The Water Table sets sail from Greenpoint
Chef and captain Kelli Farwell (Rye, DuMont) debuts a New England-themed dinner boat.
Mon Dec 2 2013
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Corn chowder at the Water Table
Kelli Farwell (Rye, DuMont) takes waterside dining straight to the river. Aboard a repurposed vintage Navy Yard Patrol craft, the Maine native and licensed captain dispatches a three-course New England prix fixe while sailing from Greenpoint to the Hudson. In the wood-paneled cabin, find seasonal dishes like corn chowder with applewood-smoked ham, a vegetable-and-goat-cheese pie, and mussels with roasted fennel and smoked paprika. Desserts include butterscotch cookies with a shot of rum—the bar features a sipping list of seven varieties, including English Harbor five-year. Cocktails skew classic (Sazeracs, sidecars) and are all infused with bitters from the '40s—the era the vessel was built—while craft beers keep faithful to the chef's Northeast roots, with Nantucket's Cisco Grey Lady and Portsmouth's Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale on offer. India St Pier at West St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (917-499-5727, thewatertablenyc.com)