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Frying Pan

#1,416 of 11,545 Restaurants in New York City
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Chelsea
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Pier 66 / 207 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10037-2420
+1 212-989-6363
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Frying Pan is an Historic Lightship Currently Moored at Pier 66 Maritime...
Frying Pan is an Historic Lightship Currently Moored at Pier 66 Maritime serving as a floating restaurant and bar. We are currently closed for 2015 and look forward to serving you again in Spring 2016.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great drink spot when visiting in the summer!

I love the frying pan. It is always a stop on my sisters, and my list when visiting NYC. It is a great spot to have drinks and enjoy the water view in the summer! We are always happy with the food and drinks. You most likely will need a taxi to get there and be warned it is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Christine2120
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I love the frying pan. It is always a stop on my sisters, and my list when visiting NYC. It is a great spot to have drinks and enjoy the water view in the summer! We are always happy with the food and drinks. You most likely will need a taxi to get there and be warned it is very... More 

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Thank Christine2120
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

After a long, hot day walking the High Line and checking out the new Whitney Museum we headed to the Frying Pan. We were early enough to score a table (4:30ish) and the restaurant/bar quickly became very crowded as lots of "suits" headed there after work. You order your drink at the bar and it is served in a plastic... More 

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Thank Rose D
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The frying pan offers good food and drinks, however is often swarming with interns. They also are very particular about their seating - they sat my group on the upper deck and their staff was super weird about leaving enough room to walk in the aisle (even though their was plenty of space). This order comes from the upper management... More 

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Thank Sarah O
London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We came down here after being on the high line. Great spot in the sun to have a couple of drinks. Lovely views. We watched boats and wildlife and whilst the drinks weren't the best the location made up for it.

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Thank JustinA-S1979
Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food was bad. I order the burger and it was pretty much still a frozen patty. My husband ordered the ribs and well they were horrible. I didn't know ribs could be that bad. The fries were good and the view is nice but stay away from the burger and ribs.

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Thank mehinojosa
Jersey City, New Jersey
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Frying pan has a great set up and location, but it will guzzle your bank account. The beer buckets made me shiver when I signed for it. You pay for the location.

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Thank runnerchicknyc
Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I was there on a nice Sunday afternoon. Sitting over the water, enjoying a beer, caressed by a cool ocean breeze, waiting for my friends to appear. I felt so relaxed, in fact; never so relaxed the last 50 times I visited the Big Apple. They came, we ordered, the food came; it all went down hill from there. Pew!... More 

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Thank EKKC89
Brooklyn, New York
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469 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

This bar is located on a barge on the Hudson River. This place has wonderful views of the river, and if you come at night, the sunset. There is a pretty good bar scene here. It's a little pricey, but what do you expect for Manhattan, Chelsea, and novelty. The food is not very good. Good place to bring people... More 

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Thank Jvalliant
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

After traveling for over 2 days to finally visit friends in New York and with recommendations from a number of people we decide to come here. The urge for a cocktail and a few starters on a river sounded beautiful until we were rudely met by two of the most obnoxious and disrespectful staff I have ever come across. I... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Perhaps Im a bit prejudiced in this review because being in NYC alone with my wife automatically makes it very romantic but a sunset dinner here makes your trip to the Big Apple great because the food is also Ask for Rachel and ask to sit on the boat bring your camera we also suggest to walk off dinner with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier 66 / 207 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10037-2420
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-6363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Frying Pan is an Historic Lightship Currently Moored at Pier 66 Maritime serving as a floating restaurant and bar. We are currently closed for 2015 and look forward to serving you again in Spring 2016.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Chelsea

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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