Grand Banks

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 3 P.M. - 12 A.M. | FRIDAY - SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 12 A.M.
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The newest drinks-on-a-boat addition to Manhattan’s shores, Grand Banks harkens back to an era during which “oyster barges” circled the island. Launched by a partner in the Brooklyn dining dynasty of Marlow & Sons, Grand Banks is the best floating oyster bar you’ll ever board, with a wide selection of East and West Coast varieties and a killer lobster roll. Drinks are traditional and refreshing, with spritzes and shandies making up the bulk of the short cocktail menu and rosés overrunning the wine list. And if you’d like a little history between drinks, the 60-year-old fishing schooner is also a museum.

Known For
  • historic
  • outdoor / patio
  • oysters / raw bar
What to drink
A Negroni Sbagliato is always the right answer.
Neighborhood
West Village
ProTip
Grand Banks' season runs from spring through Halloween, though owners have speculated about taking the ship down to Florida for the winter. Key West residents, keep an eye out.