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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Parlay is a coffee shop in Sunset Park with beer, wine, and a full menu of things like a fried chicken sandwich and some extremely good curry.
Chocolat is a restaurant in Harlem where you can eat some red velvet pancakes or a big serving of shrimp and grits.
Anton’s is a throwback restaurant in the West Village where you’ll want to eat pasta and drink a martini.
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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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