New York's Hidden Gem Tucked away in Upper Manhattan's spectacular Fort Tryon Park, New Leaf Restaurant is truly New York's most romantic Landmark. This historical landmark is steps from the Cloisters Museum with spectacular backdrops in any season. It's surrounding gardens offer sweeping views of the Hudson, the Palisades Cliffs and beyond.
Bette Midler and her friends rediscovered it in 1995, this prompted Midler to found the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit that works to create and restore New York’s parks and community gardens. In the ensuing years, Midler, NYRP, and a team of talented artists and architects transformed the former park concession into a celebrated fine-dining establishment.
New Leaf's spectacular fieldstone cottage was built in the 1930's for John D. Rockefeller and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. This classic structure features a cobblestone exterior, granite archways, a stunning slate roof with massive oak trusses supporting the interior's 18 foot ceilings.
Weddings begin with ceremonies on Linden Terrace featuring sweeping views of the Hudson River, The Palisades and The George Washington bridge, surrounded by the finest gardens in all of New York City.
New Leaf's 5 Hour reception includes standard open bar, cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing. Full venue buy out $185.00 per person, plus tax, service, admin & a $250.00 Maitre D fee. Plus $5,000.00 site fee that includes the tented patio, china, white linens, glassware, dance floor, lighting. Please inquire about rates for smaller receptions.
When selecting your menu for the evening we customize each course creating a one of a kind dining experience.
Our carefully curated vendor list features the finest in entertainment, floral design, wedding cakes and more
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J Po · Married on 09/22/2018
Magical Wedding due to Top-Notch Service
My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at the New Leaf. Cathy and her team went above and beyond every expectation not only for our wedding reception, but for the year leading up to the wedding. From the first time we met Cathy at the New Leaf, she made us feel at home and we were immediately assured by her hospitality and thoughtfulness that she would help guide us through the foreign process of planning a reception. She clearly was a wedding vet and we appreciated her guidance for flow, coordination and suggestions that matched what we were looking for in our reception.Sent on 10/29/2018
Throughout our planning process, we became spoiled with the New Leaf’s outstanding customer service, responsiveness and attention to detail. Cathy and her team answered each and every single of our questions in a timely manner and provided helpful recommendations throughout the process, especially venue specific suggestions.
We went to New Leaf several times leading up to the wedding, sometimes to just grab a drink and others to bring visiting family and friends for a preview dinner (sometimes announced and sometimes announced). Each time we went, the service was fantastic and we were taken care of by Cathy and her team and made to feel at home.
Throughout the process, I expressed to Cathy certain priorities and specific concerns about the needs of our reception re: timing, logistics, you name it – she and her team made those priorities a reality. During the entire process, we were treated like our wedding day was the only wedding this busy venue was holding – this customer service really made us feel special and not a number.
When the big day came, Cathy and her team worked great with my planner and DJ and I truly did not have a concern in the world - which I can say not having any worry on the day-of as a bride was the most important thing to me so I could fully enjoy the reception.
Also, the New Leaf had assigned a host to the wedding couple for the wedding day to make sure we were fully attended to, which was extremely valuable in our busy day. While we were on the dance floor, not only did the staff make sure the couple had water /bubbles/pigs in a blanket, but the staff were also were very attentive in making sure everyone at the reception and dance floor had beverages too. I had never seen this at any of the other weddings I have been to. After the big day, I heard again and again from guests that they were so impressed by the service of the New Leaf.
Cathy and her team’s help made our day magical and effortless. We recommend the New Leaf without hesitation. I recommend that you go for dinner or drinks one night so you can see how the tent lights up and illuminates the surrounding garden. The beauty of the venue speaks for itself and you don’t need a rain plan. If you want an effortless fairy tail wedding with top-notch customer service, the New Leaf is for you.
Rachel · Married on 05/04/2018
We loved having our wedding at New Leaf! This is one of the true hidden gems of New York, with a Hudson Valley feel in Manhattan. We feel very lucky that New Leaf was available on our wedding day - if it is available for yours, we recommend booking it without hesitation! Our experience with New Leaf exceeded expectations in all areas. Cathy and her team were simply incredible to work with - very friendly, organized, transparent, competent, and no-nonsense. Cathy is a true professional who knows how to host a great event, and on top of that, she is a very kind person who cares deeply about what she does. Cathy went out of her way again and again to make our wedding special! She was consistently responsive over phone and email and exceptionally accommodating, from the tasting to the event itself. We were very impressed with all the New Leaf staff: they were all so kind and welcoming to us and to our guests! Our guests gave us many compliments on the food and signature cocktails that the awesome bartender created for us. The natural setting of the gardens is incredibly beautiful, the clear tent in springtime was enchanting, and the restaurant itself has so much character and charm. You really won't find another venue like this in New York for such great value. Thank you, Cathy and team, for helping us to have such an amazing, memorable wedding!Sent on 06/12/2018
Beth · Married on 01/04/2018
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I have had the absolute pleasure of photographing several weddings at the New Leaf Restaurant in the Cloisters. Not only is it beautiful but the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming in all aspects. On top of all that their food is amazing! I love to eat there or even just grab a drink outside in the warmer months in my free time. I highly recommend this venue!
A beautiful spot in an amazing New York City park. You feel like you are far away in the country side. You can have your ceremony outside and the restaurant itself is charming.
The New Leaf is an amazing place for brides who are looking for an intimate setting that offers natural outdoor beauty. The New leaf is set in Fort Tryon Park which is beautifully maintained and creates a magnificent back drop for your ceremony and sets the stage for your reception and party. I love working at this venue and recommend this venue for a bride who wants a quality space and a five star dining experience.