Did you know that 14 Wall Street Restaurant is the former private residence of famous banker and founder of U.S. Steel, J.P. Morgan?
In approximately 1910, J.P Morgan lived in the prestigious 31st-floor penthouse apartment, now home to a four-star eatery that has been serving upscale French cuisine amid the bustle of Lower Manhattan's financial center since October 1997. The historic spot offers panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge. Guests dine in each of the five penthouse rooms, including the bar and lounge, formerly J.P. Morgan's library. Once covered with fifty layers of paint, the restaurant's interior walls have been restored to their original mahogany finish in a restoration project that earned the whole building historical landmark status from the Landmark Preservation Commission in 1997. Today, diners can look out over the Hudson and East Rivers while enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner.