Your Guide to Get Low, a Summer Full of Downtown Dining Deals
As we’ve previously written, the Lower Manhattan dining scene is thriving. “Lower Manhattan arguably has more marquee chefs now than Las Vegas,” wrote FSR Magazine. From restaurant mogul Danny Meyer opening Manhatta on the 60th floor of 28 Liberty Street to longstanding steakhouse Harry’s undergoing a $1M renovation, buzz around the neighborhood and its latest culinary happenings is constant.
This summer, enjoying some of the best dining Lower Manhattan has to offer doesn’t need to break the bank, thanks to Get Low presented by the Downtown Alliance. Every Tuesday through August 28, you can get 20% off dinner for two at select downtown restaurants. Each week features a different restaurant, and the lineup never fails to impress.
Grab your significant other, a foodie friend or family member and learn why #DownIsWhatsUp at these acclaimed downtown eateries participating in this year’s Get Low program.
June 26 – Fresh Salt
This cozy restaurant and bar located in the revitalized Seaport District was once the favorite watering hole of Fulton Fish Market workers. Try one of their popular sandwiches, like the “Salt” with speck, avocado, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo on ciabatta, or nibble on small plates like the quiche of the day, homemade mac and cheese or artichoke dip. Enjoy your meal al fresco if weather permits.
146 Beekman Street
July 10 – Haru Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Located in the historic Cocoa Exchange Building, overlooking the Shinto temple-inspired design of the building’s main space, Haru serves both classic and creative sushi rolls and other Japanese fare. Treat yourself to the Park Ave roll with spicy red and white tuna, mango, avocado and tempura flakes, topped with gold leaf – yep, you read that correctly.
1 Wall Street Court
July 31 – VBar Seaport
Another Seaport gem, VBar emphasizes Mediterranean seafood dishes prepared with all-natural, seasonal ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. Seafood lovers will enjoy the grilled octopus, baked clams or Atlantic salmon fillet, while carnivores will love the roasted chicken, lamb chops or tagliatelle Bolognese.
212 Front Street
August 7 – Acqua at Peck Slip
Get your carbohydrate fix at Acqua, a Seaport staple serving contemporary takes on Southern Italian coastal cuisine. The seafood-heavy menu is a diverse mix of salads, handcrafted pasta, pizza, panini and more. Pasta is Acqua’s specialty, so try the spaghettoni con l’aragosta (spaghetti with lobster) or pappardelle tartufo (whole wheat pappardelle with wild mushrooms, truffle oil and demi-glace).
21 Peck Slip
August 14 – Trading Post
Treat yourself to a fine dining experience at this enormous three-floor restaurant with supreme views of the Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge and East River. Order from the extensive raw bar, or sink your teeth into a roasted chicken, New York sirloin steak or jumbo lump crab cake.
170 John Street
August 28 – MarkJoseph Steakhouse
With all the seafood-focused establishments in Lower Manhattan, MarkJoseph Steakhouse provides a much-needed haven for those who prefer turf over surf. Chow down on a huge porterhouse, ribeye, filet mignon or bone-in sirloin. Add classic steakhouse side dishes like creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms or an iceberg wedge salad to complete your meal.
261 Water Street
The full list of participating Get Low restaurants and dates is available here.
For more on similar Lower Manhattan happenings, follow the Q&A Hotel blog.
Photo courtesy of Downtown Alliance