Battery Gardens
Battery Gardens

Battery Gardens

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.batterygardens.com/restaurant.html
  • Phone: 2128095508x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 9:00pm & Sunday 11:30am - 3pm. Beer Garden open daily (weather permitting) starting at 11:30am.

    Based on the event schedule; Lunch or Dinner may be served in an alternate dining room. A member of the management team will notify reservations if effected.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Ari Nieminen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: SOCIAL:
    From intimate to extravagant, traditional to unexpected; we are dedicated to creating your ideal wedding and reception. Battery Gardens invites you into its elegantly appointed functions rooms which represent the special tradition of Manhattan's elegance and beauty. All of our catered affairs are custom designed to meet your every need and expectation. Contact our experienced professionals to plan your special day.
  • Special Events: CORPORATE:
    Whether it's a cocktail party with exotic passed hors d'ouvres, a food station buffet or a plated event, the chef and his staff will insure both the food and presentation are exquisite. You can select from one of Chef Ari Nieminen's special event menus or the chef can customize a menu to fit your specific needs and desires.
    For smaller, more intimate gatherings our garden suite may be the perfect alternative. A private dining room with a large outdoor patio, set in Battery Parl, the Garden Suite can accommodate up to 60 people.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: By Subway

    N/R to Whitehall

    1 to South Ferry

    4/5 to Bowling Green
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Quick Park Parking Lot

