There’s no better way to escape the fast-paced lifestyle of New York City than to take a break and dine along Manhattan’s waterfront. Whether it’s 5-star dining or a picnic by the piers, enjoying a meal on the Hudson River will definitely provide the perfect [non-getaway] getaway when you need it the most. We compiled a list of a few of our favorite NYC waterside restaurants that we think maybe you will like too-
grandbanks.org – Pier 25, Hudson River Park, N. Moore St. at West St.
Inspired by the floating “oyster barges” that used to line the city’s waterfront in the 18th and 19th centuries, Grand Banks is located right on a historic 1942 vessel. This dining experience will be like no other as you sip on nautically inspired cocktails and treat yourself to the finest seafood
The River Café
One Water Street (Brooklyn), 718-522-5200, therivercafe.com
If you’re looking for a classy night out with gorgeous views then head over to the River Café. Situated under the Brooklyn Bridge, this restaurant provides beautiful views of the river, the city and the Statue of Liberty. It’s also known for its delicious menu and “magical” atmosphere!
Hudson River Park: Pier 63
Hudson River Park: Pier 63, Chelsea
Don’t feel like going to a restaurant but still want to enjoy a meal by the water? Be sure to check out Pier 63 where you can throw on your favorite jeans, pack a picnic and just relax. There are also a ton of fun activities for all ages in this area!
Pier 66 Maritime Bar and Grill
207 12th Ave., 212-989-6363, pier66maritime.com
This charming bar and grill is located on a secured floating railroad barge on Pier 66. Dining here will be delicious and historic as this pier also is home to the Lightship Frying Pan vessel, a former Lackawanna railroad barge, a historic rail float bridge, and an authentic 1900’s caboose.
Pier A Harbor House
22 Battery Place/Pier A, 212-785-0153, pieracom
Step back in nautical time at Pier A Harbor House. Located in Battery Park, Pier A has provided a beautiful maritime experience since 1886. With three unique floors and a vast outdoor seating area, this restaurant will be sure to give you the water and sunset views you’ve been looking for.