If you’re looking for lunch or dinner with a view of the water, check out Marina Cafe’s deck next to Great Kills Harbor. The outdoor tables here are mostly shaded by umbrellas, and you can eat things like shrimp cocktail and crispy fish tacos while you decide which yachts look sleekest. Call 718-967-3077 for a reservation ahead of time.
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Moloko is a cash-only cocktail bar in Bed-Stuy where you can get food late. Bring a date, or stop by on your way home and eat a wagyu hot dog at 2am.
Post is a tiny restaurant in Alphabet City where you can eat a biscuit sandwich or a burger at a little bar.
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club is a jazz spot with great cocktails on the Upper West Side.
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Celestine feels like a casual neighborhood restaurant, but this Mediterranean spot is on the water in Dumbo and has excellent views.
If the Queen Mary just ended up being a nicely appointed tug boat loaded with alcohol and raw oysters, you’d have Grand Banks. Load up on ceviche and fried veggies, just make sure you aren’t prone to motion sickness.
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