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Aug 21, 2008 04:54 AM

Waterfront dining

Are there any cool low key places to eat on the water? I am not thinking river cafe. Something more relaxed.

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  1. This is supercasual but great views...Water Taxi Beach in LIC. You can google it and check out somep pics. Basically a great place to have some drinks and the food they do have...burgers, hot dogs are good quality. Right across from midtown so great setting.

    1. There is a new place in LIC about to open (probably next week), called Shi. They will have a beautiful waterfront dining area with amazing views of the city. Skip Riverview in LIC, it's terrible.

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      1. There is an outdoor place in DUMBO on adjacent to where the water taxi picks-up/drops-off. They sell chips and salsa, hot dogs, burgers etc. I think there is also Thai selection. Beer is available too. A bunch of picnic tables are set up, and the waterfalls are close by too. Decent. Good location/views especially round sunset too.

        1. You can eat from the takeout cafe from Fairway in Red Hook and sit looking at the New York City harbor. I think it is pretty cool and certainly casual. In fact, between 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (when they stop serving) , the prepared sandwiches (as opposed to something then prepared like the lobster roll) are 2 for 1 specials. You can pretty much buy anything in the store and sit outside.

          1. I know this is the Outer Boroughs board (and I do live in Brooklyn!) but I would recommend the Liberty View Chinese Restaurant in Battery Park City. They have a large, reasonably priced menu with outdoor seating right on the Hudson River Promenade.