IT’S AN EAST RIVER SEAFOOD CRAWL! THREE GIRLS, FOUR RESTAURANTS, FOUR FERRY RIDES, ONE GREAT NIGHT
The Trawl: We plan a moveable feast so you don’t have to
By LAUREN MORIARTY
Tired of arguing over which bottomless brunch is best, my friends Mia and Claire and I shook up our Saturday routine recently and decided to ferry hop our way through a progressive seafood dine-a-thon. We kicked off the meal at 3:30 P.M. at Le Parisien, with a glass of bubbly and escargot, natch. From there, it was non-stop grazing on oysters, shrimp and salmon, hitting South Williamsburg and Greenpoint and finishing back in Murray Hill again. You can make a day of it — 6 hours to be exact — like we did, but if you don’t want to be so leisurely, you can cut off our first or last picks. My best advice: Get in the ferry spirit. (Save a few minutes by getting your ferry tickets via NY Waterway app ahead of time.)
NO 1. STOP: Le Parisien
The vibe Old school French
What to eat No contest. Buttery escargot.
Drink this What’s a girls’ night without the bubbly?
Walking time to East River Ferry/34th Street 12 minutes
What’s next Take the 4:32 P.M. ferry from 34th to South Williamsburg (28 minutes)
163 East 33rd Street
NO 2. STOP: Marlow & Sons
Waking time from the South Williamsburg Ferry 5 minutes
Where to go From the South Williamsburg ferry, turn left on Kent and right on Broadway
The vibe 18th century ship cabin meets 21st century Williamsburg hipster
What to eat The fresh oysters, especially the St. Simon (clean aftertaste) and Beach Point (briny). Also, nice and creamy potato tart, cheese plate.
Drink this Domaine De La Pépière “Sur Le.”
Next ferry Take the 6:53 P.M. to Greenpoint (22 minutes)
81 Broadway, Brooklyn
Marlow & Sons
NO 3. STOP: Brooklyn Barge
Waking time from the Greenpoint Ferry 5 minutes
Where to go From the Greenpoint ferry, turn right on West Street and enter between West and Milton
The vibe Wallet-friendly block party
What to order The plump Harpooned Shrimp with garlic-tomatillo salsa, and Grilled Fish Tacos peppered with marinated cabbage and pickled onion.
Drink this Brooklyn Barge Brew
Next ferry Take the 8:30 P.M. back to East 34th Street (17 minutes)
3 Milton Street
NO 4. STOP: Momosan Ramen & Sake
Walking time from the East River Ferry/34th Street 20 minutes
Where to go From the ferry landing, walk towards 37th, turn left onto 37th and then turn right on Lexington
The vibe Uptown chic meets downtown cool, via Iron chef Morimoto
What to order Yaki Salmon with miso
Drink this Sake Sangria. It’s spiked with tangerine and Asian pear.
342 Lexington Avenue
Momosan Ramen & Sake
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