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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Casual (5)
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Waterfront (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2015

The restaurant was empty on Monday night, surprising as the view of the harbor is wonderful, the food was good, service attentive and the price for the pre fixe was remarkably reasonable. Its a lovely room as well. It was too cold to sit outside which would be even better. Not worth a special trip but if you are nearby worth a walk.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2015

I came for lunch and the view . The view is the best thing about the place and why you would even consider spending the higher prices. Otherwise the food was just ok but looked as tired as the surroundings. Overall, the place could use a facelift right down to the pale looking Tuna Tartar which I ordered and was not impressed .
I am not likely to come back. I only came here because my reservation at Giginos ( just up the street ) was unfortunately cancelled. It has a similar view but the food is outstanding and worth every penny.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2015

Accepted a reservation on Open Table for Sunday brunch even though a wedding was booked in. There was no table and our party of four included two over 80 years old. That's stupid and claiming they called us that morning -- remember I said brunch -- was a lie and stupid.
No apology, no offer to host us in the future for their error and we were in the middle of tourist country with two elderly folks who were hungry.,
Just awful treatment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

I came here for a bachelor party with 9 guys and we were all very impressed. I found the restaurant on Google Maps and thought we would give it a try. The view was amazing - we could see the statue of liberty very clearly from our table on the outdoor patio. The staff was super friendly and fun, especially our waiter, Tarique? The prices were reasonable given the location and the food selection. The food was good and brought out in a very timely manner. All in all, this was a great experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to eat in the Financial-District/Battery Park area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2015

We had a group of 10 for a promotion celebration lunch. The food was very good however, it seemed to be a problem when we asked to sit inside instead of outside. Also, one of our servers was not pleasant at times when taking our orders. Rolling of his eyes going on. For automatic 20% tip he should have been more than pleasant at all times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2015

We hadn't been to Battery Gardens in a few years, but always liked it. On a beautiful day, we decided to have a birthday lunch on the terrace. The view is fabulous...dining with the Statue of Liberty and boat traffic on the river.
Our waiter, from whom we ordered a prix fixe lunch, seemed annoyed and unfriendly. My salmon was overlooked and tasteless, while my husband's hangar steak was flavorful, but very tough. The salad was fine, but ordinary.
I would recommend a drink on the terrace for the wonderful view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 4, 2015

The food was ok, but not up to the prices. I would not rate it as "fit for foodies." We enjoyed the view, but our server was quite inattentive. All In all, It was acceptable, but underwhelming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Wonderful views.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2015

Battery garden has both inside and outside tables. Outside you look at the East river, the Statute of Liberty and the Staten Island Ferry as you dine. There is a very good price fix menu as well as a nice selection of dinner options at reasonable prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2015

Great spot for people watching and great view of harbor.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Amazing view & amazing service (which seems pretty rare in this area of NYC). Offer a 3 courses menu for $35 that was delicious.
Definitely a place to recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2015

The wine steward did not know the difference between a beaujolais-village (which was on the menu) and a beaujolais (which he brought). The menu said that the crab cake was made of "jumbo lump crabmeat," but that was obviously false; the crab cake was tasteless.
I have very rarely refused to leave a tip, but I got up from the table feeling cheated.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2015

There was a company party being held the evening we dined here, and it was incredibly loud and disruptive. It also greatly slowed service, and we spent 3 hours here without meaning to do so. None of the staff is very responsive, and the outdoor area is nothing more than uncomfortable metal chairs beside overgrown bushes. Not a great view, which is yet more of a disappointment due to the regular Staten Island Ferry foghorn.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Scenic space, warm employees, and delicious food. The portions are smaller than average, but I like that because I never feel "overstuffed". Delightful restaurant, especially for a romantic date or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2015

Quality food and a great dining restaurant when the weather is clear and mild because of the views of NY Harbour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2015

Views, food, ease of travel there is great; service could be greatly improved. Our waitress disappeared for most of the meal; don't count on refills or re-orders of drinks!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Been here twice in the past few yrs. Had my first Chilean sea bass here!! Odd tho that outdoor dining had no water view tho nice plant screens from the pedestrians. Skimpy wine list but food excellent and service nice. Very friendly and other waiters would check on us when ours wasn't around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2015

All the folks at Battery Gardens Restaurant helped make a very special occasion even more fantastic! Our table was set up exactly as we'd requested, using our decorations and Matt, Tariq, Christina all went out of their way to make it top notch.

The table setting, in shade, looked great to our guests from London, Korea and Nj who were expecting a simple lunch!

The food itself, from the prix fixe menu received rave reviews from everyone.

