The “concrete jungle” has some actual flora in its midst, thanks to the High Line. The High Line is an elevated park in NYC, complete with grass, benches, and everything else a park might have. Located along an old elevated train line, the High Line stretches from Gansevoort Street up through the mid-20s—though, when it is finished being renovated, it will run to 34th Street.
The High Line might indeed be lovely to simply stroll through and admire the city from above, but what happens when a foodie gets hungry? Well, then there are plenty of choices for dining along and near the High Line so you needn’t cut your day in the city park short.
Whether you opt for a quick bite on the run or a four-star meal nearby, you won’t be disappointed!
Fave Foodie Spots in the High Line:
L’Arte Del Gelato: Artisanal gelato and sorbets in flavors like fresh ricotta, chocolate with cayenne pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to check out the flavor of the month, as well.
Bark: These artisanal hot dogs put standard hot dog carts to shame. Based in Brooklyn, this outpost of Bark features many of the eatery’s famous treats, including house-made beef and pork hot dogs, a cheese smoked bratwurst, and hamburgers.
Terroir: This seasonal branch of the well-known wine bar offers wine and beer by the glass, accompanied by local and seasonal snacks. Try the tasty veal and ricotta meatball sub accompanied by a crisp glass of Riesling from upstate New York.
Fave Foodie Spots near the High Line:
Del Posto: Mario Batali’s most upscale restaurant is quite pricey at dinner but features a midday prix fixe that is reasonable and still luxurious. Along with the multiple amuse bouches and mignardises, delight in the whipped lardo—pork fat-flavored with rosemary then whipped so that it spreads like butter, but with the unmistakable smoky taste of pork.
Morimoto: The restaurant run by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto features such fusion dishes as Duck 3 Ways, Tuna Pizza, and Oysters with Foie Gras. Though the sushi here is pristine, go out there and order dishes that you haven’t seen other places. If you are really feeling flush, order omakase style and let the chef decide what you should eat.
Red Cat: Near the Uptown end of the completed portion of the High Line, Red Cat is a reliable stop for seasonal and local food. Don’t miss the tempura green beans with spicy dipping sauce, and treat yourself to a greenmarket-based dessert.