If food is your fancy, you’re in luck living down in Manhattan’s Financial District. Propelled by a wave of new developments in recent years, the area’s eclectic restaurant scene is booming, becoming a hub of provisions for foodies of all kind.
According to an article from Business Insider, a series of hotel openings and mega-constructions projects has created more opportunities for restaurants and other food-related establishments to set up shop in the neighborhood.
“As a result, some of the world’s most celebrated chefs have headed down south to put their mark on the area,” the article states.
Whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident, try out one of these five top-rated restaurants that offer a variety of interesting cuisine for diverse tastes.
1. Nobu Downtown
A couple months ago, Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s original Nobu restaurant was compelled by a rent increase to move from TriBeCa into two levels of a commercial building that used to house AT&T’s headquarters, according to a New York Times article. Nobu Downtown, at 195 Broadway, features renowned Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, including lunch, dinner, dessert and drinks, in a bar and lounge on the ground floor and a dining room upstairs.
In May, Westville opened a sixth location on Wall Street. The popular mini-chain prioritizes simple and vegetable-centric provisions, such as a crispy vegan quinoa and artichoke burger, vegetable tostadas and salads – to which you can add steak, chicken, tofu and salmon. The restaurant offers brunch, dinner and takeout, as well as homemade desserts made at the chain’s bakery in Chelsea.
3. City Acres Market
City Acres Market, which has two locations in the city, is designed to be an elevated, one-stop shopping experience for neighborhood residents. Those in the Financial District have easy access to the City Acres Market located at 70 Pine, in the heart of Wall Street. There, according to the establishment’s website, you can pick up lunch at the food hall (dine-in or carry out) and also stock up on local, international, every day and specialty items for the pantry and fridge. The vendors serving up premade dishes include Artichoke Pizza, Vanessa’s Dumpling House, Beyond Sushi, The Cinnamon Snail and JuiceBrothers.
4. Le District
Le District is marketed as “French savoir faire in the heart of the financial district.” Located beneath the Time Inc. offices and across from the Goldman Sachs headquarters, Le District provides a unique shopping and dining experience. The establishment is comprised of three separate districts: the Café District, featuring coffee, pastries, crepes, chocolates and French treats; the Market District, which combines retail and dining; and the Garden District, offering local fresh produce, daily essentials and epicurean delicacies. You also will find a varied collection of four restaurants: Beaubourg, Le Bar, Bar a Vin and L’Appart.
Schilling, a restaurant and bar located at 109 Washington St., is the sister restaurant to Edi & the Wolf and Freud NYC, two other Manhattan favorites, according to Business Insider. Schilling is a day-to-night bistro that features Michelin-starred chef Eduard Frauneder’s contemporary take on Austrian fare, with a Mediterranean flourish. The restaurant focuses on a market-driven, seasonal menu, complemented by a menu of classic cocktails.
With a variety of interesting and unique establishments to choose from, the challenge would be not to find satisfaction. Whether you’re looking for a quick, convenient lunch spot or a place where you can pick out your cut of steak and watch it cooked before your eyes, the Financial District’s bounty of dining options has you covered.