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Top 5 Restaurants in Battery Park City

Mar 24, 2021

In the heart of Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City is home to a seemingly endless array of amazing restaurants. Whether looking for authentic Italian cuisine, an elevated city dining experience, or the prettiest waterfront setting, Battery Park has it all. Gearing up to try one of these exciting spots for dinner this weekend, but not sure where to start with all our nearby options? Let Gateway help you narrow it down with our guide to the 5 best places to eat in Battery Park City.

Blue Smoke Barbecue 

For some of the best brisket in the city, head to Blue Smoke Barbecue across from Brookfield Place. Inspired by the South, Blue Smoke takes a New York-approach to barbecue, serving up classic dishes like chipotle chicken wings and buttermilk biscuits with a city twist. Come hungry and ready for a hearty & delicious feast!


Inatteso Pizza

A Battery Park City staple since 2008, Inatteso Pizza is well-known for their Sicilian style pies, homemade pasta dishes, and exceptional specials. Using fresh local ingredients and imported Italian specialities, the menu at Inatteso is a modern take on the best of traditional Italian cuisine. Be sure to check out their excellent list of Italian wines and classic cocktails, like the house Negroni, too!


Gigino at Wagner Park

Head to Gigino at Wagner Park for gorgeous waterfront dining with sweeping views of the Statue of Liberty and Hudson River. Dine on a Tuscan-inspired menu featuring fresh seafood and pasta dishes on their spacious and inviting outdoor patio. An excellent dinner or lunch spot after spending the day exploring Battery Park.


L’Appart NYC

Tucked within Brookfield Place, L’Appart offers an unparalleled dining experience right here in the heart of downtown Manhattan. A Michelin Star restaurant, L’appart is the hidden gem of sister restaurant Le District. Made to feel as if dining at the chef’s apartment, guests enjoy an intimate meal prepared by executive chef Nicolas “Nico” Abello--all elegantly suited to guests’ preferences using the best in seasonal, market-fresh ingredients and refined French techniques. A truly special meal to remember!


Del Frisco’s Grille

A destination for dining and drinks in Battery Park City, Del Frisco’s Grille is a contemporary take on the traditional steak house. With a distinctive, market-driven seasonal menu and handcrafted cocktails, Del Frisco’s offers upscale dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to try the truffled mac & cheese along with any of their fantastic entrées.


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