New York Cruise Lines, Inc. Introduces Fish Bar at North River Landing

Highly anticipated seafood lounge and restaurant to open at North
River Landing, NYC’s newest waterfront dining, entertainment and
nightlife destination at Pier 81 in Hudson River Park

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New York Cruise Lines, Inc. will open Fish
Bar at North River Landing
, its newest three-story seafood
lounge and restaurant at Pier 81 on West 41st Street on the
Hudson River, on May 1, 2016. Fish Bar, housed on a 10,000 square foot
yacht, is joining the highly acclaimed floating lobster shack, North
River Lobster Company
, which remains one of the hottest casual
dining spots in New York.

“We have been eagerly awaiting the launch of our second floating
restaurant concept and are confident that this new venue will quickly
earn its title as one of the best urban rooftops and waterfront social
settings in Manhattan,” said Daniel Boockvar, Chief Executive Officer of
New York Cruise Lines.

Fish Bar’s menu will boast an impressive overture of shared plates,
including a new take on the classic Dover Sole, preparing it as a crudo
garnished with pickled peppers, onions and celery greens; Plymouth Rock
Oysters in a cornmeal crust and sriracha lime butter; Tomato and Garlic
Confit Toast with basil oil; Black Truffle Burrata over heirloom
tomatoes and balsamic glaze; and pan seared Red Mullets with micro
greens and garlic jus. Fish Bar’s dessert menu will provide an
extraordinary finale to accompany the symphonic culinary experience,
with an array of sorbets inspired by Cabernet, Champagne, and Campari.

North River Landing’s Executive Chef Nikolaos Saragias, whose expertise
stemmed from working alongside the greats, from Chef Eberhard Muller to
David Burke, Jean Georges and Fred Sabo, will be overseeing all aspects
of Fish Bar’s culinary experience.

At the core of Fish Bar’s craft beverage program will be
farm-to-cocktail recipes featuring fresh rosemary, mint, and other herbs
that will be grown in the North River Landing rooftop garden. The
diverse specialty cocktail menu will include the Aphrodite Treat, a Roca
Patron based cocktail with pomegranate, cranberry, and lime and a
refreshing Fingenza Sour, made with Fingenza Vodka, egg whites and fresh
lime juice.

Also part of the on-board beverage program will be a dedicated craft
beer and champagne bar featuring over 20 craft beers and another 26
varieties of champagne. In addition, a wine discovery program led by the
in-house sommelier will be offered, which will allow guests to taste an
ever-rotating selection of specialty boutique wines alongside delectable
food pairings.

Designed by acclaimed New York architect Andrew Franz, the renovated
yacht will have a 3,000 square-foot outdoor top deck for taking in
sunsets and city views, and 6,000 square-feet of bi-level interior
dining space with expansive indoor and outdoor bars, accommodating more
than 450 guests. Inspired by the classic styling of vintage yachts,
Franz conceived of a contemporary nautical atmosphere featuring hammered
brass bars, richly upholstered banquettes, reclaimed teak floors, and
semi-private outdoor cabins. Like North River Lobster Company, Fish Bar
will distinguish itself by offering several short, sailings on the
Hudson River daily, boasting sweeping 360-degree views of the Manhattan
skyline with an “out of city” experience.

New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of World Yacht, which has
been at the forefront of luxury dining cruises in New York for over 25
years. In transforming one of the iconic World Yacht vessels into Fish
Bar at North River Landing, New York Cruise Lines is leveraging its
exceptional culinary expertise on the water to cater to the ever-growing
demand for unique and lively outdoor spots in a way that no other New
York venue can.

Reservations are now open for booking on OpenTable.
To stay up-to-date with Fish Bar and new developments on the water,
please visit,
and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @NRFishBar,
@NRLanding, #EatDrinkSail.


New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of the iconic Circle Line
Sightseeing Cruises
, and other industry leading travel, hospitality
and restaurant businesses. Circle Line, a fixture in global tourism, has
hosted more than 60 million passengers since 1945 and is recognized as
“America’s Favorite Boat Ride”, world- famous for sightseeing and
special events including concerts and entertainment. New York Cruise
Lines also owns and operates unique floating restaurants at Pier 81’s
North River Landing, including North River Lobster Company, an
award winning casual lobster shack, as well as the brand new Fish Bar
at North River Landing
, a waterfront seafood lounge and restaurant
with an expansive outdoor top deck and lively bar scene. New York Cruise
Lines also operates World Yacht, a luxury special events and
private charter business, as well as The BEAST Speedboat summer
time thrill ride. The company is located in Hudson River Park on 42nd
Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square, the High Line
and Hudson Yards.

  • Circle Line: Winner of Concierge Choice Award (CCA) for “Best
    Sightseeing Tours” in NYC (2015)
  • North River Lobster Company: Winner of North American Journeys’
    “Coolest New Product of 2015”

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