3. Grand Banks (Hudson River Park)

After too many lobster rolls, you may be looking for something different. For a similar, more refined, atmosphere, visit Grand Banks, a fishing vessel-turned-oyster bar at Pier 25 in Tribeca. The ship, a 1942 hand-built schooner, used to be part of the Grand Banks North Atlantic fleet, trading cod and salt from Nova Scotia to South America.
Today, the bar features a number of refreshing cocktails and, of course, all the oysters your heart desires. Beyond an inviting atmosphere and a rich history, Grand Banks generates funds to restore rivers, preserve maritime history and implement oyster habitats here in the New York Harbor.