After a few delays, the floating restaurant known as The Water Table will open for dinner this Friday, December 6. Aboard their WWII minesweeper, renovated with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Rye and Dumont vet Kelli Farwell and partner Sue Walsh will serve a three-course prix fixe while sailing around New York Harbor. The menu, from chef Drake Aldrich, consists of New England-style fare, with dishes like corn chowder with smoked ham and mussel salad with roasted fennel and pickled shallots. There's also a full bar, with beers, wines, and a menu of classic cocktails like Sazeracs and Negronis, plus a selection of "sipping rums," in keeping with the nautical theme.
For the month of December, The Water Table will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, with just one dinner cruise per night. Dinner is $75 per person, which includes the boat ride and the meal but not the booze. The Water Table sets sail from the India Street Pier in Greenpoint and the cruise, which follows a route that changes with the tides and the whim of the captain, lasts from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Come spring, the team has plans to expand their days of operation and add a second dinner seating, plus maybe a happy hour cruise.
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[Photo courtesy of The Water Table]