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Jul 16, 2009 01:16 PM

Restaurants Around Highline

Can you recommend a good outdoor restaurant with fish/seafood near the Highline in Manhattan? So I guess that would be the West Village/Meat Packing area.


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  1. John Dory (but not outdoor)
    Cookshop has fish on the menu and has outdoor tables
    Scarpetta has fish and has outdoor tables
    Pastis for mussels

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    1. re: stephaniec25

      Scarpetta's dining room actually has a retractable skylight and gorgeous. Much more preferably that the noisy sidewalk/outdoor area in my opinion

    2. I had a shrimp dish at Los Dados outside after walking the Highline last night. Perfectly decent for the area (I'm not a particularly pro-meatpacking person).

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      1. re: prdct

        we had dinner at los dados before walking the highline a few weeks back. tasty if slightly pricey tacos. really liked the cucumber margarita, believe it or not.

        1. re: prdct

          Los Dados is closed (as of 2011). Can anyone come up with the name of the Italian restaurant near the Highline - I think it's on Gansevoort?

          1. re: dcvdickens

            Del Posto? It's north of Gansevoort, but you can see it from the Highline.

            1. re: small h

              thanks Small H - i will try it tonite!

              1. re: dcvdickens

                I assume you know this already but Del Posto is a four NYT star restaurant, so dress appropriately. Hope you already have a reservation as you cannot dine in the bar area.

                Del Posto
                85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

            2. re: dcvdickens

              Bottino is on 10th, b/t 24th & 25th. Very good food and a lovely garden.

              Bottino photos:

              Another favorite of ours near the Highline which also has a charming garden is Trestle on Tenth. We just had a delicious brunch there yesterday.

              Trestle on Tenth photos here:

              and here:


              1. re: dcvdickens

                A quick search of Italian restaurants near the Washington and Gansevoort Highline entrance yields:
                Villa Pacri
                Nero D'Avola -- closed today

                A little bit further away are Scarpetta (mentioned upthread) and Dell'anima, which would be my two picks, although they are both on the pricey side. Corsino would be good, it's the same people who do ino and inoteca.

                Nero D'Avola
                46 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

                48 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

                38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

                355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

                637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                Villa Pacri
                55 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

                1. re: kathryn

                  thank you Kathryn - lots to work with here!!

            3. Pearl Oyster Bar. My parents came in for a visit, and we decided to have dinner here after our High Line walk. Not super-dee-dooper close to the beginning (or end, depending on how you look at it) of the High Line. But it is a pretty walk. And the seafood can't be beat - best lobster roll in the city, IMHO.
              By the by, at the northern end of the High Line (entrance on W. 30th St. at 10th Ave.), Colicchio & Sons opened a beer garden with food trucks. It's pretty fun, especially with large groups. It's called Lot on Tap. Food trucks included were: Eddie's Bar Pies, Korean Taco, and Rickshaw Dumplings.

              Pearl Oyster Bar
              18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

              Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
              61 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

              Colicchio & Sons
              85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

              The Lot on Tap
              10th Ave W 30th St, New York, NY 10001