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The Boat Basin Cafe

W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-496-5542
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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W 79th St, New York City, NY 10024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wrap was nothing special but it was fun to sit and watch the boaters try to navigate a very small pond. The food was not expensive and it was a good place to take a break, enjoy the park and people watch.

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very friendly place with great atmosphere, lots of families and dogs. The view is fantastic and the setting invites to a riverside walk. I found the staff very friendly and the service was fast. The fried calamari was really fresh, the salmon burger was tasty...More

Thank Charlotteashanti
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

best spot to enjoy a beer and a hot dog. View with little boats on the riverside. Perfekt on sunny days. Friendly and good. I come back!!

Thank swayno5
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The total waiting time was an hour an a half for a cold burguer worse quality than mc Donald's. The bread was old and cold, they ran out of beers at 6.30pm and the attention was terrible. Everything is served in plastic plates and glasses...More

Thank carolinac4915
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I Have been a regular of the Boat Bassin Cafe since it opened years ago. I used to be very happy with the setting (extraordinary), the food, the service and the general atmosphere. As it justly deserved, it has become extremely popular, especially over the...More

Thank Sirois S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Eat lunch today at the Bost Basin Café. Great seats along the wall outside so you can see the nature trail, marina and Hudson river. Got very busy very quickly but the staff seemed decent menu with Brian. Doesn’t open till 10 doesn’t start serving...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Great views across the Hudson. Poor service with order wrong or items not received that were ordered. Food is ok but very basic compared to the festive delights that NYC has to offer. The toilets are terrible.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Stumbled on this place when looking at google maps. OMG, what a find, was our 1st visit to NYC in 2017, so this made the list to try, given the location and setting. We fell in love with this place, everything about it, the food,...More

Thank danny4681
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place doesn't take reservations. Seven of us went here on a Sunday night in July. We arrived at 6:40 and were told we'd have to wait 40 minutes for a table. They took our cell phone number and said they'd call us. At 7:30,...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Attended a family party at the Boat Basin. Love the views of the Hudson. Food is average, burgers, dogs, good salads, very tasty Chicken Parm sandwiches. Beverages delicious, help was very friendly. My only complaint is that the place was very smokey for about the...More

Thank hawkshr
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View
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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