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About 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.

Inside Battery Park
across from 17 State St.
New York, NY 10004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental

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.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 809-5508 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.batterygardens.com/restaurant.html

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.

Parking Details:
Quick Park Parking Lot

Corner of Whitehall Street & South Street

Public Transit:
By Subway

N/R to Whitehall

1 to South Ferry

4/5 to Bowling Green

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Private Dining

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

Battery Gardens Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

75% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Casual (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Waterfront (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Lincolnshire)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The prix fixe menu was very good value, drinks a little more expensive. I was only able to book a table for 5pm through open table yet we were the only table in occupancy when we arrived and when we left there were only 3 other table occupied.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We will be getting married at Battery Gardens in 2018, so when we saw they were doing a prix fixe for valentine's day we just had to do it! The food was delicious, the view is incredible, and the staff is so nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Excellent food. Service was mediocre. Great views of the harbor. Overall a nice experience although be careful with the billing. Even though there were only 2 in our party they included an automatic 20% gratuity on the bill which we didn't think was warranted. It lessened the experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

I would definitely come back again. Great for Corporate lunches.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is amazing. Professional. They are use to accommodating weddings so the service is excellent.
The food has been consistent for all the years that I have been going there. It's soo good!

The view and neighborhood is just gorgeous on any night, any time of the year.
Enjoy!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Casual, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 16, 2016

What a disappointment ! We took friends from Seattle here for dinner on Friday. There was a private party going on, so we were relegated to the chilly, windy first terrace. Service was slap dash. Obviously, the restaurant was focused on the private event . The food was awful. The fish smelled so strong that those of us who ordered fish were afraid to eat it. All six of us agreed that we would not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

I believe this place has such a great potential , it is very sad that you don't make the best of it . You have a great wood burn pizza , but the pizza dough it is horrible, I am from Napoli and I know a good pizza .
The food it is not that good , you should improve o change chef , you have high price for very low service and food , for the location and how beautiful the place is ,you should have a line of people out side every day ,breakfast, lunch and dinner .

You have a Pearl ,but you are not taking a good care of it .

Best regards
Daniela

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Food was great .... So is the venue... Beautiful view.... Service was terrible... The server had to be called several times to order and even to request water.... She was least interested....

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2016

How do you take a reservation for our anniversary then not answer the phone but when we show up actually have a private event?
Thanks for ruining our dinner on our anniversary.
SOO inconsiderate!

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 (München)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Very good location, best view to the harbour with Liberty and Governor Island,
we all eated the menu cause of the time of two hours - there was a great wedding party at the restaurant, so there weren't many other guests at the "garden" - great.
But the restaurant gave us the info of wedding and shorter time slote - everything was fine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2016

GOOD SERVICE, GOOD FOOD AND A GREAT SETTING.

SUNSET WAS FANTASTIC

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Been here a couple of time recently and was SHOCKED to see a $45.00+ service charge on my bill. I'm a decent tipper, so won't be coming back because of this.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2016

They were unable to accommodate my reservation. Very disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Incredible Value! The $25 three course meal was delicious and an amazing value for downtown Manhattan. The setting is absolutely spectacular as well.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Our salmon dinner was delicious and the dessert was superb!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

We had brunch outdoors, which was great in every way! Very special harbor location! One of a kind!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Beautiful restaurant with a fabulous view. We ordered the pre-fix menu which was nice but could have had a bit more on the main dish - it was only a small piece of salmon but it was delicious. The service was a bit hectic as it seemed we had different servers. Had to wait for utensils - had to wait for an extra spoon - but all in all it was nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Wonderful Hudson River View.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Came here for a business lunch; sat outside since it was a beautiful July day. You can see the Statue of Liberty very clearly. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and almost did not want to go back to the office. There's a prix-fixe lunch that includes an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert for $25 (two choices for each category) which was a great value. We ordered the pizza, salmon, steak, chicken, and hummus platter. All were nicely done.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Great quiet place with a romantic view for a brunch date. Be prepared to shell out some money. Food and drinks are on the pricey side for what you are getting. Food was good but not exceptional. Drinks were watered down with ice and also pricey. Service was "okay".

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

The location of this restaurant is compelling. Poised next to the Staten Island Ferry terminal, you have a ringside seat of New York Harbor - full of ships, boats, ferries and stunning views of the Statue of Liberty.

The menu items we sampled including the Prix-Fixe menu were all tasty and carefully prepared. The service at the outdoor tables was a little uneven and there was a discrepancy in the bill, but all was graciously resolved.

An added perk of this location is the proximity to the new Sea Glass Carousel which is equally fun to ride and then also to watch, just steps away in Battery Park.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

The place is beautiful. All 7 of us felt like we were on vacation. We had requested seating outside, but it was too hot, so we were able to go inside and were allowed to pick our table. Of course, we chose one w a fantastic view of the Statue of Liberty and sail boats gliding on the river. We had the pre fixe 3-course lunch (a great bargain at $25 per person). The menu was limited in that the entrée was either salmon or steak. Five of us ordered the pre fixe - everyone who ordered the salmon loved it (me included) and those who had the steak raved about it. Two people ordered from the regular menu and liked their selections. Some people ordered drinks at the outside bar while waiting for the others to arrive. They paid at the bar for their drinks. However, when the bill came we were charged for a drink that we didn't have. The waitress did take it off our bill but seemed a little annoyed. When we paid her (cash - w a 20% tip), she proceeded to count the money in front of us. We were amazed. I've never seen anything like that. Maybe she was inexperienced. In spite of that, we all had a great time and will probably go back on another beautiful day - maybe in the autumn so we can take advantage of the outdoor patio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Excellent food, service and location on the water. My party of 10 was very happy with all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2016

