Campfire Dining in New York | Collective Governors Island

Dining at Collective

Honoring our island locale, our chefs curate each menu with the cultural context of New York in mind.  Seasonally focused menus, highlighting family farms and local purveyors, are injected with global influences.  Add-in our wood-fire grill and this is the most inspired outdoor dining destination in The City.  An 8-minute ferry ride from downtown, open daily at 3p (plus Sunday brunch) for overnight and day guests.

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Complimentary In-Tent Breakfast

Start your day with our relaxed morning ritual: breakfast delivered to your tent at sunrise. We provide fresh baked goods, yogurt, fruit, and cured meats along with French Press Coffee.

Chef’s Tasting Menu

Diners are treated to personal interactions with our chef and sommelier, in a spectacular setting framed by the glittering lower Manhattan backdrop.

Wood-Fire Grill

Our globally influenced menu highlights local purveyors and farms and is prepared on our outdoor Argentine Grill with Lady Liberty as the backdrop.

Collective Brews

Our unique craft beer program showcases a rotating seasonal selection from the best local breweries.

Collective Governors Island Culinary

Our globally influenced menu highlights local purveyors and farms and is prepared on our outdoor Argentine Grill with Lady Liberty as the backdrop.

Drinks on the Sunset Terrace

Overlooking the resort’s great lawn, the elevated deck offers shaded seating areas with unobstructed cinematic views of Lady Liberty and the illuminated skyline. Guests can pair bites and snacks with signature cocktails and wines by the glass.

Chef Aura’s Sweets

Born in Southern France, Chef Aura was in the kitchen cooking and baking with her Dad and God mother. Her cuisine is a reflection of her childhood, a playful re-interpretation of unforgettable connections with family and culture.

Collective S’mores and Bonfire

End the day with one more ritual, s’mores roasted to your liking over the fire. As the cityscape transforms into a cascade of lights, we invite you to visit our Collective Gourmet S’mores Pantry. 


Our constantly evolving menu takes advantage of the magic of cooking in one of the largest outdoor kitchens in New York City.
Chef Ezra Lewis
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Reflective of our New York Harbor setting, Collective Governors Island offers a contemporary farm-to-island menu celebrating global influences. Guests will start the morning with a complimentary breakfast basket delivered to your tent.

Both Overnight and non-overnight guests are invited to enjoy our Chef’s Tasting and a la carte menus in addition to an extensive selection of specialty cocktails and wine offerings. Walk-ins are welcomed for Sunday brunch!

At the end of the night, we invite you to our Campfire and the complimentary gourmet S’more cart.


No advanced reservations are required for the following dining options. They will be reservable at the Reception Desk at Check-In.

  • Breakfast at Three Peaks
  • Sunday Brunch (Available starting Memorial Day) 
  • All Day Dining A La Carte Menu
  • Collective Grill Menu


We do kindly ask for a 24-hour advanced reservation for our Chef’s Tasting Menu. The Chefs Tasting Menu is available daily between 6 – 8 pm. Confirm a reservation through the Collective Concierge or via phone or text at (917) 994- 6167


We can accommodate most dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, however, we are not a kosher establishment.

Please let us know in your reservation request of any dietary restrictions so our chefs can prepare to accommodate and deliver you an exceptional dining experience. Without advanced notice, substitutions may not be available at the time of your reservation.


Yes. Our island retreat, overlooking the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty, is now open to non-overnight guests. Collective Retreats offers the most memorable outdoor dining experience in New York City.

For dinner, we offer limited opportunities for non-overnight guests to enjoy our A La Carte Menu, Grill Menu, and exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu. You will travel to Collective Retreats via ferry and soak in the skyline. We offer limited reservations for non-overnight guests via Opentable only.

Of course, you’re welcome to join us for Bunch on Sundays without a reservation, walk-ins welcome. For Bunch, please take the public ferry located at 10 South Street.


No outside food, beverage, alcohol, or cooking of any kind is allowed anywhere on the retreat due to health and safety guidelines. We ask that guests do not have an open flame outside of the wood-burning heater that is provided in the tents.


Yes, upon request we have children’s dining options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.