Dine Around Downtown and Rocco DiSpirito Host Lunchtime Festival With 35 Lower Manhattan Restaurants on June 7

Dine Around Downtown and Rocco DiSpirito Host Lunchtime Festival With 35 Lower Manhattan Restaurants on June 7

The Alliance for Downtown New York, Lower Manhattan’s nonprofit business improvement district,  will welcome 35 Lower Manhattan restaurants to the 2022 Dine Around Downtown festival at Fosun’s landmarked plaza at 28 Liberty Street on Tuesday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A mainstay in Lower Manhattan for over 20 years, this year’s event marks the festival’s return to an in-person format and will feature the program’s virtual series host, award-winning chef and author Rocco DiSpirito. 

Dine Around Downtown was launched in 1997 and has since become Lower Manhattan’s premier tasting event. Admission is free, and restaurants offer signature menu items ranging from $5 to $9; as well as beverages. Many newcomers to the neighborhood will be featured this year, including: Alamo Drafthouse, Ampia, Benares, , Café Patoro, Chinah Kitchen, Fulton Stall Market, The Fulton, Gran Via, The Greens on the Rooftop at Pier 17, Luke’s Lobster, Malibu Farm New York, ONE Dine at One World Observatory, OneSeed, Pi Bakerie, Sauce & Barrel, Schilling Restaurant & Bar, Treadwell Park and Watermark Bar.

Over the past two years, Dine Around Downtown has been championing local restaurants through a virtual “Cooking At Home” series that pairs host DiSpirito with chefs as they show viewers how to make their favorite dishes. 

And, as part of the Alliance’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable Lower Manhattan, Dine Around will be a zero-waste event. Composting and recycling stations will be located throughout the plaza staffed by  educators to advise on proper waste diversion and other zero-waste programs available throughout the neighborhood. 

“Dine Around Downtown is back,” says Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin. “Come hungry and taste dishes from dozens of restaurants all in one place. It’s easy. It’s fun. And it’s affordable.”

“Fosun and 28 Liberty are pleased to welcome back Dine Around Downtown, one of the most iconic events in Lower Manhattan,” said Thomas Costanzo, global partner of Fosun and CEO of Four Trees Asset Management. “In partnership with the Alliance, this event will showcase world-class dining options within our community. As Fosun celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we continue the commitment to our social responsibilities and sharing the enjoyment of cultural events with our tenants, partners, and community.”

2022  Dine Around Downtown Participants include*:

  • Aahar Indian Cuisine
  • Adrienne’s Pizzabar
  • Alamo Drafthouse
  • Ampia
  • ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • Beckett’s Bar & Grill
  • Benares
  • Blue Smoke BPC
  • Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
  • Café Patoro
  • The Capital Grille
  • Cedar Local
  • Chinah
  • The Dubliner
  • Eataly NYC Downtown
  • Fulton Stall Market
  • The Fulton
  • Gran Via
  • The Greens | Rooftop at Pier 17
  • Harry’s
  • Harry’s Italian
  • Industry Kitchen
  • Luke’s Lobster
  • Malibu Farm New York
  • Manhatta
  • ONE Dine at One World Observatory
  • OneSeed
  • Pi Bakerie
  • Route 66 Smokehouse
  • Sauce & Barrel
  • Schilling Restaurant & Bar
  • Stout NYC FiDi
  • Treadwell Park
  • Watermark Bar
  • Wei West

* list is subject to change

Dine Around Downtown is made possible, in part, by sponsorship support from Fosun, Bike Rent NYC and The Howard Hughes Corporation.