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Boat Basin Cafe

) #2,110 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Cafe
W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-496-5542
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Cafe
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W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 11 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 6 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 27 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
Reviewed 22 June 2017

What a lovely setting under the round about of a road with views across the river to NJ. The temperature and ambience was lovely. A great way to relax with the locals. The food was variable and mid-range for price. My friend had the salmon...More

Thank mtjb01
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I had great fun here! There was a get-together here as part of a international association to which I belong and although crowded with people who love to talk, there was room for us all, plenty of drinks and food - perhaps catered, I wonder,...More

Thank TaliR8
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went after Columbia graduation - wasn't busy when we got there, by the time our food was served (90+ minutes later) it was busy - starters were ok, food was sub-par! Don't expect to make a return visit, ever...

1  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great space and vibe busy and loud but fun great views! They also had an outdoor band playing! Lots of singles and groups relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Carole L
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, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 23:00
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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