The Best Waterfront Restaurants In New York

Because it's such a huge metropolitan hub, it's sometimes easy to forget that Manhattan is actually an island. Its surrounding waterways mean that the city tends to grow up instead of out - and that waterfront restaurants are available at every turn. But just because a place is water-adjacent doesn't make it a worthy stop on your travels.

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Because it’s such a huge metropolitan hub, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Manhattan is actually an island. Its surrounding waterways mean that the city tends to grow up instead of out – and that waterfront restaurants are available at every turn. But just because a place is water-adjacent doesn’t make it a worthy stop on your travels.

Grand Banks
What’s better than a restaurant located next to the water? One that’s actually in the water! To enjoy the impeccable views and cuisine of this elegant oyster bar, you must first climb aboard the Sherman Zwicker, an historic wooden schooner docked at Tribeca’s Pier 25 in the Hudson River. It’s a popular spot for summertime mingling, so get there early to grab a prime seat for soaking in the sunsets

Beaubourg


Beaubourg
Just south of Tribeca this brand-new, upscale eatery boasts stunning views of the Hudson and an enticing menu of French cuisine. Enjoy the charcuterie plates and fresh raw bar while you sip Sancerre on the terrace. Or come on a Sunday to indulge in their impressive brunch menu. After all, you are in New York…

The River Cafe


The River Cafe
Don’t forget that some of the best waterfront eateries are on the other side of the river. Located underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, the romantic atmosphere and exquisite food earn The River Cafe a place on our list. The fairy lights on the trees and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline make for a magical experience, and the modern, high-end American cuisine – which ranges from Wagyu steak tartare to American red snapper to chargrilled octopus – won’t disappoint.

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