Loeb Boathouse

Loeb Boathouse

Loeb Boathouse is best known as the launch point for the rowboats dotting Central Park’s iconic Lake, but visitors can also take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola or enjoy a meal with a view at the Lakeside Restaurant. More casual fare can be found at the cafeteria-style Boathouse Express Café, where an inviting fireplace provides a cozy respite during the winter months.

Few Central Park views rival that from a rowboat in the center of the Lake. Locals and visitors have been enjoying this tranquil pastime since the Park’s early days. Boats formerly embarked from six landings along the water’s edge; nearby kiosks sold tickets for rowboats, gondolas, and multi-seat call boats. In 1874, Park architect Calvert Vaux formalized the tradition by designing the rustic Boathouse on the Lake’s eastern shore as a covered space for docking and storage. Overlooking no detail, he incorporated charming Victorian touches and a second-story terrace with sweeping views of the Ramble.

Location

East Side at 74th Street

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Hours

Restaurant

Weekdays:

Lunch: 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

Dinner: 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
(April – November)


Weekends:

Brunch: 9:30 am–3:45 pm

Dinner: 6:00-9:00 pm
(April – November)


Outdoor Bar and Grill

Seasonal, weather permitting


Café

Daily, 8:00 am–5:00 pm (closes at 4:30 pm during winter)

Restrooms

Yes

Maintained by other organization. Wheelchair accessible.

Website

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Contact

212-517-2233

Contact Information

212-517-2233