5 Great Waterfront Restaurant
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Riverpark, at 450 East 29th St. near Manhattan's East River (212-729-9790), is just a few blocks from the East River Ferry's 34th St. Midtown stop. With two gorgeous outdoor spaces and a farm-fresh menu by chef Sisha Ortuzar, it's an ideal place to soak in the early days of fall. And what better way to get there than by boat?
"Manhattan is surrounded by water, and yet the waterfront is surprisingly underdeveloped. Being this close to the water gives you the feeling of being somewhere else, even just for a couple of hours. The river views add a laid-back atmosphere to our restaurant, which also translates to our food," Ortuzar says.