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Cruise around the waters of NYC with great New England seafood, craft cocktails and beer, awesome wine in an intimate and amazing ship. Read more

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Cruise around the waters of NYC with great New England seafood, craft cocktails and beer, awesome wine in an intimate and amazing ship.

Brooklyn, NY Food
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The Water Table is Brooklyn's very first dinner boat! Founded by Captain Kelli Farwell, formally of Rye, Dumont, Craft and Gramercy Tavern, it's a New England style restaurant on the water. For a fixed price, guests of The Water Table will enjoy a three-hour cruise originating at one of the many new piers opening in Greenpoint, and a selection of two of our classic dishes, such as lobster rolls, oysters on the half shell, clam chowder, and delicious veggies, whipped up by our on-board chef. Enjoy classic craft cocktails mixed by our bartender, or try one of our selection of amazing New England craft beers or seasonal wine selections.

While Captain Farwell steams the boat around New York Harbor, you'll be enjoying quality food and drinks, and drifting away with the gorgeous views of the city that we all love. Grab a date or some friends to join one of two nightly dinner tours!

Captain Kelli Farwell, Founder of The Water Table

I grew up in the woods of Northern Maine with an appreciation of home-cooked meals and the outdoors. Fourteen years ago, I moved to New York City where I’ve been immersed in the hospitality industry. My experience includes fine dining service at the top tier venues of Gramercy Tavern and Craft to Wine Director for the more casual eateries of Dressler, Dumont and Rye in Brooklyn’s most sought after neighborhood, Williamsburg, where I currently live.

Our Boat

Our perfect boat is a custom built 53' USCG certified commercial passenger vessel. It's made entirely of steel (which will help keep a calm ride even in rough waters) built as a replica of a Marin tugboat in 1981. The original name was Tugboat Annie and is currently named Stanley C. after a prior owner's grandfather. It is certified to carry 49 passengers plus crew. She has served as a loved tour boat on Lake Michigan and is in the process of renovation in order to steam through the Great Lakes and Erie Canal, down the Hudson River to make its debut in New York Harbor. There isn't another boat like it in New York City and we think you will all love it.

Redefining New York Dining

Through living in this neighborhood, I was inspired by the accessibility of the waterways to get my Commercial Boating License and am now a Master Level Captain. New York Harbor is a defining part of the City, but is geared towards tourism and commuting and is overlooked for its full potential. The Water Table will create a new dining experience for true New Yorkers. This venue combines my hospitality and nautical background to provide an exciting new way to enjoy the City, easily accessible from one of the developing new piers in North Brooklyn.

The success of the East River Ferry service has redefined how easy and pleasurable the waterways are. If only for 15-20 minutes during their morning commutes, people can leave their troubles on land and enjoy the peace of gliding on the water and seeing the full scope of the city. The Water Table capitalizes off of this renewed interest by combining the adventure of being on the water with quality food and drink.

Why Brooklyn?

Brooklyn has become one of the best known places for great restaurants focused on local/sustainable ingredients served up in an intimate environment. The borough has become its own destination, separate from the city, teaming with culinary invention and authority. The Water Table will take this experience to sea.

Giving Back

Here's where you come in! The Water Table needs your contributions to make this a reality. We've almost raised enough capital to get the boat, we just need a little more help to seal the deal and take ownership of this amazing vessel. We have some exciting rewards to thank you for your generosity, including t-shirts and tote bags with TWT official logo, free drinks on the boat and free cruises for you and your friends, and most of all you can say you're a part of a great new experience in NYC!

Thank you for your time and can’t wait to see you on the boat!

Risks and challenges

The main challenges for The Water Table will be getting through the red tape with the city. Permits will need to happen, the perfect marina will need to be sourced out. However, this is a city full of marinas and the city is progressively investing in the waterfront and small businesses on the water. Though hurdles do exist, each one can be weathered, step by step.

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    Every little bit helps. Pledge $1 and receive our eternal thanks!

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    Here's the easiest way to be a part of The Water Table! This reward gets you the official TWT postcard and your name on our website.

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    You can never have too many tote bags hanging in the closet, so we're adding a new one to your collection! Grab this reward and you'll receive our very own with TWT official logo, postcard and your name on our website.

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    Combo Pack! This reward offers two free drink wooden nickels and our TWT tote bag. You'll also receive our postcard and your name on our website!

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    One of our favorites, this reward offers a cruise around the harbor and a free drink wooden nickel. You get the food (if you're in the mood) and we'll head out on the river! We'll also send you our postcard and add your name to our website.

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    This is the reward we like to call 'Catch of the Day.' Grab this one and pencil in a free all-inclusive cruise aboard TWT on the books! Your cruise will include the ride, two dishes off our menu and two free drink wooden nickels! ($150 retail value). We'll also throw in our official postcard and your name on our website.

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    If you've seen our boat, one of the coolest features is the pilot house; sitting up high, offering a fantastic panorama of the city! This reward gets you the cruise, where you'll ride up in the pilot house with the Captain, two dishes from our menu and two free drink wooden nickels! We'll also send you our official tote bag, postcard and your name listed on our website.

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    The perfect reward for you and a sig other or a great night out with a good friend -- pick up this reward and get a free cruise for two, which includes two dishes and two free drink wooden nickels each, our postcard, and your name on our website.

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    This High-Honor reward offers a free cruise for two, including two dishes and two free drink wooden nickels each, along with your name engraved in the Captain's Wall of Honor, which will permanently hang aboard the boat! Also, we'll throw in our official tote bag, postcard and your name on our website.

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    This is a great reward for a tight group of friends! This one gets you a free cruise plus two dishes and two free drink wooden nickels each for five people, your name engraved on our Wall of Honor, postcard and your name on our website!

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    Planning a small event? Grab this reward and enjoy a free cruise for you and 7 friends, which includes two dishes and two free drink wooden nickels each, your name engraved on our Wall of Honor, postcard and your name on our website!

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    This reward offers a cruise for you and nine friends! Come aboard for the free cruise and you and your friends will each get two dishes and two free drink wooden nickels, your name engraved on our Wall of Honor, our postcard and your name on our website!

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    Everyone knows that brunch is huge event in Brooklyn! Pick up this reward and you'll get a private, all-inclusive brunch cruise for you and 20 friends, this means a brunch dish each from our menu, open bar, your name engraved on our Wall of Honor, our postcard and you name on our website!

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