What a magnificent view of the city and the Statue of Liberty while enjoying exemplary service and outstanding food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Beautiful seating on the water. We went at the end of June for an 8:00 reservation and it was perfect timing for the sunset. Great view of the Statue of Liberty. Considering the location, it was very reasonably priced. And food was good. Sea bass was a very small portion so I would consider that a little over priced. But indefinitely recommend it for a romantic night. Right near the 1 and 4/5 trains.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Just a perfect experience! Couldn't recommend it more!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on June 17, 2016

A delightful restaurant with picturesque views of the Statue of Liberty. The service was satisfactory and the food was well presented however, my burger was not cooked well-done as requested. The remainder of the food order was exceptionally good. All-in-all a wonderful setting and a varied menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Had some out-of-town guests and we were doing NYC like tourists. After having visited the 9/11 Memorial, we strolled through Battery Park and chanced upon Battery Gardens for lunch. This is truly a hidden gem. You have a magnificent view of the Statue of Liberty as well as moored boats at the small marina. The food was excellent and our waiter was gracious and entertaining. We were fortunate to meet the owner, Paul Nicaj, who is a legend in the NYC hospitality industry. Mr. Nicaj was so charming and warm and regaled us with stories of his restaurant and his participation in the cleanup of Battery Park. He was truly proud of his accomplishments as well he should be. I highly recommend Battery Park for its food, setting, service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Good food and view, lousy service. Would still go back on some occasions but don't expect good waiters!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Wonderful outdoor patio, lovely breeze, excellent food. Unfortunately the worst service we have experienced as residents and frequent diners out in Manhattan. Part of the problem was likely that we did not have one committed server, but mostly we were completely ignored. I asked three times for water (85 degree day) before I had to walk up to the server station to find someone to bring water over. We opted for the three course prefix lunch, however after entrees were served our desserts never showed up and no one came to check on us. Eventually a sever came over and gave us the wrong dessert then came back 30 minutes later with only one dessert. We spoke with the manager about the poor service and he did not offer to cover any of the bill until we specifically asked for a discount for poor service. I would love to come back here for the atmosphere, but sadly will not as the service was impeccably bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2016

We had a nice diner at a window situated table with a great view of the sunset and the Statue of Liberty. Food was ok, but a bit over-priced.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2016

Took a London colleague for cocktails and the sunset. Lovely evening. Recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2016

I brought my co-worker here for Admin assistant's day. We were sat immediately upon arrival and were given a window seat. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I had crab cake for appetizer and filet mignon for entrée. Everything was cooked to perfection. They have a spectacular view of lady liberty. It is a little pricey to order ala carte, but worth it. They do have a $25 pre fixe option which is very reasonable for the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Had a delicious and enjoyable Easter Brunch here with friends from the city.
Everyone at Battery Gardens was friendly and helpful.
Food and service were both very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2016

We had lunch on a weekday to celebrate a colleagues birthday. It was one of the first higher temperature days prior to spring. Our objective was to enjoy the sun and eat well. Battery Gardens didn't disappoint. The views are amazing and ambiance too. The food really surprised. It was delicious and great presentation. For appetizers we had tuna tare tare and crab cake. So good!!! Had the branzino and it was perfect! Overall a great experience and we were all happy to have selected Battery Gardens. Will be back in spring and summer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2016

The restaurant is tired. They had just painted and the entire restaurant smelled. The hostess did not seem to care at all. Service was unfriendly. Menu was odd - only sandwich was a burger. So most of us got pizza.
The view is always beautiful and we would have liked to sit outside however, they were only serving drinks outside at lunch. It wasn't crowded and I understand why.
Go for drinks and the view, skip lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Went on February 14 and was forced to pick from the Valentines set-price menu. I wasn't happy with that, especially how I wasn't planning on paying 200$ for a lunch for myself and my friend. There was no one else at the restaurant and the table was wobbly. We kept calling them over to fix it but it never got fixed. Also, service could have been better, the servers could have been friendlier and more helpful.
On a more positive note, the food was good. And the view was nice. Good place overall but more for special occasions .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Great food wonderful service beautiful setting . The space is done beautifully
We had the salmon that was outstanding and the carrot soup was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2016

Took my best friend here to celebrate her 17th. It was definately worth the money and the travel. However we did go right after the snow storm. This place, I would rather go in the spring or summer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2015

My family went here for Thanksgiving dinner. The appetizers were fantastic. The menu was prefixed so we made sure all four in our party chose one of the appetizers so we could sample them all. The favorite was the goat cheese and beet salad. It was light, refreshing, colorful and very flavorful. The crab cake was excellent and had a slaw and dressing which lightened up the dish. Our turkey dinner was very good. A sampling of white and dark meat. The brussel sprouts were very salty and I was not a fan of mushroom gravy on my turkey. All of the other fixings were very good. All in all it was a great experience eating there on a holiday you usually spend amongst family and friends at home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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