The Fourth of July is a day filled with fireworks, beer, stars, and stripes. If you're staying local this Monday, here is a list of eleven great places that are celebrating in big ways. Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, south to north in Manhattan, north to south in Brooklyn.Read More
11 Fourth of July Specials at NYC Restaurants
A guide to where to celebrate the Fourth of July in New York City
1. The Dutch
Andrew Carmellini's Soho favorite is hosting its annual an all-day luau on July 4th. Special menu items include bluefin poké with wasabi, a lobster roll with tobiko, and hot fried chicken served on Hawaiian rolls with pineapple. The kitchen crew will also be cooking a pig on a caja china. The Dutch is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday.
2. Saxon + Parole
The Fourth of July bash at this Bowery restaurant will include dishes like burgers, pulled pork sliders, corn on the cob, and pie. There will also be beer pong tournaments and Twister. The party runs from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here.
3. Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
The Great Jones favorite will be serving a brunch and dinner prix fixe on Monday for the holiday. The menu costs $32 per person and comes with a grilled peach salad with marcona almonds and balsamic; a lobster roll on focaccia with Calabrian aioli; and a blueberry tart with bay leaf gelato.
John Fraser’s restaurant in the Standard Hotel is hosting its second annual lobster bake. The menu is $60 per person and includes fresh steamed lobster, clams, mussels, slow cooked spare ribs, potatoes, and sweet corn. Special beverage options will be available for an additional price. Reservations are suggested.
5. The Gander
Jesse Schenker’s recently revamped Flatiron restaurant is hosting its third annual Fourth of July party this year. The barbecue-themed feast will include pulled pork shoulder, smoked chicken wings, and a four cheese mac and cheese. Tickets are $120 per person and also include unlimited draft beer, punch, and rosé. The party will include music and games. Tickets are available here.
6. Benoit Bistro
Alain Ducasse’s Midtown bistro is offering a special Bouillabaisse-style clambake, as a way to celebrate Independence Day and Bastille Day. The special is $38 per person and comes with lobster, mussels, littleneck clams, corn, and rouille croutons. The crew is teaming up with Brooklyn pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds to offer two special collaborations including apricot almond crumble and peach verbena.
7. Brooklyn Barge
This recently reopened seasonal barge bar is hosting a 4th of July party with waterfront views. Ticket options include $200 for seating on the barge plus two glasses of champagne, one main, and three sides. The $150 option includes unreserved seating in the picnic area, plus one dish with three sides. Menu options include burgers, chicken sandwiches, and pork sliders. Further information and tickets can be found here.
This new Brooklyn restaurant is celebrating its first Fourth of July with a bevy of $5 food specials. Items from EMP vet Marcellus Coleman include burgers, fish tacos, Mexican corn, and hot dogs. There will be music, fireworks, and plenty of drink specials.
9. Maison Premiere
On Monday, this James Bear Award-winning bar is hosting the Bedford Avenue Society Band who will be playing live music throughout the day. Chef Lisa Giffen is offering a special barbecue menu alongside oysters, a brand-new cocktail list, and special desserts. The party starts at noon and is first come, first served.
Bushwick movie theatre, bar, and restaurant Syndicated is celebrating Independence Day with a $25 prix fixe. With the menu, each guest receives a can of Narragansett plus a choice of cider glazed ribs, grilled half chicken, a bacon cheeseburger, or two hot dogs. In the theater will be a Tom Cruise double feature showing Top Gun and Born on the Four of July. Movie tickets are $3 for each screening, and can be purchased through the restaurant's homepage.
11. Brooklyn Bridge Garden Bar
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Located on Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Garden Bar offers close-up views of one of the city's most popular fireworks shows. Tickets start at $125 for seating with a limited view. Premiere seating is $175 and comes with an assigned table. All ticket tiers include a food buffet and two drinks. Tickets are available here.