Friday, March 8, 2013

La Boîte en Bois

Just around the corner lies a wonderful French bistro- La Boîte en Bois. Tucked into the ground floor of a Brownstone, it's been an Upper West Side institution since 1985, owned and operated by the same chef since its inception. The small attractive dining has the feel of a country inn with old barn board, copper pots and raffia walls creating a warm, intimate atmosphere. 

Not a bad thing on the menu, I've been having poached eggs with leeks for Sunday Brunch. The wine list is good, and the Le Grand Ribe Côte du Rhône excellent. The incredible bread pudding dessert? Not on the menu. You have to ask for that! The waiters are handsome, attentive and very busy when the place gets bustling, as it does in the evening when the pre-theatre Lincoln Center crowd is in evidence. Love French food? This is a great place for it. Julia would be proud.  

Dinky iPhone photos taken with CamerBag App and Magazine setting. 


  1. I remember the night we ate there the waiter being horrified when I asked him if he was French – he very definitely stated he was Italian. Very definitely!

    That night we had good food, good wine and good company.

    1. Said waiter has warmed up a bit since that night, which was wonderful. Yes. Good food and most excellent company. We must go again!


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