Perhaps the best waterfront dining destination in NYC, Grand Banks Oyster Bar, has reopened early for the season!
With a usual May 1 reopening date, the Tribeca waterfront restaurant surprised New Yorkers by announcing its opening date of Wednesday, April 12 (and considering the gorgeous weather we’ve been having, it was a good call!).
Located on Sherman Zwicker, a historic wooden schooner docked at Pier 25, Grand Banks is modeled after the oyster barges found on the waterfront in the 19th century. The oysters are gathered sustainably from the East & West Coast in partnership with the non-profit Maritime Foundation who raise money for sustainable fishing.
Chef Kerry Heffernan creates the seasonal seafood-focused menu at Grand Banks NYC, and the drinks are nautically-themed with some of the best champagne in the world on offer. Oh, and the views are completely out of this world, too!
Expect a wide variety of oysters (of course), caviar, soft shell crab, sea scallops, and lobster rolls. Notably new to the menu this year are a must-try Tuna Tartare and Lobster Salad.
For drinks, try cocktails like the Permanent Vacation with Caribbean rum, blue Curaçao, coconut, pineapple, orange and nutmeg, or the Mariner with gin, lemon, elderflower, matcha. See the full menus here.