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A River Runs to It

Arriving at your lunch or dinner destination by boat beats a cab any day. Just hail a New York Water Taxi (go to for schedules).

  1. 1. X20 Xaviars on the Hudson

    71 Water Grant St., Yonkers; 914-965-1111

    Weekdays, the commuter ferry lands at the door of this new Yonkers Pier project from Peter X. Kelly, whose Hudson Valley restaurants have long occupied Zagat’s top suburban slots. (You’ll need to take Metro-North home, though.)

  2. 2. Fairway

    480500 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, Brooklyn; 718-694-6868

    The only view better than the one from this gourmet grocery’s outdoor café is the one from the boat ride getting there. Frequent weekend service.

  3. 3. Water Taxi Beach

    2-03 Borden Ave., at 2nd St., Long Island City; 212-742-1969

    The beer is Pabst Blue Ribbon, the burgers come courtesy of Schnäck’s Harry Hawk, and the sand is shipped in from Jersey. Frequent weekend service.


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