SouthWest NY
SouthWest NY

SouthWest NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.southwestny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 945-0528
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Antelmo Ambrosio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a full range of catering options: buffet stations, pre fixe menus, platters, passed hors d'oeuvres, etc. We offer off-premise catering for groups of all sizes. Please visit our web site to view our catering platters, or contact us for additional information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fireside dining, outdoor patio seating and private rooms all add up to make Southwest NY the perfect choice for your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Pat Thornton 8773913041
  • Entertainment: SouthWest NY features TVs at the bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Albany Street
  • Public Transit: A, 2 & 3 trains to Chambers Street, E train to Vesey Street, 4 & 5 trains to Fulton Street, 1 & R trains to Rector Street, NJ Path trains to WTC, and the NJ ferries to WFC.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Gateway Garage is located on 345 South End Ave.
A word from SouthWest NY
A warm and inviting oasis in Battery Park City, SouthWest NY is just a short block from the Hudson River Esplanade with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and one block away from the World Trade Center. The restaurant blends modern SouthWestern design with sleek industrial elements. Features are huge skylights, a 10 foot long metal fireplace, and the use of reclaimed wood throughout the bar and dining areas.

The menu highlights the bold, fresh flavors of contemporary South Western cuisine. Favorites include Mojo Marinated Skirt Steak, Cedar Planked Salmon and Rio Grande salad. The bar features our signature Margaritas and 16 oz Mojitos, and over 35 tequilas.

Heat lamps on the outdoor patio and terrace allow outdoor dining in all but the chilliest weather. Be sure to also stop in at the Black Hound Bar, adjacent to Southwest NY, for an exquisitely crafted cocktail in a handsome setting.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
SouthWest NY reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (13)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (6)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • impromptu dinner
    jpeteVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food here is always good. I'd like to see the menu revamped a bit but the quality is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Txgirl
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service was fantastic. Our waitress was very knowledgable of the food and drinks. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My friend had arrived earlier so she was already seated. When I arrived I told the hostess "I have reservations for 2 but my friend has been seated already" and she tells me to just look around for her. It was unexpected for her not to direct me to my table considering that the restaurant was almost empty and that the place is pricey for an American restaurant when in comparison to the portion of the food so you would think the quality of the service would be consistent with that level as well. Otherwise, the interior is great. The view from their floor to ceiling windows at their location in Battery Park almost reminded me of being in DC. It was beautiful and the food was great. I ordered a burger and it tasted amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this oldie but goodie
    DesirsVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great spot! great Energy! Great drinks! Great all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch/brunch!
    beeno0412
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Stumbled upon here while near the WTC Memorial and was pleasantly surprised. Good selection on the menu for both Sunday brunch and lunch. We got a table outdoors and had a nice view of the street and all the hustle and bustle. Delicious, fresh guacamole and chips and their Bloody Mary had a nice spice to it. I had a glass of the Cava which was nice and the shrimp tacos were tasty. Loved the mango pico de gallo. My sister ordered the fluffy buttermilk pancakes and they were so good! Would visit again when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good southern/Latin American food
    DenisVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We bumped into this place while spending Saturday evening in Battery park. They have outdoor patio and that's what really attracted us. The food was great. They have different types of guacamoles, which was good since usually there is only one type of guacamole other restaurants could offer. Other items on the menu were delicious as well. Plus they have different kinds of Mojitos. Loved Miami Mojito. Overall, we had a great time. May come back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Southwest Food in FiDi
    mikeyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A bit surprised at how mediocre the food was at this well-located Southwest food place in the Financial District. Simply put, the food wasn't anything to write home about. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alexander
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very friendly and casual environment for lunch with old friends. The greeting hostess was both exceptionally helpful and very pleasant. Our waiter was both friendly and accommodating in recognizing that my friends were in no hurry to complete their drinks and have lunch. He timed everything to make sure that my college buddies and I had a very pleasant get together for drinks and lunch at SouthWest NY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average fare for NYC
    BostonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took kids here for dinner on a visit to NYC. Good place for large groups, especially kids. They enjoyed the pasta and burgers. Fries were excellent I have to say. However my salmon was nothing to write home about - ok but not impressive. Waitress recommended it too. Have to say, menu choices looked great and it was disappointing that the food itself wasn't up to what we expected. Also, to the extent this makes a difference to anyone, waitress had to go ask bartender if they knew how to make an old-fashioned. Not a big deal and maybe it's because it's a southwestern restaurant so most people order margaritas, but it's not like that drink is unknown in the bar world, right?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 176 reviews are from the SouthWest NY reviews archive.
