NYC Waterfront Restaurants to Eat at This Summer
Dinner by the water is a great way to get in the summer spirit, and luckily it is not exclusive to beach towns. In fact, there are plenty of wonderful NYC waterfront restaurants to enjoy delicious fare paired with a beautiful view. Here are the top restaurant choices for your summer meals.
The River Café
Widely considered the best restaurant in Brooklyn, The River Café is perfect for a romantic summer evening by the water. While on the pricey side, you definitely get what you pay for with talented chefs and breathtaking views of Downtown Manhattan. Popular dishes include the crisp oysters with smoked salmon and caviar, as well as lobster or rack of lamb specials.
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This is an industrial-styled French-food market in Battery Park City, with 30,000-square-feet divided into a bakery, café, cheese and meat stands, grocery shop, and brasserie. Beyond just a food court, Le District is a cultural experience. Whether it is France, Tunisia, or New Orleans, influences from all over the world make this eatery by the water truly special.
225 Liberty St, New York, NY 10281
More than just a waterfront restaurant in Washington Heights, La Marina is comprised of a thriving restaurant, outdoor lounge, bars, and pavilion. You can just want to grab a drink in the outdoor lounge or enjoy a full meal. Menu items you can expect to find include everything from lobster flatbread and chimichurri salmon to chicken and waffles.
348 Dyckman St, New York, NY 10034
The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
This is the restaurant choice to gain new perspective on the city you’ve known for years. While this is another pricier posh option, this lakeside eatery provides a sense of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of NYC. Not to mention, the fresh food and culinary artistry make the food a worthwhile spend.
E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021
Fixed on the historic hand-built wooden schooner, the Sherman Zwicker, Grand Banks is an oyster bar that should not be overlooked. It is a seasonal eatery along the Hudson River equipped with a selection of East Coast and West Coast oysters, running for $3 to$4. If oysters aren’t your thing, Grand Banks also has other small seafood plates and specialty cocktails.
Hudson River Park, Pier 25, New York, NY 10013
NYC Yacht Rental
Well this may not technically be a restaurant, an NYC Yacht rental is a unique option. Here you can actually be on the water while you eat and drink. Perfect for events, Aqua Azual Yacht is equipped with a well-stocked bar and has some of the most skilled chefs prepare an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and desserts.
Home Port: Chelsea Piers, Pier 60 North, New York, NY 10011
Office Location: 37 Sintsink Dr W, Port Washington, NY 11050
Pier i Cafe
This cafe is casual and open by the water, making it an ideal weekend lunch spot. As the name indicates, Pier i Cafe sits on the pier, where people can enjoy a signature blueberry lemonade as the boats pass. Being such an informal setting, you’ll order your meal first, then bring it to a table yourself. For a relaxed summer evening, this restaurant cannot be beat.
500 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023