Beatnik on the River
Cuisine: Andalusian, Eclectic, European, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Spanish
In what once was a 1913 jewelry store, Beatnik on the River charms with colossal crystal chandeliers, tiled bar with Andalusian patterns, Persian rugs, Moroccan lanterns and pillow-topped Indonesian... Read More
In what once was a 1913 jewelry store, Beatnik on the River charms with colossal crystal chandeliers, tiled bar with Andalusian patterns, Persian rugs, Moroccan lanterns and pillow-topped Indonesian daybeds. Seating faces floor-to-ceiling windows revealing river views and water taxis gliding by. The colorful hand-painted glazed tiles and lush greenery throughout the restaurant bring warmth even on a December day. Have a drink at the brass back bar which was a vintage bakery rack from a Paris patisserie. The visual sensuality is matched by a compact but appealing menu of small plates (mezze) and sharable dishes. Launch with a spread like smoky baba ghanoush or pistachio tzatziki then sample curry meatballs, pan-seared wild mushrooms and fattoush salad. Chef Marcos Campos take you on a trip around the world with Lebanese roasted lamb, duck with red mole and pork cheek fried rice. There's plenty of culinary travel for veg lovers, too. Reggae, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and '60s French Pop add to the wonderful experience.
- Romantic Dining: "The seasonal 80-seat riverfront terrace with Indonesian daybeds and Moroccan lanterns is a great place for a sangria and bites in summer."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: What could be more romantic than travel? Beatnik on the River takes you to exotic locales through decor and cuisine with lovely river views.