17 State St, New York, NY | Directions 1000440.702833 -74.013952
Mon-Sat, 11:30am-10pm; Sun, 11:30am-4pm
Neighborhoods: Financial District (Wall Street), Downtown, Financial District
Our July 2007 Wedding – We were so satisfied with the service of the restaurant. Especially, the coordinator who helped me with the scheduling of my wedding. She was AWESOME! She was always there to answer all my questions via e-mail. When I e-mailed her, she would immediately respond. She was very flexible with my wedding arrangements and never objected to anything! The staff was fantastic and always there to assist the guests. The food was delicious and perfect for the occasion, too. So anybody who is looking for a wedding destination for both their ceremony and reception----THIS IS THE PLACE!!! The view, the service, the food, the decor,...is all there for you to enjoy! You won't regret it!
Stay away or waste your money – If I listened to my mother and said nothing if there was nothing nice to say this review would be blank. There was not one single redeeming aspect of this place.
On a Thursday evening it was EMPTY but we were told we could not sit outside for a drink before dinner. When we decided to sit at our table we ordered drinks from the bartender and instead of them being brought to us we were told to come and pick them up!
Food wasn't even up to chain restaurant standards, the pasta primevera had this red (?) sauce that tasted like uncut tomato paste.
The restaurant itself seemed a bit worn out.
I would not be surprized if there had been a recent change to management or chefs or something but this could not be the same establishment people reviewed highly.
They seated us outside on the SIDEWALK on a 90 degree day. We made our reservation for inside well ahead of time. – We showed up for dinner at Battery Gardens thinking that we had reservations inside, it was over 90 degrees that day. No one informed us that we would have to eat outside, due to a private event they were having that evening. My parents were in from out of town and we were dressed for a nice dinner. The restaurant made NO ATTEMPT to rectify the situation. I spoke to the hostess earlier in the day when confirming the reservation. There was no mention of the fact that we would have to eat outside. Please understand that we were not offered seating in their outside patio area, they were actually planning to seat us on the sidewalk outside the restaurant. They lied to us and did not care when we left for another restaurant. Battery Gardens cares more about making money than they do about their patrons.
Battery Gardens – We went there tonight for our friend?s birthday celebration after reading the much hyped reviews. All I can say is what a disappointment. We are all in the service industry and took the night off for the most inattentive service I have ever seen. Depending on the dish the food was either ok or horrible . While the gazpacho, tuna tartar, watermelon salad, and fillet mignon were good, the sea bass was salty and too fishy, the corn and crab chowder was like eating a bowl of congealed gravy, and the gumbo was the same. The tuna and salmon sashimi was anything but sashimi - dowsed in an incredibly spicy sauce (when the menu called for citrus vinaigrette) and way too large for a started portion. The only thing this place has going for it is the view.
They cancelled my reservations. – I was so impressed by great reviews that decided to book our anniversary dinner there 4 weeks in advance. Three days prior to the date, they called me to cancel stating that a large party booked all the seats available. 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. Granted, reservations are not guaranteed, but that's not the way to do business. Especially, when this ruins your plans for the anniversary celebration. If your dinner plans are important, think before booking it at Battery Gardens.
. . . . good even in the winter – Of course, the shining star of this restaurant is the view and the location. You simply cannot get around that. But this restaurant can stand up to any other in the city even without the view. Is it expensive? Of course. But the menu selection is very nice and the staff knows what they are doing. Have a dinner here anytime, then stroll through Battery Park for a nightcap at the Rise at the Ritz Carlton. Nice.
FANTASTIC – My roommate and I share the same birthday, so we decided to treat ourselves by going with two other girlfriends to Battery Gardens, and I can safely say this was the best birthday dinner I've ever had. The food was absolutely phenomenal; every bite was perfect. The service was fast but not overbearing; they brought out appetizers and entrees swiftly but gave us plenty of time to linger over our meals. In addition, the decor is lovely, and the view is unbelievable.
But what really rounded out the night was our service, which was impeccable. For whatever reason, and I don't think it was just the birthdays, the wait staff bent over backwards to make our evening perfect. 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. AND some of the servers came over to sing happy birthday. It was amazing. 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.
We had such a lovely time that we promised our waiter and the bartender that we would be back for happy hour - and we most definitely will. Highly, highly recommended.
Absolutely beautiful!!!!! – I was so amazed when I came here the first time for a catered function, I decided to bring my mom & aunt for a Mother's Day brunch. They loved the atmosphere, food and 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. The rest of the food was creative and delicious. I would definitely like to come again. Maybe I can hint to my boyfriend to come here for my birthday.
Outdoor dining in NYC doesn't get any better – Maybe the most amazing outdoor setting in the city... views of the Statue of Liberty from the very tip of Manhattan Island where the East and Hudson rivers meet,. and ohmygosh the food... opt for the sea bass, maybe a pizza and defintely have the chocolate dessert sampler. What a great place to have a party or major celebration... Great staff. very cool crowd, awesome concept executed very, very well!!
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