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Central Park Boathouse

E. 72nd St. at Park Dr. N., New York, NY 10021 40.768604 -73.959709
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-517-2233 Send to Phone

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    9 out of 10


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  • Scene: Bar Food, Brunch, Classic NY, Outdoor Area, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Waterfront
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Dec-Mar: Mon-Fri, noon-3:45pm; Sat-Sun, 9:30am-3:45pm; Apr-Nov: Mon-Fri, 5:30pm-9pm; Sat-Sun, 6pm-9pm

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6 at 68th St.-Hunter College

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Until recently, the Central Park Boathouse was a depressing place—an institutional refuge from sudden downpours, a Christmas-party host to dying dot-coms. But it's amazing what a $5 million makeover can do! The dining room has been spiffed up and opened up onto the lake, and while the menu is by no means daring—mostly seafood, none of it (thank God) fished out of the lake—the kitchen is on its toes. The crabcakes are big and come with a sweetish cucumber salad, and the menu changes seasonally. Once, you wouldn't bring your grandparents here. Now it's almost fit for a date (just make sure your beloved won't mind the opera-singing gondolier).

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