You know the summer season - complete with so many nights spent outdoors eating and drinking - is truly upon us when the boat rides and boat bars start opening.

And the best among them, last season's hit Grand Banks, has just announced its opening date!

Come May 15, New Yorkers can take to the Hudson River aboard a beautiful, hand-built fishing vessel called the Sherman Zwicker, which is docked at Pier 25 in Tribeca. And once there, they can indulge in cocktails, wine, oysters and small plates.

Eater reports the chef this year is Kerry Heffernan, who was the original chef at Eleven Madison Park.

Menu items include:

Lots of oysters and clams at the raw bar

Ramp Mignonette

Chilled Mussels, Noilly Pratt, Creme Fraiche and Orange Zest

Sea Bream Crudo with Rhubarb, Tarragon, and Aromatic Clementine Oil

Shellfish Fricasse, Smoked Haddock and Ramp Broth with Russian Fingerlings and Potato Bread Croustade

Maine Lobster Roll with Herbs, Fennel, Lemon and Dulse Emulsion, with "New Bay" Spiced Chips