Opening Again

Grand Banks Returns May 15 With Lobster Rolls, Oysters, and Fries

The lobster roll is a must.
The lobster roll is a must.

Grand Banks, a seasonal bar housed on a historic fishing schooner, will once again dock at Tribeca’s Pier 25 for the summer season. This year, the team has stepped up its game: To start, Kerry Heffernan, formerly of Eleven Madison Park, is the chef — and his menu includes poached oysters, shelfish fricasse, and, of course, a lobster roll. The beverage program has expanded, too, with eight cocktails (as opposed to only one last season), and Negronis and Stumptown Coffee on tap.

The bar will be open for longer — 11 a.m. to midnight on weekends, and 3 p.m. to midnight on weekdays — to keep up with demand. “We didn’t know how successful we’d be,” says co-owner Alexander Pincus. So successful, in fact, that he and his team have recently purchased New York’s last remaining oyster barge for their second project.

Smooth sailing.
Smooth sailing. Photo: Melissa Hom
Raw clams are on the menu.
Raw clams are on the menu. Photo: Melissa Hom
So fresh.
So fresh. Photo: Melissa Hom
More crudo.
More crudo. Photo: Melissa Hom
Lobster.
Lobster. Photo: Melissa Hom
Poached oysters served in the shell.
Poached oysters served in the shell. Photo: Melissa Hom
This is Maya, a Belgian Barge Dog who belongs to the Master Shipwright, Damek Birch.
This is Maya, a Belgian Barge Dog who belongs to the Master Shipwright, Damek Birch. Photo: Melissa Hom

Menu [PDF]

Grand Banks, Pier 25, West Side Highway at N. Moore St.

Grand Banks Returns With Lobster Rolls, Oysters, and Fries