That’s one of the reasons why I love New York: fantastic river views and a super gastro scene. The selection of good restaurants and bars is large, many experiment with different influences and there is a lot of emphasis on high quality.
For me, this is one of the best combinations ever: sitting somewhere relaxed (even though you’re in the middle of New York City!), enjoying the views and having a delicious meal or drink.
These are my 9 Best Waterfront Restaurants and Bars in New York
I hope you enjoy it – and the best: they all accept reservations!
Grand BanksSea Food Restaurant in TribecaOur Highlight
Pilot BrooklynSea Food Restaurant in DumboOur Highlight
The Frying PanAmerican Restaurant in Chelsea
The Frying Pan is a ship that’s open during the summer months in NYC. In here as an absolutely awesome bar scene with the view of the Manhattan sky line.
Industry KitchenAmerican Restaurant in Financial DistrictOur Highlight
The restaurant offers typical American cuisine with modern influences. Fresh ingredients form the basis for the dishes. Salads, pizza and freshly grilled meat combined with first-class wines make a visit to the Industry Kitchen highly recommended. Beer lovers and cocktail fans will get their money’s worth here, because the selection is great.
The River Café in BrooklynAmerican Restaurant in Dumbo
The River Café is a first-class restaurant that offers one of the best views of Manhattan due to its location on the East River. Predestined for a romantic candlelight dinner. If you want to eat here, you should definitely reserve a table. Preferably as early as possible. Attention dress code: It is a bit fancier and therefore at least jeans & jacket for men and elegant for women.
Drift InSea Food Restaurant in West VillageOur Highlight
Island OysterSea Food Restaurant in Governors Island
Island Oyster is a small insider spot on Governors Island, where you can enjoy a great view of the southern tip of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Just right with a drink in your hand!
The Brooklyn BargeBar in GreenpointOur Highlight
The Brooklyn Barge is a really great place – it is located on the East River in Greenpoint / Brooklyn and offers stunning views.
Why do I like the Brooklyn Barge so much? Greenpoint is off the beaten path, and the menu is small but really delicious! The dishes have Mexican and American influences, are perfect for sharing, and you can enjoy them in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
By subway, take the green line G to “Nassau Avenue Station” or even better: take the NYC Ferry to the “Greenpoint” stop!
Brooklyn CrabSea Food Restaurant in Red HookOur Highlight