The floating oyster bar in NYC, Grand Banks, is docked off Pier 25 in TriBeCa at the west end of North Moore Street. The old schooner was retrofitted with two bars and tables, and serves oysters and a few small plates. We thought it a perfect place for happy hour sundowners.
Unfortunately, a lot of other people, especially stockbrokers just done with work on Wall Street, had the same idea:
And the sun was setting right in our eyes and we tried to enjoy our oysters:
The view is pretty stunning:
But the boat was pretty rocky, and we twice spilled our wine while trying to aim its pour into our glasses. It sloshed all over the bar, isntead.
The oysters, though, were very, very good.
Sweet, briny, cold:
But all in all, I think the oyster bar on the boat is a better idea in theory.
The 411 on Grand Banks.