Battery Gardens

4.2
614 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant needs a renovation in my opinion . The food was delicious and staff courteous and attentive. I found the price to be above average.

ZC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal and service in an iconic New York location! Thank you for the amazing meal

R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was exceptional just the food was not good at all.

AC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

Let me start off by saying that the service at the bar I can’t give more than less than 1star. The service was horrible, the bartender was the most unfriendly person I’ve come across in a long time. The bar area is a filthy mess with weeds growing and filthy tables..The place itself looks like it should be condemned. There are weeds all over, tables look 100 yrs old , rusted and rotted..It’s falling apart. We ate outdoors, the view is beautiful but there are weeds growing in the planters which prevented us from having a better view than we could have, The service was very good I have no complaints about that, the waiters were very kind and helpful the food was decent, but would I ever come back absolutely not by the end of the meal we saw rats running around. I was disgusted. I brought my family thinking it was clean and as good as it was a few yrs ago and it was embarrassing. I think the best thing for this restaurant would be to close its doors and never reopen because it’s an embarrassment to the area.. the parking lot stunk of garbage, it was filthy. There is so much more I can say but at this point , there is nothing more that needs to be said. The place is a disgrace.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed dinner. Paul, the owner, is a wonderful host.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a family milestone and decided to head to Battery Gardens for outdoor dining with the beautiful views of The Statue of Liberty. What we got (in addition to the views) was an outstanding meal that began with the seafood tower. Everything was delicious. Most of our table ordered the ribeye that was cooked to perfection while others ordered the sea bass and the duck.

The service was quick, consultative and spot on. Everything was conducted to perfection under the watchful eye of “Uncle Paul”. Paul Nicaj is the owner who ensures that everything is done as he would do it himself.

Wonderful place to have a dinner, drinks or an event while enjoying the sunset and watching the boats go by.

AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been there a few times. The setting is lovely, overlooking the Hudson River with views of the Statue of Liberty. The interior space is crisp, clean, light with large windows. The outdoor space is equally lovely. The food was very good, as was the service.

I recommend that you have dinner there around dusk, and enjoy the sunset. After eating a delicious meal and a glass or two of wine, make sure to stop by the SeaGlass Carousel, and enjoy the experience. It is to the right as you leave the restaurant. It is a perfect way to end a perfect evening.

Y
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They also have a delicious and reasonably price prix fixe menu which my team enjoyed thoroughly. Easy to make and modify reservations, and the outdoor patio near the water is perfect for the summer! Also dog friendly :)

JA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall we enjoyed the experience but service could have been faster and we waited too long for the check

CE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Battery Gardens Restaurant because it is consistently excellent. I go there often and I find that the food, the service and the ambiance are always excellent.

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Sat outside. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Excellent service. Great food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in years!

CT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service a bit slow. Lack of attention or maybe understaffed. Otherwise, waiter was very nice (when he got to us).

JM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

We were not told there was a wedding and were required to sit outside. It was gusty winds that evening. Part of our salads blew off the plates and a glass if wine was blown over in to the half eaten dinner. The waiter brought another glass of wine but charged for it!! We just gave up.

The food was quite good, especially the scallops. But not at all a good experience.

YR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I came here on Father's Day. We sat outside and enjoyed the view. Good service, good food, and staff was very accommodating. Hope to be back soon.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Father’s Day and birthday

SO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Excellent greeting from Maitre’ D; excellent seating and service. So it’s hard to tell these amazing people that their food sucks. Ambience and atmosphere were perfect as well.

s
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at Battery Gardens outside on the patio to celebrate a team member's work anniversary. We were delighted to have the manager bring us dessert when we asked where the cake was even after we paid! It was a nice touch. (We were however surprised that a service charge was added to our bill and not mentioned specifically when it was delivered.)

MT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great view of the harbor. Excellent for outdoor dining.

DH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner was so amazing to our group of 12. He welcome us and even gave us two bottles of champagne on the house. Food was amazing . Staff was very attentive. Will definitely visit again when it get warm to enjoy outside dining.

c
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

cold day so ate inside - the view, nevertheless, is spectacular. Boats, mostly ferrying tourists to Liberty island and Ellis island, crisscrossed the open harbor. Go for the view.

CE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect! The food, service and decor are always perfect. The outside area has a magnificent view of the Statute of Liberty.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, what more can you ask for?

JP
Atlantic City
3 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.

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!

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!

B
New York Area
2 reviews
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.

g
New York Area
92 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

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.

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.

H
New York Area
20 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!

SB
New York Area
8 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.

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.

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.

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

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

KA
New York Area
32 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.

RB
New York Area
3 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.

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

Great location

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.

CE
New York Area
20 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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