With panoramic views of the iconic New York City skyline, The Yacht Club in Edgewater, New Jersey’s waterside dining room and patio is a culinary hidden gem.The haven opened its doors in August of2020, braving the unfavorable conditions and restrictions of COVID-19 to improve upon the monotony of the makeshift outdoor dining we had recently become accustomed to. Its contemporary and sleek décor, accentuated with splashes of marble and gold, gives a luxe feel to this sprawling brasserie overlooking the Hudson.
You don’t have to be a member to be a regular at The Yacht Club, which is located on the Pier of the Edgewater Commons Shopping Center. The lighthouse-shaped facade guides diners to this new waterfront, seafood-dining destination. The bar has a dedicated area for oyster shucking, which is perfectly complemented by an array of seasonal summer spritzes and frozen drinks. Surf and turf delights are on the menu, with tented outdoor seating, to make The Yacht Club your home away from home every season of the year.
Executive Chef Gregory Zapantis’ name can be found in the heart of every upscale establishment that elevated Greek cuisine into gastronomical art, including Molos in Weehawken, NJ, where he also helms the kitchen. A long line of distinctions and awards attest to his many accomplishments, but the distinction held closest to his heart took place in 2011, with his induction by the HellenicChef ‘s Club, the only club founded on Greek soil, with the single purpose to support Hellenic cuisine around the globe. Gregory Zapantis was also the first culinary ambassador to Greece inNorth America—a true honor coming from the leading chefs of his home country. His newest endeavor: Bringing the delicacies of the sea toThe Yacht Club.
Hudson River Hospitality Group
Arcon Design was tapped to reimagine this spacious 13,000-square-foot restaurant overlooking the Hudson River. An expansive marble bar greets guests with seating for 20 complemented by a sexy and relaxed lounge area for 30 overlooking the water. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main dining room overlook a deck with plenty of room to take in the water views from all sides. Inside, olive green walls and gold accented furniture can be found throughout. Furniture imported from Greece gives the restaurant a vacation feel.
The restaurant offers an array of popular American seafood dishes like Maine and Connecticut lobster rolls, Maryland crab cakes, a lobster claw BLT, and popcorn shrimp, in addition to oysters and made-to-order, hand-rolled sushi—coming soon.
The outside bar, overlooking the Hudson River and the Upper West Side ofManhattan, serves an array of frozen cocktails and specialty drinks. The Yacht Club also offers wine by the glass and bottle in addition to beer, cider, mocktails, and smoothies.
The Yacht Club, located at 541 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020, is open 12pm – 11pm, seven days a week. Outdoor dining is available, rain or shine, for up to 60 guests. The main dining room inside The Yacht Club is able to seat 100, which is at the current 25% capacity (as of press time). Additionally, the venue boasts a private dining room in addition to lounge and bar in the front of the restaurant.
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