Summer Ops is the hospitality team behind a growing family of celebrated restaurants and bars. Founded in 2014 by brothers Miles and Alexander Pincus, Summer Ops has established itself as a leading operator in New York’s food and beverage community. EATER described the group as a “seasonal restaurant phenomenon”; Vogue named its restaurants, Grand Banks, Pilot, and Island Oyster, the top three places to drink outdoors in NYC; and CNN wrote that its innovative venues have “changed the way New Yorkers drink and eat”. Summer Ops offers a dynamic, one-of-a-kind work environment; a crew of enthusiastic, engaged and supportive co-workers; and numerous opportunities for career advancement.
Summer Ops has created multiple award-winning restaurants including Grand Banks (New York, NY), Seaworthy (New Orleans, LA), Pilot (Brooklyn, NY) and Island Oyster (Governors Island, NY). Summer Ops also have a portfolio of beverage brands including Another Beer (IPA), Everwild (rosé), Il Marino (pinot grigio) and Captains Courageous (straight rye whiskey).
Grand Banks has been named "The Absolute Best Waterfront Restaurant in New York" by New York Magazine (2017), "Best Outdoor Dining in New York City" by The Village Voice (2014), "Best Oyster Bar in New York City" by The New York Observer (2015), and one of the "Three Best Bars in New York" by Conde Nast Traveler (2016).
Seaworthy topped Eater's monthly Heatmap of New Orleans Restaurants for six months post opening, and was named "Seafood Restaurant of the Year" by New Orleans Magazine (2016) and one of New Orleans "Five Best New Restaurants" by the Times Picayune (2016).
Vogue named Grand Banks, Island Oyster, and Pilot the top three places to drink outside in New York City and AM New York named Pilot the Best Boat Bar in New York City (2017).
Most recently, Island Oyster was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.