Trading Post NYC
Trading Post NYC

Trading Post NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tradingpostnyc.com/
  • Phone: 6463703337
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have Private rooms that can accommodate intimate parties of 8, up to larger gatherings of 250.
  • Private Party Contact: John Higgins 6464182502

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Street
  • Public Transit: 2,3,4,5,A,C,J,Z Subways to Fulton St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have two parking lots on the same block as our Restaurant and Bar.
A word from Trading Post NYC
The Trading Post is a classic American Restaurant and Bar. With a nod to our landmarked location in an elegantly restored 1840 Greek Revival building; our Menus will take you on a tour of trading routes both past and present-day.
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Trading Post NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (9)romantic (9)fit for foodies (8)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Never disappointed
    DRW0515
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I've been here for lunch several times now, having taken new guests each time. I've tried different dishes and always enjoyed the food; and the service is equally on par. My guests all were impressed as well. It's my new favorite downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet gem
    Michael
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a quiet gem for personal or business meals. Just a hint of sports bar at the bar (tv's), but the rest of it is quiet and modern classy. Excellent kitchen and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Trading Post
    Steph
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went there for my mom's birthday with a group of 7. It is a really cozy restaurant. We enjoyed the food and they had a nice wine list too. Their mussels for an appetizer were fantastic. I would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Downtown Joint
    Palmtrees
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was seemingly fresh, well prepared and warm. Food is always hot and cooked appropriately. Food is also very good, from the meat and cheese boards, to the hamburger, mussels and buratta. They give you plenty of tie if you want to linger. Drinks are a bit expensive and they sadly do not offer buybacks. I've been going there once per week since they opened with my wife and then this week I went with my buddies. You might think they might have bought me a round for such loyalty. Nothing. No acknowledgment Perhaps it's a rudderless ship with no management in sight. Service typically efficient, is subpar or nonexistent when seated in an out-of-the-way area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Wait staff was friendly and capable, but stretched thin -- meals arrived different times and beer took to long to get to table. but the meal was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I dressed up pub
    Reddybro
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    enjoyed sliders, fries,flatbread. personable bartender, .ate at the bar but the property does have a cozy room downstairs as well as a dining room. worth the trip
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mos205VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I was surprised how busy this place was on a Tuesday. Food was good. Service was slow.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mussels ever!
    Edwin
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a great find during our recent weekend in the city! Walked from Tribeca all the way to South and John for a stunning view of the Brooklyn Bridge at twilight. Decided to eat here at a window seat. After an amazingly crafted Manhattan, we ordered the chorizo and mussels in lemon and thyme broth. Seriously THE best mussels I've EVER had. Entrees of skirt steak and shrimp were well prepared as well. A definite winner all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Complete Win
    uglyearl
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    From the decor to the food, this place was a "win" on all accounts. My date and I split the PBLT sliders (amazing) and had the spicy shrimp/avocado flatbread and special for dinner. What was the special you ask? Flatiron steak with foie gras and truffles over a bed of spinach and asparagus. Whoa. This place was ah-mazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    RaymondTuskVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    First time we tried it. Very good food and service. Will be back. Ask for Table 1 if you are doing a business lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trading Post NYC
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Sorry to say, but it was better when it was The Yankee Clipper. For full write-up go to www.celluloidclub.blogspot.com.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good spot for a business lunch
    cinder
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went there for a lunch with clients. Wasn't too loud or busy, they had us in a smaller room which was greatly appreciated m server was attentive and the food was served quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in the Seaport!!!
    Clo724
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great spot! The food is excellent! I've eaten there many times and I've never tasted anything that wasn't incredible! The decor of the restaurant is beautiful and there is an incredible room upstairs that would be perfect for an event/dinner for about 50/60 people. They have just added outdoor seating also just in time for summer! I can't say enough good things about this place! Best restaurant in the seaport as far as I'm concerned!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maureen loved it
    FERRYRIDEREATS
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    STOPPED ON THE WAY HOME TO ROCKAWAY ON THE FERRY AND FOUND THIS PLACE IN MARCH. CAME BACK FOR DINNER AND DRINKS. THE FOOD WAS TERRIFIC. I HAD THE SCOTTISH SALMON AND MY WIFE THE SIRLOIN STEAK BOTH WERE WINNERS. THERE WAS AN EVENT GOING ON IN THE BAR BUT WE COULD STILL CONVERSE. SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. OVERALL A GREAT NIGHT. WE'LL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Trading Post NYC reviews archive.
