From Our Editors
The Statue of Liberty herself watches over diners at Merchants River House, perched on the Hudson River Esplanade. From a vantage point just north of Battery Park, the restaurant presents diners with panoramic views of the New York landmark to pair with classic American cooking. A dining area with enormous windows as well as two outdoor terraces also provide ample space for guests to watch as the sun sets into the river and extinguishes itself for the evening.
Updating the Classics
In keeping with the restaurant's family-friendly vibe, chefs at Merchants River House focus on crafting comfort foods such as chargrilled Angus burgers, Maine lobster rolls, and beer-battered fish with shoestring fries. However, they sometimes take these classics cooking to the next level by incorporating international flavors. Here are a few examples:
|Jalapeno-ponzu sauce adds an Asian twist to steamed chicken dumplings.||Tomatoey ratatouille gives Maryland crab cakes a Proven?al flair.||Rotisserie-roasted organic chicken comes with Mexican-inspired cilantro cream corn|
In addition to uncorking wines and pouring draft beers, the staff also riffs on classic cocktails to create a number of specialty drinks. Bulleit Bourbon adds richness and depth to a tequila-less tequila sunrise, while limoncello imparts citrusy flavor to the Lady Liberty Lemonade.