Oyster Garden To Open on Governors Island in 2017


Calling all Governors Island food lovers! Island Oyster, a new food and beverage concession featuring sustainably-sourced seafood in a beer garden like atmosphere, will open during the 2017 season, providing visitors to the Island with new, expanded dining options in a distinct setting with unparalleled views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor.

The picnic-style “Oyster Garden” set in a park-like landscape will be located near Soissons Landing. Conceived by the team behind Grand Banks, a well-loved Oyster Bar located at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, Island Oyster will offer fresh, sustainably produced seafood complemented by local summer fare, craft beer, wine, and a festive cocktail program. In partnership with the Billion Oyster Project and Earth Matter, Island Oyster will showcase oyster shell collection and recycling, furthering Governors Island as a focal point towards a sustainable future.

“Island Oyster will truly complement the spirit of Governors Island by expanding dining options for visitors and promoting the health and sustainability of New York Harbor”, said Michael Samuelian, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island. “What better place than Governors Island to enjoy oysters along the waterfront.”

“We are truly honored that the Trust selected Island Oyster as a food and beverage partner. As a public agency, the Trust’s vision for a culturally engaging and sustainable future is truly commendable”, said Miles Pincus of Island Oyster. “Abundant with wildlife, and rich in oysters, the shores of Governors Island were once a prized hunting and fishing ground of both the Lenape tribe and New York’s early settlers. We look forward to once again establishing the island as a pilgrimage-worthy food destination.”

Stay tuned for more updates and for the official opening date!