Seafood lovers flock to Luke’s Lobster. The location of this well-known lobster roll provider fits in with the riverside area of the Financial District. The owner, Luke Holden, is originally from Maine and wanted to provide a high quality, affordable lobster roll for New Yorkers. The business began in the East Village, but quickly grew, and now you can get a fresh lobster roll in the FiDi. Luke’s sources their lobster exclusively from Maine, so you get the authentic taste without having to travel very far. Grab a lobster roll and head down to the riverside promenade for a marine-themed afternoon.
Luke’s Lobster, 26 South William Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 747 1700
Delmonico’s, founded in 1837, claims to be the first restaurant in New York City. This traditional steakhouse is a great place to visit and experience the history of New York. While Delmonico’s is quite expensive, it’s worth it for the quality and the upscale ambiance. For dinner, try the classic filet mignon; customers also rave about the Baked Alaska, so be sure to try it for dessert.
Delmonico’s, 56 Beaver Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 509 1144
Adrienne’s Pizzabar might just be the best pizza in the FiDi. There are a few other spots for pizza, but the thin crust pizza at Adrienne’s is undeniably good. If you’re not a fan of the thin crust, go for a salad or an entrée baked in their brick oven, like the classic eggplant parmesan. You can sit outside on Stone Street if the weather’s nice, or in their casual dining room inside.
Adrienne’s Pizzabar, 54 Stone Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 248 3838