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These 3 Uptown Waterfront Restaurants Have Amazing Views

Updated: Oct 23, 2022

Sunset views at Baylander Steel Beach in Harlem.

Whether they're right up against the river or perched high above it, uptown's waterfront dining options all have one thing in common—enviable views of the Hudson.

Not to mention menus that offer both light bites and larger plates, plus a wide range of summery cocktails.

To help you find your favorite, here's the list from south to north:

Baylander Steel Beach

Manhattanville West Harlem Piers, W 125th Street at the Hudson River

This floating bar and restaurant is located on a decommissioned U.S. Navy ship moored at the West Harlem Piers. Look for casual pub grub like wings, burgers and sunset-ready cocktails including the Sunset Spritz and the Smoke on the Water Paloma made with mezcal.

Sofrito on the Hudson

Hamilton Heights 679 Riverside Drive (inside Riverbank State Park, entrance at W 145th St)

Head to Harlem's Riverbank State Park to find this festive Latin restaurant—its menu includes six types of mofongo, plus mojitos, margaritas and sangria—with a large outdoor patio featuring impressive views of the GW Bridge.

The Hudson

Inwood 348 Dyckman St at the Hudson River

Billed as "Manhattan's most gorgeous spot for sunsets"—the website even lists what time the sun hits the horizon every day—this restaurant located on the shores of the Hudson offers a casual menu of burgers and hot dogs, shrimp and lobster rolls, three types of seafood boils, as well as drinks like pina coladas and mojitos.

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