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Posted by mikeandbarb on 12/30/2012
Last Saturday night we walked over here from Lincoln Center after seeing "Nutcracker" ballet. It's a 5-minute walk. At 4:30 it was filled, primarily with people heading to Lincoln Center for the 7:30 opera. My wife had the beet, endive, lettuce, goat cheese salad: excellent and plentiful. I had the escargot: also excellent, subtle garlic and plump escargot. We both chose the roast duck, which fell away from the bone. Again plentiful. With the duck came a small helping of risotto (beautifully flavored) and fresh string beans. For dessert: the "house special dessert" which was a small scoop of chocolate mousse, a small serving of blueberries and strawberries with creme freshe, and a small creme brulee: delicious! One word about reservations: this is a tiny restaurant, so the only way they can make it work financially is to turn the tables over on time. That means if you make a reservation for 6:15, they expect you promptly at 6:15. Believe me it's worth it.
Posted by Boston Museum ladies on 01/26/2012
19 Museum docents dined before Lincoln Center performance with a 3 course prix fixe menu with wine. Atmosphere is quaint and felt like we were in France. Service was incredible, polite, flexible to all requests and fabulous menu choices. The coq au vin, salmon, sole were served at my table to rave reviews. The first course of escargot were the best ever as were all the many selections. Desserts enjoyed by all. To find a restaurant to serve 19 fussy ladies and satisfy all the many tastebuds was a feat until itself. La Boite en Bois has gained 19 new diners for whenever they are in NYC! Thank you!
Posted by uws-er on 11/02/2011
I strolled upon this place on opentable...zut allors!!!! Our waiter was a delight, fresh from Aix en Provence. He recommended an exquisite bottle of Quercibella. The food was indescribable... I don't think you'll ever have a warm baguette and butter to start at a restaurant as you would here. Highlights of what we ordered for appetizers included the pumpkin soup, which was not at all heavy,yet extremely rich. The homemade pate brought me back to the days I studied in Bordeaux. I highly recommend the seafood crepe with mushroom cognac sauce that you will never find anywhere else. Another at my table ordered the escargot which was the perfect combination of savory and buttery. At the end of the dinner, we did not want to leave. The relaxed atmosphere and the temporary trip to the France made the night unforgettable. Oh, and leave room because that chocolate mousse will be the best dessert you've ever ordered in your life.
Posted by MBoynton on 10/27/2011
We are annually adding exceptional memories at La Boite En Bois. We had 5 or so last minute attendees but the staff handled everything with pure calm, charm and grace. It should go without saying that the meals were excellent and delicious, the specials were group favorites. Service was impeccable; patient, prompt, cheerful and seamless. For me, half the fun is watching the acrobatic dance of service in the space.
Posted by Harold K. on 06/25/2011
La Boite En Bois is my pre-theater meal of choice. The restaurant can be easily spotted off of Amsterdam by the yellow awning. You walk in and immediately greeted by a friendly coat check girl. The waiters and staff immediately greet you with a smile. I've had almost everything on the menu but my favorite dishes are the onion soup and the mussels with fries. I'm never disappointed with my choices. I highly recommended this restaurant to any food connoisseur, foodie or anyone who is looking for a good meal.
Posted by Renee' T. on 03/02/2011
My date and I went to La Boite En Bois after seeing a movie this past week. We arrived as the pre-theatre crowd was departing, although the restaurant was in transition the staff made sure that we were not inconvenienced in any way. The staff was friendly and we were not rushed although it was a very busy evening. I ordered off the specials and it was delicious from start to finish! The restaurant is quite cozy and has a delicate touch to it. I would definitely recommend La Boite En Bois to anyone looking for not only a great meal but a wonderful experience as well.
Posted by luvuws on 02/18/2011
I live on the UWS and have always found the restaurant to be one of the "homiest" around. The waiters have become like family to me and the food never disappoints. When I'm in the mood for anything from traditional escargot or steak au poivre for dinner or a simple burger or Cobb salad for lunch- La Boite has it. I prefer going when the Lincoln Center rush isn't there- after 7:30. I've also joined my friends there for lunch many times.