waterfront meal

Though the buzz of a city can feel invigorating, there’s nothing better than rounding up group of friends and hitting one of the many waterfront restaurants in NYC. While the Central Park Boathouse is a classic favorite among both locals and tourists, the island has a number of eclectic waterfront restaurants to fit your taste and your budget.

If you’re staying on the west side, The Frying Pan on Pier 66 offers a fun nautical-themed atmosphere. Formerly a lightship, The Frying Pan was converted into a floating restaurant allowing patrons to enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River. Guests are welcome to bring their own food on ship or can order American fare from the ship’s restaurant.

The River Café is a more romantic destination, located under the Brooklyn Bridge. A full wall of windows that guests can gaze out over while dining makes this one of the most special waterfront restaurants in NYC. The venue also features a garden perfect for an after dinner stroll with your special someone.

Chelsea Piers is home to another great waterfront restaurant, The Chelsea Brewing Company. Grab a cold brew and snack and spend a relaxing afternoon with friends. Following lunch, we recommend checking out the brewery tour or, if you’re itching to get outside, take a stroll through the High Line. Previously a rail line, the Highline is a now a unique 1 mile elevated park that visitors can leisurely meander through.

After soaking in a stunning glistening river views at one of the many waterfront restaurants in NYC, we recommend heading back towards the energy and checking out the nightlife in Tribeca. Grab an expertly crafted cocktail at Weather Up Tribeca or get lost in the extensive wine list at Terroir. Then treat yourself to a night of chic luxury at the Duane Street Hotel. With modern décor and sophisticated style, Duane Street Hotel is the epitome of Tribeca and the perfect locale to end your night.