This seasonal oyster bar perched atop a historic fishing boat at Pier 25 serves an incredible selection of soft-shell crabs, lobster rolls, and of course, lots of oysters. It's best to make a reservation for dining, but you can easily snag a seat at one of the two on-deck bars if you're there for drinks. Refreshing nautical cocktails, wine, Champagne, and craft beer round out the drink menu. Grand Banks is open from May to October.
It wouldn’t be a lobster roll roundup without the inclusion of at least one boat-slash-restaurant establishment. At Grand Banks, the historic fishing boat is docked on the Hudson River and serves up a menu of oysters, rosé, and you guessed it, lobster rolls. The seasonally-open eatery has perfected its recipe with a lobster salad mixture of creamy tarragon mayo, chopped celery, and pickled cucumbers. As for the main event, aka the lobster, it's a combo of mostly claw and knuckle meat. The fries are a bonus.