From another point of view. Summer is just a few weeks away, and NYC is back stronger than ever. Today, we take a trip downtown to share the one of the best Battery Park Restaurants in 2021. Have you been to Merchants River House? If not, you definitely should swing by this casual family-friendly American restaurant. Merchants River House is by the Hudson River and has gorgeous views of the Hudson and Statue of Liberty. We are excited to share the best Battery Park restaurants in 2021 with you.
Best Battery Park Restaurants in 2021
Looking for downtown NYC restaurants with a view? Merchants River House is located in Battery Park on 375 South End Avenue between Liberty and Albany. This restaurant is part of Merchants Hospitality Property, a hospitality group founded by Abraham Merchant. We visited sister restaurant Ophelia last month. Merchants River House is is open for dinner from 4PM to 10PM on weekdays and 12PM to 10PM on weekends. Happy Hour is available from 4PM to 6PM during the weekdays. They have two gorgeous outdoor terraces. Since it was windy, we opted for indoor dining. If you are looking for the best Battery Park restaurants in 2021, stop by Merchants River House.
Best Battery Park Restaurants in 2021: What to Order to Drink?
Why limit happy to an hour? With these gorgeous downtown views, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning sunsets on the Hudson. We started with a round of cocktails including: the Cosmopolitan, Margarita and Airmail. These are no ordinary cocktails, and the Cosmo was our favorite. Featuring St. Germain and Aperol, this drink is a nice twist on a traditional cosmo. The Margarita has house blended orange liquors and agave for an elevated Margarita. If you take your cocktails sparkling, go with the Airmail. This round of drinks was the perfect way to kickoff our Battery Park dinner.
You had me at Pinot. We also sipped on some Pinot Noir, which paired nicely with our mains.
Best Battery Park Restaurants in 2021: What to Order for Dinner?
It’s guac-tail hour! We recommend starting with the Avocado Fries. The avocado is tossed in a beer batter and fried. Then the fries are topped with Wasabi Aioli Drizzle. These Avocado Fries will guac your world.
Too tent-a-cool for you. We also started with the Charred Octopus. This marinated octopus has romesco sauce, gremolata and tahini vinaigrette. The last time we had Octopus was when we were in Greece.
Every day I’m musslin’. Ok you have to order the Steamed Mussels. This was a large portion, and the best mussels we ever had. This was our favorite appetizer. Just don’t pull a mussel while eating. This seafood is served with grilled bread.
I ravi-only have eyes for you. We highly recommend the Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli. We tried this pasta for the first time at Ophelia. When we saw it on the menu here, we knew we had to order it. It’s rich, so it’s best to share it. With brown butter-sage cream sauce and toasted pecans, it’s best to not count calories this day.
Slice, slice baby. Ok next up is the Chicken Parmesan Pizza. It’s not really a pizza. Instead it’s pizza meets Atkins. The chicken replaces pizza dough and topped with lots of parmesan cheese and red chili oil. We liked this paired with the ravioli. We devoured both dishes with the Pinot Noir.
You have no idea what’s at steak here. Our friend Chris ordered the Hanger Steak. We don’t eat beef but he liked it. It was served with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. We tried the asparagus and this is the best asparagus we’ve ever eaten.
Let’s go coconuts. We finished up our meal with a rich, decadent Chocolate Molten Cake with a toasted coconut vanilla ice cream ball. It was the perfect way to end our meal at one of the best Battery Park restaurants in 2021.
This year, head downtown and grab dinner or drinks at Merchants River House, one of the best Battery Park restaurants in 2021. The views, drinks and food are fantastic at this Battery Park restaurant on the water. You can also check out our Outdoor Dining and Indoor Dining section for more recommendations.
New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water.Truman Capote
That octopus looks SO good – I used to live in NYC and miss it dearly! Roll on when travel is the “norm” again so I can enjoy these recommendations
These are some really nice restaurants! Would love to come to these places.
Ooh lovely, you two always know the best places to check out!
The chicken parmesan pizza looks just heavenly. I’d eat all that in a second. Love your captions too, very witty!
This is amazing. I freaking love octopus. I really enjoyed reading this! btw I am from Greece haha!
Wow, I didn’t know Battery Park had so many restaurants that have yummy food. I wish I could fly to New York City and try some of these dishes now.
It may not be a real pizza, but it looks super tasty – here the restaurants open again on the 7th of this month
That pizza looks amazing.
It’s an ambience of the place that makes any food taste so much better. Gorgeous pictures.