So,sometimes every New Yorker wants to find that restaurant that is the perfect combination of excellent location, delicious food and, yes, the ...chance to escape like a confused tourist. The Boathouse delivers and then some. Snuggled away in the middle of Central Park,The Boat Basin is hardly a secret locale. But it is well worth the visit...especially for a weekend brunch. The Big Adventure has several strong reasons for recommending this venue:
Oh-So-Scenic Views: The setting is picturesque, peaceful and pleasant. In recent years, the Central Park staff has always done a great job on keeping the park in tip-top shape from 59th street to 110th street.Same can be said for the boathouse. Right on the water full of people… well…boating…with big windows, a large dining area and cooling ceiling fans. It is one of those places where you would never think that you're in the middle of NYC. Quality Food and a Full Bar: For brunch, the menu rivals some of the more famous places in the city complete with generous pours for your Mimosa, Cape Cod, Screwdriver or, our favorite, Greyhound.
Value: delicious dishes at a reasonable price. Aside from a built in 15% gratuity for all, the food is moderately priced with none of that famed Times Square-esque surcharge. Full meals for under twenty bones.
And, lastly, admit it, as much as you mock the family from Stockholm in their matching paper thin "I Heart NY" T-shirts that are so cheap you can see all of their nipples, its fun to be a tourist in your own city sometimes. To occasionally look around with awe and wonder. Go on a sunny weekend day in the future…you won’t be sorry..