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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)

www.leparisiennyc.com
163 East 33rd Street
(212) 889-5489

Le Parisien

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)

marlowandsons.com
81 Broadway, Brooklyn
(718) 384-1441

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)

www.thebrooklynbarge.com
3 Milton Street
(929) 337-7212

Brooklyn Barge

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.

momosanramen.com
342 Lexington Avenue
(646) 201-5529

 

Momosan Ramen & Sake

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