35 Places To Eat And Drink Within Five Minutes Of Downtown Live

04/16/2021 in
35 Places To Eat And Drink Within Five Minutes Of Downtown Live

Downtown Live kicks off a two-weekend run on Saturday, May 15, with live, in-person performances in unexpected outdoor locations across the neighborhood. Tickets are free but required, so reserve them asap. Whether you catch a concert at a covered loading dock at 4 New York Plaza, a short play along the Stone Street Historic District at 85 Broad Street, or a contemporary performance with harbor views at 1 Battery Park Plaza, you’ll always be just steps away from some of the city’s best eats and drinks.

Make a day of it. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered within a five-minute walk from the event.

Kick it Off With Brunch

Caption: Brunch option at Broadstone Bar & Grill
  1. Beckett’s Bar & Grill — This Stone Street mainstay offers up all the traditional dishes from eggs Benedict to pancakes. (81 Pearl Street) 
  2. Broadstone Bar & Kitchen — Almost every seat in the house is along a balcony, and they have a bottomless brunch and chocolate chip pancakes to boot. (88 Broad Street)
  3. Fraunces Tavern — The historic watering hole serves an amazing burger, plus over 400 whiskeys, signature cocktails and 130 craft beers and ciders.  (54 Pearl St.)
  4. Le Pain Quotidien — Simple, nourishing and delicious is the LPQ way. (85 Broad Street)
  5. Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina— Traditional Mexican cooking complemented by fresh guacamole and potent margaritas. (83 Pearl Street) 
  6. Toro Loco —  Mexican-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant with bottomless brunch. (15 Stone Street) 

Cocktail Break

Caption: Cocktail options abound at Lovelace Tavern
  1. 787 Coffee Co. — A potent espresso pairs well with their crispy Puerto Rican pastries. (66 Pearl Street)
  2. The Cauldron — Magical potions conjured exclusively within the walls of this fantasy-themed bar. (47 Stone Street)
  3. The Dead Rabbit — The famed and cozy eight-year-old pub in Lower Manhattan won the title “World’s Best Bar” from Drinks International magazine (30 Water Street)
  4. The Dubliner — A welcoming no-frills Pub with cold pints and a popular club sandwich. (45 Stone Street)
  5. Lovelace Tavern and Porterhouse Brewing Company — From the acclaimed cocktails at Lovelace to the lengthy international craft beer list at Porterhouse just next door, this stop will appease all show-goers. (66 Pearl Street/36 Water Street)
  6. The Full Shilling — A cozy pit-stop to take in a pint of Guinness and a plate of fish and chips. (160 Pearl Street)
  7. Ulysses’ Folk House — This charming Stone Street bar takes literary inspiration from Homer and James Joyce and serves up ales, whiskey, cocktails and pub fare. (58 Stone Street / 95 Pearl Street)
  8. Underdog — Fans of dogs and tasty cocktails will delight at this Stone Street gastropub’s creative drinks list. (55 Stone Street) 
  9. White Horse Tavern — This popular dive has been part of Lower Manhattan’s drinking scene since the repeal of Prohibition. (25 Bridge Street)

Dinner And A Show, Anyone?

Caption: A table at Ampia Restaurant and Rooftop is calling for date night.
  1. Adrienne’s Pizza Bar — Pizza maker Nick Angelis’s menu features gourmet Italian cuisine — make sure to try their grandma-style pie. (54 Stone Street)
  2. Ampia Restaurant and Rooftop — Come hungry, leave extremely satisfied by the pillowy Italian potato classic and Neapolitan pizza offerings at this rooftop oasis. (100 Broad Street)
  3. Antica Ristorante — Since 2004, Chef Luis Barezi has brought an innovative touch to traditional ingredients with dishes from all the regions of Italy — complete with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. (8 Stone Street)
  4. Harry’s — Harry’s flagship steakhouse has remained a Wall Street institution since 1972, immortalized in novels such as Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire of the Vanities” and Brett Easton Ellis’s “American Psycho.” (1 Hanover Square)
  5. Route 66 Smokehouse — Delicious BBQ made sweeter by an impressive all-American whiskey list and a 20-tap lineup of American craft beers. (45 Stone Street)
  6. Stone Street Tavern — Expect to find hearty American fare and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere. (52 Stone Street)
  7. Tacombi — This Yucatan-inspired taqueria always serves the freshest corn tortillas with a delicious chipotle hibiscus salsa. (74 Broad Street)
  8. Wall Street Grill — Fine dining with kosher steaks and seafood. (128 Pearl Street)

Grab And Go 

Caption: The variety of The Migrant Kitchen on display.
  1. 77 Burger — This unassuming corner shop serves up hearty Angus beef burgers, bison burgers and Impossible burgers topped with anything your heart desires. (77 Pearl Street)
  2. Bombay’s Indian Cuisine — Owner Sonal Vyas and staff work hard to ensure that everything is delicious and made with love — from crispy samosas to tender pieces of chicken marinated in yogurt and spices. (60 Pearl Street)
  3. El Toro — A solid Mexican spot with speedy service and highly-recommended Milanesa sandwiches and chicken flautas. (69 New Street)
  4. Grotto — Family-owned parlor serving a big menu of pizzas and other Italian staples. (69 New Street)
  5. Leo’s — “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)
  6. Luke’s Lobster — Classic lobster rolls, crab rolls, shrimp rolls and cole slaw are all on offer at this convenient takeout location (26 S William Street)
  7. The Migrant Kitchen — This pop-up inside The Dubliner features innovative and diverse offerings of Middle East-meets-Latin-America cuisine, including things like fawaffles (falafel waffles) and fried plantain chip nachos. (81 Pearl Street)
  8. Nara Sushi — Fresh, made-to-order sushi and sashimi. (76 Pearl Street) 
  9. Pizza Etalia — A pizzeria with walkup service and classic-topping slices (20 Beaver Street) 
  10. Shorty’s Cheesesteaks — Delightful and hearty cheesesteaks to soak up the cocktails in between sets. (62 Pearl Street)
  11. Terrace Fish & Chips — A tiny bustling lunch spot that serves a variety of seafood with dishes under $10. (77 Pearl Street) 

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