Get the best views of New York City and the Manhattan city skyline from these DUMBO restaurants with a view because what’s a restaurant in NYC without a view?
We’re here to tell you that food does in fact, taste better with a view, so indulge in some of the greatest DUMBO restaurants with a view of the city’s best skyline views to match not to mention some of the best places in Brooklyn for a sunset!
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Note that many of these do require reservation if you’re visiting in the peak summer season and the weekends! Be sure to plan ahead and make a reservation to secure a spot at any ofo these amazing spots with views!
Time Out Market New York
Snag a delicious meal and unbeatable views at Time Out Market for the perfect DUMBO restaurants with a view with no reservations required.
The hardest part is deciding which restaurant you’re in the mood for. This Brooklyn Bridge restaurant and food hall offers 21 of the best eateries in New York divided between two floors.
Whether you’re on the first floor or the fifth floor, the gorgeous views are unmatched. Located in Empire Stores, Time Out Market is right on the waterfront overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Manhattan and NYC iconic skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge.
The fifth floor is the rooftop which has some of the best views in the city. There’s an indoor bar and food hall and an outdoor area that’s perfect every season. In the winter you can find igloos with heaters and every other season you can enjoy the open air seating and standing room with your food!
Some of our favorite eats from this Time Out Market New York are:
Clinton St. Baking Company, FELICE Pasta Bar, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, Avocaderia, Jacob’s Pickles, Loco Coco, and so much more! Plus this is home to one of the best bars in DUMBO!
Check out these affordable and mouthwatering meals at 55 Water St for the overall New York experience. Not much can compare to this DUMBO restaurant with a view.
When you’re done, if you need to walk off the food you just ate you can do so by walking the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic things to do in the city, or check out the Manhattan Bridge walk for a less crowded experience.
The River Cafe
The River Cafe is hands down one of the most beautiful and popular restaurants in DUMBO with a view. This spot is located right on the Ferry Fulton Landing overlooking the East River with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.
Famous for the gorgeous views, delicious wine, and even better food. The River Cafe is the perfect restaurant in DUMBO for a romantic night out with your significant other.
The flowers and the live music is enough to sweep someone off their feet, the cityscape is just an added bonus to the already elegant and impressive Brooklyn Bridge restaurant.
The River Cafe serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. It’s important to keep in mind that suit jackets are required for men at dinner, which begins at 5 PM.
This is easily one of the most famous restaurants in the city for its amazing view of the NYC city skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
Dine in for their exquisite American cuisine at 1 Water St.
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As mentioned in our Best Pizza in DUMBO guide, Ignazio’s comes in first when it comes to location.
Sit in the window at this DUMBO restaurant with a view Brooklyn Bridge and the Ferry Fulton Landing that’s truly unbelievable.
This DUMBO restaurant with a view offers some of the best views of the city front and center while digging into some of the best pizza in New York.
Located directly under the Brooklyn Bridge you can see amazing views of not only Lower Manhattan but of the historic and iconic Brooklyn Bridge from a unique vantage point right below it.
Ignazio’s also has a great variety on their menu. From wings, salads, heroes, wraps, to calzones and specialty pizzas, Ignazio’s has it all. Everything on their menu tastes great with a view of the Manhattan skyline, trust us on that – it’s one of my personal go to spots.
Visit this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant at 4 Water St.
Also, looking for more pizza? Check out our guide to the best pizza in Brooklyn.
Next up, another DUMBO restaurant with a view is next door to with Ignazio’s, Shake Shack has a lot of the same perks of being located right across from the East River with gorgeous skyline views of Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
A bonus that comes along with dining in at this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant is that you can take it to go! Take a grab bag full of burgers and fries down into Brooklyn Bridge Park for a romantic picnic date.
Shake Shack is probably the best fast food restaurant in DUMBO with a view and one of the most famous burger joints in the city right now with a huge cult following. If you’re dining in or taking it to go, the location for a classic American meal couldn’t be better.
Visit this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant at 1 Old Fulton St
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DUMBO House is the ultimate DUMBO restaurant with a view. This spot is apart of a membership exclusive home away from home business called SoHo House, which has locations all over the world.
Unfortunately, it’s not for everyone as you need to be a member or a friend of a member. This amazing spot is equipped with a sun deck and 40-foot long pool, an all-day dining room, a quiet and comfortable meeting room/workspace, a club bar, and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with the Manhattan Bridge front and center as well as views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and the NYC city skyline!