  • Good find, good food, good area...
    FoodieandWineo
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was tasty! I had a wedge salad and steak. It was well seasoned and cooked as ordered. Being next to the water provides a great opportunity for a walk after dinner. The downside is that the hostess was a bit rude. I will give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she was having a bad day. She didn't feel like helping me find the party I was meeting, or alerting me that there was a room at the very front of the restaurant that you won't notice if you don't know it exists. I was going to ask her for a knife because our waitress hadn't come by in a while, but when I approached her before I could make my request she snarked that "it was downstairs to the right" assuming I was looking for the bathroom. She was just unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Solid martini, hearty, delicious risotto, ate downstairs, had a nice private table for me and my spouse to unwind in the 2 hours we had from the babysitter. Attentive server, happy to expedite the check. So glad to have them in the South Street Seaport/Lower Manhattan neighborhood. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for a diner
    David75016
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a great moment on this restaurant. Nice place and good service.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    CMCM
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This is a really nice restaurant with good prices, good food and nice ambience. There are upstairs and downstairs bars, and the dining rooms are dimly-lit, but not too dim - just right. The shrimp cocktail was fresh (not pre-frozen) and the bass was very good. I would also recommend the lobster mac and cheese.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty neighborhood joint
    JRinOC
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We were a little concerned, considering how close this restaurant was to the Fulton Market and Pier 17, we thought it may be a tourist trap. FYI: No kids menu....But it was really great! Service was very good and my daughter said it was the best burger ever! I had the beet salad which was a huge portion of beets, probably could have split that with someone and got a bowl of soup too. The bread was delicious, especially the raisin &. Fennel roll. Overall a very good lunch and a place we will plan to return to soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just west of the Seaport,
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Just west of the Seaport, this is a great spot for lunch. Dark glossy woods/interior (trading post? sort of nautical looking and comfortable...) and good space between the tables. Made for a good business lunch, as we could actually hear each other. Lobster BLT was a crowd pleaser, and a chicken kale salad was very tasty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaport Special
    etwaswolle
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    This is great spot for casual and business dining - have enjoyed both lunch and dinner a number of times. I brought fairly large groups twice and everyone loved it. Can be noisy when the after-work crowd fills the bar area. Has cosy niche spaces for romantic dining. Upstairs feels like a library and is usually quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to expectations
    NYDiner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Perhaps we were expecting too much, but we found the Trading Post to be just OK. Nothing wrong, but nothing exceptional, either. Perhaps we went with expectations too high? But, the razor clams, while pretty good, didn't have a lot of clams in them. My colossal shrimp entrée had exactly 4 good sized, but not colossal, shrimp. And they weren't that crisp texture really fresh shrimp has. Again, not bad, but not great, either. The penne special with chicken was bland. The service was fine, but only that. Waitress took our order, the food came, and we got the check. We did like the décor. Lots of little places to sit and eat where you aren't right on top of the table next to you. But, overall, I probably won't go back. It just wasn't special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    CeraVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Fantastic mussels! The chicken was cooked perfectly...moist on the inside with a crispy skin and the truffle potatoes were the perfect complement. My husband's short ribs were also amazing, rich and tender. Adam, our waiter, was fantastic and added to the entire evening. We'll definitely go back next time we're in New York.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great space and good food.
    JoeLVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The place is a newly renovated cross between a pub a saloon and a speak easy with lots of secret enclaves leather chairs and wood panelling. It's lively in the bar or white table cloth upstairs. The service is great. The food is as good or better than anything else in the area. Try the cheese sample....perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in Seaport area
    RedBankMama
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    This beautiful bar/restaurant has a fresh menu and great beer selection. Ambience is cozy and elegant. You can choose quiet and private or talk in the bar. Kale salad was fresh and delicious and sides were excellent. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WISH THE FOOD WERE A LITTLE BETTER
    PlannerDiVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    What sounded amazing in print was just good. Pork Belly sliders- how can you miss? But the pork belly was overcooked instead of soft with a crispy finish- it was a bit chewy and overcooking makes it lose its flavor. The sauce was pretty good, so it just missed. The beet salad promised goat cheese, I thought, but bits of blue cheese were thrown in. Disconcerting, even though I like both cheeses... I don't like them mixed. It's close to my apartment in lower Manhattan, so I was a little bummed that it's not fit for a discerning foodie such as myself. But my friend liked her lobster mac n cheese. The Super Tuscan wine was delicious, too, and the prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome mid-week treat!
