Nothing says I’m-off-the-clock like day drinking on the water, and the Boat Basin is an iconic bar on the Upper West Side to do just that. Get a table on the outdoor balcony at this seasonal spot in Riverside Park, and share a few pitchers of frozen cocktails with a group while watching boats dock in the marina below.
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We learned a lot of things from eating at Peacefood Cafe, mostly related to non-violence and how nachos are apparently good for you.
Caffè Storico is little more than a good bet for dinner in the neighborhood or some pre-gaming before you hit the planetarium. Who wants to get drunk and see a laser show?
Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
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Pier A Harbor House
Pier A Harbor House is one of the best dining al fresco restaurants in NYC, complete with a view of the Statue Of Liberty and a massive outdoor/patio situation.
Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
The P.J. Clarke’s in Battery Park serves the same great burgers as the other locations, but this one has outdoor seating with views of the Hudson.
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