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Liberty View

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21 South End Ave., New York, NY 10280 40.708081 -74.017692
nr. West Thames St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-786-1888 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sun, 11:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Rector St.

Prices

$10-$20

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out
  • View
  • Waterfront
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

South St. to Canal St., East River to Hudson River

Profile

When New Yorkers think about where to go for good, authentic Chinese food, they do not factor in water views, birds twittering in treetops, and breeze-swept outdoor-terrace dining—none of which is readily available in any of the city’s frenetic Chinatowns. But Liberty View, a posh place situated along the Hudson River Park’s south cove in Battery Park City, could change all that. A boon for the insular, underserviced neighborhood, not to mention the desk-bound workers at World Financial Center, the restaurant specializes in the cuisines of Shanghai, Sichuan, and Canton, as well as Thai, but the Chinatown-worthy specials menu, covering everything from jellyfish to the ever-popular braised lion’s head, is where it’s at. The chef comes from Shanghai and is justifiably proud of his juicy buns. But don’t let the well-intentioned server steer you away from pork dishes that are ostensibly “too fat” for non-Chinese. No such thing.

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