Gourmet NYC Dinner Cruise

From: $200   


Pier 61, Chelsea Piers - New York, NY


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Head to the Harbor for one of the most exquisite experiences in Manhattan: the Gourmet NYC Dinner Cruise. One of the most unique things to do in NYC, this stylish Hudson River cruise outing brings you the very best in New York sightseeing and fine dining perfect for celebrating a special occasion or romantic night out.

  • Get swept up in the elegant ambiance of the Bateaux a luxury yacht featuring hardwood floors, a baby grand piano, sophisticated dcor and much more.
  • Enjoy unparalleled Manhattan sightseeing both indoors and out, thanks to the ship's all-glass design and magnificent observation decks.
  • Indulge in the very best cuisine NYC dinner cruises have to offer, with a 3-course gourmet meal full of a la carte options to suit any appetite.
  • Drift past famed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge, as you admire the breathtaking city skyline.
  • Add an extra sparkle to a New York night with this exquisite Bateaux dinner cruise experience!

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The Gourmet NYC Dinner Cruise is one of the most chic, cosmopolitan things to do in New York City. An evening of fine dining, live music, dazzling sights, and endless memories is ready and waiting on Manhattan waters, aboard the beautiful Bateaux.

The Bateaux  dinner cruise provides an unrivaled New York experience, perfect for enjoying a nice evening out or celebrating a special occasion any time of year. Board this magnificent vessel at Chelsea Piers for not only a remarkable dinner on a boat in NYC, but also to experience Manhattan sightseeing like you never have before. Boasting an elegant, European-style design, the ship's all-glass walls and ceiling, debonair decks and classy décor immerse guests in a gorgeous ambiance with spectacular views, whether strolling outside, enjoying live entertainment, or savoring a gourmet meal in the comfort of the dining room.

Marvel at celebrated New York City attractions like the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Manhattan Bridge, Ellis Island, and more as the ship floats through the Harbor and along the East and Hudson Rivers. Snap photos from the deck space, or simply take in the serene twinkle of the city skyline on this romantic NYC Dinner Cruise.

When it comes to dinner on a boat, NYC’s Bateaux  cruise knows how to do fine dining right. Wander into the dining areas, greeted by a first-class wait staff and the elegant harmonies of an acoustic trio. Order a cocktail from the cash bar as you settle into your table, serenaded by jazz, blues, and bossa nova. The ship’s three-course meal is presented as an a la carte experience, with a mouthwatering array of options from which to choose, including appetizers and entrees like (menus are subject to change):

  • Fresh salad, seafood tower, or duck pastrami
  • Crab cakes
  • Chicken or beef
  • Zucchini fritters.
Your savory, gourmet New York dining cruise meal isn’t done until a sweet dessert is! So give in to the rich temptation of cakes or sorbet.

After the NYC Dinner Cruise's delightful spread of culinary brilliance, unwind in a number of ways on the ship. Amble along the Bateaux's decks for fresh air accompanied by panoramic views of famed New York attractions, as your river cruise continues its glide along the Hudson. Or sip a cocktail and relax at your table as the baby grand piano, jazz guitar, acoustic bass, and vocalist dazzle guests with a musical variety featuring light pop and Broadway tunes. Then prepare to move your feet to the beat of dance favorites like Motown and current hits, as well as romantic ballads, perfect for sharing sweet moments with your special someone.

If picturesque views are what you wish most from this dinner cruise in NYC, rest assured there are plenty! After departing from Chelsea Piers, guests can expect to see some of the finest sights New York and neighboring New Jersey have to offer. Admire the breathtaking skyscrapers of Manhattan as the dinner cruise embarks on its three-hour journey. To the west stand alluring backdrops like Colgate Clock and Ellis Island. Not to mention, the unique perspectives it affords of Lady Liberty's iconic presence make it one of the Big Apple's best Statue of Liberty cruises available to both locals and visitors alike.

As the NYC Dinner Cruise rounds the isle, there's no better way to wonder at the magnificence of the One World Observatory, Battery Park, Governor's Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge. And just imagine what the warm glow of a cozy sunset will add to that picture-perfect spread.

Wondering what to wear for this evening out? This isn't just any dinner on a boat in NYC. The ship proudly delivers a classy, sophisticated atmosphere. As such, guests are kindly requested to don attire that appropriately complements the Bateaux  dinner cruise's luxurious ambiance. So dress the impress in a way that makes you feel radiant both inside and out, with dressy-casual or elegant choices. For ladies, dresses and cocktail styles are encouraged. For the gents, collared shirts, dress pants and jackets are requested.

Speaking of maintaining elegant atmospheres, the NYC Dinner Cruise does its best to ensure a stylish, comfortable New York experience on the water is enjoyed by all. To accomplish that, the interior of the ship is entirely designated as a non-smoking area. Any passengers who wish to partake during the course of the cruise from NY may do so by utilizing the outdoor observation deck areas.

As this dinner cruise in NYC often serves as a wonderful, unique way to celebrate a special occasion, there's a good chance children may be joining family and friends for the evening's festivities. This Bateaux  dinner cruise is happy to welcome children who are at least six years of age to join the outing. Given the ship's standard of sophistication, however, those under six will require alternative arrangements.

And just what can guests do to add an extra "something" to an unforgettable date night or special occasion on board the Bateaux? The Gourmet NYC Dinner Cruise offers upgrade options, perfect for adding a memorable touch to your evening of elegance. Put a sweet spin on your lil' getaway with a special someone with the Romance Dinner Package. Toasting with family and friends? The First-Class Dinner Package is a perfect way to celebrate! Below are more details on both options.

Upgrade Option: Romance Dinner Package - Delight in a private table for two, featuring a half-dozen roses, 1 bottle of sparkling wine, and 2 souvenir champagne flutes.

