ICYMI: Governors Island's First-Ever Restaurant Has Finally Opened!

The days of hauling your own food on the ferry to Governors Island are finally over.

I mean you can have a relaxing island picnic, but now, you have more delicious lunch and dinner options.

Governors Island's first restaurant, Island Oyster, has finally opened for seafood lovers to enjoy.

If you're not heading over for one of the island's iconic food or music fests, stop by Island Oyster, a huge, 600-seat oyster and cocktail bar, which opened during 4th of July weekend, Gothamist reported.

The oyster bar, which is conveniently situated next to the ferry landing, is the latest venture behind the people who opened the Grand Banks boat bar.

According to a report from the NY Times, they're also opening the new Pilot floating bar at Pier 6 in Brooklyn at the end of the summer.

The new oyster bar offers outdoor seating for the best views of downtown Manhattan and the harbor. Co-owner Alex Pincus told Grub Street, "Everything is oriented explicitly toward the water."


At the moment, only the massive, 100-foot bar is open.

But, as "seafood expert" Lead Chef Kerry Heffernan explains, expect to have oysters "playing a major role" in every dish possible, especially in burgers, lobster rolls, fish tacos and a raw bar, like Grand Banks.


Shellfish-allergic peeps, you've been warned. Sadly, this may not be the food spot for you. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via Gothamist] 

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