7/08/2013 04:38:00 PM

New Dinner Boat The Water Table Coming Soon to Brooklyn

Now that it's finally hot, hot, hot, we can't get enough of outdoor drinking and dining spaces, especially those near the water. Lucky for us (and you!), there's an awesome-sounding new dinner boat coming to Brooklyn's New York Harbor. The project is the brainchild of Kelli Farwell (who has worked in various roles in the restaurant industry for many years, at places like Gramercy Tavern, Rye and DuMont) and will seat 30-45 guests for a fixed-price menu of New England seafood classics, plus beer and wine. Right now, Farwell and her partner Sue Walsh are still in the process of renovating the World War II-era U.S. Navy Yard patrol boat and working to secure a liquor license, but the restaurant should open by the late summer or early fall. Check out www.thewatertablenyc.com for more details (and some pretty cool photos of the vessel).

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  1. Attended the maiden voyage and had a good time even though the heavy rains delayed the departure about 20 minutes. The owners/crew were nice and helpful but didn't give any instructions about what to do in an emergency (more on that later). The black kale salad was really tasty as was the soup but it was served lukewarm and the portion was very small and served without a spoon while my soup went from lukewarm to room temp...Entrees were tasty but again, portions are on the very small side and not close to hot when served. I suspect this had to do with the offsite preparation and the cold weather/delay in sailing. The wine selection is quite broad and pretty well priced while the mixed drinks got many raves though the bartender was slow as molasses. The view was still nice even though the rains continued on the voyage and I liked the music selection (some speakers around the dining area might help). Desert was 2 homemade cookies and the world's most tiny shot of rum (calling it thimble sized would be generous). The shocking part of the night was when the boat was struck by wakes from a passing ferry and it sent plates, bottles, bar stool dining chairs and people flying. People were thrown from the high top tables onto the floors or hit patrons seated at the benches on the sides as the boat pitched to and fro. Fortunately nobody was seriously hurt but there were people bruised and limping the next day for sure. Unfortunately the crew didn't replace anyone's drinks that were spilled. I think some information on life-vest location if the boat sinks would be required but none was ever given. The trip ended and bill for two people with bottle of wine (minus 1/4 that went airborne) of just under $300 (an 18% tip is mandatory). Overall a fun, unique night with a few hick-ups associated with a new business and dining on water.