Thank you to Matt, Tariq and their team all the wonderful work and keeping the pace of lunch and drinks at a very enjoyable length of time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2015

Great food, fantastic scenic view and just plain classy in service and preparation. What more can you ask for? It's a GEM.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Wanted someplace special with a great view, and Battery Gardens did not disappoint on that front. Our party of seven loved the outdoor table just steps from the water in Battery Park. The food was very good, including a hummus flatbread which we all shared, an octopus salad, sea bass, and less so the grilled chicken salad and pizza. But the service was a bit lacking. Twice our waitress came by, looked at the empty table and asked if the food had arrived (it had not). Also, I specifically mentioned when making the reservation and when confirming, that we were celebrating two birthdays. However, when the dessert arrived, there was no candle and no indication that that information had been communicated. I walked up to the hostess and told her, however she was completely uninterested and asked me if I told the waitress. That being said, I would return and would recommend this spot, especially on a beautiful day. I can't imagine a better place to spend a leisurely afternoon. It's truly a unique oasis in the city.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

I booked this for Father's Day because of the great outdoor seating and brunch menu listed online. When we were seated, I asked for brunch emu only to find out they don't serve brunch. Service was slow and inattentive. Food was just mediocre. Not worth the $$.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2015

The Battery Gardens location is beautiful. Unfortunately, the food is sub par. I ordered the pasta bolognese and could not eat it. The waitstaff was pretty inattentive and at one point I had to get up and find our waiter so we could get salt and pepper. Lastly, Battery Gardens looks as though it is falling apart. The interior is very dingy. The tables outside seem to be on their last legs. It wouldn't take much to make Battery Gardens go from a "2" to a "8 or 9." But right now it's a "2."

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2015

You just can't beat the view! And the food is surprisingly good as well. Given the outdoor spacious seating overlooking NY Harbor and the Statue of Liberty and with noise not an issue, it can be romantic or even kid friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2015

Our server was unattentive the whole time; we had to go up to the bar to ask for a water refill from the dining area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Restaurant was recommended by a travel book as a must go so I included it on my to do list. Great food, great view, highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I've been here before and enjoyed the atmosphere and ambience then. It was just as true during the daylight.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Went here for thanksgiving dinner. This was one of the more expensive options in new york. Food was poor and service even worse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2014

There were a lot of people serving us, but every time we asked for something (butter, a roll, gravy, etc) no one would bring it. Had to ask 3-4 times before someone would bring it. They also cleared plates before we were done eating. They were impatient with us when we asked a few legit questions about the menu. We spent $424 for 3 adults and 1 child. Not sure if the staff was angry they had to work on Thanksgiving or if they are always like that, but we didn't feel welcome.

Food was decent.

The view is nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2014

The iconic view of the Statue of Liberty makes this place pretty special. Though it is a bit run-down and could use some renovation, it still makes a good impression overall. Food was very good on Thanksgiving and the servers were very eager to please, though they might have been more accustomed to doing events than table service, and the owner was in attendance and attentive.

If you can make it down when the weather is nice and pair a lunch or dinner with a nice walk around Battery Park, you can have yourself a very nice time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants! If you are looking to have a beautiful lunch, an amazing dinner, or host an event..you have come to the right place.
Lamb osso buco delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 2, 2014

We came for Saturday lunch. It was very quiet and really nice. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was excellent!
Great view of the river and the ferries going across to The Statue of Liberty!! Not cheap but worth it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Restaurant is simply amazing. The food, atmosphere, wait staff, and view was unbeatable. The best part of it all is the owner Paul. No one is better than him!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2014

The views at this restaurant are among the best in the city. Simply fantastic view for a business lunch. However the food has declined in quality significantly. This is evident from the rather small attendance by other guests.I hope the food improves soon or this restaurant will not be around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2014

we had to eat outside because a wedding was underway! Not a problem as you go there for the view of the ny harbor and the Statue of Liberty. It was a perfect clear evening so especially lovely outdoors. The food was good though not exceptional. Small menu but wide range from pizza to small plates to burger to full entree which is another reason for my original selection of these restaurant. I recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 6, 2014

Very enjoyable last minute find. Bread was stale(acknowledged by waiter). However, brought fresh bread, but not until requested. Good food. Great salad that we shared. It was a beautiful evening, so hard not to enjoy. Rating is because staff was not as attentive as would expect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Beautiful spot -- very tired decor, design...one of the best spots in Manhattan deserves more attention, investment. The outdoor section was not full on a beautiful September evening--on Friday! We left -- why sit alone?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2014

Clearly a tourist or event venue. Nice terrace. the dining room had an unpleasant odor - would not have stayed if outdoor seating was not available.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2014

We had one day in NYC and tried to jam as much in as possible. We had tickets for the Statue of Liberty and a set time for the top of the rock. It was a day outing for our two grand children who had never been to NYC. We ran in and had to be out in a half hour. The restaurant was lovely. The staff was understanding and got our food out as quickly as possible. It is a white table cloth restaurant with wonderful food and outstanding service. Everything is delicious and it is in Battery Park so walking distance to the boats to the Statue. I would love to return with more time. The view is wonderful and the glass wall looking toward Lady Liberty works perfectly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2014

Food was Ok; service was prompt. Go there for the view...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2014

We ate at Battery Gardens on the terrace on a Saturday evening about 7 - 8:30 p.m. The food was good. The service attentive without being overly present. The prices are reasonable. But the reason we ate there was for the view which is quite good with the boats on the river, the Statue of Liberty across the water and we were rewarded with a very nice sunset.

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