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Frying Pan

#1,442 of 10,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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Pier 66 / 207 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10037-2420
+1 212-989-6363
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Laid back and fun place to go with friends for an casual afterwork drink or weekend bite. Staff works hard, and the food (though some a bit overpriced) is delicious.

Thank MattWilder699
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a amazing place to go with friends or for couples: a beer on a floating boat, enjoying the New York skyline. Food is "bar food." The best thing is stay there.

Thank RaquelitaNYC
Hempstead, New York
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173 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place to bring friends for a few drinks after work or after a day of sightseeing in NYC. good food and drink specials but NYC prices of course. The atmosphere is really a NY scene with a bunch of cool NY people.

Thank Carolyn M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

After our AIA boat trip at Chelsea Pier 62, we walked to the Frying Pan with our 10 business associates. This was a fun, open air restaurant, serving casual fair. The food, the chicken blt, hamburger, french fries, quinoa salad, calamari, we tasted was perfect for sharing. You order from the bar and receive a buzzer to pick up your... More 

Thank MGrimaldi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very cool set up on a floating pontoon complete with boats. Prices are average/average high. Food is pretty good though way too salty. Great place for drinks through. Go right up to the top of the structure.

Thank CyuutBen
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch on a monday. Loved the ambience, great views. Staff was nice and the food was OK.

Thank Niklas S
Dayton, Ohio
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Depending on what you want, this may not be the stop for you. The bar/floating peer is crowded with not a lot of shade on a sunny day. It's also very loud. The drinks are very pricy and the sangria is awful. It looks and tastes like yellow water with floating corn and olives. So unappetizing and disappointing.

1 Thank Vblakey
Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Typical bar food (really large servings) and a full bar. Have a drink (bottled beer or something on tap) and sit and watch the boats on the river. Very pretty.

1 Thank MMKielar
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Good drinks, decent food on a boat on the hudson. A great place to best during a summer evening with friends or a date.

Thank Michael Y
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a great place to go to in summer. Good for a fun evening with friends enjoying drinks and the view. Prime location at the pier. Only thing is they don't have great food options but still I totally enjoy going here. Evenings are beautiful and fun here since its on the waters. Definitely recommend.

Thank vijyetap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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