58 Shops And Restaurants You Can Explore Today In Lower Manhattan

12/17/2019 in
58 Shops And Restaurants You Can Explore Today In Lower Manhattan

For those of you already following us on our Twitter or our Instagram, you might have caught a few teasers about our 350 random acts of kindness, when the Downtown Alliance’s public safety officers distributed hundreds of red envelopes containing gift cards from local businesses in New York’s most historic neighborhood. Gift cards to where?, one might ask. Answer: Peep the following list of shops, restaurants and bars, among other local businesses, that are part of our vibrant community 365 days of the year.

And, while on the subject, you can learn more about the following businesses and all things happening in Lower Manhattan by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. It goes out every Monday afternoon.

1. Acqua

This South Street Seaport staple serves contemporary Italian cuisine from their homemade pasta to polpo. A superb wine list makes for a great addition to the meal. (21 Peck Slip)

2. Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

Pizza maker Nick Angelis’s menu features gourmet Italian specialties in a relaxed setting. Make sure to try their house specialty, the grandma-style pizza. (54 Stone St.)

3. Babesta

Both Babesta locations are an excellent resource for new and seasoned parents alike for the best clothing, learning toys and equipment to raise your bundle of joy. (56 Warren St., Brookfield Place)

4. Black Fox

Kick back with a great cuppa caffeine, an afternoon cookie (trust us) and laid back vibes at 70 Pine’s resident coffeeshop. (70 Pine St.)

5. Blue Park Kitchen

This delicious walk-up establishment offers the rare combination of fast-casual convenience and locally-sourced produce, grains and proteins. (70 Pine St.)

6. Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

This casual spot from the famed Bromberg Brothers offers local grill classics from Fed Burger to Maine lobster, all prepared with the signature Blue Ribbon flair. (84 William St.)

7. Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke brings a slice of the South to Battery Park City with BBQ ribs, chicken and burgers. The restaurant is also known for cocktail selections and craft beers. (255 Vesey St.)

8. Boundless

A lovely independent cafe boasting excellent avo toasts, organic bites and excellent coffee blends for all flavor profiles. (19 Rector St.)

9. Bowne & Co.

Learn about the origins of letterpress printing in Lower manhattan, take a workshop or purchase unique gift items. (211 Water St.)

10. Brookfield

Brookfield Place covers all of your shopping needs with more than 40 shops ranging from Gucci to Rite Aid. (230 Vesey St.)

11. The Rink at Brookfield Place

The Rink at Brookfield Place is available for corporate outings, private lessons, birthday parties and special events. A typical 90-minute session costs $15, and skate rentals are $5. (230 Vesey St.)

12. Century 21

The place to shop for deals on designer labels, unique fashion finds and the perfect accessory to complement your day/night/weekend garb. (21 Dey St.)

13. City Acres

City Acres Market is an all-in-one grocery store, caterer and restaurant specializing in the highest quality products, and its beer selection is first-rate. (70 Pine St.)

14. City Blossoms

Whether purchase to-go bouquets or designing an exquisite floral centerpiece, this mother/daughter-run operation will ensure a beautiful arrangement. (62 Trinity Pl.)

15. Crown Shy

The former chef of 11 Madison Park and the Nomad features a menu of plates like Red Snapper Crudo, Grilled Quail and Roasted Short Ribs. There’s also a lunchtime, three-course prix fixe for $45. (70 Pine St.)

16. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Residents and visitors alike frequent this chic, award-winning steakhouse with a killer martini bar. Specialties include the popular Japanese Wagyu beef. (99 Church St.)

17. Da Claudio

This longtime neighborhood standby is perfect for post-work drinks with colleagues and/or a relaxing weeknight meal (p.s. the Bucatini Arrabbiata is awesome). (21 Ann St.)

18. Delmonico’s

This New York institution — the nation’s best known restaurant of the 19th Century — serves the signature steak that built this culinary legend’s reputation in an elegant setting. (56 Beaver St.)

19. Eataly NYC Downtown

Eataly’s Italian specialty grocery has you covered with handmade cheeses, fresh pastas, espresso beans and the finest quality seafood. (101 Liberty St.)

20. fellow barber

fellow barber is not only the ideal spot for a stylish, affordable haircut; it’s also where you’ll find expertly crafted, US-made grooming products. (18 Fulton St.)

21. Fields Good Chicken

Winner, winner chicken dinner (or lunch!) at this fast-casual restaurant dedicated to amazing poultry dishes. (101 Maiden Ln.)

22. Fresh Salt

Neighborhood watering hole serving up seasonal cocktails and top-notch grub since 2004, when the Fulton Fish Market was still swinging in the Seaport District. (146 Beekman St.)

23. Gnoccheria

Come hungry, leave extremely satisfied by the pillowy Italian potato classic as well as Neapolitan pizza offerings. (100 Broad St.)

24. Greenwich St. Jewelers

Give yourself extra time to peruse the gorgeous, carefully curated collections of precious metals and gemstones at this family-owned jewelry store. (64 Trinity Pl.)

25. Haru

Haru offers mezzanine dining that overlooks the Shinto temple-inspired design of the main space. Two private rooms and sushi and cocktail bars are also available. (1 Wall Street Court)

26. IPIC

IPIC delivers the ultimate movie experience with in-theater dining and ridiculously cush seating. (11 Fulton St.)

