South Street Seaport, NYC

As a native NYer, and foodie, and wannabe mixologist, and frequent user of the word, “and”,  I have to tell you, it is hard to find a great restaurant in the city with a view of the water. With the whole Williamsburg movement, it seemed for a while that all the great restaurants were opening over there in bearded hipster land. So you can imagine my surprise when I came to find that NYC’s newest hot spot is nowhere to be found in the flowing, thick rimmed, plaid button down land of Williamsburg, but just across the East River right in the South Street Seaport. Executive Chef Marc Arnold takes the helm on this beautiful, waterfront bar/restaurant and offers up the most exquisite and unadulterated views of the water. Perfect for a date or a dinner catch up sesh with friends, INDUSTRY KITCHEN will impress not just your friends, but your tastebuds as well!


I joined Industry Kitchen for their Sunset launch party as  free flowing red and white sangrias, signature mojitos and cocktails whizzed right by my head. An after work crowd of fashionable folks popped by as well to enjoy the delicious samplers like grilled peaches with ricotta cheese, fresh salmon cucumber bites and freshly made pizzas. Directly in front of the restaurant, runners sped by and couples took romantic walks with their dogs. Besides the romantic setting, the architecture of the place itself is very industrial and cool. Angled, florescent lights decorate the open bar, and a theme of reclaimed wood makes it’s presence amongst the ceiling and floors.  Really great design and architecture. Delicious foods. Amazing cocktails and wine list. This is a very romantic and hip place friends, if you go on a date, please don’t go grab a drink at any what bar…this is the perfect spot.


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There was really no better way to enjoy the Sunset, than here, at Industry Kitchen.


ciao for now,