About Us

About Us

About Us

The Boat Basin Cafe is a casual outdoor restaurant, arranged in three sections & located in Riverside Park at the end of 79th Street on the Hudson River. The restaurant is an open air patio that overlooks the Marina and the Hudson River with breathtaking views of the sunsets over New Jersey. There is a large circular open air area where most of our bar parties are held, weather permitting. The restaurant is open as early as late March and extends through the end of October. This is all weather permitting.


Unfortunately, we do not accept reservations. We seat on a first come, first serve basis. However, we do accommodate large groups which book our BBQ Buffet with a bar through our Catering Manager.

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Boat Basin New Ownership Letter

Dear Friends of the West 79th Street Boat Basin,

With the New Year, comes the New and Improved West 79th Street Boat Basin! We are pleased to announce that we are under new ownership with exciting changes to come.

The nostalgia of the West 79th Street Boat Basin is something we cherish as it is one of New York City’s oldest event locations on the Hudson River, having famous historic guests like Frank Sinatra and Mario Puzo, to name a few. Therefore, we couldn’t ignore the importance of updating the restaurant and giving a new look and feel to the dining atmosphere as well as improving our menu choices for our loyal customers of the West 79th Street Boat Basin.

We’ve been working very hard to develop our menus and restore the West 79th Street Boat Basin to a cleaner and more welcoming experience for our guests to come and spend quality time with friends and family. Our main menu and catering menus have been elevated both in style and taste with the culinary expertise of Chef Michael DeGeorgio. Chef DeGeorgio attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York where he earned the Waldorf Astoria Award as the top student in his class upon graduating. For the past 20 years Chef DeGeorgio worked as an Executive Chef at Il Cortile, the Five-Star restaurant in Manhattan, taking on many other culinary efforts including a catering partnership. With Chef DeGeorgio’s involvement with the Boat Basin Cafe, the food is better than ever, including some of the freshest seafood and best American dining NYC has to offer on the marina.

Chef DeGeorgio will also be helping with the new West 79th Street Boat Basin’s catering efforts. We welcome you to contact us at any point with any recommendations, questions, and requests for catering events. Please use our Catering Contact form. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Everyone at the new
West 79th Street Boat Basin