The Loeb Boathouse Central Park Restaurant (A NYCTT by Marion)


Located in the heart of Central Park, this is a romantic and pretty appeased restaurant is a calm place in a big city.
Marion from the NYCTT community share with us her experience.
If you want to share your travel tips, read my article here.


How is The Loeb Boathouse?

The front of the restaurant is typical from New York: red bricks, pillars, white framed windows, flowers…

In the interior, the decor is fancy and classic.


What type of cuisine does the Loeb Boathouse offer?

A la carte, the menu is classic and varied. They prepare mainly European cuisine; with pasta, fish, meat, cold cuts… If you are addicted to hamburgers, you can also ask for one.


What we ate and what we recommend?

As a starter, we had charcuterie – mozzarella and tuna tartar. The mozzarella was not of my liking, but everything else was perfect.

For the main course, we had pasta with shrimps and grilled salmon. Both were delicious.

We weren’t hungry anymore, so we didn’t have the chance to taste the desserts.


What kind of costumers goes to this restaurant?

At the tables close to us, he had an American couple (kind of hipsters), another table with grannies, a family (tourists) wearing shorts and sneakers…

Because it is in Central Park, I guess it attracts tourist’s attention.  Well, this was our experience at lunch; maybe it is fancier for dinner.


How is the vibe in the restaurant?

It is a chic and classy restaurant, but casual at the same time. From the restaurant, you have a nice view of the lake.

It was rainy the day we were there, so they closed the large window overlooking the lake. However we still enjoyed the view, we loved it!


How was the restaurant service?

The waiters are well-dressed and very kind.

We didn’t have to wait for too long to get served. We only had to wait to pay the check.


What is the best plan for The Loeb Boathouse?

First thing, make a reservation on their website.

It is better that way, so you don’t have to wait and may get a table close to the large window with a view of the lake.


Most of the tables in this area are for 4 to 6 people. If you are only two, I am not sure you’ll have a table by the lake.

My other tip is to make a reservation for lunch.
The menu is not as varied as dinner, but meals are more affordable. You can take advantage of the view and take a boat after lunch ($15+20 deposit fee). You will enjoy the sun and take pictures in front of the Bethesda Fountain.

I don’t know if you noticed it, but some scenes of the movie “When Harry met Sally” were filmed in this restaurant.


How much you can spend at The Loeb Boathouse?

It is quite expensive. For 2 entrees, 2 main courses, 2 glasses of wine, we paid around $140 tip included.

The good thing about this restaurant, it shows its menu on their website, so there are no surprises, you can choose your food before going.


What is the other great plan of the restaurant?

If you are around the restaurant during the day, stop and have a beer or a drink at the terrace.

After a refreshing break, you can continue your visit to Central Park.


Where is The Loeb Boathouse Central Park located?

It’s kind of surprising, but The Loeb Boathouse is in Central Park 😀

It is by The Lake surrounded by nature, contrasting with the busy streets of New York.

After taking a walk in Central Park, you realize that it is really big. We made a reservation for lunch and we were almost late!


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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