“The views are absolutely beautiful.”
“Crab cakes were burnt, and had specs of crab meat with a horrible sauce dribbled mostly on the dish.”
“In the end, all four of us got two rounds of drinks for free (including a delicious grappa) and my roommate and I also got our desserts gratis.”
“we all indulged in delicious margarita pizzas and crab cakes among other items.”
“The full menu was offered and everything was great.”
“Needless to say, it's impossible to reserve seats in a nice restaurant in your desired location in New York on a Saturday in June with only three days left.”
“While I doubt they do this every day, the wait staff was so wonderful I didn't need to get the special treatment to have a fantastic evening.”
“So overpriced, terrible food, poor service.”
“The only downer was the "fruit fondue" desert from the prie fixe menu wasn't as good as it looked (the chocolate was runny), and the wait between our salad and main course was too long.”
completely professional, lovely venue.
We had our son's Bar Mitzvah there. I have been to a few other events there too (it's the age...) and while I was stressed about many things, I was totally confident about their capacity to pull off a professional, effortless evening. The Maitre d' was terrific, all the waiters were friendly (not just to me!) and they helped create a really beautiful atmosphere.
Added to that their upper room is just beautiful. We had votive candles around the edge of the ceiling and everything had this soft warm glow.
People raved about the food, especially the cocktail nibbles.
Would happily book another even there again!
love the food, love the people and LOVE the VIEW!. Over the past 3 years in NYC i have loved my experience here. The staff is always welcoming and always accommodating. The food is phenomenal and you cannot BEAT the view! Battery Gardens is truly one of a kind. I Would recommend for any special occasion or even on just a nice NYC night. If you dont believe me, Visit for yourself and see what Battery Gardens has to offer, you will not be disappointed.
Love love love Battery Gardens.
I have been to Battery Gardens many times through the years. What started as an easy place to grab a quick drink has become my go to place. The views, the ambiance, the staff, the food, all are top notch. They treat you right and keep you coming back for more. Special mentions to Paul, who always welcomes you with a wide smile and a big hug, Teddy always ready to help you make the right food choice and everyone else you come across during your visit. Everyone will go above and beyond to welcome you, and in the end, isn't that what being in the hospitality industry is all about?
I was there to eat, NOT TO TALK!!!!.
I do not write restaurant reviews online at all, but this time i decided to. Because i think that something has to stop at this place!
I loved the relaxed feel of this place - facing to "the lady" and beautiful harbor view.... Thus, I have returned to try more dishes to Battery Gardens. However i do not think i will go there more often anymore.
Food is good, service is exceptional and the place is fantastic! But leave me alone to eat! There was someone at my table talking to me at all times! it was very annoying. The server whom i learned later on the operation manager was really attentive and helpful; he made good recommendations. But, the nightmare started after he left the table. One bloody face guy - gm (!) - came over to the table and kept bothering me with his nonsense conversation. then around 60 year old a little tipsy and chubby man, i assume the owner - never introduced himself - started to talking to us with his racist jokes which he thought it was funny. it was really disturbing and i was looking forward to leave right away! before dessert and coffee we left the restaurant after leaving a good reward to my new friend.
Battery Gardens a bad expereince. It was a casual diner with my daughter visiting me at my office in downtown. We went to Battery Gardens to enjoy the view and have a light early diner. We were not dissapointed by the atmosphere and view. But the service at Battery Gardens was a different experience. I had to ask up to three waiters for our drinks. The busboy did not open the door wide enough so we had to strougle in and at the he made clear he expected a tip!!. He got none from me. At the end it took too long for them to bring us the bill. Then it was when the surprise came. I have the impression that because Battery Park is full of tourists in this time of the year (late May), the restaurant maybe taking advantage of its customers, like charging 20% for "Service". It is not advertised anywhere and the bill is presented to me with the usual line "Tip", which is customary everywhere. I did not realize about this surprising extra charge and it was too late when I discovered that I added a tip. Yes, part of it is my fault for not examining the bill with a spy glass in detail. But I expect a decent restaurant to be clear and straightforward. Obviously Battery Gardens is of the "sneaky" type.
My most amazing best birthday dinner EVER. this restaurant has all the right ingredients for a perfect dinner. For my birthday every year we always have some sort of a big party and this year battery gardens was our venue of choice. we all indulged in delicious margarita pizzas and crab cakes among other items. i had their signature dish the chilean sea bass which was awesome. i hear they do wedding here and i could only imagine how beautiful they turn out at this hidden gem.
Rip-Off. I recently attended an event catered by this company. I knew the hosts and found out what they had paid for their affair to be catered by Battery Gardens. When I saw what had been provided for thousands of dollars—cheap, 2nd-rate cheese squares and sour, unripe fruit, cheap wine along with abysmal presentation and service—I decided I would try to let others know. This place should be sued. They are ripping people off, and I'm sure they know it, but they had a "contract" with the venue so the hosts were basically held hostage. This should not happen. They are no better than criminals.
this is a false review about an event that didn't take place either at our restaurant nor from our catering & when someone tried to contact this email it had been deactivated
Rude waiters!. On a hot day when most outdoor tables were empty (last month: April, 2008) the 2 off us sat outside and were treated terribly by the 2 male waiters. Apparently they didn't think we were going to spend enough money (they made that quite clear). We had 2 drinks apiece, appetizers and entrees and we tipped 15% because we are too nice to undertip (though we usually tip 25-30% because we used to be in the industry), even though these 2 guys did not deserve a tip at all. When he first approached our table the waiter did not say a word, he just glowered at us with a snarl on his face until WE spoke first. We should have left, but we wanted to enjoy the view. This horrible treatment continued throughout our meal. I will never ever go to this restaurant again, even though I am in lower Manhattan almost everyday. I often entertain guests and clients from out of town and was looking forward to enjoying a high end restaurant with a view. Mistake. There are plenty of other options in the city where they are not rude. Do not waste your money on this place. (The women at the front desk were nice, though).
As of 9/16/07, for my wedding, Battery Gardens provided very good service and top quality food.. I am writting this review because I saw many others that said the food and service was low quality. Well, I have had no problems at all with reservations being honored and the the food and service were as expected: top notch!
Ruined my Birthday! Would give no star if I could.. Management (if there IS any), is inept! They lost our reservations! We showed up 15 minutes early, only to be informed that they didn't have our reservation, no record of our party, and snootilly informed us that it was OUR problem!. We were to have over 20 people coming, and they made no attempt to seat us even with a great many tables obviously open. We stood by the bar for over an hour, while they still refused to seat us (and actually asked US to move out of THEIR way!) before we decided to leave and take our business elsewhere. Basically, we were ignored...hmmm....fun.
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