Grand Banks is a celebrated oyster bar aboard the historic wooden schooner, Sherman Zwicker.


Inspired by the floating "oyster barges" that lined Manhattan's waterfront in the 18th and 19th centuries, Grand Banks features sustainably harvested oysters, nautically inspired cocktails, and awe-inspiring views. 


Ingredient Driven

Showcasing wild-caught and sustainably harvested East and West Coast oysters, Grand Banks presents a concise menu of ingredient-driven seasonal plates by nationally acclaimed chef, Kerry Heffernan.

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Nautically Inspired

Grand Banks crafts nautically inspired cocktails using fresh squeezed juices, locally sourced produce, and fine spirits; and offers a smart selection of summery wines and Champagnes. 

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“There’s no better way to start the weekend than oysters and rosé at Grand Banks”
— Bon Appétit

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Enjoy waterfront dining, a sea breeze, and stunning panoramic views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor and the Freedom Tower

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Grand Banks operates in partnership with the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation, raising money for sustainability and preservation initiatives. 

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Hand-built in 1942, our ship is the largest wooden vessel in New York and a museum-quality example of traditional boat building.

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“Grand Banks is as close to being on vacation as any native New Yorker can possibly feel.”
— Condé Nast Traveler