New York City has plenty of attractions. However, their majesty may go unnoticed if you only walk the streets. Give yourself some time to sit down and savor the surrounding beauty by visiting the best restaurants in NYC with a view. You will end up with a satisfied appetite and a lot of shots to share on Instagram.
From Italian overlooking lush Central Park to French food set within the sparkling Manhattan skyline, New York City offers the finest cuisine and a soothing backdrop to enjoy your meals. Here is a list of New York restaurants with spectacular views and something delicious to enjoy all year round. In our last post, we covered restaurants with a sea view.
New York Restaurants with Spectacular Views
Del Frisco’s Grille, 221 River St., Hoboken
This famous restaurant offers next-level hand-cut beef in the form of filet mignon, prime ribeye, and prime rib. Their citrus herb salmon with roasted asparagus and charred lemon, pan-seared scallops with goat cheese polenta and pine nut gremolata, and brick chicken with hand-mashed potatoes are also equally famous.
However, the best part about the eatery is its location. The legendary Hudson river runs parallel to the restaurant. So you get to enjoy the hand-cut beef with a stellar view of the river.
Pilot, Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
The piers at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade are a massive attraction as they hold soccer fields, playgrounds, and eateries. The specialty of this area is that it overlooks the New York skyline. If you are looking for a
place to dine and take advantage of stellar views while you are there, head to the Pilot. This oyster bar floats on a wooden schooner. The vessel has a rich history as it was a ferry for military men in World War II. It was also a research ship and circumnavigated the globe.
Now, it is the backdrop for a seasonal menu of fresh fare that includes sustainably harvested oysters. The lobster rolls, arctic char, and soft shell crab are the most popular dishes here. Also, there are a variety of eclectic cocktails to round out your meal.
The Pilot is an excellent place for families to spend their day. The infrastructure fascinates the kids, and they enjoy the kid-friendly items on the menu.
The Aviary NYC, 80 Colombus Circle
This outpost of Grant Achatz’s acclaimed Chicago experimental cocktail bar is on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Columbus Circle. This upscale eatery offers a jaw-dropping view of New York City.
The liquid concoctions reach north of $25 but are worthy of a splurge. A Manhattan riff by the name ‘wake and bake’ is stuffed with coffee. It comes sealed in a bag with an everything-bagel scent that perfumes the air. Sip as you peer over rushed shoppers for ultimate schadenfreude.
Blue Eyes Restaurant, 525 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken
Named after Hoboken’s most famous and beloved crooner, Blue Eyes is situated along the Hudson. The restaurant gives a soothing view of the Freedom Tower. The menu is full of Italian dishes like grilled branzino with fresh herbs, orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe, and fresh pizza Napoletana. The prompt service enhances the scenic view while the food is sure to delight your taste buds.
Treat yourself to some fine Mexican food at the Charrito’s. This casual spot boasts flavorful fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, and other staples. The drink menu is equally tempting. You can sip something new like Agua de Jamaica (hibiscus flower water) or Horchata (rice water). If you are a vegetarian, then there is plenty on the menu for you too. You can head to the downtown Hoboken locale for a meat-free menu with highlights like cactus salad, elote (Mexican street corn), and vegetable picadillo burritos.