This two-tier restaurant overlooking the Hudson has the vibe of an impromptu backyard barbecue without the mosquito bites or the charcoal mess. Kids can sip on all-natural apple juice and marvel at the rocking boats, while you grab a grilled chicken sandwich ($10) or grilled salmon ($19) and toast the setting sun with an icy swig of Absolut Citron–spiked Electric Lemonade. Just call ahead if the skies look stormy—the café sometimes closes up when it rains.
|Venue name:||The West 79th Street Boat Basin Café||Contact:|
Hudson River at West 79th St
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed noon–11pm; Thu, Fri noon–11:30pm; Sat11am–11:30pm; Sun 11am–10pm (weather permitting)|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18|