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Boat Basin Cafe

W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-496-5542
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Cafe
$$ - $$$
W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years. It’s a cool place, and it has a feel that you are somewhere else, such as a European City, not Manhattan. The food has always been decent and a good beer selection. But the best part is the views,...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

As expected anywhere in NYC, you will have to wait to get seated. It is a little out of the way, but a nice experience nonetheless. Overlooking the river, it has a pleasant atmosphere and the food is quite nice too. The beer is quite...More

Thank WayneTech
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

1 adult, 2 children, and 3 bikes walk into a completely empty bar. The waitress tells us we can park our bikes by our table, then the manager scolds us for doing this and has us move the bikes to the front of the restaurant...More

Thank EveRoseK
Reviewed 31 August 2017

this is one of those places that unless you know about it and this case also know how to get there it can easily be overlooked. I was there yesterday (8/30/17) in the afternoon, the weather was wonderful and that atmosphere at this place is...More

Thank George E
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Boat Basin Cafe is an out of the way outdoor cafe in Riverside Park on the Hudson River. We make a point of coming a couple of times every summer. It has a lovely terrace overlooking the marina, and the indoor space is in...More

Thank kimdognyc
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A nice combo of tourist and locals, very cool architecturally situated restaurant with an excellent view of the Hudson! Prices were a bit high, but then again, its NYC! Seemed like a local spot perhaps geared a bit to the millenials, but there were some...More

Thank ChunkersGolf
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great atmosphere, but a bit pricey. We had four beers and two appetizers and with tip, it was $80. It was pet friendly which was nice. Menu was not extensive and they used paper/plastic ware, so you are definitely paying for the ambiance. A great...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you are looking for a place with decent food and service but a great, albeit touristy, location and a busy, bustling young atmosphere then this is the place for you. The restaurant appears to lease the grounds, including an impressive atrium-ex-fountain and arched walled...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Boat Basin Café is beautifully situated on the banks of the Hudson inside the old walls of the 79th Street Boat Basin. There is no doubt about it, the place is stunning and on a sunny, summer’s day, it was a great place to...More

Thank wheelie07042
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I rented bicycles from Central Park Bicycle Shop, upon returning our bikes Tarkin gave us great advise to take a walk along the Hudson River and stop at the Boat Basin Cafe. Following his walking instructions I was a little worried I...More

Thank benny63ralston
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-496-5542
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