Battery Park City

Establishment neighborhood
Le District
Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., Battery Park City
This 30,000 square-foot French-style food hall offers a bustling market (divided into different “districts," from a café, to an ice cream shop, to an ample salad and prepared food section, to a fish shop, to a rotisserie chicken bar, to a section for cheese, to a candy story, etc.) and multiple restaurants. There’s Le Bar, which as its name suggests is best for a glass of wine and share plates (open until 2am), and then the gigantic Beaubourg, with views of the water and standard bistro fare. The second restaurant, L’Appart is set to open soon: It will be tiny (only 28 seats) and helmed by an El Bulli trained chef.
Black Seed Bagels
Brookfield Place, 200 Vesey St., Battery Park City
This newcomer is drawing big crowds, which we totally get: The hand-rolled, wood-fired bagel sandwiches are actually easy to eat (they’re much smaller than their brethren), and for the most part, they’re great—particularly for those times when the only thing that will satisfy is a bagel sandwich. Favorites include: beet-cured gravlax, a basic tuna salad, Tobiko spread, and the egg salad (though it’s heavy on the dill). The original location is in Nolita, and one is coming in the East Village soon.
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