We still have great weather in New York, and as long as the weather is good, I will take the opportunity to have dinner by the river. If you live in New York or plan to be in New York any time soon, here’s my top three places to eat, that you might want to visit, if you’re in the mood for dinner by the river in New York City.
Address: 70 South St, New York, NY 10005
Dinner at South Street Seaport is a lot of fun. I especially enjoy having lunch or dinner there when I have a party to attend at Pier 15. I line my stomach, while I enjoy the view – perfect.
Industry Kitchen serves American fare and gives great ambiance. I usually start with blistered shishito peppers and follow with a cobb salad or a charcuterie and cheese platter. As I mentioned, I’m usually in the south street seaport area to attend a fun party at pier 15, so I cannot afford to go too heavy with my eats.
Address: 207 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Frying pan is a docked coast guard lightship open from May to October, weather permitting.
When I have a hankering for fish and chips, the Frying Pan is where I go.
They also do a nice pitcher of sangria for $40. I have been through many pitchers of sangria this summer, with the help from my family and friends, of course!
Frying Pan is open so long as the weather is good. If New York suffers a storm or heavy rain, Frying Pan closes for the evening and reopens once the poor weather has passed.
Frying Pan is a very casual dining experience. You can go for brunch, and stay for dinner, each time you will order at the bar and pick up your food at the service area.
I love spending time at Frying Pan, it’s where I go to be alone, amongst the noisy crowd. New York is truly a place you can be alone in a crowd.
When friends come to visit, I take them to the Frying Pan. When I’m with a crowd, we go and add to the noise and hoopla and last but not least, I go for the view.
The view of the Hudson River is fantastic, it isn’t like many other places, tranquil and serene. Instead, the water is filled with paddle boarders, yachts filled with groups of people enjoying the privilege of being able to spend time on the water in NYC in a private boat.
The skies are busy too, you will see helicopters, rise and fall, picking up and dropping off skyline commuters.
Once in a while, a quiet moment can be had, when the skyline and waters are clear.
I think it’s clear, I love spending time at Frying Pan.
3. La Marina
Address: 348 Dyckman St, New York, NY 10034
La Marina is a wonderful spot to take in the sunset. Their menu is heavy on seafood with a Latin twist. The ambiance is a 10, and the reason why I take an Uber out to Dyckman to eat there.
La Marina boasts a celebrity guest list, but I truly believe those guests experience a more private affair, that the likes of regular folk, are not invited. However, I have rubbed shoulders with a few minor celebs who have held day parties in the event space. Four words – “A LOT OF FUN!”.
There are evening events on certain nights. They’re a little too rowdy for me, so I usually have a sunset dinner here earlier in the week.
La Marina, has so many areas to relax and take a load off.
- event space – beach area, for parties
- bar area
- lounge area
- indoor dining area
- outdoor dining area
- semi-private dining space.
La Marina even offers a dock n dine service, for you folks with boats. Docking price is a $1 per foot – fancy!
So there you have it, my top three places to eat dinner by the river in New York City.
I have visited these restaurants numerous times this summer, alone and with friends, and they have always provided great ambiance, good food, and wonderful views.