Evidently there’s been a big floating restaurant open for the last year that sets sail (daily) and filled with lobstery-goodness. Now only in its second season, PeanutPimpMama had her first experience at North River Lobster Company a week ago. Since mom was in town for her belated Mother’s Day & Birthday celebration, I thought it would be a nice idea to take her on a river-voyage (cocktail in hand) for some good old fashioned crustacean-fun at Midtown-West’s Pier 81. It’s not often enough that we NY-ers get to enjoy our water fronts let alone cruising on them. North River’s enthusiastic staff and delicious eats certainly made for a delightful experience hosted by New York Cruise Line.
Two lobster rolls in with a Mason-Jarred Nautical Margarita and PeanutPimpMama was feeling good. The rolls come accompanied by Miss Vickie’s original sea salt potato chips and a ramekin of crunchy slaw. Oh that fresh lobster “tho”…Delisch!
Fear not as they offer quite a variety of lobster-items including ice cream… Wait LOBSTER ICE CREAM?!!!
Big fan of raw bar? They’ll shuck you some oysters right under your shnoz.
The boat is “large and in charge” providing (up to 450) guests with ample seating, friendly staff, quick service, quality lobster filled foodies and generous sized cocktails that pack a punch. With a price-range of $10-$32.00 per item they’ll steal your wallet too. So you’re not exactly getting a bargain but you do get a show! The boat leaves the dock and takes you on a forty five minute river tour where you can bask in the sunshine and enjoy all the beauty of that majestic NYC skyline.
When was the last time you cruised for “free” anyway?
On weekdays they leave the dock four times a day, adding an additional voyage on weekends between the hours of 12:30pm-9:00pm. If you “miss the boat” (wah* wah*) you can enjoy a fine libation on the dock as NLC makes its return. They leave straight from Pier 81 (41st and the river). If you get out of the subway at Time Square and keep heading west until you hit water, it’s pretty hard to miss the big white boat with the GINORMOUS lobster plastered across the signage.
Why do you want to go? You want to eat lobsters and sip blue drinks out of mason jars. You want to be on a boat of course!
For More Information: www.northriverlobsterco.com
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