New York harbor was once a hotbed of oyster production, home to nearly 220,000 acres of reefs. Governors Island pays tribute to that bivalve legacy with this outdoor oyster bar and beer garden from Alex and Miles Pincus, the brothers, sailors and restaurateurs behind the popular boat bar Grand Banks. Eat sustainably harvested shellfish sourced both near (Long Island) and far (British Columbia), or dig into other seasonal fare like Black Angus burgers and grilled corn on the cob from Eleven Madison Park alum Kerry Heffernan. The 32,000-square-foot venue contains a waterfront bar, a separate white-marble oyster bar and four large, communal mahogany tables for sipping craft beers or warm-weather cocktails alfresco.
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