Best Affordable View from the Bridge (2008)

Pete's Downtown Restaurant

If you want the panorama of downtown Manhattan without astronomical prices, head to the Barge Music dock, then cross the street diagonally to Pete's Downtown Restaurant. While across the way at the River Café the accent is on splendid, sophisticated food and sumptuous service amid a bower of blooms, at Pete's, the name of the game is simple food—well prepared and plenty of it. Try the pasta fagioli, a grand rendition of the hearty bean soup, a piping hot plate of the cheesy veal parmigiana, or one of the copious pasta offerings, like the penne arriabiata filled with chewy sausage and huge pieces of garlic. The view's the same, you'll love the food, and you'll save enough to take a taxi home.


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