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The Pier i Café

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Pier I, New York, NY 10023 40.779587 -73.98808
at W. 70th St. and Hudson River  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-362-4450 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


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  • Scene: Outdoor Area, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Smoking Area, View, Waterfront
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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May-Oct, Daily, 11:30am-midnight (weather permitting); Nov-Apr, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.

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Riverside Park South has seen a lot of improvement, and for the neighborhood’s drinkers, this is the most exciting one: The folks behind Pier 63 Maritime in Chelsea have installed an outdoor bar and grill on the park’s modernist Thomas Balsley-designed esplanade. As if the couple dozen tables (accessible even to people who bring their own food) overlooking the Hudson and the forward-thinking grill aren’t reason enough to descend the stairway at 68th Street and pass under the West Side Highway, the tiny bar also delivers chaises longues (along with rum-and-fruit smoothies and Lehman Ranch burgers from the forward-thinking menu) to loungers anywhere in the park. Just pick a willow tree, a slope of grass, or a concrete overlook. Reggae ensembles do their best to lend a Caribbean beach vibe while tankers and cruise ships motor past the float bridge just off-shore, a remnant from when this pleasure stretch was a rail yard.


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