With Valentine’s Day two days away, think outside the island! Many New Yorkers are scrambling to finalize their romantic plans, this year, consider connecting to new neighborhoods by waterway – for the same price as a subway ride.
The NYC Ferry services many of New York’s popular destinations, while giving riders the chance to admire the always-stunning view of the city from the water. A scenic boat ride, a short stroll to the restaurant, and a great dinner makes for a lovely date night… even if it was last minute.
Here are few of the sweet spots within walking distance of stops on the Ferry this Valentine’s Day – Think Outside the Island This Valentine’s Day
- South Williamsburg Ferry Stop (13 minutes from Wall St. Ferry Stop)
Barano – A seasonal Italian restaurant with a style for adapting old world cooking to modern tastes, with a kitchen that has a wood-burning oven and an open-fire grill.
- Red Hook Ferry Stop (21 minutes from Wall St. Ferry Stop)
Red Hook Lobster Pound – Offering a Prix Fixe menu including The Valentine Lobster Roll, Filet Mignon, and complimentary champagne.
- Atlantic Ave Ferry Stop (13 minutes from Wall St. Ferry Stop)
Chez Moi – French Bistro serving classics like Escargot, Steak Frites, and Mussels. Prix Fixe menu available for Valentine’s Day as well.
- Greenpoint Ferry Stop (26 minutes from Wall St. Ferry Stop)
Anella – Classic Italian spot offering savory dishes as the Rigatoni with Calabrian Chili Marinara, or the Anella Burger. Prix Fixe menu available for Valentine’s Day as well.
- Hunters Point South (31 minutes from Wall St. Ferry Stop)
Sugarcube – This Valentine’s Day, try unique desserts crafted with ingredients imported from Italy and France. Featuring 3-D chocolate and traditional Italian gelato.
- Long Island City Ferry Stop (19 minutes from Wall St. Ferry Stop)
Maiella – Settled on the waterfront of Long Island City, a casually elegant restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes with fresh ingredients. Prix Fixe menu available for Valentine’s Day as well.
Think Outside the Island This Valentine’s Day. The NYC Ferry offers outdoor seating and the chance to cozy up next to your date this Valentine’s Day. As well as indoor seating if it’s too chilly to admire the views out on the deck. The Ferry also offers a free mobile app that allows you to view the schedule, routes, and buy tickets on the go. Over 2.9 million people have used the NYC Ferry to connect to new neighborhoods in the area since its launch. This Valentine’s day, catch a new experience on the Harbor with your Valentine!