The West 79th Street Boat Basin Café

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79th Street Boat Basin Cafe
Upper West Side
Yes, it gets crowded. And yes, it gets crowded with annoyingly preppy UWSers. But the view, the terrace and the breeze make it hard to write off the Boat Basin. Summer in the city almost requires a visit or two to this social hub, and if you don’t mind waiting, you will be rewarded with a cynicism-busting sunset over the Hudson while you down burgers and beers with your best friends.
Venue name: The West 79th Street Boat Basin Café
Address: Hudson River at West 79th St
New York
Opening hours: Mon–Wed noon–11pm; Thu, Fri noon–11:30pm; Sat11am–11:30pm; Sun 11am–10pm (weather permitting)
Transport: Subway: 1 to 79th St
Price: Average main course: $18
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