Permanently Closed - SouthWest NY

3.8
269 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - A warm and inviting oasis in Battery Park City, SouthWest NY is just a short block from the Hudson River Esplanade with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and one block away from the World Trade Center. The restaurant blends modern SouthWestern design with sleek industrial elements. Features are huge skylights, a 10 foot long metal fireplace, and the use of reclaimed wood throughout the bar and dining areas.

The menu highlights the bold, fresh flavors of contemporary South Western cuisine. Favorites include Mojo Marinated Skirt Steak, Cedar Planked Salmon and Rio Grande salad. The bar features our signature Margaritas and 16 oz Mojitos, and over 35 tequilas.

Heat lamps on the outdoor patio and terrace allow outdoor dining in all but the chilliest weather. Be sure to also stop in at the Black Hound Bar, adjacent to Southwest NY, for an exquisitely crafted cocktail in a handsome setting.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
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3.7
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3.8
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3.9
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vipMargaretC
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great ! Came after leaving Statue of Liberty on our way to World Trade Center. Highly recommend the chips and salsa and the Tortilla soup
.. was amazing and the enchiladas were great !

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vipCarlitos
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Will be back often!

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vipOpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Hadn't been in years but thought I'd try it for an end-of-year work lunch for my team. Our server was nice but not very attentive. This was a mystery as the restaurant was empty. The guac was bland - lacking salt, spice, or any seasoning for that matter. Bad guac is a cardinal sin for a Mexican restaurant in NYC (especially for one as expensive as SouthWest) so a very disappointing way to start off the meal. In hindsight, I should have asked for my money back on that dish.

Fortunately the entrees were better. I had the pulled chicken tacos which were really delicious. My colleague had a shrimp fajita which he said was terrific and my other colleague had a salad which looked basic.

Aside from the guac, the food was good but at $75, the overall meal was an awful value, especially for lunch where you expect to eat for $15 person. I wouldn't go back on my own dime.

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outlawpete
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, and served piping hot! The staff was very good, but did bring the sweet potato fries with the appetizer after explicitly asking when it should be brought and being told to bring with the entrée. An entrée listed as being accompanied by rice came instead with faro, which has gluten. Changes like that should be disclosed. However, the positives outweighed negatives...octopus appetizer was delicious.

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KKKHHHMMM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious and fresh when dining here. Lunch Options are perfect portion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice and took all our orders! I went with a party of 4 for a co-works lunch. The food came out quickly and it was super delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

After seeing the Statue of Liberty, we booked a restaurant that was within walking distance of Battery Park. We had a salmon ceasar salad and the Thanksgiving dinner. Both were good, not amazing. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is cozy. Overall, it was a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Super noisy and food was mediocre at best. Looked like the bar was hopping and lots of large parties. If you don't care so much about food and you plan on being the noisiest people in the place -- this restaurant could be for you.

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maggie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for brunch and found the menu much better than the standard brunch menu, although it included usual brunch options. Service was very attentive without being too much, the drinks were excellent and the food very tasty. Brunch for three, including alcohol, tax and tip was close to $100 so not a cheap meal but the food was well above the ordinary.

MJ
MaJo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice drinks although it contained some undissolved suger. Extremely dry chicken served with Ceasar sallad. No dressing. Santa fee quesidillas rather tasteless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service

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vipTheaterlover
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Only one of our dishes was tasty: the octopus. The guacamole and chips were probably the most disappointing: the chips were horribly bland and stale, and the "guacamole" was like a big piece of avocado with no seasoning. The same for the quinoa salad.

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VictorD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice setting both inside and out in a beautiful neighborhood in Battery Park City with a friendly, attentive staff serving well prepared southwestern food at a reasonable price. I go there whenever I'm near that area.

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CathyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ran one hour late. I called and the hostess was very accommodating. Sat us right away. Servers were very good. Food was very good. Easy place to enjoy dinner with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best margaritas in BPC. The improvement of the food menu made the new dishes delectable as heaven.

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vipAndy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

i came here to drink during my lunch at work. sometimes you just need the liquid drug to get you through the day of having to do things you'd rather not do but still get paid for. but thats not why i came here. i came here to drink during my lunch at work with an ex-colleague and catch up.

we sat at the bar. so service was understandably quite good. we had a small plate to share and one drink apiece. working in some of the companies around that location doesn't mean you can afford to eat around that location.

but in other instances i've been there, the mussels are good to share. tacos are good but i feel are overpriced as i can usually eat about 6 of them and only get 2. i think i need to diet.

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AlexandraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved it! Planned a goodbye lunch for a co-worker here and the food is just phenomenal! The service was awesome and accommodating when we asked to all me seat at one table they moved stuff around so it would work for us :) I hope to come back

Thanks!
Alex

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Southwest always does a great job. Excellent drinks and decent food, reasonably priced and friendly service!

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REINALDOF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The pull pork quesadilla was really good and the grilled baja style fish was good. They have strawberry daiquiri!My wife loved the cotton candy for dessert. Outdoor seating in the front of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fast and patient service. Our waiter Russell was top notch.

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LizT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Great location. Great value. Slow service.

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vipmsweet
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Mexican food, fast service in a great Battery Park location. Well worth many repeat visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pat, the MOD on several of our visits kept things moving smoothly and checked in on us several times. She does an excellent job of managing. Each visit we found the waitstaff to be excellent, friendly, accommodating, and very helpful.
We had four separate occasions and they were profoundly tasty. The little cast iron potato pots keep the mashed potatoes perfectly hot throughout the entire meal. Excellent adult beverage choices. We have had dozens of swirls over the years.

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vipNatasha
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as always. The service was also great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great open air spot, good food, service just ehh.
Would recommend for friends out, you can be a little loud and still enjoy.

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vipmjlally07
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked everything I ate. Shared small plate, Agua Chile de Camarón, with my son...very tasty. Fish tacos were exactly what I was hoping for and hit the spot. My son had Salmon for the second time in his life and said it was definitely better than first time around...he finished whole serving...I tried a bite and agree it had nice flavors. Wait staff worked seamlessly. Overall it was a very nice dining experience.

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BeatriceF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My son took me here for brunch on mother's Day. It was delicious! would come back.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Had the short rib tacos. The plate had 3 of the smallest tacos known to man. The meat was extremely fatty. $17 for almost no food.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pulled pork quesadilla was very good, as were both the guacamole starters.

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vipTrini
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was not very good in my humble opinion. We ordered guacamole with chips, fish tacos, steak tacos , chicken tacos and quesadilla....food came out so fast it may me wonder if food was just ready before hand. Tacos had a funny taste and quesadillas were also not great. Our waitress was not very pleasant and she got one of entrees wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant where the locals seem to go. Not overly crowded or loud so the meal was enjoyable. They did not rush you out which is unusual for a New York restaurant on a Saturday night. If you find yourself in Battery Park or near the 9/11 memorial, take a short walk to experience this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good location, very convenient for the financial district. Good food with big portions. Service level very high. To try for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. Our group was always checked on by never felt like it was too much or too little

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the the fire place and the tranquil environment. T

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for lunch, dinner or drinks.

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vipskl822
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very accommodating for a large group; good attentive service

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Lunchtime
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We work right across the street in the World Financial Building. We come here all the time for our team lunch for special occasions (birthdays and holidays) and we always love it. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. The food is delicous and its always good for our group of 6 people.

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vipGatorDining
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The chips and salsa were Delilah, but the salad and "Mexican street corn" was bland. Service was slow.

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vipYourebay
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Leon for great service!

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travelmom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Friendly staff! Food was great! Has a heated outdoor dining area. Wonderful location, right down from it is the water!

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