The Best Restaurants in Battery Park City, NYC

Courtesy of North End Grill, credit: Melissa Hom
Courtesy of North End Grill, credit: Melissa Hom
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15 February 2018

As if the neighborhood’s idyllic views weren’t appetizing enough, Manhattan’s Battery Park City is home to a diverse array of incredible restaurants. You’ll find everything from a quick bite to fuel riverfront walks to fine-dining destinations among the best restaurants in Battery Park City, New York.

Black Seed Bagels

Restaurant, Butcher, Bakery, North American, American, Canadian, $$$
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Have your most important meal of the day at Black Seed Bagels. The Montreal-New York hybrids here, which come in flavors like salt and sesame and are topped with everything from maple bacon and spicy mayo to seasoned beef and cheddar cheese, promise to be the most unique noshes you’ll have all day.

North End Grill

Restaurant, Bar, Charcuterie, American, Contemporary, 0
North End Grill
North End Grill | Courtesy of North End Grill, credit: Liz Clayman

Taste the world at North End Grill, where French-inspired plates are prepared on wood-burning grills imported from Spain, and a popular raw bar features local and regional catches. The high-end environment, exceptional service, and a menu offering pastry baskets, chilled poached salmon, and an award-winning wine selection come courtesy of New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar

Restaurant, Sushi, $$$
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Consider your lunch plans sorted: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar is an ideal destination for work outings, friendly catch-ups, and even your next date. The expansive Battery Park outpost of 30 Rock’s celebrated sushi bar offers everything from omakase to customizable bento boxes to sushi, making it great for groups—or group-sized appetites. Tip: The Blue Ribbon roll, featuring a lobster half, shiso, and black caviar, is a must-order here.

Shake Shack

Restaurant, American, Fast Food, $$$
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Shake Shack, Murray Street
Shake Shack, Murray Street | Courtesy of Shake Shack

New York’s favorite chain is as dependable (and delicious) as ever in Battery Park, where ‘Shroom Burgers are served with a side of stunning scenery. Discover why Shake Shack has achieved its cult following for yourself when you order a ShackBurger, a special brew from Brooklyn Brewery, or the Wall Street-themed frozen custard unique to this location.


Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Cuban, American, $$$
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The same team behind FiDi’s The Dead Rabbit brings you BlackTail, a Prohibition-era-themed spot cooking up Cuban cuisine by way of America. Here, classic Cuban sandwiches are perfectly prepared; sofrito-seasoned mussels and shrimp come peppered with chorizo. Empanadas are filled with manchego and “sloppy” short rib ragout, and everything is washed down by old-school drinks such as highballs and punches.

Blue Smoke

Restaurant, $$$
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Blue Smoke, Vesey Street
Blue Smoke, Vesey Street | Courtesy of Blue Smoke, credit: Liz Clayman

For a meal that the whole family will love (though there may be some less-than-loving fighting over the last Alabama white sauce wing), book it to Blue Smoke. Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is behind this popular barbecue joint known for its spare, baby back, and salt and pepper ribs. Tip: Don’t skimp on sides here, where one Yelp reviewer described the mac and cheese as being ‘too gooey’—as if there was such a thing!

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ

Restaurant, $$$
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After sampling the Smoke, have yourself a battle of the barbecues at nearby Mighty Quinn’s BBQ. (Spoiler alert: Everyone is a winner in this scenario.) This international chain is based in New York City, where the (in)famous Brontosaurus beef rib, pulled pork sandwiches, and burnt ends dirty frites are considered hometown heroes.

Le District

Bar, Market, Restaurant, French, $$$
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Le District, New York
Le District, New York | Courtesy of Le District
Le District (think Eataly, à la française) will satisfy appetites of all sizes—and backgrounds. Covering everything from raclette frites to colorful macarons to rotisserie meats, the fare at this French food hall is as approachable as it is delicious. On-site, you’ll find the Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant L’Appart, the bistro Beaubourg, two bars, and much more. Bon appétit!


Restaurant, Spanish, Tapas
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Sample more than just the Spanish lifestyle at Amada, an Andalusian tapas bar and restaurant. From shared plates of patatas bravas and ham croquettes to entrées including a whole roasted suckling pig to an extensive list of exclusively Spanish wines, Amada is as close to Spain as you can get without booking a flight.

Inatteso Pizzabar

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Every neighborhood needs a pizza place, and in Battery Park City, it’s Inatteso Pizzabar. At this inatteso (Italian for “unexpected”) eatery, both Neapolitan and “della nonna”-style pies impress with toppings such as imported buffalo mozzarella, spicy honey, and house-made meatballs.

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