  • Great location for 9/11 sights
    BillfromBozrah
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Location of restaurant is excellent. In addition to being convenient to the 9/11 sights, it's one lock off the Hudson River Esplanade and right down the block from a parking garage. It's got great outside and inside dining options. The food is generous and very tasty. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Lunch
    WFCEmployee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took my team there for lunch and I loved the fact that the server asked up front, if we were on a schedule...which some of us were. We told her that two of us had to leave in 45 minutes so she made sure that we were in and out in that time. That put me at ease and allowed me to relax and enjoy lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fab
    BoobiBooVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is our neighborhood place - fab for Mexican fare, bar scene, late night snack. Our server was awesome -- smart, attentive and knowledgable about the menu. Our salmon and fish tacos were great. Margaritas very nice. Will be an on-going staple in our out places list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/Not the best service
    AngyNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    About a minute after we sat down, the waitress was coming over and hounding us for our order before we even had a chance to look at the menu. The bar was loaded with people to watch the world cup but there were plenty of empty tables so it wasn’t like there was a rush to get us out of there. Once we ordered the food took a pretty long time to come, and then once we got it, bus boys and the waitress kept coming over trying to take our plates. I was just about to take my fork and stick it in a piece of chicken when a bus boy reached out to get my plate and asked if I was finished. Then, it took forever to get the check and to run the credit card! too weird! The food was great though as was the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brunch outside
    maggie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Southwest was a great place to eat brunch outside. Diners have a choice of sun or shade and the service is very attentive. The menu had a touch of southwestern dishes to distinguish it from the usual brunch fare and was a worth a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice casual dining in BPC
    love2eat
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are looking for laid back casual atmosphere with good food and outdoor seating, go to Southwest!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick Lunch
    LadySocrates2VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is a perfect spot for a quick lunch during the work week. The guacamole valiente is absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood favorite
    SuelynnVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Love the food here- we eat there and order in. Frozen Raspberry Margarita is great... Service always good, everyone is friendly. Much bigger than it looks from outside- miss the North Marina location but happy they are still in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    FoodDiva
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Service was not very good this first sunny, warm day we have had in NY in a long time. The restaurant was extremely crowded during my lunch hour (12:45). Service was awful. We waited for our food over 35 minutes. My co-worker's soda was flat and his pasta dish was luke warm and not piping hot (was not sent back to be heated because that would take more time). My food, salmon and rice, was hot and tasted very good. Our server offered to refill my co-worker's drink (ice tea) on the house. We would have had dessert. However, we spent so much time waiting for our meal. Therefore, after eating our meal, our lunch hour was over and it was time to go back to work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Found this place @ the last minute. The restaurant I had a reservation, canceled the night before stating they decided to close for the Easter holiday. Since I had plans with a friend for brunch I had to find a restaurant. The food was great, service was a bit slow for NYC. The guacamole was phenomenal. I had a margarita and all I could have was one. (No chintzing on the tequila here). Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for Southwestern cuisine. I plan to dine here again on a future visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best frozen Margaritas in town!
    Boris068
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We like this place. You'll like it even more when you pay your bill, it's worth the money you pay.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday!
    GirlsVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Had a nice time with the girls, but the service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time was Wonderful
    YvonnefromnyVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The food and wine were delicious. Had the French Onion soup as an appetizer and the crust of the bread remained crunchy in the broth. Also, my boyfriend had the mussels as an appetizer and he received a large sized portion and was quite happy with it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this oldie but goodie
    DesirsVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I've loved southwest since it was in the financial center. Glad they've finally opened!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I just love Southwest! It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I just love Southwest! It is one of the best places in Battery Park City for lunch, dinner and especially brunch. It is fast becoming one of my favorite in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at SouthwestNY
    erinNYC
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Went to SouthwestNY for a birthday lunch and it was fantastic! Working in Battery Park City/FiDi gives you very limited options and I can't believe it's taken me just over a year to find this gem! It certainly isn't one of the first to show up when you Google "restaurants" with the neighborhood zip code so it's easy to miss in an online search. Better late than never! Had the shrimp tacos - SPICY, but excellent. My co-worker had the fish tacos and said it was amazing (note: she claims hers wasn't spicy). We had the chips and guacamole to start, and it's some of the best guac I've had in awhile and the chips are great - not greasy and thick enough to hold heaping scoops of guac. Split the churros for dessert... best. choice. ever.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved the pork shank
    jerseyjerry
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    an interesting set of mojito variations and a solid, though not extensive menu. we both had the braised pork shank and loved it. they were huge - one could have fed two people!. Came here once before with a group and tried every appetizer -- none disappointed. prices are reasonable and the service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with the girls
    GirlsVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great place, close to work to have lunch with the girls
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, terrible service!
    LillyVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Their goat cheese & mushroom quesadilla is delicious. As well as the El Valiente Guacamole. Just please train your staff! Teach them how to wait tables & to not forget about them once they've been seated.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid modern latin food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Everything we had from appetizers to entrees were great. Drinks are GENEROUS pours, and none of us had room for dessert. Always a good, solid place with friendly (and pretty) wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lunch Option
    cfreuler
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Excellent food, good bar, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this place is ok...
    T2060VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    the service is always quite slow, but some of the food is good. it's quite overpriced, but there aren't many options in the area, so we do go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Dined here a few times now and the food is consistently good. The price for portion size is perfect and the music and decor always please us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for Brunch. Drinks were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Went for Brunch. Drinks were good sizes. Mussels where delicious! Best Item we had at the table. Bad timing between appetizer and entree though. My entree got cold because of this and that always is annoying. Otherwise, I'd try this place again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • miss the old location but still goo
    luv1022
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I have been dining at this restaurant for over 15 years. Even though it has a new less seanic location. The food and service is still great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could Be Better
    Penelope
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The entrees were brought to the table while we were still eating appetizers and we had to tell the server we are still eating so he would not continue to put them on the table. When brought back to the table our dinners were no longer warm. The food is good, but there's something very amiss and lackadaisical with service. The restaurant could really improve with more attention to diners. This is my second time here and though I like the place (great margaritas) I don't know if I will return because of above.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortuantely there was just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Unfortuantely there was just too much waiting around on the wait staff to clear our plates and get our bill. There needs to be more urgency for people eating during their lunch hour. Otherwise, overall it was great food and beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Was surprised by how child-friendly this place it! The food is great as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • because there is nothing else...
    ajb123VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    hopefully one day soon, the financial district, specifically the area near the World Financial Center will get some better options. Until then I will struggle through mediocre, pricey tex-mex regularly. Fish tacos look great but the fish is very bland. Ceviche is delicious but pretty small for the price. I like the quesadillas but how hard is it to mess up a quesadilla? Entrees are hit or mess but are generally very heavy with lots of added oil/fat to it. Waiters/waitresses are unfriendly at best. On the plus side: drinks are good with a nice beer menu. Outdoor seating is nice.. Southwest couldnt survive in any other neighborhood in Manhattan, but given their location and the lack of other options they're doing just fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • August 22nd - BAD DAY for Southwest
    nylocal
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    I had been to Southwest twice before for dinner. Both times had a pretty good experience with food and service. On the 22nd I invited a friend from LA to meet me for a relaxed lunch. Right from the outset Soutwest was having a bad day. The waiter informed us the kitchen is "broken", only have some sandwiches/ salads available, but the rest of the menu should be available in 15 minutes or so. Not being in a big rush we decided to stay and have a drink while the kitchen got its act together... 30 minutes and they still only have a very limited menu. Long story short they never got the full menu going for lunch and we made the best of it. You would think over the 90+ minutes we were there a manager would come by... not once.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great afterwork spot or if
    DesirsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Great afterwork spot or if you want to do quick drinks with a friend. Very accomodating restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.