Battery Gardens

4.0
591 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 9:00pm & Sunday 11:30am - 3pm. Beer Garden open daily (weather permitting) starting at 11:30am.

Battery Gardens Restaurant will always have Private Events on Saturday & Sunday's. Therefore for the Dinner Reservations for the Restaurant the only option that will be available is Outdoor Seating. The Inside Seating areas will be Reserved for Private Events.






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.
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Phone number
(212) 809-5508 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Quick Park Parking Lot

Corner of Whitehall Street & South Street
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Public transit
By Subway

N/R to Whitehall

1 to South Ferry

4/5 to Bowling Green
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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 Augustyn'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 Park, the Garden Suite can accommodate up to 60 people.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We Cater to Weddings, Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Anniversary, Social and Corporate Events.

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What 591 People Are Saying
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JP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a reservation on OpenTable for Battery Gardens to celebrate my mom's birthday. We arrived a few minutes early only to find out that they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. No one ever informed us of this. What is ironic is that I am still being asked how my experience was.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TThe location on the harbor with the Statue of and ample natural sky light make it certain we will come back often and recommend it to others. The tables are set with linens and are widely spaced for good sense of privacy while dining. Sound level at our visit was very well suited to conversation. Wait staff is responsive and the menu offers imaginative choices. Our cocktails and wine were excellent. The food is well prepared as ordered and arrived to table timely. Our only request is to offer diners a choice of branded bottles of water for the table. Florinated tap and tap florinated and The location on the arbor with the Statue of and ample natural sky light make it certain we will come back often and recommend it to others. The tables are set with linens, are widely spaced for good sense of privacy while dining. Wait staff is responsive and the menu offers imaginative choices. Our cocktails and wine were excellent. The food is well prepared as ordered and arriving to table timely. Our only request is to offer diners a choice of branded bottles of water for the table. Florinated tap and florinated carbonated water are unworthy of the high quality this beautiful restaurant asspires to and otherwise achieves. We look forward to returning!

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEAUTIFUL setting, beautiful room, excellent service, SCRUMPTIOUS meal!! can't wait to go back!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Great views. Couldn't buy good service if we tried. Food was above average, youre paying for the view. Would go again but with hopes service was better.

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g
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of our favorites. salmon, pizza and steak are top notch. the cheesecake is awesome

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A
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the view of Liberty Island was the icing on top! Delicious food, dessert and sangria💜 Our waiter was just attentive enough without being over bearing too! Loved this meal. Will definitely come next time we are in New York.

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CG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

I hope this restaurant benefits from a very low rent. It occupies a perfect spot on the waterfront with a wonderful view of the Statue of Liberty and is great for people- and harbor-watching. The food is excellent and the service above par. The problem is that there is a large two story exhaust funnel right in the middle of the property. Its apparent purpose is to let out exhaust fumes and overheated air from the subways below. The noise the fans make spoils almost everything. The large industrial fans are hard to ignore, much as one might try, making an otherwise marvelous experience more like eating on a factory floor with the machinery all abuzz. Very disappointing, as a result of the noise caused by the fans.

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H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There is no other place like this if you want delicious food and an outdoor venue literally overlooking New York harbor.
The food is quite good, mussels and shrimp cocktails are great!
If it's a nice evening, sit outside, you won't be disappointed!

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SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good service but a little slow, good food but not outstanding/a bit overpriced for what you get.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is excellent but open tables part was seriously lacking. When we arrived there was a corporate event going on in the dining room and we hadn’t been notified. They were going to seat is outside, it was 65 degrees, grey, breezy and the daylight was fading so not really comfortable for outside fine dining. We left.

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RV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was rainy and there was a private event in the restaurant. But this meant that there were way too many bugs that kept initially falling on our food until they eventually lit us a candle and brought some vinegar to keep bugs off. Wish we were warned beforehand when we made our reservation.

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n
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The water views are great but the food is very mediocre.

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KA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My go-to spot for outdoor dining in lower Manhattan. Amazing views, good food. A little off the beaten path, but that is part of the charm. Hard to understand why lunchtime is not more crowded.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch after our wedding at City Hall. The service and staff were great, and the room was bright and cheerful in the mid afternoon. It was a perfect stop on a special day.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location

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TT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The view is obviously the main attraction here, and overall the place is very pleasant and well decorated. But the food was really disappointing. I would not go back.

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is excellent!!! The service, the food, the setting and the drinks were all exceptional!!!

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JL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food is okay, but the big draw is really being outside for the view. Came here on a Saturday afternoon and we were able to sit outside for hours enjoying our adult beverages. The food was decent enough to fill our bellies.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I walked all the way there, and it was closed!

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TN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. We were 2 people who ordered 2 main meals accompanied by 2 glasses of wine. They included service charge over 20% before even calculating taxes. I do not see any reason to include automatically service charge without informing us about this practice. Price of this dinner was too high.

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HC
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here -- sitting outside on the waterfront, with attentive service and lovely food.

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NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We weren't told there would be a wedding there and we were put out on a metal table with the wedding party nearly on top of us- not a great experience for what we were expecting.

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KA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good. Loved the view. The service was slower than we would have liked.

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V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very nice

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PP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our superb lunch on their outdoor patio overlooking the Hudson. Perfect food and service!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We sat out on the patio which was good with 2 toddlers. The food was good but expensive. The wait staff was friendly but it took WAY TOO LONG for our food to be served.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

In a sunny summer day, it was very relaxing sitting outside the porch and enjoying the river view.
The food was good and at reasonable price.
After dinner, it was good exercise walking along Battery park .

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EN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful night in NYC. Would highly recommend the prix fixed dinner. On the water and seeing all the activity in the harbor was fantastic.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go. Amazing service. Wonderful food. Beautiful view. A must see in NYC!

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PV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Waiter was not attentive at all

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was delicious. It was a perfect night outside and a very romantic evening.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Misleading bill. Imposed gratuity of 20% as service fee on the check and yet the level of service doesn’t warrant the imposed fee. Check also has tip line which could be misleading for customers to double pay on the tip. Seafood dishes were not fresh. Would not recommend.

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n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with experience. The food was excellent. Clients were extremely pleased. The view is terrific!

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here even though I’ve lived in BPC for 32 years. Will definitely go back

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had my Sons wedding one year ago, which was fabulous at Battery Gardens. To celebrate we went Mother’s Day. It is just beautiful and the food was delicious. It’s a little bit of of beauty in Manhattan overlooking the Hudson.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Mothers Day

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food here is just ok. It’s extremely overpriced because it’s in a tourist area and the views are to die for. Service is very basic also. And no frills if you’re dining outside. They couldn’t bother to cover the rusty tables with a tablecloth even when charging $32 for an ok entré. Go for the views, sit outside and order drinks and maybe some apps.

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T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant restaurant with a fabulous one-of-a-kind view. Great for out-of-town guests. Great outdoor seating. Nothing like it anywhere. Includes an outdoor bar for drinks only.

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K
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view of NY harbor are the best both indoors and out. The seasonal specials are creative and quite good. It is a little off the beaten path but once you find it you'll be going back

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

One irritating point was that they charged 20% "service" and then put a "tip" line in addition to the credit card slip. And service was not that exceptional to deserve 20% top to begin with.

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