Pisillo Italian Panini is a Financial District deli we already know do huge, tasty sandwiches. The Roma, with porchetta, mozzeralla, and show-stealing pickled peppers, keeps the deli's winning streak going.
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You won't want this for lunch every day, but as a reasonably priced meal with lots of variety in two neighborhoods lacking in good food, BentOn is a good option to have.
At over a foot long, the sandwiches at Pisillo Italian Panini certainly delivers on size. The Cagliari, with sopressata and artichoke hearts, delivers flavor to match the heft.
After putting in his time at serious restaurants in luxury hotels for a number of years after moving to the U.S. over a decade ago, Shaun Hergatt opened SHO Shaun Hergatt in the Financial District in 2009—not a very good year to open a restaurant considering the economic recession. But the Australian-born chef still garnered accolades for his food and he did everything to make it work, including moving not far away. While SHO is no longer, Hergatt is now cooking for guests at his restaurant Juni, an intimate 50-seat restaurant in the Flatiron District. He still lives downtown for the convenience and all the train stops in his neighborhood. Here, Hergatt shares with Serious Eats some of his favorites in lower Manhattan.
If you're a trader in need of a treat, or a venture capitalist in search of an adventurous cappuccino, we offer a brief survival guide.
There are two co-existing food worlds in the Financial District: office workers looking for a quick bite before shuttling off to work, and out of towner crowds heading to the South Street Seaport or lining up for the newly re-opened Statue of Liberty. For the most part, both groups get short changed on good food. But not everywhere if you know where to look.
New York has a long history of great diners, so it's only fitting that we should have a food truck like All-American Diner. It's literally a diner on wheels.
A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef at Dave's Hoagies, a Philly Sandwich Standout in the Financial District
Dave's Hoagies has brought real-deal Philly-style sandwiches to the Financial District.
Chef William Oliva takes us through the three most popular steaks at America's oldest fine dining restaurant.
If you assumed breakfast in the Financial District meant blasé bran muffins and rubbery egg sandwiches, guess again. This neighborhood offers several fabulous spots for fast morning fare that's hearty, creative, and cheap.
Veronica's Kitchen is now a cart beloved by Wall Street office workers craving the spicy flavors of Trinidad for their day's lunch. But for Veronica Julien, opening the cart involved more than hard work—it called for divine intervention.
One way to keep the pretention to a minimum at your serious cocktail bar? Build it above a no-frills pub specializing in Irish whiskey and draft beer. At The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, the Financial District's newest drinking destination, you'll find exactly that—thoughtfully-crafted period cocktails upstairs, and well-poured pints at a belly-up kind of bar on the ground floor.
Like most diners, the menu at the All American Diner takes a certain commitment to read. A lot of that devotion will be spent on the sandwich section, in which there are nearly 30 options. Unlike most diners, though, this one's on wheels.
GRK recently opened their first location in the Financial District, and you can get frozen and fresh Greek yogurt with a combination of toppings.
A classic breton sablé serves as the base of La Maison's Tube de l'Ete ($9). It's buttery and snappy with a crunch; crumbs fly everywhere and the heady flavors of vanilla lingers.
GRK's gyros are a welcome lunchtime addition to the Financial District's landscape of mediocre lunches.
The egg here is fluffy and creamy, bolstered just enough by housemade mayo and salty-sweet ham. A great lunch (or breakfast) in the Financial District.
This looks like an apple turnover but it's not. It's a Lemon Turnover ($3), the flaky pastry filled with a bright mix of lemon curd folded with lemon zest and candied lemons, all made by Runner & Stone.
This swanky new Financial District lounge is one of the most highly anticipated openings of the season, with no shortage of big names at the helm. Alex Day and David Kaplan (who founded Death and Co. in the East Village) developed the cocktails along with bar manager Scott James Teague, formerly of Pegu Club. Though Kaplan, Day, and Teague are known for classic cocktails, Demi Monde's bartenders won't be stirring up the drinks you've seen a million times before.
The New Amsterdam Market, the open air market near South Street Seaport, returned this Sunday for the 2012 season. And what better way to open the new season than with a bread pavilion? More than a dozen local bakers brought their best creations for people to sample and to take home.