Pier I Café

Lenox Hill
Just enter Riverside Park at West 72nd Street and walk down a couple of blocks, and you’ll find this modest riverfront bar that the locals have been keeping a secret. Two heavy-duty grills and a few dozen small tables are all you’ll need—and all there is. The beer and wine list may be pedestrian ($5 Corona, Stella, Sam Adams Summer Ale and $6 glasses of Columbia Valley pinot grigio), but not so the Hudson views.
Venue name: Pier I Café
Address: 500 W 70th St
New York

Cross street: at the Hudson River
Opening hours: Daily noon–10pm
Transport: Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St
Price: Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V ($15 minimum)
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