    Corner of Whitehall Street & South Street
A word from Battery Gardens
Battery Gardens Restaurant is a beautiful waterfront facility that offers panoramic views of New York Harbor, the statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and more. Featuring two outdoor patio areas and a wood burning fireplace this is the ultimate waterfront facility in Manhattan. The menu is contemporary American/Continental cuisine with Asian-Fusion elements which reflects New York's diversity.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Battery Gardens reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (53)scenic view (52)great for lunch (22)special occasion (19)romantic (18)great for brunch (12)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great view, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Battery Gardens for their Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner. We were seated by the window and wowed with a spectacular, clear view of the Statue of Liberty. We both had the filet for our main course, which was delicious and cooked as we ordered. We were also very pleased with their champagne selection and not disappointed by the bottle we chose. The appetizers, though, failed to impress. I had the tuna tartar which was overpowered by a citrus dressing -- definitely would not order again. Though those who took our order and brought our food were polite, we would have liked to have been introduced to a waiter we would see the entire night. Overall: Great ambiance, impressive view, great atmosphere, and good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Battery Park Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I found Battery Gardens on open table and they were serving a $75.00 pre-fix menu. A little pricy but worth it for the Ambiance, Outside View & food. My wife and I had a drink at the bar than moved upstairs a for dinner. Service was quick and unobtrusive. Food came well paced and was excellent. Never felt rushed once. I would like to give a special thank you to the entire staff. My wife left her Swarovski necklace and bracelets that I bought her for valentines day under the table and we left. Not till the next day did she remember. I called back right away left a message and around 10am I received the good news they had it and my wife was wearing it the same night. I would 100% come back and recommend Battery Gardens to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We got engaged at Battery
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We got engaged at Battery Gardens and we couldn't have picked a better venue! The staff took really good care of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view, fabulous food
    Brevans01
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Really enjoyed the scenic view and can't wait to return in warmer weather and evening. Food was impressive - and service was exemplary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wedding reception
    SpouseB
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    This was an awesome place to take our wedding guest after the ceremony in Central Park !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING FIND!!!
    Hdm46VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    DIFFICULT TO FIND, BUT WORTH IT! THE OWNER STAYED ON THE PHONE WITH US, HELPING TO GUIDE US INTO THE PARKING LOT. HE ACTUALLY CAME OUTSIDE TO MAKE SURE WE WERE OK. BELIEVE IY OR NOT, THERE IS ACTUALLY FREE PARKING. AFTER BETTER BELLINIS THAN EVEN HARRY'S BAR, WE HAD A FABULOUS MEAL, SERVED BY A FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE STAFF. THE WINE LIST WAS WELL PRICED. WE HAD A BOTTLE OF JORDAN CAB FOR LESS THAN $100, WHICH IS A FAIR MARKUP. THE AMBIENCE, DECOR, AND VIEW WERE UNMATCHABLE. WE REALLY CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN AND LOOK FORWARD TO DINING OUTSIDE ON THEIR TERRACE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Nice
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The food was good and the waiter was always prompt. The only problem was that he seemed to have a bit of an attitude. Otherwise, I have no complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an awesome time. The
    Atlantic
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    We had an awesome time. The food and service was great and the weather was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, food not so good
    Shorelady45
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    We were recently there on a warm October night. The restaurant (indoors) is very attractive and the view was wonderful overlooking the harbor. Appetizers were good and the waitress was very good. The food - not so good. The first fish one of my guest ordered was halibut. It was not great - dry with a different taste (it was not bad, just didn't taste quite right). They brought a different fish that was not really better. Wound up leaving it. My crab cake was just OK. The spaghetti bolognese had another odd taste (cinnamon? curry?). Go for the view, drinks, and appetizers, but have dinner elsewhere. Also, our waitress was terrific, so I would say the service is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View
    02BNVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    The place looks a little thread bare as you approach it. However, the outdoor seating area has a great view of the Statue of Liberty and the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers. Despite the large number of occupied tables outdoors, there was only one waiter serving all the tables. This slowed things down abit, though when I mentioned we needed to catch a ferry at a certain time, they made sure we were served promptly. Great customer service in that respect. Food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Place
    FJGJ99
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised. It was a little pricey but for the serving size, it was well worth it. I highly recommend the Salmon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!
    Drew
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Went on a Friday night date here. We ate outside on the back patio and it was wonderful! Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch- rain or shine
    TasteSeeker
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Enjoyed an outdoor brunch on a slightly drizzly day. We were seated under a large umbrella and a tree with white lights. They offered to take us inside, but we were fine and enjoyed a uniquely romantic brunch overlooking the water with excellent service and tasty dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dinner Spot!
    Stephan
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The view on the harbor plus delicious food and a very professional, attentive yet friendly waiter = a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience, good food-
    CLBeats
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Great ambience, good food- you are paying for the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Outdoor Eatery
    SteveNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Battery Gardens. It has a real European feel in regard to the service and the ambiance plus the views across the Hudson to the Statue of Liberty were great. The restaurant is situated right on the water so you also enjoy the many types of craft that make their way through the channels. The menu was varied and the food well prepared. We started with green salads that were crisp and nicely seasoned followed by a delicious miso chilean sea bass that was delicately infused with Asian flavors. The waiter told us it was their signature dish. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great scenic view! We ordered
    Lumi
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Great scenic view! We ordered Chlliean Sea Bass, which I strongly recommend...All in all we had a very nice lunch and I would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever.
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We had the MOST inattentive waiter. Never checked up on us. We had to get up and find him twice. And then this place HAS THE NERVE to include a mandatory 20% gratuity for a party of TWO??????? The food was good, but the service was so bad and the mandatory tip was an insult.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lady Liberty in your lap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    An overall fabulous experience. Food was very good, but that pales to the view of Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. GoGogo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You come here for the view,
    lindarVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    You come here for the view, not the food. But the food is actually acceptable, with great salad entree choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The worst experience ever
    Mariajo