Upgrade Option: First Class Dinner Package - Perfect for a party of guests looking to add a bit more personalized service to their NY cruise outing! This premier package includes a private table arranged for your party, amuse-bouche palate teasers, and premium open-bar with mixed drinks, house wines, domestic and imported beer, and soft drinks.

Board the Bateaux  to delight in an NYC Dinner Cruise, and see for yourself why this outing is truly one of the most exquisite things to do in New York City!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • This is a 3-hour upscale dining cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers
  • Includes a 3-course plated dinner and live music
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Must be 21 or older, with a valid ID, to purchase alcohol
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

Approximately 3 hours

Maximum Participants:
Up to 300 guests per dinner cruise.

Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.

Weather Dependent:
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Slacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling is subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What type of food is served?
    Each guest will be presented a menu to order from and each order will be prepared fresh in the full-service galley.

    Plated Dinner Menu
    *subject to change
    Tasting Trio: Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad, Rock Shrimp Spheres and Whipped Goat Cheese
    Entree: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Greek Zucchini Fritters
    Desserts: Duo of Sorbet, Granny Smith Apple Parfait, Salted Caramel Cake, Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
  2. What is the dress code on Bateaux New York?
    T-shirts, jeans or sneakers are not allowed on the Bateaux. Jackets and ties for men and business or evening attire for ladies are recommended.
  3. Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
    Reservations cannot be held without payment.
  4. Where does the ship go?
    The ship cruises the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan including the Empire State Building. You will see the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, the site of the World Trade Center, Battery Park City, South Street Seaport, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Governor's Island, Ellis Island and the Colgate Clock. Of course, the highlight of the cruise is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most celebrated landmarks in the world.
  5. Can you tell me a little about your ship?
    The all glass ceiling and wall, 300-passenger Bateaux New York is Manhattan's most luxurious dinner cruise ship. Spaciously designed with climate-controlled interior decks, two outdoor strolling decks and a spacious hardwood dance floor.
  6. What kind of dance music do you play?
    Dancing across the Hudson River aboard Bateaux New York is a rare delight enhanced by the sophisticated sounds of live soft jazz, Broadway hits, blues, motown and more, provided by our own professional jazz trio and remarkable New York song stylist.
  7. What type of entertainment is offered?
    The harmonic notes of a Baby Grand Piano greet guests, followed by the sophisticated sounds of an acoustic trio and the satin-smooth melodies of our talented vocalist over dinner. After dessert, the sounds of soft jazz, Broadway and blues entice dancing and romance surrounded by the greatest entertainment of all - a 180-degree view of the greatest skyline in the world.
  8. Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
    Yes, the cruise is wheelchair accessible and provides a handicap restroom. Please notify us prior to the cruise so we can provide appropriate assistance upon arrival.
  9. Are gratuities included in the price package?
    Gratuities are not included in the package price and are suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
  10. Is there parking close to the ship?
    Yes, there is ample paid parking available at Chelsea Piers just steps away from our ship. It is a covered lot with security. Prices vary depending on the amount of time you are parked.
  11. How is seating arranged on board?
    The Bateaux is very flexible when it comes to seating. Tables for two, four, six, eight and even more can be arranged to suit almost every party and occasion. Unique banquette seating allows groupings of 20 to 100 with ease while still providing intimate seating for couples and foursomes.
  12. Do you sail in inclement weather?
    The Bateaux is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. It sails rain or shine year round.
  13. What do drinks cost?
    Mixed drinks start at $7.50, beer starts at $6, and wine begins at $5.50 per glass. Soft drinks are $2.50 each. Coffee, tea and iced tea are included in the ticket price. All other beverages can be purchased on board. Prices do not include tax or gratuity and are subject to change.
  14. What is your smoking policy?
    All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.

Customer Reviews:

  • Gourmet New York Dinner Cruise

  • July 25, 2017

  • 2-half

  • New York

"My experience with Cloud 9 Living for booking was just fine. I got my booking in a timely fashion. My experience with the Bateaux Dinner Cruise was okay. We had fun, however the food service was mediocre considering the advertised upscale dining. The server was super-friendly and full of personality, but aloof at the same time. We waited for our appetizers for a long time. The view is what saved it. But there is only so much you can look at if you're actually hungry and know you've waited past any normal wait time for the 1st course. Server seemed forgetful. Overall the service part needs work and tuning. So is the decor. It could use some cute lights, and maybe some vines to warm it up. And the photo thing that is done, its a little outdated in my opinion, the times are different now. And the purchasing of the photos felt a little forceful. I suggest having a tablet or something to preview photos before printing. Overall experience was a 6. It's a suggested experience because it's unique. A nice touch to switch it up. Hope you will take my genuine opinions into consideration. Thank you! "

  • Gourmet New York Dinner Cruise

  • November 22, 2016

  • 5

  • New York

"We had a wonderful time on our Bateaux dinner cruise. Our children gave this as a gift to us, and we enjoyed this dinner cruise to celebrate our anniversary. From booking the date to the end of our dinner cruise, we enjoyed a fantastic and courteous experience. We were greeted by a respectful and pleasant gentleman upon boarding the boat. He had asked us if we were celebrating anything, and we told him that we were celebrating our anniversary. When it came time for dessert, we were served our cake acknowledging our anniversary in writing with icing on the plate. What a beautiful gesture. Our waiter's name was Jose. He was so pleasant, kind, helpful, and respectful. We had a terrific and enjoyable dinner cruise experience. What a great and amazing gift from our thoughtful and wonderful children. "

  • Gourmet New York Dinner Cruise

  • September 26, 2016

  • 5

  • New York

"The staff was very nice and helpful."