    Dayday
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Quick service, great for a mid-week treat! Lobster BLT is awesome! Service was quick, servers polite and efficient! I will return to try more dishes. BTW- menu is separated into small dishes and large dishes to make your selection easier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night
    conwje01
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    This place was a good dinner out with a friend. The service was and the ambience was definitely something I enjoyed especially on a wednesday night. Probably a good after work drinks spot too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit pricey for the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Really love the ambience in the beautifully renovated space. This place used to be the Yankee Clipper which had a lot of history for those of us who are in the insurance business! Great place for a date of afterwork drinks with colleagues.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I took a friend from my country and we had a great time there! Both wine and food, especially seafood appetizers were great. And great steak. Staff there was attentive. Hope they keep this restaurant forever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    Seaportlocal
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A bit off the beaten track, almost to South Street on John, but a great spot. It balance seemingly contradicting characteristics in perfect harmony. It's full of cozy nooks for romantic cuddling or small groups but within a huge space if you want to have a big party. Also, it has a large full bar along with the scene, especially after work, but can go there just for a dinner with truly excellent food, from a spectacular raw bar, to slow braised short ribs, classic dishes, and a super lobster mac that's called a side, but is rich and filling. It's decor is suited to the "old seaport" in a long, old, low rise building lined with dark wood paneling in line with its "trading post" name but without being too theme-y.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to trade for better waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    ...maybe throw a new chef in with the deal, too. This place really needs to bring up its game if it's going to make it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could Have Been Better
    Timmccr8
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We went to TP as a group of 9 because for the neighborhood it had a menu with a nice range at not ridiculous prices. Maybe they can't handle larger parties but the service was distinctly lacking. A t least one order (mine) arrived cold and it was a chore to get beverage orders filled (much less correctly) or otherwise get attention from the staff. I liked the room.I wanted to like the food. Based on this visit, I just don't know that I'd tell anyone to spend money there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy, fun and DELICIOUS
    SPNYC
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Reservations were easy to make, I called ahead and let the restaurant know this would be a special occasion dinner so the reserved a booth -- a little tucked away private area for me and my party. I cannot say enough nice things about the service leading up to and during dinner, and everything we ate was amazing. Really highly recommend this place. Classy, cozy and the menu is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Michele531VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I highly recommend Trading Post. Everything we ate was delicious and we love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Treat
    josedlunaVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    I went there for the first time with colleagues and enjoyed it very much; very close to the office with good menu selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving
    Hoover13
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Had a great Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be back again. Can't wait to have brunch here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New downtown star
    ALPSVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Downtown lunch dining options are limited. Trading Post is an excellent addition. Food is super, service good, and ambience is great if you are seated in the back - very private and quiet. Try the duck pappadelle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs work.
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    So, we ordered brunch and asked for a platter of Oysters and Jumbo Shrimp as our appetizer. About 30 minutes later, our brunch order arrived (one of which was incorrect). And then about 5 minutes afterward, our appetizer arrived. We told the waitress we no longer needed an appetizer as our brunch orders had already been delivered and she graciously took it back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated in the upstairs
    MCHIN
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We were seated in the upstairs section which for the nite was not good placement for our date nite. Service was kind and friendly, but slow. They had a large party going on and the noise seemed to din and dull based on the conversation at hand from their table. Not a large menu. We are used to more selections. Overall ok. Wine by the glass came in a mini carafe and a good selection! We went straight to entrees since we had a show to catch. Had the lobster Mac n cheese ( taste much better if you're eating them together). Flatbread spicy shrimp and the pork chop. For dessert we had the apple cobbler (which took a while to get) but worth the wait! Overall ok! Not dying to go back, but would.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic