Lower Manhattan has seen a surge of new restaurants opening, eager to serve the growing influx of residents. Here are 5 places that perfectly balance a downtown swagger with uptown elegance.
5 Downtown Manhattan Restaurants New Yorkers Love
1. Parm Battery ParkThis lower Manhattan outpost of Major Food Group's ultra popular, diner-inspired restaurant in SoHo delivers Italian-American classics in a retro-chic space. Guests have plenty of options —from hearty sandwiches and pastas to classic entrees and desserts. Wines, cocktails and beers round out the simple yet satisfying beverage program.
2. Vintry Wine & Whiskey
Restaurateur Peter Poulakakos's latest venture, Vintry, combines his family's passion for wine collecting with the warm environment of a speakeasy. Vintry's deep and extensive wine list showcases boutique growers and producers from the most prestigious Old World regions, with a focus on Burgundies. Executive Chef Joseph Mallol delivers a menu of tapas-style small plates featuring seasonal ingredients to complement the vast array of global wines and whiskies.
Batard is an elegant restaurant with European-inspired New American fare. The robust and refined cuisine —including modern interpretations of Austrian, French and English classics —is delivered exclusively on prix fixe menus. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection from the expansive collection of wines, cocktails and beers in the modern, intimate dining room.
Another hot spot from Major Food Group, Sadelle's puts a modern spin on traditional Jewish appetizing fare, dishing out creative takes on smoked fish, housemade bagels and other classic favorites. The bustling, airy restaurant features soaring brick walls, leather booths and bright blue, vintage-style details. An approachable list of wines and cocktails is available.
5. Osteria Morini
Chef Michael White's Osteria Morini dishes out fantastic Italian fare —including fresh homemade pastas —inspired by the Emilia-Romagna region. The dining room resembles an Italian farmhouse with chunky tables and chairs, wooden ceiling rafters, and walls lined with photos from Bologna. An approachable collection of wines from Emilia-Romagna and other local vineyards is available.