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Collective Retreats - Governors Island
For LUNCH, please take the public ferry located at 10 South Street.
For dinner, your journey begins with a ride on the Collective Water Taxi to our retreat.
All dinner guests will be picked up from Pier 25, located off N Moore and West Street.
Your reservation time is the time of your boat pick up, and you will be provided with a return trip 2.5 hours after your reservation.
** There is a $20 boat fee PER PERSON that will be added to the final check**
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Beautiful experience, very relaxing and peaceful
Top five dining experience ever. I believe experience and food would highly recommend.
All of the staff are incredibly warm and friendly. I can’t say enough good about my experience dining with them.
Everything from the boat ride to the ambiance was amazing!! We ended dour night with smores by the fire pits with a view of Manhattan. Couldnt have asked for a better night!
The food and overall service was amazing! Would definitely recommend to a friend.
The food is amazing especially the grilled porkchop. The staff are very nice and will take care of you from your boat ride up to your dining experience.
The most amazing experience. No words!! It was absolutely perfect.
Amazing experience. 10/10.
Which we could of stayed longer after dinner around the fire.
Incredible experience that makes you feel like you're getting out of NYC. Could not recommend it more highly.
From arrival until we left, the brunch experience was amazing. Our server was so lovely and accommodating. She answered every question... even when she has to go ask numerous times. We had the most amazing time and loved sitting out on the deck looking at the water. It was a true oasis.
It was an amazing experience. I would recommend to everyone!!!
Fantastic evening. Food and drinks were great and everyone was so pleasant!
I took my dad here for his 75th birthday and it was sensational from beginning to end. The evening began with a private boat ride to governor's island and impeccable service from our Captain, John. We then got to the island and were greeted with smiles from everyone we encountered (golf cart drivers, waiters, etc). Our waiter went out of his way to ensure that my dad's night was special. Everyone was kind and attentive. The restaurant itself has gorgeous views of Manhattan and offers live music. The food and cocktails were delicious. If you're looking for an evening to remember, you cannot go wrong here. The temperature had dropped on our boat ride back and the captain offered us blankets. Service was above and beyond. I'm incredibly grateful for the memorable experience and look forward to coming back soon!
It was absolutely incredible! It was the perfect way to get out of the craziness of New York while still being in New York. The boat ride was exceptional. We scheduled the pick up for 7 and we caught the sunset, and on the way back our boat driver took us right by the Statue of Liberty. Overall, an experience we will never forget!
Our group of six had a memorable birthday celebration for one of our group - nothing beats a sunset boat ride through New York Harbor. Food was wonderful. Only drawback was that service was so slow we did not have time for dessert since there was a hard departure deadline.
FANTASTIC experience! I could not recommend this enough for a date night, family outing, girls dinner, etc. Water taxi ride, employee service, quality of food, and ambiance were all top notch. I will be returning and sharing this place with others!
Amazing, romantic place to go. Food was incredible, everyone was generous, loved the boat ride out there. Great views as well.
Beautiful setup and even better food. They made everything perfect for us, including an unexpected s’mores bonfire before our boat back to manhattan.
An unforgettable experience, from the water taxi to Governors Island, to the ambiance, food, the service and warm hospitality throughout.
Great place for a date, super romantic. There was live music (a very talented guitar player), but the volume was at a very comfortable level where you can still have a conversation. The food is fantastic, the steak and the lamb specifically. The boat taxi/water taxi ride is quick, but the views are great.
The couple of things I’d be mindful of: the water taxi is fast, so while it is quick - it’s also very windy and you could be cold, especially on the way back/after sunset.
The service is good, but only good. I’m not sure if our server was maybe overwhelmed, as it seemed like the dining area was split up between two servers, or maybe he wasn’t having the best day but he seemed to be a little aggressive towards the end.
The restrooms are outside of the dining area, so there’s some gravel/pebbles/uneven road you have to trek on. Wear comfortable footwear.
