The Financial District is filled with a sense of history, pride and ambition. In the heart of Lower Manhattan, with Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, City Hall and other points of interest teeming with purpose and historical significance. The neighborhood has everything from soaring skyscrapers and bustling sidewalks to smaller cobblestone streets and alleys.
NYC’s Financial District is brimming with restaurants for anything from a Wall Street power lunch to an elegant Italian meal. Whether you’re in the mood for a nice French bistro or a casual neighborhood favorite, you’re sure to find a restaurant that suits your fancy.
The famous Delmonico’s, open since 1837, is considered the first fine dining restaurant in New York City. At Cipriani Wall Street, savor Italian food with views of one of the most famous streets in the world. Head to City Acres Market, located below our very own Q&A Residential Hotel, for a gourmet food hall featuring vendors like Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, The Cinnamon Snail, Vanessa’s Dumpling House and more.
The historic Stone Street is a local favorite for after-work drinks and pub grub, or outdoor socializing on a sunny day. The street is closed to automobile traffic, allowing patrons to enjoy food and libations at a picnic table right on the cobblestone.
With so much to explore in the enclave, it’s easy to see why “down(town) is what’s up.” Catch amazing views of both the East River and Hudson River, revel in the South Street Seaport or enjoy the copious green grass and foliage in nearby Battery Park. Take a refreshing walk on the Brooklyn Bridge or board the Staten Island Ferry for spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. Governors Island, New York City’s only island devoted entirely to recreation — from bike riding to ziplining to giant slides — is also just a short ferry ride away.
Visit One World Observatory and take in panoramic views of New York City atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, or go on a shopping spree at Brookfield Place. Magnificent museums like the Ellis Island Museum, the Skyscraper Museum or the 9/11 Tribute Museum will leave you feeling like an expert on the city and its history.