Central Park

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

American Restaurant and Breakfast Spot · Central Park
East 72nd St. & Park Drive North (Central Park), New York, NY 10021, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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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    "guilt-causing calories by renting a rowboat or a bicycle"(6 Tips)
    Leena A.
    "The lake view is amazing but I don't like there menu and food."(29 Tips)
    Jessica L.
    "Row Boat Rentals April - November, ]10am till dusk."(3 Tips)
    Steven S.
    "Great crabcakes drinks are good view is great."(10 Tips)
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  • scenic views
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  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • crab cakes
  • brunch food
  • row boating
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  • great value
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  • desserts
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  • Alyssa S.

    Great location right in Central Park, perfect for special occasions. Order the crab cakes!

    Alyssa S. · 3 weeks ago
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Voted Best Brunch with a View 2015 by Bitches Who Brunch. Read more

    Bitches Who Brunch · December 9, 2015
  • Talia F.

    Take a boat out for a row around the lake and then grab a drink at the Boathouse after. Read more

    Talia Fisher · November 21, 2015
  • Craig M.

    Great location for a wedding!

    Craig Middleton · October 20, 2015
  • Caitlin

    Great place for special occasions

    Caitlin · October 16, 2015
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    The Bitches say: A-. Yay! We’re so glad the quality of Central Park Boathouse’s brunch matched the caliber of the beautiful ambiance. Eating brunch here in warmer months is a must for any New Yorker. Read more

    Bitches Who Brunch · October 15, 2015
  • Leena A.

    The lake view is amazing but I don't like there menu and food.

    Leena AlRajhi · September 23, 2015
  • Tessa I.

    Very pretty. VERY overpriced. A typical tourist trap. The food isn't very good either.

    Tessa Ikslazmod · September 13, 2015
  • Tessa I.

    Food is average and overpriced. Service is mediocre at best. Typical tourist trap. Expect a lot of white tablecloths and a lot of white people.

    Tessa Ikslazmod · September 13, 2015
  • Mateus M.

    Nice place

    Mateus Moraes · September 8, 2015
  • Joel S.

    If you get to attend a wedding reception here, consider yourself lucky!

    Joel Savitzky · September 6, 2015
  • Alexey D.

    Worst service in NYC city!

    Alexey Dyakov · September 5, 2015
  • Mark P.

    $15 for an hour on a boat in the middle of Manhattan is the dopeness.

    Mark Pollard · August 29, 2015
  • Geraldine V.

    No food at all at the bar which sucks! You can't have just appetizers at the dinner table which is annoying.

    Geraldine Visco · August 20, 2015
  • Geraldine V.

    Wine and the bar. Gabor the bartender is cute!

    Geraldine Visco · August 20, 2015
  • Rodrigo M. G.

    Service was of a "C" class restaurant and very disappointed with the service etiquette. Serving spoons and Oysters picks had to be requested after food was served. Really a disappointing experience.

    Rodrigo M. Gazali · August 3, 2015
  • ReemO A.

    Great view, friendly waiters but really slow service! And the food is good.

    ReemO Almanie · July 26, 2015
  • KristiaMarie P.

    Fries & lemonade were great! Lots of little birds were perched on my table...while I was eating. They would not let up. Ballsy.

  • Nas B.

    Rent rowboats for $15/hour (4 people per rowboat).

    Nas Benali · June 18, 2015
  • Josette

    No place in New York can beat this spot and quality of food and music on a beautiful evening

    Josette · May 31, 2015
  • Stasia S.

    Great view and great weekend Brunch!

    Stasia Sherman · May 19, 2015
  • Wendy V.

    Delicious food at a super location!

    Wendy Verbraecken · April 6, 2015
  • Håkan F.

    Beautiful location in the park, but worse cappuccino ever 😂

    Håkan F · April 4, 2015
  • Steve W.

    Great food...great views

    Steve Watts · February 28, 2015

    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 · February 27, 2015
  • Irinka

    Great for coffee! Nice view

    Irinka · February 18, 2015
  • Paty C.

    I spend a wonderful birthday!

    Paty Castro de Zavala · February 5, 2015
  • Laura S.

    Great venue for private party

    Laura Slabin · February 1, 2015
  • Liam N.

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

    Liam Nee · January 28, 2015
  • 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
  • Angela F.

    My favorite place to bring visitors to have a mimosa/bloody mary. Enjoy the pond and ppl rowing boats.

    Angela Fetters · October 26, 2014
  • S_J L.

    chilled yellow fin tuna tartar, roasted colorado rack of lamb, roasted pork tenderloin, n truffle cake♥ great location, view, n service ;)

    S_J L · October 25, 2014
  • Borja E.

    Benedict eggs

    Borja Elo · October 18, 2014
  • AJ Freire - Nerd Pai

    Brunch ideal

    AJ Freire - Nerd Pai · October 10, 2014
  • Wijdan A.

    I had this dessert last week, but I can't find it on the menu :( it's the best dessert ever!!!

    Wijdan Ali · September 7, 2014
  • Harumi U.

    On a sunny nice day, you would be waiting for a boat forever. If you want to just enjoy the view, grabbing a drink at bar is the way to go. Takeout food is reasonable

    Harumi U · August 24, 2014
  • Charles

    Very tasty crab cakes. Good service. Great view on the lake from the dining room.

    Charles · August 18, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    The famous boathouse in Central Park is known for its fancy lunches for the ladies who lunch. But you can also get takeout and enjoy the same view for under 10 bucks. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • 'Sal

    During summer time, try not to sit underneath an A/C unit. Otherwise, you'll get soaking wet when it starts leaking non-stop.

    'Sal · August 9, 2014
  • Sergio Morilo 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.

    Amazing views. Come here to see and be seen... Cool place.

  • Ryan B.

    Such a great venue for summer weddings: http://ryanbrenizer.com/2014/08/central-park-boathouse-wedding-jennifer-and-marc/

    Ryan Brenizer · August 4, 2014
  • 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
  • Patrick B.

    Desserts- Rhubard and choc tart were the best. A great spot for atmosphere, food isn't amazing.

    Patrick B · July 30, 2014
  • Philip W.

    Sit at the open-air bar in the summer, have a cocktail, and enjoy the view.

    Philip Winslow · July 20, 2014
  • Michael P.

    The cocktails are a joke. Avoid. Just order a beer.

    Michael Portanova · June 13, 2014
  • Janet

    Excellent service and food. Waited an hour for a table of 11 plus 3 kids. free dessert were offered end of this party.

    Janet · June 2, 2014
  • César MR

    The homus and vegetables wrap is the best

    César MR · April 20, 2014
  • 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 Lauer · March 18, 2014
  • 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 Sipotz · February 23, 2014

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