On the West Side of Manhattan, directly on the Hudson River, resides the North River Lobster Company. This sprawling ferry-like boat is a floating lobster shack that takes off for a sail around the harbor several times a day, bringing guests what it deems to be the best of both worlds: lobsters and sailing.
The concept is simple. Locals and tourists alike can congregate on Pier 81 at 41st Street for a cocktail or glass of wine before boarding the lobster boat, at which point they can put in their food orders, take a seat, and enjoy the view. There are no tickets required and no reservations that need to be made. First come, first served.
The menu is extensive — particularly its raw bar offerings and lobster roll selections, now boasting four different types of the beloved shellfish sandwich. For purists, there is a traditional New England Classic lobster roll; secondly, the New Yorker made with onion, celery, and whole grain mustard aïoli on a New York pretzel bun; thirdly, the Pacific Meets Atlantic filled with nori, sweet chile, and scallion sriracha lime aïoli on a brioche bun; and finally the Norwegian with herb mayo on a brioche bun. Continue