Though tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land society who dine atop the fishes. Today's Groupon to Bateaux New York merges seafaring and supping proclivities. Choose from the following two options:
- For $99, you get a weekend dinner cruise (a $167.45 value on Friday; a $174.10 value on Saturday). Weekend cruises board at 7:45 p.m. and run from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- For $79, you get a weekday dinner cruise (a $154.15 value Sunday through Thursday). Weekday cruises board at 6:15 p.m. and run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Both cruises depart from Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers.
Built with a luxurious, all-glass design, the European-inspired Bateaux New York surrounds your dinner table with unencumbered views of the New York Harbor and starry night skies. With the glittering constellations of the Manhattan cityscape as your backdrop, Bateaux's complimentary dinner spotlights the likes of pate, lobster bisque, salad, beef short ribs, wild roasted salmon, and much more. Potent potables (mixed drinks, beer, and wine, starting at around $10 a glass) are readily available for social lubrication, and can be taken to the outdoor patio deck. The cruise route lets your eyes passionately make out with breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park City, statues of child-kings, and more. Live jazz and dancing further spice up an evening that might otherwise have been spent moldering on a couch or sewing a miniature cummerbund for your pet hamster's tuxedo. Whether cruising with a romantic interest, a gaggle of friends, or an off-putting poltergeist, you'll find plenty of eats, entertainment, and edifying socialization aboard Bateaux New York.