Boat Basin Cafe

Row 1

W 79th St (at Riverside Park)
New York, NY 10024
(212) 496-5542
$ $
Mon–Sun: Noon–11:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Cool off with the breeze of the Hudson River and take in the stunning view with traditional pub fare and drinks during happy hour on weekdays from 4pm to 7pm.
  • A real hidden gem in the Upper West Side and it gets our vote for the best place to watch the sunset. Right on the Hudson River with sailboats passing by, relax, have a drink, and enjoy the view.
  • Every year, hundreds of triathletes exit out of the water near here during the Nautica NYC Triathlon.
  • Do NOT get the nachos. Seriously. For the love of god, don't get the nachos.
  • It is always ten degrees cooler than the rest of the city.
  • Try the Tarragon Chicken Salad In Phyllo Dough - Mustardy! Mmmm
  • Go for the view, not the food...
  • One of the best places you can go for happy hour in the summer! Not only are the specials good, but you overlook the water.
  • Drink beer, get sunburnt. Repeat.
  • One of the best summer bars on the West Side! Order a margarita pitcher!
  • Watch a sunset
  • Bike along the west side greenway (read-carless!) - can go all the way up to GW Bridge! But if not so ambitious, stop along the Boat Basin + reward yourself w/a burger
  • Enjoy the views of the Hudson from the cafe's outdoor area, which overlooks the boat basin.
  • Skip the food, especially the nachos. Stick with drinks.
  • Beautiful view. Great, surprisingly strong, frozen margaritas. Service is a little slow, but the view makes it all worth it. Dog friendly place.
  • Come here for happy hour during the early evening - the sunsets are gorgeous, as are the views. The food is decent, but we come here mainly for a beer or a margarita.
  • Came with a large group and the server was a DOUCHEBAG!
  • Go here for dinner and view of the sunset. It is wonderful!
  • Order the onion rings, they're crispy, tasty and they hit the spot!!!
  • Don't buy margarita pitchers. They're more expensive than buying them individually.