12 of the best new restaurants near Wall Street

New York's Financial District used to be a ghost town when the sun went down — a no-man's land for anything more interesting than a Starbucks to keep the investment bankers going through the night.

But times have changed, and Manhattan's downtown financial hub has experienced some exciting additions to its dining scene.

Thanks to a series of hotel openings and mega-construction projects, specifically, the new World Trade Center complex, there has been more opportunity for restaurant openings. As a result, some of the world's most celebrated chefs have headed down south to put their mark on the area. 

From traditional French brasseries to Michelin-starred restaurants overlooking the Hudson River, here are our picks for the best new places to dine in FiDi right now. 

Le District

Beneath the Time Inc. and BNY Mellon offices, and just across the way from Goldman Sachs HQ, Le District is fast becoming a popular spot for investment bankers and media executives to wine and dine. Besides having a gourmet take-out market and a wine bar – where you can pick your cut of steak directly from its very own butcher and have it cooked right in front of you – it also two restaurants, one of which, L'Appart, has a Michelin-star.