27. La Parisienne

A lovely French cafe tucked away on Maiden Lane offers excellent dishes for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and weekend brunch. (9 Maiden Ln.)

28. Le District

Le District has all of your grocery needs, from daily essentials to French-inspired fare. (225 Liberty St.)

29. Leo’s Bagels

“Leo’s” stands for the classic bagel breakfast “Lox, eggs & onions” — recommend trying their specialty as well as other bagel, cream cheese spreads and smoked fish offerings. (3 Hanover Square)

30. Mad Dog & Beans

Located in a landmark building, Mad Dog serves up traditional Mexican cooking that includes fresh guacamole prepared table-side and an extensive tequila list. (83 Pearl St.)

31. Maestro Pasta

Fresh pasta made each day to complement six tasty sauces at this fast-casual Italian eatery perfect for convenient lunch or to-go dinner. (45 John St.)

32. magic mix juicery

Nutritious breakfast bowls, filling lunches, snacks and — yes — fresh-to-order juices to keep your body happy and healthy. (102 Fulton St.)

33. Manhatta

Danny Meyer’s sky-high restaurant pairs French food with amazing views of the city. (28 Liberty St.)

34. Martin Busch Jewelers

Longtime independent jewelry shop offers excellent options for all price ranges, original designs and watch repairs. (85 John St.)

35. McNally Jackson

Get lost in the stacks of this beloved Seaport location, featuring plenty of reading nooks, a dedicated children’s section and a ground-floor cafe. (4 Fulton St.)

36. Mysterious Bookshop

Explore the thrilling titles at this longtime niche bookstore dedicated to noir and the art of mysterious happenings. (58 Warren St.)

37. Neapolitan Express

Neapolitan Express is the perfect spot for organic, authentic pizza that’s good for you and the environment. (40 Wall St.)

38. Nobu

Genre-defying Japanese offerings can be found at both the ground-floor lounge and subterranean dining room. A must-visit for sushi connoisseurs. (195 Broadway)

39. New York Stock Exchange

Pete Asch’s Wall Street walking tour offers an exclusive glimpse inside the financial system. (11 Wall St.)

40. Only Nails

Only Nails offers a selection of 300+ colors for their special dipping powder gel manicure and more than 400 colors for a gel manicure/pedicure. (86 Nassau St.)

41. One World Observatory

Gain a new perspective of our beautiful city from the top of One World Trade Center(285 Fulton St.)

42. Petropolis

Spoil your four-legged BFF with organic snacks, adorable toys and grooming services at this doge palace. (91 Washington St.)

43. Poster Museum

Philip Williams’s gargantuan in-store collection boasts colorful prints, vintage posters and unique typographical art. You could spend days in here. (122 Chambers St.)

44. primp

Glow up each day with blowouts, makeup, massages and curated products at this Seaport District salon(142 Beekman St.)

45. Proof

PROOF Coffee Roasters not only makes their coffee from ethically-sourced, locally-roasted beans. They also deliver! (65 Nassau St.)

46. Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits

A knowledgable staff will help you pair the perfect spirit to any event at this inviting wine shop located in Westfield World Trade Center. (Westfield, South Concourse, Balcony Level)

47. Sauce & Barrel

Sauce & Barrel takes its name from the bar’s barrel aged cocktail program and has a menu that offers more than 15 pizzas. (97 Washington St.)

48. Schilling

Schilling’s menu is a blend of Mediterranean and Austrian dishes that features wiener schnitzel, spaetzle, braised lamb and more. For dessert, the strudel can’t be beat. (109 Washington St.)

49. Winterland Rink

Skate along the skyline — New York’s only open-air rooftop ice rink provides stunning views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown. (Pier 17)

50. Springbone Kitchen

Stay healthy all year with Springbone’s nutrient-rich bone broth, as well as other organic dishes. (74 Pearl St.)

51. Stone Street Tavern

Stone Street Tavern attracts diners looking for hearty American fare and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. (52 Stone St.)

52. Temple Court

Tom Colicchio’s excellent farm-to-table, American-style restaurant is set within the beautiful atrium and cozy corners of The Beekman Hotel. (5 Beekman St.)

53. Tomorrow

Tomorrow serves Chinese homestyle dishes in a cozy space, and believe us when we tell you that the tomato-egg lunch dish is so satisfying. (200 Pearl St.)

54. Trading Post

Stake out a cozy nook at this popular, multi-level bar/dining room for excellent cocktails and great bites. (170 John St.)

55. The Tuck Room

The Tuck Room serves up exceptional contemporary plates for lunch and dinner, as well as early bird and late-night specials. (11 Fulton St.)

56. Wall St Bath

A bona fide getaway for schvitzing out all those work-related (and non-work-related) toxins and absolutely one of the more unique experiences that all of NYC has to offer. (88 Fulton St.)

57. Westfield World Trade Center

Westfield World Trade Center is home to all the stores and art installations you could ever imagine. (185 Greenwich St.)

58. YogaCare

YogaCare was created to facilitate this transformation in becoming the best version of yourself – permanently — with several programs that complement the mind, body and soul in our journey towards each other. (121 Fulton St., 3rd Floor)

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