Industry Kitchen has many fine qualities, but none are as special as the view when seated outdoors on a beautiful summer evening. A panoramic view of both the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and the passing sailboats on the East River create a special vibe that makes for a fun night of cocktails and cuisine with either friends, a special someone, or with the family.
Customer service is very important and “Eddie” our host and restaurant manager was very accommodating and assured us that this quality is something expected from all the Industry Kitchen employees to assure a quality experience for the guests. Many visitors hail from all over the globe and are looking for a trendy and fun experience by the Seaport. Industry Kitchen is also a favorite amongst locals and wallstreeters during lunch hours midweek.
We started off our meal with the blistering Shoshito Peppers ($9) with sea salt and olive oil. They were tasty and flavorful. We followed up with a Fresh Pot of Mussels ($15) infused with shallots, butter, garlic and white wine. For the main course The Grilled Marinated Miso Salmon ($23.50) was prepared just right with tomato-jalapeno- pineapple salsa accompanied with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. My partner had the Oven-Poached Shrimp, Cod, and Clams with Chorizo ($23) and was delighted by the spicy flavor of the red pepper aioli and Anaheim peppers.
Eddie insisted that we could not leave until we tried their specialty Wood Fired Pizza and brought us the “Bianca” ($14) with fresh mozzarella, aged pecorino and olive oil.
Our dining experience was enhanced with the wide variety of wines and cocktails, but truth be told, with a view like that, a glass of wine and a wood grilled pizza would be enough for a great night by the Seaport.
Industry Kitchen 70 South Street at Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038 (212) 487-9600