Aside from an unbearable Saturday this past weekend, the weather in New York has been nearly perfect. In honor of the stunning fall temperatures starting to settle in, everyone should run, not walk, to Grand Banks to enjoy the last few weeks of outdoor-drinking weather before it hides away for four or five long months.
Grand Banks is a legitimate boat bar. It’s a small fishing vessel from 1942 that is docked at Pier 25 in TriBeCa. Waltz right on to the boat (during non-busy hours, but you may have to wait in line during the peak drinking times) and enjoy a stunning raw bar selection, rosé on tap and a delightful offering of craft cocktails and other wines.
I only sampled the rosé when I visited, but the oysters and lobster roll looked divine. They are known for their raw bar offerings that looks amazing (peep the pic above) and my friend Kelly said that she had previously visited and tried the lobster roll that, while a bit pricey at $27, was totally worth the splurge.
A word to the wise – if you easily get seasick, don’t visit on a choppy day. Because the boat is small, the rocking can be a bit much if you’re not prepared for it. Another note: though the prices are a bit steep, you’re paying more for the experience than anything else. So nurse that glass of $15 vino and enjoy the stunning views as the sun makes its way down over the Hudson.