Pier I Cafe

PIER i CAFÉ is a seasonal outdoor café located along the river in Riverside Park South. Please note that all seating is on a first come, first served basis.

With a casual menu featuring high-quality food and drinks, it is a great place to enjoy the open air, scenic river views and dramatic sunsets that provide an escape while adding another dimension to city life.

Ellington in the Park replaces the former Hudson Beach Café. When the sun sets over the Hudson River, the beach-themed restaurant becomes a trendy yet casual scene fueled by drinks, live music, big screen TVs, and fresh food by chef John Loughran of Banc Café. With delicious specialty cocktails, fine wines, a connoisseur’s assortment of liquor and everything in between, Ellington in the Park is a hidden treasure for those who are ready to make the most of summer and willing to venture out of the usual party spots. An eclectic buzz instills fond memories in all who experience NYC’s newest destination for relaxation.

The top-level bar of Ellington in the Park is made from a repurposed shipping container, and the lower level lounge area is adjacent to all sorts of outdoor fun including beach volleyball, soccer, and softball. Ellington in the Park is open April through October, from 11am to 11pm. Book your party now!