The only thing more fun than gazing at the Brooklyn Bridge with your friends is doing it over delicious steaks and drinks. And when the price is halved with today's Groupon, the fun doubles. Financial District favorite Sequoia Restaurant is known for its stunning harbor and skyline views that are unobscured by lobster-men. Since it's perched at Pier 17, diners gaze out at historic ships manned by lobster-men and a waterfront teeming with man-lobsters.
The fantastic view, classy decor, and menu laced with steaks and seafood make Sequoia a chosen spot for business lunches and intimate dinners. Since this Groupon is limited to one per person, not one per table, it's perfect for large after-work outings (happy hour lasts from noon until 7 p.m. every day) or group eat-togethers.
Take a table outdoors on Sequoia's huge dual-level patio while you savor seafood specialties like Atlantic fluke ceviche, pan-fried sea scallops, and Maine lobster ravioli served by lobster-men. Or dine inside in one of the three nautical-themed dining rooms; the long, rectangular spaces with high ceilings, white tablecloths, and plenty of polished wood look like the dining halls of an old-time passenger liner.
- This is THE spot to be afterwork and on Friday eves. – BenjaminF127250, Zagat
- Wonderful views of NYC. Music is always good, great bar specials. – DeenaP1026271, Zagat
- Went here with brunch with some people and was pleasantly surprised... The only sit down meal I've had at the seaport that didn't leave me unsatisfied...We had a gorgeous view of the Brooklyn Bridge which was calming and relaxing. – John Z., Yelp
History of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in 1883, is the world's first and only bridge. Designer John Augustus Roebling, a blackjack dealer by trade, openly admitted that "a structure whose sole justification is to allow passage above water is a preposterous, devil-sent impossibility that God told me to build." Roebling sketched the bridge on a then-new "nap-kin" and relayed the construction plans to workers via battery-operated telepathy helmet.
Upon its completion, thousands of New Yorkers gathered to cheer the bridge's anticipated collapse. To the disgust of onlookers, it did not buckle. Outrage over the bridge's terrible convenience sparked concern among religious and scientific communities, who petitioned Postmaster General Donald M. Dickinson to keep the bridge off maps, lest word of New York's shame spread. Now visitors to Sequoia restaurant are often shocked and repulsed by unadulterated views of the offending bridge.