Central Park

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

East 72nd St. & Park Drive North (Central Park), New York, NY 10021, United States
Closed until Noon tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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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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  • scenic views
  • rowboat
  • crab cakes
  • row boat
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • romantic
  • fancy
  • fashionable
  • cake
  • desserts
  • chili dogs
  • lively
  • turkey burgers
  • salmon
  • park
  • sorbet
  • 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

    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

    Order the crabcakes!

    NYC Parks · May 20, 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 Rowe · 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 Meskauskas · 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 Wilkinson · 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
  • 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 Luperi · July 20, 2013
  • JoAnna B.

    Awesome Bloody Mary

    JoAnna Blackstock · November 24, 2012
  • Mari S.

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

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

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

  • Olli N.

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

    Olli Nastamo · May 5, 2011
  • Lillian C.

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

    Lillian Chan · September 5, 2010
  • Steven S.

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

    Steven Stergion · June 30, 2010
  • Kristine L.


    Kristine Loquias · April 14, 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
  • Tinsley M.

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

    Tinsley Meloy · August 28, 2009
  • Irinka ❤️

    Great for coffee! Nice view

    Irinka ❤️ · 1 week ago
  • Liam

    This is where you take your out-of-town date to impress

    Liam · January 28
  • Gothamist

    Though the food isn't necessarily exceptional considering the high price, it's fun to watch visiting boaters paddle by you while you munch on lunch dishes like herb-roasted filet mignon cob salad. Read more

    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
  • Jenny P.


    Jenny Putrino · May 27, 2013
  • Sergio Morilo R.

    Really nice and beautiful place. The Sunday brunch is awesome.

    Sergio Morilo Rodrigues · January 6, 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 Zhang · September 1, 2012
  • MetroFocus

    Meet Birding Bob at the Boathouse restaurant for a bird tour through the park. Enthusiasts & novices alike can join in Saturdays at 9:30AM for a $10 three-hour walk. Find more wildlife at MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · March 30, 2012
  • Raffaele C.

    Striped Bass is great!

    Raffaele Cipro · February 3, 2012
  • Tarek D.

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

    Tarek Daouk · April 24, 2011
  • anna f.

    nice and cool by the water

    anna fiks · 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.

  • Raquelle Z.

    outdoor cafe is cool! Read more

    Raquelle Zuzarte · April 2, 2010
  • Steve W.

    Great food...great views

    Steve Watts · 2 days ago

    Most amazing brunch ever! Food is fantastic. Live piano on weekends just makes it incredible Place is nice. View is breathtaking. Price isn't absurd for what is offers.

    AGVSM · 3 days ago
  • Paty C.

    I spend a wonderful birthday!

    Paty Castro de Zavala · 3 weeks ago
  • Laura S.

    Great venue for private party

    Laura Slabin · February 1
  • Loris U.

    Eggs benedict with salmon mind-blowing and the salmon was not cooked it just stayed perfectly smoked. Beautiful place too

    Loris Uzan · November 24, 2014
  • Ana Maria V.

    The view is amazing, but that's it! The service was really bad and the food average.

    Ana Maria Villar · November 4, 2014
  • 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 Agatha · September 7, 2013
  • Kate S.

    Шикарный вид и еда))

    Kate Skonnikova · June 9, 2013
  • Amanda Z.

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

    Amanda Zavataro · April 9, 2014
  • 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 Araujo · March 9, 2014
  • Herbert Victor L.

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

    Herbert Victor Levy · December 31, 2010
  • Lívia E.

    À beira do The Lake você se remete ao romantismo daqueles filmes que nos fazem chorar! Drinks e comidinhas são atrações à parte!

    Lívia Ervedosa · 2 weeks ago
  • Alex J.

    Um dos melhores restaurantes de NY. Almoçar em uma mesa rente ao lago comendo o steak. Tudo de bom

    Alex J · January 8
  • Gabriela A.

    Almoçar com a vista do lago do Central Park já vale a visita! A comida é boa, mas não tem nada de espetacular! O ambiente é que vale!

    Gabriela Araujo · November 21, 2014