The Yacht Club: An Expansive Seafood Restaurant in Edgewater

Guests will know that they’ve arrived at Edgewater’s newest seafood restaurant when they see the lighthouse-shaped facade. From Surf and turf to an impressive sushi menu and a large indoor and outdoor space, The Yacht Club offers a nautical experience in a casual but chic environment. Read on to learn about this gem in Edgewater.

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The Background

The Yacht club opened its doors on August 26th, 2020. The Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis, has received many accolades, and is known for his elevated take on Greek cuisine, and is also the Chef at Molos in Weehawken {a local fav}. Gregory Zapantis was also the first culinary ambassador to Greece in North America.

The Menu

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Guests can find popular American seafood dishes like Maine and Connecticut Lobster Rolls, Maryland Crab Cakes, and Popcorn Shrimp. The outside bar overlooks the Hudson River serves up an array of frozen cocktails and specialty drinks. Wine by the glass and bottle is available as well as beer, cider, mocktails, and smoothies.

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{Photo credit: @theyachtclubnj}

From the raw bar, patrons can order a half dozen oysters {blue point, Beausoleil, Wellfleet, raspberry point, malpeque, Fannie bay, clams served with cocktail sauce & horseradish, a shrimp cocktail, or a seafood tower {10 oysters, 3 clams, 4 mussels, 4 crawfish, 3 shrimp, add ½ or 1 lobster}.

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For appetizers, patrons can start with a classic Cesar, frisée calamari {frisée, cremini & shiitake mushrooms}, lobster bisque soup, New England clam chowder, popcorn shrimp, or crab cake.

For something light that still packs a punch, opt for the tacos, either the shrimp taco, snapper taco, or shredded chicken taco.

For something more filling, the restaurant offers a crab cake burger, fried filet of sole sandwich, lobster claw BLT, and a beef burger. The tender “Famous Lobster Roll” is a must-try on the menu {beer-battered cod with fries and coleslaw}. Pasta lovers, fret not, linguine with clams is available and the clams are cooked just right.

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What would a seafood restaurant be without delicious seafood dishes? Grilled branzino, grilled salmon, sea bream, sea scallops, and fried shrimp are just some of the options. For meat lovers, a skirt steak is on hand.

Any of the sides would pair well with one of the entrees, including the creamy lobster mac and cheese, corn on the cob, sea salt fries, sweet potato fries, and homemade coleslaw.

For the last course, what is savory without a little sweet? Chocolate cake, New York strawberry cheesecake {of course}, creme brulee, assorted ice creams, and sorbets are all options to end your meal on a gratifying note.

The Experience

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If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate your next socially-distanced party, look no further. Arcon Design was tapped to transform the spacious 13,000 square foot restaurant. When you dine at The Yacht Club, it feels like you’re on vacation, or at least not in Hudson County. The entrance of the restaurant boasts an expansive marble bar with seating for 20, side by side with a chic lounge area for up to 30 people with the backdrop of the Hudson. 

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The floor to ceiling windows in the main dining room bring in ample natural light and it overlooks a large deck. The olive green walls and gold accents create the perfect layout for any celebration. Some of the furniture was even imported from Greece.

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The outdoor dining area is available rain or shine for up to 60 guests. The main dining room inside the restaurant seats 120 guests, and the venue boasts a private dining room upstairs for up to 150 guests in addition to lounge and bar seating in the front of the restaurant for 50.

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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.