The View at Battery Park

4.4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Masterpiece Caterers is thrilled to announce the acquisition of The View at Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Formally Battery Gardens Restaurant. The View at Battery Park is nestled within the manicured gardens of Battery Park and is flanked by The Sea Glass Carousel and the Staten Island Ferry’s Whitehall Terminal. A waterfront property with two floors of commanding views of New York Harbor, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, The View will feature outdoor waterside seating with a separate outdoor bar along with a beer garden featuring craft beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 people are saying
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaveH
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The view is amazing, but the food only adequate and the service a little shady.

We ordered the raw seafood platter - on the menu for $55. We were told that it included clams, oysters, shrimp and lobster claws. In actuality, we were served small pieces of shredded lobster that had no taste (and did not come with melted butter) and the rest of the items were only marginally better.
When the bill came, we were charged $65 for the seafood platter. The waiter told us he'd been working there for 3 months and no one had ever noticed. He corrected the bill, but BUYER BEWARE - review your bill as the restaurant systemically overcharges.

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vipPatti
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this based on reviews and are glad we did! The food was delicious (and reasonable!) and the service was great. We had Alex as our server. We were seated overlooking the water and it was pleasant. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Venue was beautiful!! Tables were spread out from each other and great for covid conscious guests. We were seated right away even before our whole party was present. However our waitress was aggressive and kept telling us how swamped she was. Food took a long time and meals came out one at a time.

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Jules
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Really long delay for food though the place was nowhere near full capacity due to Covid. 45 minutes to get our entrees then our appetizers came out afterwards. Nice waiter comped us a round of drinks for the inconvenience. Lovely water views from the patio. Price is cheap for NYC but portions are small as well, but the food was great! But missed our ferry home due to the delay getting our food and had to wait 3 hours for the next one due to Sunday schedule.☹️

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Rachel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came here for dinner and had the best experience. The tables are nicely spaced out and all of the wait staff wore masks. The view was incredible at sunset and there was a wedding there that night, so we even got to eat to some live music! The food was AMAZING - we ordered the steamers and the squid ink pasta and were truly blown away. Prices are reasonable and the setting simply can not be beat. Do not miss out on this place!

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deborahm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice location, open to the water. Not many people know about it probably as there were a lot of tables available, whereas other locations are booke for weeks in advance !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Poor service
Cold food
Very rude staff
Brought out wrong meals
Check was wrong

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RitaD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. Great ambiance and great location.

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vipMichaelJM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go anywhere else downtown, you need to talk to your therapist about why you make bad decisions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CeCe is an amazing server. Will request her next time we come!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is an unexcepted yummy, fabulous environment.

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BenjaminY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, everything was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view & good foods. What else you need more!

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CorinneB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed dining outdoors with our toddler and friends from out of town. The food was delicious and the location can't be beat. Will return.

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Horvendile
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. My friend and I go every Friday before the Sunset Singing Circle in Wagner Park. The food is excellent, the staff extraordinarily friendly, and as the name implies, the view is breathtaking. While he weather is good enjoy the outdoor dining. You'll need a reservation.

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DorothyS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been waiting for them to open all winter! Last year they only had outdoor dining for the most part, but that was fine by us. When the weather's nice, there's no place better to enjoy the view and the food. The manager and the staff are superb -- warm, friendly, helpful and all-around great people.

I'm sort of hesitant to give it such a rave review, because I don't want the whole world to start stampeding to the place, but after the year they and all the NYC restaurants have had, they deserve to have as many customers as they can accommodate. I wish them nothing but success, and can't wait to go back again. Soon. Very soon.

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vipFrankJO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, comfortable outside dining, with beautiful views, and just footsteps from the Liberty/Ellis Island ferry line.

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DrewP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience and good food. It was a nice memory for mothers day.

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vipjennifern
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we got there the staff was incredible. We were supposed to sit outside but the weather was terrible. My husband refused to sit inside, so they made us a seating arrangement under the buildings covering by the entrance. We had two heaters and were very comfortable. The management and staff were so patient and understanding. The food was delicious and the menu has something for everyone. The view is worth going alone, but the excellent staff and food is the reason to go back.

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vipBryanL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The outdoors ambiance is the driving force behind this restaurant and makes it well worth the price (especially now, while we're still in the pandemic). Food was ok, but high quality. Service was very good.

