Battery Gardens, New York City

3.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews

1 Battery Pl., New York, NY 10004 (212) 809-5508

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  • I blame this on the heat
    I blame this on the heat
    by garridogal
  • Live Jazz at American Park
    Live Jazz at American Park
    by Karin1S
  • The dock near sunset
    The dock near sunset
    by postcardsfromnewyork
  • Battery Gardens: Where the Umbrella's Beckon

    by postcardsfromnewyork Written Oct 1, 2007

    Brilliant orange umbrellas on the waterfront beckon from a distance. You can hear the wind as it whips through the flaps of the umbrella aprons as you approach. No, it is not a Caribbean Island beachfront café.

    On a hot summer day, a brisk breeze drifts off the East River; Battery Gardens is the ideal spot to enjoy an after the Ferry brunch, or anytime, for lunch, dinner or drinks when you wish to leave the traffic, congestion, and smog of midtown a million miles away.

    Ease into a comfortable garden chair; Look out over the speckled shimmer of sunlight reflected off the water, admire the panoramic view of the Bay, and see the familiar Statue of Liberty brandishing her torch in the distance. Take a deep breath, exhale and feel the cool breeze brush your cheeks.

    Don’t talk for a couple of minutes...just allow the quiet peace and beauty of the scene to embrace you. Order a tall ice-filled drink as well as a pitcher of water with lemon and limes. My choice, equal parts orange juice, grapefruit juice, seltzer and grenadine. For lunch, I choose the watermelon salad. So light and scrumptious, it is as refreshing as it looks on the plate.

    I guarantee you will not feel the need to hurry off; This setting lends itself to whiling away an entire afternoon.

    Bon Appetit!

    Jacqueline Cable

    Favorite Dish: watermelon salad with crab cakes and spicy butternut squash soup

    Orange umbrella's at the shores edge Lady Liberty in the Distance Near the Restaurant The dock near sunset
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    Battery Gardens: Nice spot for a drink

    by garridogal Written Jul 6, 2006

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    Stopped in here for a drink after shopping at Century 21. We sat at the outdoor bar to enjoy the view of the city and the water.

    It's a beautiful place and they were setting it up for a wedding reception which it seems like it's the perfect spot for. However, must mention that the bartenders were about as friendly as a blade of grass. They had about as much personality too!

    Looking happier than the bartenders I blame this on the heat
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    American Park at the Battery: The most atmospheric sunset in the city

    by Karin1S Written Feb 6, 2004

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    take a glas of beer outside . . . listen the live music . . . enjoy the sunset . . .

    Favorite Dish: Worst beer in the best atmosphere i have taken . . . i'll come back every time i'm in NYC

    Live Jazz at American Park
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