Get a fresh perspective on your own city. The setting is serene enough to offset the somewhat stiff service and hefty prices. The Boathouse salad is a gorgeous sculpture of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, olives and large, rectangular chunks of feta cheese. Crab cakes, more crab than cake, are worth every penny. Fish and fowl are fresh and beautifully presented, if a bit bland. Allow yourself to linger over mascarpone cheesecake before taking the restaurant’s trolley back to civilization. Paying for location is par for the course in New York routine; here, it’s well worth it.
Central Park Boathouse Restaurant
|Venue name:||Central Park Boathouse Restaurant||Contact:|
Central Park Lake
|Cross street:||Park entrance on Fifth Ave at 72nd St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–4pm, 5:30–9:30pm; Sat, Sun 9:30am–4pm, 6–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College|
|Price:||Average main course: $26. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|