A First Look at Spiegelworld’s Waterfront Restaurant

Over the big tops.Photo: Daniel Maurer
As promised, here’s your first look at Spiegelworld’s newly installed beer garden and restaurant. You may have to pay a cover to enter after 9 p.m., so our advice is to head there after work for Heartland Brewery drafts. Should you find yourself in need of sobering after a few too many frozen margs or kiwi-and-absinthe cocktails, there’s a Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee stand doling out shade-grown fair-trade coffee mixed with Hudson Valley milk. Look for it next to the fortune-teller’s table and the dance tent sponsored by “silent dance party” Headphone Disco. In addition to stand-up tables near the bar and a few seats next to a waste-of-space Boucheron jewelry exhibit (um?), there’s a tented waitress-service area that, as you can see in the following shots, offers prime viewing of the illuminated waterfalls.

Smaller Dishes

Moroccan spiced olives - $7

Crisp-fried zucchini sticks with Parmesan and lemon - $10

Carmelized spiced nuts - $8

Red-pepper hummus, eggplant caponata, E.V.O.O., and toasted pita - $12.50

Thai chicken spring rolls with fresh pineapple-mint sauce - $13

Freshly made potato chips with blue-cheese-chive dip - $9

Cornmeal-crusted calamari with spiced marinata - $11.50

Frissé and baby lettuce salad with Bosc pears, spiced walnuts, and manchego cheese - $11

Mini Angus beef sliders - $10

Coconut jumbo shrimp with Thai chili sauce - $13.50

Salad of roasted beets with goat cheese, pickled red onions, pine nuts, haricots verts $10

Shared Dishes

Antipasti platter: soppressata, roasted peppers, baby artichokes, artisan cheeses, olives, breadsticks, stuffed grape leaves - $17.50

Spinach, artichoke, chipotle, and Jack cheese dip with pita toast - $12

Larger Dishes

Char-grilled Black Angus burger on brioche with fries, melted cheese of your choice - $14

Fish-and-chips - $18

Grilled chicken paillard salad with baby arugula, endive, and grape tomatoes - $17

Steak frites - $22

Grilled Skewers

(Served with mixed-greens salad or fries, citrus chili dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, or lemon herb dressing)

Jumbo shrimp-and-vegetable skewer with lemon mint - $22

Grilled chicken-and-red-pepper skewers with apricot-chipotle glaze and corn salsa - $18

Surf-and-turf skewer with jumbo shrimp and tender beef - $24

Beef-and-vegetable skewer with sesame, soy, and ginger - $21

Earlier: Spiegel World Brings Beer Garden (Now With Cabanas!) to South Street Seaport