Pier 81 | (212) 630-8831

Hours of Operation

  • North River Lobster Co is now closed for the season - but our sister boat is open all year round. Click here for more info on Hudson's at Pier 81.
 
Pier 81 | (212) 630-8831

Hours of Operation

  • North River Lobster Co is now closed for the season - but our sister boat is open all year round. Click here for more info on Hudson's at Pier 81.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open/do you sail in the rain?

We open April 14th for the season for a la carte dining, groups, and charters. We do sail rain or shine. While we have outdoor space, you can hunker down in our indoor areas – available on each deck – until the rain, rain, goes away.

Do you have to pay to sail on North River Lobster Company?

Yes, our sail pass is $10, or $50 for a season pass. For more information on our passes, click here. Season passes are sold at the box office during the following hours only: Mon-Thurs: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM and Fri-Sunday: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM.

Do you have to be a certain age to go to North River Lobster Company?

We welcome customers of all ages, however, children under the age of 10 are not allowed on the top deck.

Do I have to get off after the sail?

No, please take your time and relax. Our kitchen is open on the days we’re open – click here for the current hours of operation.

Do you only offer seafood?

No. Though our menu is predominantly seafood, there are other items on the menu like our delicious wings and burger. We highly recommend it!

Do I need reservations?

We do not take reservations but you do need a sail pass to board the vessel and we are first come, first served. Click here for more information on out sail passes.

Is this a table service restaurant?

Yes, this year we are implementing servers on every level. Now you can leisurely sit, sail, and let us do all the heavy lifting.

Can I book a party on the boat?

Absolutely! Please email info@northriverlobstercompany.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

How do I know your offerings?

There are menus on board as well as menu boards throughout the boat, and menus available both online and at the pier. You can view our menu here.

What is the atmosphere?

We’d like you to feel like you escaped the chaos of Manhattan for a mini getaway. The North River Lobster Company is casual, fun and perfect for happy hour or just clearing your mind and filling your tummy.

What is the dress code? Is it formal?

We’re casual, the dress code is informal and laid back. Think Key West or Cape Cod.

Can I bring my pet onboard?

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets on board. Pets are welcome on the pier only.

How many people fit on the boat?

We can fit up to 450 people on the boat comfortably, spanning our three decks.

Does the boat have an outdoor deck?

We have three! We have a floating rooftop and extended outdoor deck space on the 2nd and first levels. On top of that — we have an aft facing balcony on the stern for folks who want to see their troubles float away behind them.

I went to North River Lobster Company and it was closed. Why?

Just like other restaurants, sometimes we close for private affairs. When the restaurant is booked ahead of time, we will keep our patrons abreast of the dates. Our sailing schedule provides the most up-to-date information.

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North River Lobster Co.  |  12th Ave & W 41st St  | (212) 630-8831