Central Park Restaurants
Central Park offers a variety of locations for park goers to pick up a snack, sit down to a formal dinner or even spread out with a picnic.
There are several outdoor concession stands scattered throughout the Park:
Wollman Rink, East 63rd Street Mid-Park
Leaping Frog Café, across from the Arsenal, East 64th Street at Fifth Avenue
Kerbs Ice Cream Café at Conservatory Water, East 74th Street near the Perimeter
Ferrara Italian Café at Merchants' Gate, West 61st Street and Central Park West
Ballplayers House, 65th Street at Mid-Park next to the Carousel
Central Park also has several full service restaurants:
Sheep Meadow Café at Mineral Springs, East 69th Street at the East Drive, offers a more casual dining experience.
Le Pain Quotidien at Mineral Springs Pavilion near 69th Street serves soups, salas and sandwiches and offers an outside terrace.
Loeb Boathouse, East 74th Street at the East Drive, offers a full menu and service al fresco.
Tavern on the Green, * UPDATE 1/1/10 -- CLOSED until further notice. West 66th Street and Central Park West, is a more formal restaurant with brilliant décor and a choice several different rooms in which to dine.