If you are looking for the ultimate outdoor eating experience in New York City look no further than a trip over the water to Collective Governors Island. Their newly revamped outdoor restaurant Three Peaks gets top ratings across the board.
The restaurant has four open-air seating areas with private dining pods boasts a brand-new Fire & Water menu. From the moment you step foot on the luxury glamping grounds, you are walking into one of the best foodie experiences you will have in The Big Apple.
Chef Dominic Rice and team deserve roaring applause. The newly minted menu features sea-centric, contemporary new American dishes inspired by the New York harbor with a focus on wood flame grilling, and is offered in three unique dining options: The Private Grill, Farm & Fisherman’s Dinner, and Outdoor Exhibition Kitchen.
The tastes of the summer and fall season are just phenomenal here. There is Chilled Corn Soup (with fire-roasted peppers, zucchini, artichoke, and basil oil), Watermelon Salad (with arahova feta, red onion, lime, kalamata olives, and basil vinaigrette), and an Heirloom Tomato Salad (stracciatella, blistered corn, and scallion vinaigrette) that will make you sing kumbaya before entrees are served.
From the wood fire grill comes grand choices such as Blue Ribbon Blue Fin Tuna (with jalapeno, avocado, lime, and coriander), Filet Mignon (with horseradish skordalia) and Whole Main Lobster (with lemon and smoked butter).
In addition, there are lovely desserts such as New York Style Cheesecake or venture longer on the grounds and partake in a campfire s’mores session. Adults can also relish in a grand wine list or festive cocktails such as the North Cascades (with Belvedere Vodka, cucumber, watermelon, and soda).
The entire team effort here gets five stars for food, presentation, and being all in line with modern-day pandemic protocols.
Something is to be said about this splendid restaurant that is certainly award-worthy but also carries a signature marking that no other restaurant in town can proclaim. Nestled in the luxury campgrounds is this one of a kind destination. Your visit here finds you sitting in paradise. You overlook the fantastic city as the grand dame herself – The Statue of Liberty – watches over you.
Public dining for dinner at Collective Retreat’s Three Peaks runs from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Reservations must be made on Open Table. There is live music as you eat.
Getting to the luxury glamping site is incredibly easy. You can take the island’s public service ferry, which does require advanced reservations due to current health regulations. Collective also offers a private water taxi service that leaves from Pier 25 in Tribeca with reservations costing $20, which is placed on your bill at the end of your dining experience.
Three Peaks will bring you bliss this season and create memories for a lifetime.
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