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“5 Star location and atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boat Basin Cafe

Boat Basin Cafe
Ranked #2,292 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, View, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Southold, New York
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305 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“5 Star location and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I have been to Manhattan too many times to count and absolutey had no idea that this place even existed. We have always been captivated by everything the city has to offer from Downtown to Central Park. We were invited by friends to meet here. It was absolutely beautiful. The views and atmosphere were fun and vibrant. I would recommend it for an intimate stop or with a group of friends. Drinks were cold and plentiful, and the service and food was good. Can't wait for the next time!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, terrible food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Can't beat the location/atmosphere at Boat Basin. Let's face it, though, this is the only reason New Yorkers come here. Service is generally bad, drinks overpriced, and food downright awful. Basically the selection is previously frozen burgers, chicken fingers, and poorly cooked fish. Go for drinks and atmosphere, but eat somewhere else first.

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“great meal good view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

stumbled over this place walking along the banks of the Hudson. Very glad I stopped. The view of the marina and the Hudson are really good - the table settings basic. BUT I had the grilled salmon burger and, I have to say, it was the best burger I have had in years. Well done. I hope this was not just an aberration and that those of you who might choose to look this place up will be equally well treated.

  • Visited July 2014
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Albany, New York
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best outdoor drinking spot on Manhattan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This hideaway is the best outdoor drinking spot on Manhattan. No frills, picnic style chairs an tables, paper plate service. Good specials, tasty wings and bar food. Good beer selection including drafts, bottles, and cans.

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Sheffield, UK
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123 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“great atmosphere & perfectly reasonable food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

You have to go looking for this place down by Riverside Park but it's well worth seeking out. Great location with river Hudson views. The atmosphere is lively & buzzing, Service a bit patchy, but that was probably because of how busy it was & the incredible level of noise generated by all those folks having a good time. The burgers were very tasty & one basket of fries were plenty enough for the two of us. What impressed us the most was the speed of the staff who very quickly & efficiently moved all the patrons, their food & their drinks from the outside area to inside when a massive rain & thunderstorm come over! Nice place, would definatley go again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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