Food And Drink (More!) Adrienne's Pizzabar
If you're looking for a great slice, head to Adrienne's. But be sure to get there early – Adrienne's has made "being square" the coolest thing around with its deliciously crisp, thin-crust pizzas. You may have to fight a crowd, but trust us, it will be worth it. Adrienne's Pizzabar, 54 Stone St (enter at William Street); 212-248-3838.
There are many street-food options when it comes to the Financial District, but not all of them put the soul
in soul food. For that, we turn to Trinidadian food-truck Veronica's Kitchen for jerk chicken, yams, and collard greens. Oh, and it happens to be super affordable, too. Veronica's Kitchen, 125 Front Street (at Wall Street); no phone.
Opening this summer, Barbalu is the restaurant baby of husband and wife-team Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque. With a fine Italian menu along the way, Barbalu will take the place of Barbarini Alimentari, formerly co-operated by the Barbalu team and another couple, but destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. You'll want to keep your eye out for this one.
Barbalu, 225 Front Street (between Beekman Street and Peck Slip); 917-815-7701.
Cowgirl Sea Horse
Surround yourself with seahorses — who doesn't want that?! — at this quirky spot great for a quiet drink.Cowgirl Sea Horse, 259 Front Street (at Dover Street); 212-608-7873.
If age equals wisdom, Delmonico's has got to be the smartest. Opened in 1837, the Delmonico brothers introduced the first fine-dining restaurant in the country, featuring private rooms, a wine cellar, and of course, a delicious Delmonico steak.Delmonico's,
56 Beaver Street (at William Street); 212-509-1144.
Dedicated to making it easier for New Yorkers to eat well, Dig Inn offers humanely raised meats, locally grown produce, and the like with 100% transparency. Meaning that they're happy to talk about their market selections with complete honesty, all in the name of creating a healthier community.Dig Inn, 80 Pine Street (at Pearl Street); 212-785-1110.
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
In addition to providing an educational experience about the history of New York City, the Fraunces Tavern Museum offers numerous options for wining and dining in The Porterhouse's many party rooms, Dingle Whiskey Bar, and restaurant.
Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street (at Broad Street); 212-968-1776.
GRK Fresh Greek
GRK is bringing New Yorkers a fresh take on classic Greek food featuring authentic yogurts, locally sourced veggies, hand-selected Mediterranean seasoning, meats roasted in-house, wood-oven-baked pita breads, and more. GRK Fresh , 111 Fulton Street (at Dutch Street); 212-385-2010.
Harry's Café and Steak
The Poulakakos family has been all over our FiDi map — they've had a hand in establishing Delmonico's, Vintry, and others. Harry's Café and Steak is a Wall Street institution, first opened by Harry Poulakakos in 1972 and reopened in 2006 by his son, Peter. Harry's Cafe and Steak, 1 Hanover Square (between Pearl and Stone streets); 212-785-9200.
Merchants River House
Enjoy lunch, brunch, or dinner as you look out at the Statue of Liberty from the terrace of this classic American Bistro. Sunsets over the Hudson? Yes, please.Merchants River House
375 South End Avenue (on the Hudson River Esplanade between Liberty and Albany streets); 212-432-1451.
Photos Via: Delmonico's, Adrienne's, Cowgirl Sea Horse