Downtown Manhattan has long been a hub for international epicures. Whether it’s the fur traders of the colonial era or the business leaders and stock traders of today, in-the-know foodies have tended to flock to the Financial District for its exceptional culinary offerings. And now, lucky residents of the Lower Manhattan condos for sale at One Wall Street will find themselves right in the center of the neighborhood’s red-hot restaurant scene. You’ll find everything from world-class private dining to the most indulgent takeout options. Let’s take a look at some of the area’s unparalleled offerings.
Star chef and NYC native James Kent has quite the resume, starting with his time as a teenage protégé of Chef David Bouley during the white-hot restaurant scene of the 90s. Having trained at the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu and worked in the kitchens of Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad, Kent has amassed the knowledge and technique that culminate in Crown Shy’s Michelin star.
Along with restaurateur Jeff Katz, Kent opened this lauded restaurant to showcase seasonal American food. Stepping into the decidedly minimalist dining room, you’re treated to a world of high-end service and mouthwatering dishes, where the focus is on technique and quality ingredients. While the well-heeled and well-dressed clientele might give the dining room a rarified air, the menu brings it down to earth via classic dishes with an ingenious twist. Here, a simple roasted chicken is elevated to a near-religious experience, with a succulent bird serving as the base for this complex citrusy and spicy dish. Even staples like the humble pork chop are given a sublime flavor overhaul.
The team of James Kent and Jeff Katz also has another Downtown spot that reflects the glamor and luxury of the neighborhood’s history. Set in an apartment designed for an oil tycoon, SAGA offers an unfussy experience in an opulent atmosphere. One of the bar managers set the scene at SAGA with the Robb Report, likening it to popping into a chic party at someone’s house. This laid-back yet elegant vibe is on display at every moment, starting from the time you enter and are offered a drink and boosted by the warm, sumptuous decor and the ever-changing seasonal tasting menu (as well as the private dining option). Feel free to relax as you indulge in the seven courses and classic cocktails while taking in the jaw-dropping view of the city and beyond from 63 stories above the streets in the iconic art-deco building.
While you might be tempted to head out for a Downtown evening of world-class fare and delicious drinks on one of the banquettes at Harry’s, you can also bring all the old-school vibes home to you at One Wall Street. Order takeout or delivery from this celebrated eatery that has been serving the who’s who of NYC for almost half a century. Mouthwatering options abound, from the perfectly cooked dry-aged strip steak to the rich and tender duck a l’orange. Don’t forget to include a side of their crisp and light tempura onion rings that pair perfectly with anything you order.
Interested in making the move to a luxe residence in Lower Manhattan? Contact the One Wall Street team to explore your options.