NYC’s Floating Oyster Bar Grand Banks Is Now Open For The Season

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Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

NYC’s Floating Oyster Bar Grand Banks Is Now Open For The Season

Perhaps the best waterfront dining destination in NYC, Grand Banks oyster bar has reopened early for the season!

With a previous May 1 reopening date, the Tribeca waterfront restaurant surprised New Yorkers by reopening this week (and considering yesterday’s gorgeous weather, 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, lobster rolls and more. For drinks, try cocktails like the “Permanent Vacation” with Caribbean rum, blue Curaçao, coconut, pineapple, orange and nutmeg, or the “Crew Spritz” with Martini Fiero, sparkling Chenin Blanc, and seltzer. See the full menus here.

Grand Banks NYC is currently open for reservations, which you can make on their website here. There are multiple seating areas you can choose from, so be sure to read carefully — some spots have no sun coverage, while others are under an awning, and some seating is not on the boat but instead on the pier deck right next to it.

What else can we say except…we’re all aboard!

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featured image: Instagram / @grandbanksnyc
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