A little bit of

What We Do


Created by brothers Miles and Alexander Pincus in 2014, Summer Ops is a “seasonal restaurant phenomenon” (EATER) that has “changed the way New Yorkers drink and eat”(CNN). Our flagship restaurant, Grand Banks, was recently named “the Absolute Best Waterfront Dining in New York City”(New York Magazine) and is consistently listed on top ten lists of things to do in New York.  


Our Restaurants

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 is also responsible for Another Beer and and the forthcoming Free Coffee.

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).

Most recently, 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). 



Grand Banks is as close to being on vacation as any native New Yorker can possibly feel

/  Condé Nast Traveler  /