Dining at the new leaf

Located in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, just a short walk from The Cloisters museum & gardens and adjacent to the neighboring communities of Washington Heights and Inwood, the New York Restoration Project’s (NYRP) New Leaf Restaurant & Bar offers a world-class dining experience in an urban, forested setting. Inside the New Leaf’s historic, 1930s-vintage stone building, patrons can enjoy a memorable lunch or dinner in the cottage-like dining room, while the restaurant’s gracious outdoor patio is the ideal spot for weekend brunch or to celebrate a special event.

This secluded architectural gem, sorely in need of renovation, was discovered by NYRP Founder Bette Midler as she and her friends undertook their clean-up and restoration of Fort Tryon Park in 1995. In 2001, NYRP was able to assume management of the establishment – formerly operated as a New York City Parks concession – and within a few short years, transformed the New Leaf into an acclaimed fine-dining destination.

Drawing inspiration from local green markets, cooperative upstate New York farms and NYRP’s own community gardens, New Leaf offers an imaginative, modern American menu featuring seasonal dishes made from only the freshest, all-natural produce.

Today, the New Leaf continues not only to provide economic support to the surrounding park and community, but also affords a revenue stream to bolster NYRP’s efforts to restore and maintain its 55 New York City community gardens and four sponsored city parks – making dining at the New Leaf a uniquely rewarding experience!

For more information, visit the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar's Web site. To make reservations, please call 212.568.5323.