I ate at Boat Basin one evening for a friend's birthday. The Basin feels like you're in a Roman beach restaurant because all of the stone detailing, but the live music brings American influences back in.
The sunsets are a beautiful view, especially with the ships in the foreground.
Even in as city known as the concrete jungle, Manhattan offers a surprising number of opportunities to find a little peace and quiet and New Yorkers are masters at creating their own oases. Position yourself correctly, pop in your headphones and it's easy to convince yourself you're the only person for miles in a city of 8 million. The Boat Basin on 79th Street along the Hudson River is one New York space where it's easy to forget your in the middle of one of the liveliest cities on earth as the sun dips below the horizon.