RECOMMENDED: Full list of NYC restaurants opening this fall
Recently, New York has seen a flood of oceanic haunts. Now, licensed captain Kelli Farwell (Gramercy Tavern, Rye) takes the trend to the illogical extreme with an actual boat restaurant, The Water Table. The Maine native will hit the harbor’s not-so-roaring seas, serving New England–style fare (lobster rolls, clam chowder, blueberry cake). Docking in Greenpoint and sailing the New York Harbor twice nightly, the Revolution—a repurposed 1944 Navy yard patrol craft—will host up to 50 passengers for two-hour dinner cruises, as well as weekend brunches and Friday-afternoon oysters. All aboard! India St Pier at West St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (917-499-5727, thewatertablenyc.com). Early September.
Sons of Essex
Fans of boozy brunch will want to try outSons of Essex. It has a speakeasy vibe, thanks to the deli counter out front: skip the sandwich and walk right by to enter the bar and restaurant. The brunch menu offers comfort food mashups like Cap’n Crunch–crusted challah french toast ($15) and lobster benedict ($21) alongside carafes of mimosas, bellinis and bloody mary’s (all $25). Consider adding a side of the truffle mac and cheese ($16), a fan favorite from the dinner menu. Other evening entrees include a mushroom pizza ($18), braised short ribs ($30) and fried chicken brined in sweet tea ($29). To drink, there’s a wide variety of signature cocktails, plus wine and spirits by the glass or bottle. Whether you come for breakfast, dinner or drinks, you’ll notice the party atmosphere—a DJ always seems to be spinning hip-hop jams from the ‘90s and early ‘00s.
Venue says: “WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS! Half Off Jameson and $1.00 Whiskey Wings.”
You might also like
- Dishes in disguise: Five masquerading plates in New York City
- Fall fashion 2013 trend watch: Colorful socks for men
- Best dresses for women fall 2013: Mini, maxi and party dresses
- Best sneakers for men fall 2013: Athletic shoes and fashionable kicks
- My style guide to NYC: Carole Sabas, author of The Fashion Insiders’ Guide to New York