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Loeb Boathouse

Closed Now: 09:30 - 15:45, 18:00 - 21:15
Open today: 09:30 - 15:45, 18:00 - 21:15
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  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“gondola ride”(5 reviews)
“row boat”(8 reviews)
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Park Drive North & 72nd St, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-517-2233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by the boathouse today while in Central Park to take a boat out on the water. It was the perfect day for it. Absolutely gorgeous out. The views were breathtaking. Took lots of pics. It’s a must if you are in the park.

Thank Sammie259
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a perfect sunny day. Lunch was ok. Wasn’t the best food but we enjoyed the setting looking out over the lake in Central Park. The wine list is very good so we did end up drinking way to much and had...More

Thank Eurotripa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I took a spontaneous gondola ride and it was simply amazing! The gondolier even let me try and row the gondola (WHICH IS WAY HARDER THAN IT LOOKED) We had some good laughs and a simply wonderful time.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As it features in so many films, you cannot really visit central park without stopping at the boathouse. Your options are essentially 1) Hire a boat - entrance to the left pay your money and deposit, return the boat and receive your deposit back! 2)...More

Thank MrThomas1981
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We had to wait approximately 45 minutes for a table which was definitely worth it. The food, wine and atmosphere were all very good. Nice and friendly staff. The view over The Lake with its boats is lovely. We had a very nice lunch.

Thank friend1001
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My wife and I came here after visiting the Met and strolling through Central Park. I've seen people boating on this lake in a few television/movie shows. I'm glad we did it as it was a thoroughly enjoyable summertime experience in this magnificent city!

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We try to go to the Central Park Boathouse Restaurant every time we are in Manhattan. The setting is fabulous, the food is really good and the service is wonderful. But, it is in very high demand so a reservation is important. Also try to...More

Thank BonitaFoodlover
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We had Clay as our server and he was awesome. We went to this place (as everyone does I am sure) for the scenery vs the food but I have to say, the food delivered. We had the crab cake, seafood pasta and burrata- all...More

Thank stephbrooks91
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Just hired a boat. $15 per hour plus a $20 Deposit. Boat was fine, aluminium rowing boat, oars afixed so dilberts don’t drop them in the lake. I rowed whilst the boy and my wife gave me frankly awful directional guidance (you row sitting backwards...More

Thank lipschick
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the Loeb Boathouse restaurant for dinner this past weekend. The setting by the Central Park Lake is beautiful and the food I found to be excellent. The service was also excellent, attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The only reason I give a four instead of...More

Thank Joe B
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21 February 2018|
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Response from HelenMc1 | Reviewed this property |
I think so, best to look up their website!
19 April 2017|
Response from amiezil | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of day and the day of the week. Week days in August there is little to no wait. At weekends, you could have to wait 15-30 mins, but you could get lucky and find no wait. I've gone on various days... More
25 October 2016|
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Response from Jon C | Reviewed this property |
Not for boat rental but for in door eating I would play eat safe and call ahead!