The Water Table
New York City-Midtown Manhattan
May 11, 2018
Fancy a drink on the deck of a ship? The Water Table is a weekend-only watering hole located a historic WWII-era vessel moored on the East Side (one of only three vessels of its kind still in service). The boat takes drinkers and diners out across New York Harbor, the sun glinting off Brooklyn Bridge, the buildings of Midtown looking particularly spiffing from the river. It’s not just a novelty spot either; they do a decent cocktail, including some classics, like a zingy Moscow Mule and a well-made Negroni alongside a scattering of creative house drinks, like The Captain’s Widow, gin laced with lavender bitters, floral and subtle. Given the setting perhaps a Manhattan would be apt (fortunately they serve them too). Dinner is part of the experience, and the New England inspired menu places an emphasis on local ingredients – Maine Lobster Roll, New England Dry Rub Chicken, epic lobster mac’n’cheese. Don’t think of your typical stuffy dinner cruise, this is a contemporary exciting New York experience and a glorious way to appreciate the city anew while enjoying excellent food and cocktails in the process.