The nighttime view of Gotham’s spires from the Queens waterfront is spectacular but disorienting. Where are we again? Oh, yeah, there’s the Pepsi sign. Riverfront is located in a slick space on the ground floor of a high-rise in a Battery Park City–style waterfront development. The food takes a fresh approach to nouveau American. A rewarding filet mignon comes with truffled taro-root puree; tuna tartare comes with wasabi roe. And they all come with sides of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.
2-01 50th Ave
(enter at 49th Ave and Center Blvd)
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–3:30pm, 5–11pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–3:30pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|