The Ultimate Guide to Brookfield Place NYC

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Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan is home to a building complex that offers a wide range of choices, especially for the more expensive tastes: High-end brands from Gucci to Hermes to restaurants for absolute gourmets are represented here.

If you find yourself in the Financial District or walking through Lower Manhattan, be sure to stop by. Brookfield Place is a great place to take a break if you’re near Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. We recently had a delicious steak dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille in Brookfield Place New York after visiting One World Observatory. If you’re more into Mexican cuisine, El Vez is the place to go.

Where is Brookfield Place NYC?

Right on the banks of the Hudson River is Brookfield Place New York in the middle of the Financial District – just one block away from attractions like the One World Observatory, 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Oculus-Westfield Shopping Center.

Shopping at Brookfield Place

Here you can find a lot of luxury stores like Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Omega, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tory Burch.

You can find a list of all stores here.

Events at Brookfield Place

The Brookfield Place complex is open 24 hours a day throughout the year and offers shopping, dining, sailing and more entertainment. While you can go ice skating in the winter, live music and movie screenings take place on the Hudson River terrace in the summer. All events at Brookfield Place New York can be found here.

Luminaries Brookfield Place

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Luminaries Light Show at Brookfield Place

The light show at Brookfield Place is one of the most beautiful Christmas Lights in New York. At Christmas time, this work of art illuminates the Winter Garden and is not to be missed if you are planning your Holidays in NYC!

Restaurants near Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place New York is also a very popular place if you’re looking for a restaurant, as there are a variety of options here for every budget. Whether you’re looking for a fancy restaurant and fancy burgers, BBQ, French deli or a steakhouse, or just want a takeaway lunch, you’ll definitely find it at Brookfield Place. It’s especially good to eat on the waterfront patio or indoors overlooking the Hudson River. If you stop by here in the evening, you can expect a beautiful sunset over New Jersey.

Our favorites are Del Frisco’s Grill, the French marketplace called Le District and Seamore’s.

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    01 El Vez

    This chic local spot is a very popular place for after-work cocktails. With great food and a nice atmosphere it is worth a visit, especially in the warmer months where you can sit outside. The portions are generous and the prices (main course from $15) are reasonable. Make sure to order a portion of chips and guacamole before you start your main course – the best in town!

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    02 Hudson Eats

    In the Hudson Eats you can enjoy a great view of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. The restaurants are more in the upscale segment, so not really low budget, but even here there are a few alternatives to save a little money. You can find for example the Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Umami Burger and Dos Toros Taqueria. The architecture inside is also very impressive. Not only culinary is a visit to Hudson Eats worthwhile.

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    03 Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar

    At The Conrad Hotel – one of our favorite hotels in New York – you can find the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar. The bar is named after the art objects that are located in the lobby. What distinguishes the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar? A great view over the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.

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    04 Seamore's

    Seamore’s is a trendy and hip seafood restaurant founded by Michael Chernow. It is one of our restaurant tips for New York, because the atmosphere, the food selection and also the quality are just great!

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    05 Shake Shack

    Shake Shack is a burger chain with more than 20 stores in New York alone. We got this spot recommended by a New Yorker as the “best burger in town” with the warning that you have to wait an hour for your burger – but it was worth the wait! From the outside the burger shop may seem quite inconspicuous, but the burgers are certainly among the best in New York.

A list of all the restaurants near Brookfield Place can be found here.

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Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On this blog, I want to share everything I have learned and discovered, so you can have the best time in the greatest city in the world. By the way: Did you like my article? Then think about becoming a supporter of us on Patreon!

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