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Feb 21, 2007 06:10 AM

Restaurants in financial district....

Can anyone recommend a few good restaurants in the financial district that won't break the bank but give you a good meal? Looking for something quiet/classy for my lady and I to go out to celebrate her new move to NYC. New to the area and we know nothing of the foods available around here. Thanks!

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  1. After living in the Financial District for over 3 years, I am disappointed to say that I have very few recommendations that fit into your category. The Financial District still has a long way to go when it comes to dining for dinner. However, with that said, there are still a few good options. One that has great views of the harbor is Gigino's at Wagner Park. It is just across the street from the Ritz and offers some of the most beautiful views that most restaurants in other parts of the city can't offer, and has some great italian dishes. As the warmer months approach, you must check out all of the restaurants on Stone Street. When you dine on the cobble stone street in the open air, you can't help but feel like you are somewhere in Europe and not in the caverns of lower Manhattan. There are also a few great restaurants in Battery Park City that offer great views of the river and the Statue of Liberty. Those would be Southwest NY (tex/mex), Steamer's Landing (seafood), and Liberty View (excellent chinese). Enjoy the warm months while you can. During the winter months, we usually headed to Tribeca which is a short cab ride away and where there is a great restaurant on every corner.

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    1. re: BklynYoop

      Thanks BklynYoop! I have a feeling that I may pick your brain a couple more times in the coming months :)