Where to Eat Near the High Line — Walk It Off After Hitting These Chelsea and Meatpacking Restaurants

Photo: Nick Harris

Starting at Gansevoort Street and spanning up the West Side to 34th Street, the High Line is a tourist attraction and quintessential New York hang. Some might say the park-slash-promenade had its heyday when parts of it were still being completed in 2011, but with the Whitney’s relocation to Gansevoort Street and the never-ending restaurant boom in the Meatpacking District and in Chelsea, there’s no better place to take a morning, afternoon, or evening stroll along the Hudson River. Here’s our list of restaurants near the High Line. For more places to eat and drink right now, check out the BlackBook city guides.

Bill’s Bar & Burger

22 Ninth Ave. at West 13th St. 

Craving a burger and fries? Go to Bill’s. The burger joint isn’t a dive by any means, but it has a refreshingly unpretentious feel that most of its Meatpacking neighbors lack. The tables are outfitted with checkered tablecloths and classic condiments, and there are flat screen TVs in the bar if you’re dining solo.

What to get: Classic burger with choice of toppings from caramelized onions and white cheddar to bacon and a fried egg. Get regular fries or disco fries, smothered with gravy and melted cheese.

Distance from the High Line: Three-minute walk to Gansevoort entrance

Gansevoort Market

52 Gansevoort St. at Greenwich St. 

You could be a cliché and go to Chelsea Market, or you can go to the this 2014 arrival on the food hall scene that counts Sushi Dojo’s express offshoot, Tacombi tacos, Luzzo’s pizza, and pad thai specialist Bangkok Bar among its vendors. The space has an industrial look in character with its Meatpacking locale, and the space is more airy and open than Chelsea Market.

What to get: Dessert crepes from Crêpe Sucre, a lobster roll from Ed’s Lobster Bar, and carnitas tacos from Tacobi. Plus so much more.

Distance from the High Line: One block from the Gansevoort entrance


Photo: Gansevoort Market


156 Tenth Ave. at West 20th St.

For consistently good, uncomplicated but high-end American food, go to Cookshop. The homey, farm-to-table driven restaurant works for every meal any day of the week, and for dieters of all preferences — the dinner menu has separate vegetable, fish, poultry, and meat sections, plus oysters and selections from the butcher’s table. Summertime bonus? Outdoor seating.

What to get: Ricotta beignets, burrata, roasted chicken

Distance from the High Line: One block from the 20th St. entrance

Alta Linea

180 Tenth Ave. at West 20th St. 

Alta Linea literally means “high line” in Italian, so of course it’s where you should head before or after hitting the High Line. The outdoor bar at the High Line hotel specializes in small plates like grilled flatbreads and cheese and salumi plates, and drinks from French and Italian wines to negronis. It opens at 5 PM, so stop by for sunset drinks in the summer.

What to get: Chef’s selection of cheese & salumi, grilled flatbread with housemade ricotta, frozen negroni

Distance from the High Line: One block from the 20th St. entrance


Photo: Alta Linea

Rocket Pig

463 West 24th St. at Tenth Ave.

This Swiss sandwich shop is so far away and hidden from everything in the city…except the High Line. It specializes in one thing: a smoked pork sandwich, in which slices of a brined and spice-rubbed pork shoulder are layered in a toasted ciabatta roll with red onion jam, mustard aioli, and an optional tangy hot sauce. Damn.

What to get: The Rocket Pig sandwich

Distance from the High Line: One block from the 23rd St. entrance

Gallow Green

542 West 27th St. at Tenth Ave.

Make a weekend plan for brunch at this rooftop garden atop the McKittrick Hotel then a walk down the High Line. Every Saturday and Saturday, the restaurant hosts an unlimited brunch buffet, which includes one Mimosa and La Colombe coffee, for $35 per person. The menu has a simple mix of sweet and savory dishes, plus three types of Bloody Marys.

What to get: Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, biscuits with butter and jam, tequila Bloody Mary.

Distance from the High Line: One block from the 26th and 28th St. entrances

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