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Gigino at Wagner Park
Gigino at Wagner Park

Gigino at Wagner Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gigino-wagnerpark.com
  • Phone: (212) 528-2228
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luigi Celentano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gigino at Wagner Park is available for your private party, wedding, corporate event or any occasion. View, View, View - Our tables inside the restaurant as well as outside offer the most spectacular view of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty in all of Manhattan. Flexible Venues - Our interior restaurant can accommodate parties up to 50 people for sit down service and up to 70 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Our outdoor dining easily services up to 130 people for sit down service, 200 for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The rooftop terrace can serve up to 150 for cocktails. These venues can be booked individually or in combination to accommodate any size group or type of event. Gigino at Wagner Park offers an on site event planner to support your party planning needs to ensure the smooth execution of each function.
  • Private Party Contact: Gina or Ruhel (212) 528-2228

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Little West Street
  • Public Transit: 1 train to RECTOR R train to WHITEHALL / SOUTH FERRY 4 or 5 train to BOWLING GREEN
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gigino at Wagner Park
As one of the best kept secrets in New York City, Gigino at Wagner Park offers a spectacular view of Lady Liberty and the New York Harbor. Owners Bob Giraldi and Phil Suarez along with executive chef Luigi Celentano, have taken great pride in bringing Italian cuisine to Battery Park City for over five years. Nestled between the Ritz Carlton and the Statue of Liberty, Gigino can be found just a few steps south of The Jewish Heritage Museum. Open year round, Gigino at Wagner Park is a great place for a romantic evening or family get together.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Took friends who were from out of town, the view is amazing. Food and service were great too. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to show off a spot that doesn't seem to be the biggest tourist trap."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Beautiful views, casual dining...a true New York neighborhood spot. Great view of the Statue of Liberty, and so much else...with a true neighborhood vibe. Just lovely ."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great Italian restaurant with great views on Statue of Liberty and Ellis'Island. The food is delicious and the service is always very good"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This restaurant has one if the best views in Manhattan. The food is good and reasonably priced. Very enjoyable dining experience, great for a date night."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for a lunch date and we were both amazed at the food and scenary. It's a great gem in battery park to get away from all the tourists, yet have a breath-taking view. All pastas were made fresh with great ingredients. Pretty hefty variety of options which makes it easier for everyone to find something of their liking. Service was great and arrived early (12:15ish) to pick great front row seats of the statue of liberty. Will return again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Service was great, staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. (was my sons 21st birthday)"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great experience all around - great food, great service & great view! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The view here is amazing. I'm not sure why it's not more crowded although it is a little out of the way. The service is great - a really nice aaccommodating staff. The food is consistently very good. This is a great place to spend a beautiful, enjoyable summer evening. Love it every time."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The place used to have umbrellas that covered the patio so you were eating outdoors. Now they have a semi permanent structure that takes the charm away. You never went there for the food. It was always the environment of the outdoors. Now it's just like any other restaurant with a nice view if you are sitting in the first row. Good for the restaurant - bad for the clients. No reason to schlep down there now!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Took my sister out for her bday here, it was both our first time, and reserving a table I didn't really know what to expect. Fortunately, my sister and I had an amazing experience with our food, and the view?!? Forget about it ! It was beautiful !"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It is always special going ot Gigino's - the most civilized restaurant in Battery Park! One thing to note - in the summer there is a music series going on - so you will either love that or hate it. Check before you book if it is a music night at Wagner Park."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Was looking for an outdoor place on the water for my birthday dinner. Found Gigino on Opentable and decided to try. Was not disappointed! Food was delicious and the service was great. Outdoor seating is under a tent, so we had a choice of sitting in the sun or the shade."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Summer wouldn't be summer without eating at Gigino's at Wagner Park. Year after year it's always a treat--the view, the food, the friendly buzz. What could be better than that amazing cold tomato soup, the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty, and the silhouettes of sailboats as the moon rises above lower Manhattan."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food was great, we had a perfect night outdoors with a river view and the Statue of Liberty. Service was fine. A perfect evening."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is the best place to see the New York Harbor while eating good italian food. We have been going there for over 7 years. There is a new roof that allows people to eat outside in the rain. too bad it isn't transparent. Only eat outdoors. The inside is small."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I could look at that view all day every day. I went here for dinner one day and for the lunch the next. The food was high quality and the ambience marvelous."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "From the host and hostess to the fabulous waitstaff menu and food it was a great lunch. The views. Cannot be duplicated and the new outdoor covering, replacing the umbrellas, give every table shade on a sunny, hot day. We had salads topped with chicken or shrimp and the pastas were great, even on a hot day. Out of towners and city for alike loved it. Would lve to try it for sunset dinner. Must be fantastic."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Second time here and this time was lunch. Beautiful day and food was good! Seeing Statue of Liberty and enjoyed ambient."