A First Look at Spiegelworld’s Waterfront Restaurant

Over the big tops.
Over the big tops.

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

A First Look at Spiegelworld’s Waterfront Restaurant