun. You better try it, buddy !
  • Las Vegas M.
    Las Vegas MannequinsSeptember 10, 2011
    Perfect spot for a nice glass of wine on the patio!
  • Allison
    AllisonNovember 8, 2013
    3 employees gave me and attitude within 1 min just Bc we had one less person. No one seemed to be accommodating.
  • Asia G.
    Asia GilesJuly 18, 2013
    Venice in NYC. How sweet.
  • Fabio
    FabioOctober 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Open, nice, peopl
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah ClaryOctober 14, 2012
    Sit near the lake
  • Alperty
    AlpertyOctober 10, 2013
    Amazing !!! lovely place...
  • Tulin E.
    Tulin ENovember 18, 2014
    Great lunch with sunshine really cold day
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