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La Boîte en Bois

75 W. 68th St., New York, NY, 10023
nr. Columbus Ave.
212-874-2705

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9
Food: 10
Service: 9
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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Extremely Pleased

By cms727 on 10/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently dined at La Boite en Bois before attending a show and I was thoroughly pleased with the service. I lived in France for some time and I am pleased to say that this restaurant lived up to my high expectations. Very warm and cozy, I'll back soon.

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48 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

Taste of Paris in NYC

By edbrodow on 4/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Inclined as I am to charming, intimate French bistros, La Boite en Bois was a delightful surprise on the last evening of my recent trip to New York. The food -- and I mean everything I ordered, including the chocolate mousse -- was fabulous, the service was personable and prompt, the ambiance was warm and cozy (as opposed to what another reviewer described as "crowded"), and even the other patrons added to the overall interest (a variety of languages available within earshot). The proximity to Lincoln Center is a definite plus. And don't be put off by the nondescript entrance. This is my new headquarters in the Big Apple.

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35 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful, Quaint, Romantic, Delicious!

By ApplestoApples on 10/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My hubby and I found this quaint restaurant for lunch on Monday. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was everything we wanted for our last lunch in NYC before heading home.....romantic, warm and friendly. The waiter provided great service and the owner's daughter chatted with us. We found this restaurant to be very personable and so uncharacteristicly NYC. We will definitely dine here again when we visit the big apple again. The Prix Fixe menu was a real bargain for this city. I had the onion soup gratinee, seafood crepes and chocolate mousse all for alittle over $25. That's a real steal for the big apple. The onion soup with the homemade broth and gruyere cheese was the best I have ever had. The cheese on most onion soup is boring and tasteless, the gruyere was an outstanding and most of all authentic touch. Wonderful experience that is definitely worth repeating.

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41 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

too crowded for me

By ElizabethLeete on 4/25/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

We went at 6 pm. on a Saturday, and it was jammed - tables so close together you had to admire the way the waiters slid betwen them. Naturally this meant noisy. and cramped. The food was good but not so divine that I would put up with the crowding again. I had good house pate and good shrimp and scallops suppposedlywith ginger, but I could not detect it. Low ceiling made it claustrophobic. They move fast to get the theatregoers ,which we were not, out in time for the curtain, so our appetizer came before our drinks - imagine that! It was half the price of our dinner the night before at Barbetta's - they only charged us $5 a glass for wine instead of $14! Stairs and no apparent handicapped access.

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79 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

"I'm just wild about saffron..."

By Felicia on 9/20/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I adore this quaint bistro on the Upper West Side. It is perfect for a pre-theater dinner date. The waiters are charming, experienced, and one is even from France! My favorite dish is the monk fish with saffron sauce. You can't go wrong with the classic escargot as an appetizer. All desserts are homemade, including sorbet and ice cream. I always order the warm apple-raisin bread pudding, nestled in a cream sauce. I highly recommend this restaurant for its attentive service, great food, and comfortable atmosphere.

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218 out of 407 people found this review helpful.

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