Best Eats in the Financial District

October 13, 2017   /    Resources for NYC Renters   /    Comments Off on Best Eats in the Financial District

The Financial District serves as the world’s most renowned business center. There’s a rumor out there that food options in the Financial District are not as prolific as other sections of Manhattan. Despite what you may have heard, that assumption is false. Eater NY recently profiled 16 of their favorite restaurants and bars in FiDi. Here are some of our favorites.

Where to Get A Great Meal in the Financial District


Suspenders Bar & Grill New York
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Location: 108 Greenwich St., New York, NY

Known For: Generous Appetizers, Comfort Food

This gastropub and grill was opened in 1988 by various FDNY firefighters as they felt there wasn’t a bar or grill to serve the neighborhood. This is one of the best places if you’re looking for a sandwich or appetizers to split with friends. Suspenders also features a whole section of Vegetarian appetizers, including Babaganouch, mozzarella sticks, and meatless nachos. There are several TV’s focusing on sporting events, making this a great place to catch a game after work. You can make a reservation directly on their website by clicking here.

Kome Waza

Kome Waza FiDi NYC
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Location: 40 Water St., New York, NY

Known For: Poké bowls

Poké usually consists of chunks of raw marinated tuna, served on a rice bed with sesame sauce. The popular Hawaiian dish poké has made its way to New York, and countless variations of it exist in Manhattan. Kome Waza allows you to create your own bowl by choosing a base, two proteins, mix ins, sauce, and garnish. You can also choose from six pre-made poké bowls as well. This is a great spot for takeout or lunch.

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill FiDi
Source: Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

Where: Ground floor of AKA Wall Street. 84 William Street, New York, NY 10038

Known For: Brunch, Burgers

Brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg first opened up their infamous Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo in 1992, and have since opened a variety of restaurants throughout the city and other places throughout the country. Their latest restaurant is right here in the Financial District, and features a full breakfast menu, lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends. Residents of 37 Wall Street can request delivery via Caviar or Seamless.


Interior of Blacktail NYC
Source: BlackTail

Where: Pier A (Second Floor.) 22 Battery Place, New York, NY, 10004

Known For: Cuban Sandwiches, Cocktails

This new bar and restaurant were developed by Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, who were also co-founders of The Dead Rabbit on Water Street. The restaurant is themed after Cuba during the early years of aviation. The aviation portion of it comes from when the two co-founders came to New York via plane from Belfast, Northern Ireland. We recommend the Cuban sandwich, which features slow roasted pork, Berkshire ham, Swiss tomme, raclette, dill pickles, country mustard sauce. BlackTail also has various craft cocktails to pair with your meal and is located only a 10-minute walk from Post Towers.