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PatriciaK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, creative and tasty cocktails. Pleasant ambience and great view. Best was the staff. Michael general manager and waiter Brian were so attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration...they were very accommodating

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vipStorm6482
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Happy the "old Battery Gardens" is still open, for the view. The service was very kind and attentive, even replacing a glass of wine when an errant bug wandered into it. The food is sad wedding food but you're not going there for the food! Still recommend for a drink and feeling like you're on vacation.

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JayB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and service with amazing views! Casual yet perfect for what we were looking for!

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AlanaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience! The staff was very attentive and kind just a few very minor, what I'm sure were first-day hiccups. Unsurprisingly, the view was amazing! Some umbrellas would be nice for shade but hey, can't complain about a sunny day! The french toast was delicious and filling but wish the menu had stipulated there were raisins. My drink, the pom in the park, was delicious as well. Price was particularly good for a Manhattan brunch! Will be coming back for sure.

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vipHeCh
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, view and service were perfect. The restaurant itself is a bit dated in its decor, so you might expect tired service or mediocre food, but you'd be wrong. The preserved lemon flatbread was perfect! And the mahi tuna tacos were seasoned deliciously. I look forward to trying other menu items. Dining on that patio at sunset is unbelievable. Will definitely be back many times this summer!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic weekend brunch spot. Great food, drinks, service, and view. One of our favorites.

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vipRichardD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The View unfortunately lost their tent in a windstorm and had already put their patio umbrellas in storage for the season. So on our last few sunny days in the mid-70’s it won’t be so pleasant on the patio.

The upside of losing the tent is that the view from the inside seating area is nicer, and the inside seating area is very well appointed and comfortable and appropriately spaced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor brunch with friends. Good food and great service. Will come back for sure!

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vipRichardD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The View at Battery Park is well named. The patio has a great view of New York harbor, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It also gets great sunshine most of the day. They also have an indoor dining area we haven’t tried yet, but looks very elegant. It’s a little out of the way, but worth it.

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vipmpw3hanover
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An ideal setting with an iconic view -- the new company that took over has transformed the space and upgraded the food to make it one of the easiest places to dine during this pandemic. The staff goes beyond to make it easy, safe and welcoming.

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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place! Staff was super friendly and view was great.

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vipCassieG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful place with great food. the name says its all.

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Lynne
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a great place to enjoy a Saturday brunch outside. Service and food was very good and beautiful view . Would definitely go back again when in the area

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vipJonN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service is very bad. It took a long tike before we were able to order. Then I told the female server that its my cousin’s birthday and if we can have a candle on a dessert cake we will order. 30 mins later, they served us desserts with no candle.
We have to call several times to get drinks. The area is so dark, we can hardly see what we are eating.
The food is good pricey for the value. Very ordinary, calamari is so salty.
I wont recommend this place to anyone anytime soon.

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nancyw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening of great food, starry skies and that terrific view.
Very festive atmosphere with some birthdays being celebrated and our Caesar salads with grilled shrimp were crispy and delicious.

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vipErickaJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset!!!!

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vipRichardD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The View at Battery Park is a wonderful, if semi-hidden, restaurant with a great view of New York harbor and the Statue of Liberty. They have a spacious patio and have great food and service, and I understand they are getting heaters for their outdoor patio, so they can continue to use it even as it gets colder. They also have a great setup for indoor dining that they’ll be able to use when it becomes allowed on September 30.

Kudos to Masterpiece Caterers, who took over a deteriorating restaurant formerly known as Battery Gardens and made it into something NYC can be proud of.

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592Girl
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. The view was breathtaking. My significant other loved it! Social distancing was in effect. Waiters all wore gloves and masks. It was great. Their calamari was to die for! Will definitely revisit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This place has a lot of potential however is poorly managed. The food is inconsistent, the wait staff confused, the cocktails, mediocre. Although we had a reservation and arrived on time, we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated and another 10 to get a menu. There were plenty of open tables yet we were not seated where we had requested. My prediction is that The View will become a place largely for the bridge and tunnel folk not neighborhood people as it lacks professionalism and quality.

The View at Battery Park
Responded on October 11, 2020

Hello, we appreciate your feed back, as we are a new location and are trying to improve daily. We take great pride in providing all of our guest with personal and welcoming service. We are working hard to constantly improve not only upon our service and food, but our relationships with our local community. We have a consistently growing group of neighborhood guests who are becoming regulars as well as having bridge and tunnel guest.

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The View at Battery Park is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.