Last month, a friend invited us to celebrate her birthday. The place chosen was the Pier A Harbor House, which is in Battery Park. We could not go to the celebration, but I had checked some photos of the place on the internet and I was curious. So, once we had an opportunity, we went to check it out. It is the kind of place that suits with sunny Saturday and warmth leaving the evening more delicious. We invited some friends and we went there!
Located where Battery Park meets the Hudson River, Pier A Harbor House is a 28,000-square foot, multi-experiential food and beverage destination with Manhattan’s finest sunsets and water views. Pier A is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated New York City landmark. Opening in 1886 as the headquarters for the New York Harbor Police and Department of Docks, Pier A later served as the VIP entrance for European Ambassadors traveling to Ellis Island and as the main station for the Marine Division of the New York City Fire Department. he ground floor is home to The Oyster House at Pier A which is inspired by the old oyster houses of New York and the fish market traditions of Lower Manhattan. A free-flowing space designed for convivial eating and drinking, surrounded by a promenade with tables for outdoor dining.
The menu includes many seafood options such as fish & chips, fried calamari, lobster roll and fish tacos. In addition, there are also salads and burgers. Prices range, on average, between $13 and $24. When we were there, we ordered calamari, fish & chips and tacos and everything was very delicious. In addition, there are more than 10 types of beers, starting at $5 each, and also cocktails, starting at $12 each. See the menus here. We stayed there for a few hours, eating, drinking, enjoying the end of the day and talking. It was delicious and the place was packed!
With the beautiful sunset and the amazing view, it was not hard lol. This is a suggestion of a nice place to eat when you are in the area – especially for those who are going to visit the Statue of Liberty.
Address: 22 Battery Pl.
Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.