Riverpark

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77 Solid

One of Manhattan’s very few riverfront restaurants would be a must-have no matter the view.

450 E. 29th St., New York, NY, 10016

212-729-9790

http://riverparknyc.com

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The lowdown

Riverpark serves food that would be mostly excellent even if you weren’t on the water — which is good, because while the views are fun and it’s neat to peer out at the East River, especially from the patio and its Little River beer garden, the space is adjacent the noisy FDR and some sight lines are blocked by the hospitals. But if you stroll down 29th along the strange off-street lot of the Alexandria Center, past Riverpark’s small on-site farm, you’ll begin to feel so in-another-world that it doesn’t matter. And the service is terrific, noticeable in moments such as when we ordered a well-dressed, nutty kale salad with almonds and big shavings of Parmesan and it was split among two plates without our asking.

What you need to know

Insider Tips The waterfront views make this a great place to watch the July 4 fireworks, if you can afford the splurge.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized