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Mar 27, 2007 09:14 AM

Restaurant with Hudson river views

What are some good restaurants with views of the water?
I recall a restaurant on the Brooklyn side but the name eludes me. Any and all ideas welcome.

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  1. The Water's Edge in Long Island City, far, the BEST views of Manhattan and lovely food. First subway stop in Queens.

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      First stop on which train? It sounds promising.

      1. re: ballulah

        E train. From there, it's about a 5 minute walk to the restaurant. I believe you can also take the NY Water Taxi there, as well...which is much more charming.
        We went here for the 4th of July, and the food and views were stunning. I couldn't have asked for a better location.

    2. On the Brooklyn side, you're probably thinking of the River Cafe.

      If you head to the other side, and the other side of the Hudson, there is a sushi restaurant behind Mitsuwa in Edgewater that is very good and has a spectacular views of Manhattan. I don't think I've ever known what the place was called, I've always called it the "sushi place behind Mitsuwa." The restaurant is perched directly over the waterfront. It's almost exactly across from Fairway uptown, so it's a different perspective than further south.

      1. Just to note that you can't see the Hudson from Brooklyn. Across from Manhattan, it would be the East River. Offhand, the only restaurant I can think of in Manhattan with a view of the Hudson, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, is Battery Gardens. I've never been, so I can't say anything about the food.

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        1. re: RGR

          Strange that there are so few restaurants with a view on that side. On the East River side (if you're flexible!) is the Water Club which has a great view.

        2. F.illi Ponte on Hudson and Debrosses (spelling?) has good Italian food, a really cool interior with original exposed wood and brick, old-school waiters who would like nothing better than to make you an awesome drink, and a really good dish called the Angry Lobster, which is probably overpriced, but still pretty freakin tasty. The view of the Hudson River from the second floor is hardly sweeping, but nice at sunset.

          1. gotta love the east river. river cafe, in the shadow of the brooklyn bridge, has a great view of manhattan, the brooklyn bridge and the battery. you can get there by cab from manhattan but taking the water taxi is best. try to arrive at the river cafe prior to sunset.

            after dinner, return to manhattan and head to the rise bar (ritz carlton, battery park) for more great views.