New NYC Waterside Seafood Lounge and Restaurant, Fish Bar, Opening this Spring


Floating Seafood Lounge and Restaurant to Join Award-Winning North River Lobster Company at 42nd Street, Establishing NYC’s Waterfront Dining, Entertainment and Nightlife Destination at Pier 81

New York Cruise Lines, Inc. announces the opening of Fish Bar at North River Landing, a new three-story seafood lounge and restaurant on a 10,000 square foot yacht located at Pier 81 on West 42nd Street on the Hudson River. Fish Bar, opening in time for summer 2016, joins North River Lobster Company, the award-winning floating lobster shack, which opened in May 2014, and remains one of the hottest casual dining spots in New York.

With the addition of Fish Bar, New York Cruise Lines is establishing a new dining and entertainment destination at Pier 81, North River Landing. In Hudson River Park and convenient to Times Square, the High Line, Hudson Yards and the new 7 subway extension, North River Landing will be a prime destination for locals and visitors alike, with a fleet of floating restaurants and entertainment venues emulating the world’s best urban rooftops and waterfront social settings.

Designed by renowned New York architect Andrew Franz, designer of Bar Q and La Marina, the interiors of Fish Bar merge the upscale ambiance of a Manhattan cocktail bar and the relaxed, convivial scene of a seaside Mediterranean tapas restaurant. Fish Bar will feature a 3,000 square-foot outdoor top deck and 6,000 square-feet of bi-level interior dining space, with expansive indoor and outdoor bars, accommodating more than 450 guests. Fish Bar’s menu selections will transport guests to the Mediterranean with a unique selection of shareable small plates from both the land and sea, with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Wine will be available by both the glass and bottle from an extensive and diverse collection, as well as specialty cocktails and craft beer and champagne, from a dedicated craft beer and champagne bar.  A wine discovery program, curated by the in-house sommelier, will provide guests with the opportunity to taste an ever-rotating selection of specialty boutique wines, which will be suggested alongside delectable food pairings.

Like North River Lobster Company, Fish Bar will distinguish itself by offering patrons short sailings on the Hudson River, several times a day, boasting sweeping 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline with an “out of city” experience.

“The tremendously successful launch of North River Lobster Company in 2014 and the rapid commercial and residential development around us, drove our excitement to launch our second floating restaurant to cater to the ever-growing demand for unique and lively outdoor spots in New York City,” said Danny Boockvar, Chief Executive Officer of New York Cruise Lines, Inc. “We’re eagerly anticipating the summer opening of Fish Bar and establishing North River Landing at Pier 81 as the ultimate destination in New York City for al fresco waterfront dining and nightlife.”


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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