Close your eyes and imagine a place with a warm Malibu breeze, cocktail-filled mason jars, and the scent of roasting vegetables.
Now open your eyes.
You may be telling yourself "hellooo SoCal," but go ahead and give yourself a pinch because you're sitting on Pier 17, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, at the new Malibu Farm.
The beloved farm-to-table restaurant makes its highly-anticipated appearance in NYC, with fresh ingredients and an even fresher space. The west coast transplant is settling down with one of the best views in the city.
The Seaport District has seen some major additions to their Pier 17 over the last year, including Jean-Georges newest concept The Fulton and David Chang's Bar Wayō, blossoming the area into a culinary oasis.
The restaurant's values revolve around sourcing from local farms and markets. Their food is made up of seasonally relevant items with some staple dishes including the cauliflower pizza and brussel sprout salad (and we suggest getting both).
With a variety of meals ranging from meat and seafood to vegetarian-friendly dishes, you're bound to find something (or everything) you like.
Pro Tip: If you find yourself ordering the surfer rancheros (and you should), we recommend you eat those first as the shell will get soft. The vegetables are melt-in-your-mouth, so waiting may not even be an option.
Let's talk cocktails.
1. All cocktails are natural and made up of 4 ingredients max.
2. The blueberry cocktail uses a peach tea infused bourbon and if you love yourself, that's exactly what you'll order.
3. If blueberry isn't your flow, then the jalepeño cocktail with black salt on the rim is the savory fix you want.
To make things even better, the cocktail menu incorporates freshly squeezed juices that are offered a la carte, so you feel pretty rejuvenated drinking kale and tequila. This is the kind of life we want.
The location is one that we can't get enough of, placed in perfect proximity to the Brooklyn Bridge.
With sitting areas both indoor and outdoor, it's a perfect spot to lounge with a group of friends or impress some out of towners.
The restaurant also boasts a coffee bar, serving up a selection of espresso beverages, smoothies, and freshly squeezed juices. A cup of joe paired with a delicious slice of carrot cake was the perfect way to finish off our meal.
The restaurant opens September 4th with a breakfast/lunch menu available. Stay tuned for dinner.
Where: Pier 17 at 89 South Street New York, NY 10038
Temporary Hours: 11AM-4PM