Central Park

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

East 72nd St. & Park Drive North (Central Park), New York, NY 10021
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Under the management of Dean Poll since 2000, the completely restored Loeb Boathouse in Central Park offers classic American cuisine and Manhattan's only lakeside dining. The Boathouse is one of New York City's most iconic destinations, and a must-see in Central Park.


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  • "Fun rowboating & turtles in the pond + order the sliders..." (4 tips)
  • "Great crab cakes! Real crab meat...yum!" (6 tips)
  • "$12 for an hour! Great deal and boats fit up to 4 people." (2 tips)
  • Frappuccino

    Deliciously good and fashionable! A fav spot in fashionable movies. Be seen here and you might be picked up by an agent…

    Frappuccino · February 1, 2011
  • NYC Parks

    To avoid waiting for a table in the main dining room, sit at the bar, where the menu choices are the same, while enjoying a draft beer.

    NYC Parks · April 21, 2010
  • HBO

    Sex and the City happened here. "Don't let him kiss you, that seems to be where you get into trouble." After Big and Carrie fell in love, they fell in the pond.

    HBO · September 3, 2011
  • NYC Parks

    Order the crabcakes!

    NYC Parks · May 20, 2010
  • NYC Parks

    If the main menu is out of your price range, pick up a quick bite from the Boathouse’s express café and dine at a lakeside table.

    NYC Parks · April 21, 2010
  • NYC Parks

    After stuffing your face with delicious food at The Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park, burn off those guilt-causing calories by renting a rowboat or a bicycle from the adjacent kiosks.

    NYC Parks · April 21, 2010
  • Robert R.

    ...enjoy relaxing views at/from the Bar and Grill. Go for the Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce. Deliciously good... Read more

    Robert R. · June 15, 2010
  • Jim M.

    Among the few open public restrooms in Central Park. And a great place for a drink on a sunny day.

    Jim M. · April 2, 2010
  • Ethan D.

    And the kids love it too. Rent a boat for an hour and paddle around the lake in Central Park. Its a unique NYC experience.

    Ethan D. · September 25, 2009
  • Travis W.

    Public restrooms.

    Travis W. · May 6, 2010
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    The Boathouse is one of those surreally rural-feeling places. Were it not for the eclectic, oh-so Manhattan clientele & those skyscraper glimpses, you could easily forget that you were in the city. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · February 13, 2012
  • Mike W.

    Pricey drinks but a nice atmosphere.

    Mike W. · March 26, 2010
  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 4/7/11, I joined World Bank President Bob Zoellick here at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit.

    Mike Bloomberg · December 5, 2011
  • JoAnna B.

    Awesome Bloody Mary

    JoAnna B. · November 24, 2012
  • Mari S.

    Come for the experience, but don't expect much from the food.

    Mari S. · March 17, 2012
  • Tomversation.com C.

    Most tranquil place in Manhattan if you get on a boat and just row, row, row your boat.

    Tomversation.com C. · July 16, 2011
  • Olli N.

    What could beat sitting here and enjoying a nicely priced Moet & Chandon with your friends

    Olli N. · May 5, 2011
  • Isaac S.

    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.

    Isaac S. · September 18, 2010
  • Lillian C.

    beautiful at night for desserts. The sorbet and molten hot chocolate cake was divine...

    Lillian C. · September 5, 2010
  • Steven S.

    Great crabcakes drinks are good view is great. Next stop rowboat!!!

    Steven S. · June 30, 2010
  • Kristine L.


    Kristine L. · April 14, 2010
  • Tom L.

    A bit on the pricey side, but a beautiful spot to grab an outdoor drink in Central Park

    Tom L. · April 12, 2010
  • Estrella

    A must if you're in central park, all year long. Beautiful inside with a wonderful pianist - in cold months try to snag one of the big leather armchairs near him.

    Estrella · March 1, 2010
  • Nicole W.

    Such a fun activity to do with friends. And it's worth the price!

    Nicole W. · August 20, 2013
  • Anna

    You should definitely add this on your to do list at Central Park!! Very fun and relaxing.

    Anna · July 22, 2013
  • Luciana L.

    On Saturdays the brunch takes place until 4pm. Good food, fair service, great view and environment. Try the Blood Mary drink, fantastic!!!

    Luciana L. · July 20, 2013
  • Pelita N.

    $12 an hour for 4 people? It's fun. You better try it, buddy !

    Pelita N. · July 5, 2013
  • Jenny P.


    Jenny P. · May 27, 2013
  • David A.

    Perfect place to come if you wanna see some high class stuck up snobs !

    David A. · October 21, 2012
  • Ying Z.

    After row boating, take a beer in a boat house is the most joyful experience I have ever had!

    Ying Z. · September 1, 2012
  • Raffaele C.

    Striped Bass is great!

    Raffaele C. · February 3, 2012
  • Las Vegas M.

    $12 for an hour! Great deal and boats fit up to 4 people.

    Las Vegas M. · September 10, 2011
  • Samuel C.

    $12 for an hour is a bargain Read more

    Samuel C. · July 11, 2011
  • Tarek D.

    Lovely setting and great for people watching. get there before 11 am to have breakfast outdoor by the lake

    Tarek D. · April 24, 2011
  • anna f.

    nice and cool by the water

    anna f. · June 18, 2010
  • Charlie305 S.

    Go for a gondola ride 212.517.2233. Ask for Andres. Join the frequent floater club. Best secret in the City. Even die hard New Yorkers who have seen and done everything will be delighted.

    Charlie305 S. · April 8, 2010
  • Raquelle Z.

    outdoor cafe is cool! Read more

    Raquelle Z. · April 2, 2010
  • Tinsley M.

    get a cocktail and appetizer while talking in tourists struggling in their paddle boats and enjoying the beautiful view

    Tinsley M. · August 28, 2009
  • César MR

    The homus and vegetables wrap is the best

    César MR · 3 days ago
  • Jessica L.

    Row Boat Rentals April - November, ]10am till dusk. $20 cash deposit, $12 for the first hour, $2.50 each additional 15 mins

    Jessica L. · March 18
  • Andrew S.

    Food and service was pretty meh, but the view and environment was spot on. Perfect brunch spot as long as you're not expecting the best food at that price.

    Andrew S. · February 23
  • Alice R.

    Fish and chips yummy! View is sunny!!

    Alice R. · January 17
  • Dom H.

    If you don't want a full service meal, go round the side to the bar and grill for more casual dining with the same views.

    Dom H. · January 12
  • Ryan G.

    great views, drinks

    Ryan G. · December 27, 2013
  • Eduardo D.

    Nice View, food ok, nothing exceptional, and expensive. We had a very bad experience with the waiter. Not coming back. The hostess was very nice with us.

    Eduardo D. · October 27, 2013
  • Ms A.

    If u consider going here, remember, that staff is rude and the menu is very limited, but u MUST order a main course!!!!!!!! Wtf??????????

    Ms A. · September 7, 2013
  • Kate S.

    Шикарный вид и еда))

    Kate S. · June 9, 2013
  • Amanda Z.

    Brunch delicioso. Valeu a pena esperar 1hr pela mesa na janela com vista perfeita para o lago.

    Amanda Z. · 2 weeks ago
  • Herbert Victor L.

    Comida Maravilhosa, Vista Maravilhosa no meio do Central Park!!

    Herbert Victor L. · December 31, 2010
  • Ana Carla A.

    Delicia de lugar, se nao tiver reserva chegue no máximo ao 12:30 para almoçar e ficar em uma boa mesa. O Twin burger é divino, os outros pratos servem duas pessoas.

    Ana Carla A. · March 9

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