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Perfect place for a romantic dinner, the food was very nice as well as the service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The restaurant's terrace dining overlooks the statue of liberty. A lot of sunlight, bring your sunglasses."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We come here 4-5 times every summer, more if the weather remains warm into the fall. A tad pricey, but well worth it. The view of New York Bay is truly fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great food & one of the best views in downtown NYC."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We loved having lunch with the statue of liberty outside in Gigino's open air tent. The food was excellent, the service was good and the view was stunning. Not the cheapest place to eat and they only have one bathroom but this is a great place to have lunch or dinner if the weather is good."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "One of my new favorites. Breathtaking view with not only professional but very friendly wait staff. Great cocktails and food."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is a beautiful side to watch the sunset going down ..the food is good . I would come her again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "…given the great view of the Statue of Liberty. The service was very attentive, but they were crowded on a bright, summer weekday lunch (1-2.30) and got a bit overwhelmed. But no matter: if you have the time, lingering is mandatory. The food was quite good, and the dessert (warm lemon-y bread pudding) was a standout. Reservations a must. They were turning away hopeful tourists in droves. It's impossible to park. Take public transport. However, from the 4-5 subway do NOT walk through the park—halfway there, it's closed for construction."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Such a great place, time after time, especially in the summer when you can sit outside comfortably and feel part of the beautiful surroundings in Wagner Park, facing the Statue of Liberty. There was a blues concert the night I dined, so it was noisy, and there wer a lot of big groups, but the food, service and location more than make up for it."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The views of the water and statue of liberty were fantastic! The food matched the view which was great. I had the blue cheese/ apple salad, fried calamari both to start and the shrimp and mussel risotti was one of the best risotti's I've had in a long time. Looking forward to returning to get thi exact same dish again. Service didn't let us down. 5 stars for all categories. Great location for a business lunch as wel."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is right on the Hudson with a direct line view of the Statue of Liberty. The Hudson River Parkway runs in front of it so the ambiance is lively. I have to say the food was fine but not super memorable and the portions were a bit small. The pricing was not bad for Manhattan so maybe that cancels out the portion size comment. Everything ala carte. They charge for every fill on sodas. $10 each for a beer on tap. Did not offer extra bread. Had to really push to get a table out of direct sun etc. We enjoyed it but not dying to go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a good dinner! You can pair a good Italian dinner with one of the nicest views I'm New York! Great for couples and friends. It's a must!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "this is the best place to have good food with a great view. it is great to watch life going on at the tip of manhattan. food and service match the view."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best kept secret in lower Manhattan! Out of the hustle and bustle and great view of the harbor, Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Out of towner's should put in on their list for lunch or dinner after the hectic touring of times square and the mid-town madness. Very relaxing, no one pushes you to finish and turn the table over."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Very nice covered outdoor seating area in back overlooking the water, sailboats, etc. Good food and attentive service. We enjoyed our late lunch on a Saturday afternoon there."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant was ok but it is not as nice as I had hoped. The location is cool as it does have a view of the water but it is a very basic building and kind rundown. There was a baby shower next to us so they were the focus of the servers and we had a table off to the side with a huge fan blowing down on us. I think there are better places to have lunch, but maybe our issue was just bad timing. The food was good, we had salads and some bruschetta, hard to mess that up, it was good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Restaurant entrance difficult to find - ambience & food was excellent"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We order and we waited like 45 min,, my kids were hungry!!! So we waited politely. The drinks were also very slow ... No one came to our table to se if we needed something. When finally we finished , i had a so so salomon...the waitress took hours to pick up the table! I like the view, the food not so good,, it was very expensive for what we ate.. The only thing was that my kids like the place... Not me!!!! I dont know why they dont watch their table service!!! It would be nicer if they did."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Upon arrival we sat at the bar for a drink- It was dirty and sloppy- Tables are too close in dining room- noisy and felt like a picnic. Food was mediocre at best and not one server checked back.better service on the turnpike rest area"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "There is no better place in NYC for outdoor dining on the water and great views. That's why I gave this restaurant 5 stars. However, the pasta dishes we had (pasta padrino/beets and spaghetti with clams) while good were much too salty. There was so much salt in the pasta dishes that I think we maxed out our salt intake for the week. Need to change the recipes!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We walked past this restaurant on a visit to NYC four years ago and didn't go in since we were not so hungry at the time. Then on a recent return visit, did a bit of research online for a birthday dinner spot on (as it happens) 4 July. Unbeknownst to us, the one we picked to go to was the same one we'd walked past last time. And so glad we had a second chance! Great location, food superb, prices reasonable and staff helpful and efficient. And a view of fireworks on the harbour as a super bonus. A perfect night for us and somewhere to come back to again!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My only complaint is that, without exception, every single time I eat here, there are parents who let their kids run around on the lawn in front of the tables. The kids scream and cry and do what kids do, which is fine of course. I just wish they didn't have to do it while I'm eating my $50 dinner. Other than that, this is one of my favorite places in the city when the weather is nice."
    Dined on 7/4/2014