What more could you want? If you want to be a member you’ll most likely get put on a waiting list but this is where you pull close strings if you don’t already have a membership because you can simply know someone who has one who could get you in!
Something to keep in mind if you get the chance to soak in all these luxuries, is that there are no photos allowed.
If for some reason, you don’t find yourself at the DUMBO House, you can get a similar view from the Timeout Market rooftop as they are in the same building with barely a difference in the view!
This Brooklyn Bridge restaurant and more is located at 55 Water St.
Celestine is one of the best DUMBO restaurants with a view for dinner. This restaurant is sleek and gorgeous with large windows to soak in the skyline from under the Manhattan Bridge.
Whether you’re looking for a fancy or casual night out, Celestine opens it’s doors to you. They serve excellent Eastern Mediterranean food and they pride themselves on their wine list and cocktails and that incredible view of the NYC skyline and East River.
This DUMBO restaurant with a view is located at 1 John St.
Keep in mind, Celestine is closed on Mondays and serves brunch on weekends only, Celestine just so happens to be one of our picks for best brunch in DUMBO too!
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The Osprey is perfectly tied together with its gorgeous views through its large windows, it’s sleek and beautiful aesthetic, and it’s deliciously curated meals made from their farm-to-table ingredients.
Located next to Pier 1 and the most iconic bridge in the city, this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant offers amazing views of Lower Manhattan and is especially amazing if you’re staying at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge during your stay and order breakfast in bed – one of the best picks for where to stay in DUMBO.
The Osprey is definitely more upscale and refined DUMBO restaurant with a view and the perfect place to enjoy a special occasion.
This Brooklyn Bridge restaurant is located at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and offers gorgeous waterfront views, also this is one of our picks for best DUMBO restaurants to check out!
Harriet’s Rooftop + Lounge
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Harriet’s Rooftop + Lounge easily has some of the best views in all of NYC because located at a rooftop at the waterfront of Brooklyn means you get some of the most incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.
While don’t consider this a full DUMBO restaurant with a view, Harriet’s does serve light bites and cocktails making it the perfect pre dinner spot for sunset or just come as it’s one of the best rooftop bars in DUMBO for the view and drinks!
Choose between the outdoor rooftop seating or the indoor lounge seating with large windows and views for days.
Find this must-see DUMBO restaurant with a view at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge!
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This Brooklyn Bridge restaurant oozes elegance in this Northern Italian eatery. Dine-in and feel classy as heck while staring off into the skyline.
This restaurant offers a wide range of delicious meals for lunch, cicchetti, dinner, and weekend brunch seven days a week!
Choose any of their delicious entrees to a pair with anything from their extensive wine list!
Dietary restrictions? No problem. Cecconi’s offers many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options!
Cecconi’s is another perfect spot for a romantic date night with views of the East River, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, and the charming Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
This DUMBO restaurant with a view is on the more expensive side, but definitely gives customers the overall New York experience.
Find this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant along the waterfront at 55 Water St in Empire Stores
One of the quicker options on this list of amazing Brooklyn Bridge restaurants is definitely Luke’s Lobster in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Located right below the Brooklyn Bridge, this DUMBO restaurant with a view has delicious Maine-style seafood options available on the go.
Take a couple savory lobster, crab, or shrimp combos paired with a chowder or bisque and set up camp in the park overlooking the waterfront views of Manhattan, the famous skyline, and the East River.
Luke’s also offers a variety of different sides, beer & wine, and even gluten-free rolls!
Stop by this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant DUMBO restaurant with a view at 11 Water St.
SUGARCANE raw grill bar
Located along the waterfront, you won’t want to miss this DUMBO restaurant with a view. SUGARCANE raw grill bar looks out onto the East River, NYC city skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge while serving a variety of brasserie-style options along with a raw bar full of crave-worthy sushi.
Stop by this Brooklyn Bridge restaurant to try their world-famous Duck & Waffle, there’s been 1,000,000+ of this dish sold globally.
SUGARCANE is apart of the many amazing options offered at Empire Stores. This food spot is perfect for a romantic night out or for an upscale night out with peers.
SUGARCANE’s mantra is kick back, eat well, stay awhile. They’re all about good vibes and inclusivity over there.
Check it out and enjoy the views at 55 Water St.
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