NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North River Lobster Company, the city’s first casual, fresh, three-floor floating lobster shack is back for the 2015 Summer season on Friday, May 1st, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Located at Pier 81 on W41st Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square and the High Line, the new and improved North River Lobster Company will now offer an additional 150 outdoor spots for guests to enjoy all things lobster, amidst breathtaking views of New York City’s skyline.
“On the heels of the widely successful opening season of North River Lobster Company in 2014, we’re eager and excited to re-open next month with great new offerings for our guests,” said Danny Boockvar, Chief Executive Officer of New York Cruise Lines, the parent company. “This restaurant is key to the transformation of our iconic location into a premier dining destination.”
Following its grand opening last May, North River Lobster Company has been expanded to add over 600 square feet on each level and can now host 450 guests, making it the largest lobster “boat-staurant” in the nation. There are newly expanded bars on all levels, perfect for groups, after-work cocktails and sunset hangouts.
Also new this year is the North River Lobster Pier Bar. On Pier 81, it offers North River’s guests signature cocktails and waterfront seating along the pier.
North River Lobster Company’s famous Lobster Rolls are back, plus a newly expanded seasonal menu featuring Fresh Maine Lobsters and classic lobster shack items including Fish and Chips, Lobster Tacos, Lobster Caesar Salads, and new this year: Lobster Ice Cream. The restaurant’s raw bar will feature a selection of regional favorites including Oysters, Littleneck Clams and Jonah Crab Claws. New specialty and signature cocktails will again be served in classic Mason Jars, featuring Life Saver and Porthole signature drinks, along with pitchers of sangria and buckets of premiums beers.
Just like last year, North River Lobster Company will take diners on short cruises out onto the Hudson up to six times per day, with a sailing schedule designed for quick lobster lunches, after work drinks, sunset dinners and incredible views of the Empire State Building and the Midtown skyline.
Stay tuned for many surprises over the course of this season. To stay up-to-date with the return of North River Lobster Company and new developments on the water, please visit www.northriverlobsterco.com, and follow us on Facebook @NorthRiverLobsterCompany, on Twitter @NorthRiverLobsterCo and on Instagram @northriverlobsterco. #SawTheClaw
ABOUT NEW YORK CRUISE LINES
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, New York’s oldest and largest provider of scheduled and chartered sightseeing and special event cruises, and one of the most famous boat rides in the world, has hosted over 60 million passengers in New York since 1945. Today, Circle Line, located in Hudson River Park on 42nd Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Time Square, the High Line and Hudson Yards, is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to sightseeing, while using the most modern vessels offering magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, year round. Circle Line’s parent company, New York Cruise Lines (NYCL), also operates New York’s first and finest dinner cruise fleet - World Yacht Dining Cruises, and Manhattan’s very own thrill ride, The BEAST speedboat. In 2014, NYCL innovated casual dining cruising with the successful launch of the North River Lobster Company. North River Lobster Company offers fresh and affordable seafood in a convenient and casual “floating lobster shack,” with up to seven sailings on the Hudson daily.
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