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Boat Basin Cafe

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Boat Basin Cafe Restaurant NYC

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Boat Basin Cafe Summary

Boat Basin Cafe Information

Restaurant Quick Facts

  • Boat Basin Cafe sits on the Upper West Side, right on the Hudson River, providing views of the Jersey skyline
  • Group gatherings are easily accommodated in New York Boat Basin's large outdoor seating area.
  • The Boat Basin NYC has a full bar and serves basic American classics like sandwiches, hot dogs and soups.

Restaurant Website: www.boatbasincafe.com

Restaurant Menu:
http://boatbasincafe.com/menu.html

Restaurant Info

Neighborhood:
Upper West Side at the Hudson River

Location:
W 79th St at Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10025
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Nearest Transit:
79 St (1, 2); 86 St (1, 2); 72 St (1, 2, 3)

Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Wed. 12pm-11pm, Thurs.-Fri. 12pm-11:30pm, Sat. 11am-11:30pm, Sun. 11am-10pm




NYCTourist Travel Info

User Average Review

Overall:
3
Menu:
2
Location:
4
Ambience:
4
Service:
2

Based on 1 review

Rating Distribution

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Gina Hornung

Joined: November 2010

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Overall:
3
Menu:
2
Location:
4
Ambience:
4
Service:
2

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Like Drinking in a Castle!

Boat Basin is one of the coolest restaurants I’ve been to, based on the location alone.  It’s an outdoor café right on the Hudson River in Riverside Park, overlooking the water.  The formation of the place is a brick rotunda, which made me feel like I was inside a castle, yet outside.

I went here with some friends after the NYC Marathon, to celebrate a couple runners in our group, so naturally we made use of the bar!  I ordered the grilled cheese with tomato soup, which I honestly wasn't impressed with - the cheese was barely melted.  Some friends got chicken wings, and loved them however, so I think the food is hit and miss.

The service wasn’t all that friendly – we were with a group of about 20 people and 3 of us wanted to order up at the bar to avoid the hassle of splitting up a 20-person check at the end, and our server rudely said that’s not the point of large groups and that we couldn’t do that. When he walked away we walked to the bar and placed our orders there anyway.

Aside from my mediocre food and un-cooperative service, I still had a great time and really enjoyed the location and style of the place. It was unlike any cafe I’ve been to before and I’d definitely go back for drinks again.  It’s a great place for a Sunday funday on a nice day in NYC. 



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Grab Drinks and Snacks, with a Side of the Hudson River Jersey Skyline View at Boat Basin Cafe on the Upper West Side

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NYCTourist Travel Info

Features: Boat Basin Cafe in Manhattan's Upper West Side serves a full bar, plus classic American cuisine in a beautiful outdoor atmosphere, right along the Hudson River.  New York Boat Basin Cafe is as far West as possible on West 79th Street and is set up in a circle of cement columns, with seating in the middle, creating a very open dining setting. 

Why We Dine:  The open air atmosphere at The Boat Basin NYC makes for a great place to meet friends for drinks and food on a nice day in New York City. 

  • Waterfront Location:  The waterfront location of Boat Basin Cafe is the #1 reason to go.  On a sunny day, there aren't many better ways to escape the concrete jungle of NYC and enjoy a meal on the water of the Hudson River. Grab some afternoon drinks and apps and catch a beautiful sunset facing the New Jersey skyline.
  • Full Bar:  The Boat Basin NYC offers a full bar with stool seating and cocktail service throughout the entire outdoor dining area. It's a great outdoor NYC bar with a view, perfect for Sunday fun-day!
  • Family Friendly: All ages are welcome do dine and enjoy the food and views at NYC Boat Basin Cafe.  Of course, you must be 21+ to order alcoholic beverages, but there are plenty of kid-friendly menu items

Inside Knowledge:  Since New York Boat Basin Cafe is all outdoors, dogs are welcome to join the fun at this pet friendly NYC restaurant

We Recommend:

  • Turkey Burger: The turkey burger at New York Boat Basin Cafe is one of the most popular menu items - both tasty and a healthy alternative to a beef burger. 
  • Kids Menu:  If you're bringing the little ones along, the Boat Basin NYC kids menu offers classic PB & J with chips, or hummus on wheat bread, also served with chips.

Restaurant Amenities

  • Brunch
  • Full Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Premier Location
  • Wheelchair Access