Beautiful view and amazing food. I absolutely recommend this for a nice dinner and getaway from the city. The restaurant was very unique in terms of location. Only wish we could have stayed longer than 2 hours.
This was such a magical, one of a kind experience. AMAZING! I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who can get a reservation. John, the boat captain was amazing and so pleasant, and really went out of his way to make sure this was a memorable, special experience for us. We were lucky enough to be the only couple riding the boat to and from the island, which felt like a really romantic, unique VIP experience. The live music was awesome, the restaurant itself was such a cool, one-of-a-kind setup, and I CANNOT wait to come back to stay over one night at the Collective Retreats. Truly, words cannot do it justice. You don't feel like you're in New York. Also, every single staff member I interacted with was SO pleasant and friendly and helped us with anything we needed. 10 out of 10 would recommend!
The customer service , food and ambiance was amazing.
Sucha great experience. We spend the whole day hanging out on the retreat. Everyone was very helpful.
We are so happy we celebrated our anniversary here. It was absolutely amazing from start to finish! The food was excellent and the staff were warm and welcoming. The ambiance of the city skyline and candle lit restaurant was beautiful!!
This was an incredible experience from start to finish - it was seamless from the moment we go to the pier to the moment we left. I really appreciated how the staff were so kind and genuine. Our server Lenny was awesome! He was so kind and went above and beyond to correct a mistake when one of our sides was not brought out. Overall, I would highly recommend this place. I cannot wait to return!
It was a great experience overall! Thank you! There was some confusion in the beginning but the staff and service was so awesome they made up for it. We had a wonderful time!
Amazing food,nice staff especially Chris who picked us up..the views are excellent..will definitely go back and stay overnight
This is a special experience, starting with the boat ride across the harbor to the restaurant. The views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty are amazing. The food is good too.
The whole experience was beyond special. From the private boat ride to the island, to the amazing food, wonderful service and spectacular views. I just wish we could come out for weekend brunch!!
Such a special and romantic experience.
Not to mention the food and drinks were delicious as well!
We had an amazing time!! The sunset was incredible and so was the food!
Really amazing experience!!! Beautiful boat ride to the island, delicious food, and relaxing setting.
We had a wonderful experience at Collective Retreats on Governor's Island two nights ago on a MAGNIFICENT NIGHT, that was cool and clear, with a spectacular sunset. The location certainly can't be beaten - and is pretty much unlike anything else in the city. The experience included a ride to and from the island from Pier 25 on a small motorboat at sunset - a shout out to John Carter, expert captain of BoatrideNYC, who provided the transportation - wonderful, flavorful food - the tomato appetizer and the salmon and steak main courses were standouts - and a view of Lady Liberty at the entrance to the harbor. We will remember this experience for a long time. If you can't find the transportation at Pier 25 do not hesitate to call the number provided for help in locating the boat.
What an experience! Collective Retreats is worth every penny. The property is absolutely stunning. Sitting outside the large tent restaurant, admiring the view of the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty, made for an unforgettable experience. The staff is all extremely friendly. Most importantly, the food is DELICIOUS!! If you're looking for a great dinner with an even better experience attached, this it the place to go.
I found Collective Retreats in Time Out. I did not know what to expect. I had heard about “glamping” but never experienced it.
My entire party found the experience magical. The setting was breathtaking. We had an unobstructed view of the Statute of Liberty as the sun set on a summer night.
The evening boat ride to and from Governor’s Island was great fun.
The setting was airy (what we needed in a COVID world), the live blues guitarist player creative variations on rock standards.
The food ranged from tasty to exceptional.
This exceeded our expectations in every way. It was an unforgettable experience for my entire party, and we are lifelong New Yorkers.
We had a great experience for dinner here. The staff was lovely and service was great. Food and cocktails were delicious to. Looking forward to heading back for an overnight stay some time!
a great overall experience. the food and the service was terrific. the boat ride there and especially the return ride at night made the entire evening memorable
Collective Retreats - Governors Island is rated 4.9 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.