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food was very poor, I ordered pasta and was very normal and spicy, but they didn´t inform me before or in the menu. The service was poor and very slow. For dessert they gave us some fruit as a plus. i guess it was the left overs of the wedding they were hosting. When they gave us the check, a 21% tip was already included. We were only 3 people, and this is not common, moreover if it is not written in the menu by advance. The waiter, who seemed to be the operation manager, treated us very bad, telling us that was common in NY and we should go out more often. (BTW, we have been living in the US for 4 years now, we are not new tourists....). It was the worst restaurant ever in the US!! I´ve never come again!!! neither I´ll recommend it!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    Morakeo
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    This was my first time at Battery Gardens and my family and I had a great time celebrating a special birthday together. The food and service were great. I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    Visitor
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    Great appetizer and friendly service, the main course I had was ok but I expected more. Did not care much for my dessert pistachio creme brulee, far too sweet with little other taste. Overall a good experience though as the restaurant does have a great view and a nice atmosphere, albeit it a little too much on the romantic cheesy side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing experience for teens
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The experience here was ok. I planned this dinner for my mentoring group as part of their etiquette training and I chose this restaurant because of the beauty of the inside sitting area. To begin we made the reservations weeks before for 7 young women. The morning of the dinner I received a call from the restaurant explaining to me that we needed to come in 1/2 hour before because the restaurant had a wedding and needed the guest out early. I found this to be really disappointing because this wasn't told to me weeks ago when I reserved out table. I tried getting my girls there figuring we would try to still enjoy ourselves only to be seated outside in the outside dining area (sad) this was even more disappointing and then we were rushed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The views are spectacular.
    Cevss
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    The views are spectacular. The prix fixe dinner started out wonderfully. The pasta first course set a high standard; it was delicious. However, the main courses sat too long and both the salmon and ribeye were dried out. I asked for it to be done rare and it arrived medium to rare. Did not send it back because I could not find the waiter. When the waiter asked how hinges were at the end of our meal, I told him. He offered two glasses of wine to make up for it. Very nice gesture and I appreciated it. Dessert was also wonderful and I'd definitely order it again. Unfortunately, when the bill came, I found a miscellaneous charge under service for exactly the same amount as two glasses wine would cost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location is special given
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Location is special given its view of the water and the Statue of Liberty. The food was beautifully prepared, presented and flavourful. The Spring Pea soup had the essence of spring despite the chilly Easter wind blowing over the weekend. Wait staff was attentive, ambiance welcoming, portions quite rewarding and the prixe fixe Easter brunch provided a good varied selection of choices. Everything was a delight for us out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The server was really bad.
    GeraldineVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    The server was really bad. He left our table before we finished ordering and stood at my back to take our order. I had to ask him to stand in front of us because I didn't feel comfortable with him taking my order from behind me when there was more than enough room to stand besides our table. And it wasn't even busy! Disappointed. The only reason I put recommend because it may get better and I need to go a second time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Entree salads were fresh and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Entree salads were fresh and tasty. Very quiet and spectacular views of the harbor
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a nice meal here, recommende
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We had a nice meal here, recommended by a friend for the view. On the day the weather was awful but on a fine day it would have been fantastic.The restaurant was not busy at all apart from a large birthday party, who seemed to get all the attention and make all the noise. Food was good, but pricey. My daughter had to send her water glass back on account of a very clear lipstck mark. Overall probably wouldnt go back. Was astounded at the bill which charged a 20% gratuity and then left a space for additional tip!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was first time we ate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    This was first time we ate Thanksgiving Dinner out. We expected crowed noisy poor service and we were So surprised the food was delicious the atmosphere was serene and the overall Experience was spectacular. The view of lady liberty at sunset is amazing Would highly recommend to fellow New Yorkers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner with great service and the food was excellent. We needed to change the time on our reservations, and they were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite being ravaged by Sandy
    EichVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Despite being ravaged by Sandy we were greeted enthusiastically and had a great table to view a beautiful day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my favorite restaurnat in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    my favorite restaurnat in NYC.always want to dine at Battery Gardens
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very pleasant Saturday
    David
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    We had a very pleasant Saturday lunch at Battery Gardens. Great view of the New York harbor and Statue of Liberty. Nice patio area under a large tree. I just hope it hasn't been damaged too much by Sandy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view is second to none.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    The view is second to none. But that isn't the only reason you should come here. The food is amazing, with great attention to detail and subtle flavor pairing. We originally came here just to have a beautiful lunch looking out on the water, but were taken aback by the quality of the total dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We would have had a much nicer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We would have had a much nicer time if we had been told that there was a wedding on and that we would be shoved into an annexe with no ambience ,music or view. Lunch on a sunny day outside would be much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful view of New York
    Mary
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Beautiful view of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. It would be a wonderful place for any special occasion. Food was good and it had a varied menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch for 1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Made a reservation for 1. Sat at outside table close to river and Lasy Liberty. Trees, sun and shade. A bee came by but waiter aided. Waiter was exceptional and worked seamlessly as team. You had the special attn of main waiter but they all pitched in. Started and ended w/ a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne...setting the scene. had the tuna tartare and the best crab cakes ever. the 2 were apps. perfect lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A scenic win!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    Battery Gardens was a fantastic place to dine, right on the water's edge with a fabulous view of the statue of liberty. The prix fixe menu was a great choice - food was well prepared, and not too much of it. I rated the service as "good" as the hostess was non-existent, but that was balanced by the waiters who were attentive, yet not pushy. IN all, a perfect place to have a night out and enjoy some of the best views of ny.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very beautiful evening. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Very beautiful evening. We had a great time. The service was good, everyone was accomodating. The food was good and definately great outdoor seating. Definately reccommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate