A River Runs to It

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. Fairway

480–500 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. 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.

A River Runs to It