Dine on the Waterfront This Summer at These 8 Hot Spots

One of the best things about living in NYC is our access to the waterfront and the breathtaking backdrops. While it’s still warm out, take advantage of riverside seating at these 8 hot spots.

1. The Rooftop at Time Out Market Newly opened this season, Time Out Market provides some of the best Manhattan views from its 5th floor roof deck at Dumbo Warehouse Empire Stores, 55 Water Street, Brooklyn. Photo: Ali Garber

2. The River Cafe is not only pleasantly perched at the dock of Brooklyn Bridge Park, it is also considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Brooklyn. The barge-turned-fine-dining restaurant underwent a restoration after it was wiped out by hurricane Sandy, and is now back in full swing. One Water Street. Photo: The River Cafe

3. Grand Banks This schooner docked off of Tribeca Piers offers delicacies like raw oysters and soft-shell crabs, or you can just sit at the bar and enjoy views from the WTC all the way to the Statue of Liberty. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

4. Brooklyn Heights Social Club You may be noticing a trend here–that a bunch of these places are in Brooklyn. Well, there’s no better vantage point of majestic Manhattan… unless you want to go to Jersey. Sip craft cocktails from the top floor of the Hotel Brooklyn Bridge as you watch the sun set through floor-to-ceiling windows. Photo: BH Social Club

5. Pier A Harbor House Switching banks, Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park City is an absolute gem. This pier was closed to the public for 127 years, and now is open to you with a raw bar, beer hall, delectable food, and event space. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

6. Brooklyn Crab What’s great about this Red Hook favorite is that it’s just as delightful in the winter as in the summer, only for different reasons. In the summer you can find a raucous party at its outdoor bar with putt-putt, while in the winter you can grab a craft beer and crab pot inside while viewing the chilly east river through massive windows from your warm seat at the bar. Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

7. Boat Basin Cafe The cafe at 79th Street Boat Basin has weathered various management over the years and while its cuisine has sometimes faltered, its location can’t be beat. With a revamped menu and full bar, the Boat Basin Cafe offers beautiful views over the Hudson to the Palisades. Photo: Boast Basin Cafe

8. North River Lobster Company Last but in no ways least, North River Lobster Company is docked at Pier 81, and the floating three-deck lobster shack actually sets sail every 90 minutes. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

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