Details for Municipal Free Dock with X2O Restaurant

Municipal Free Dock with X2O Restaurant

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 10 reviews

Address 71 Water Grant St.
Yonkers, NY 10701


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - YES
Other info: Free dock, can be used to access the restaurant on the pier and other town facilities.

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Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Watch the approach from the south, as there are rotten/destroyed piers in the area. Best bet is to approach from the west or northwest. Keep a sharp eye out for submerged pilings. The remains of an old pier structure are south of the docks, and not always visible.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Hotels or motels

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Internet access

Boat ramp availability


North line commuter station is 50 yards away.

Other services


Reviews for Municipal Free Dock with X2O Restaurant
High dock wall, 2017-06-02
Captain: , Wanakena, NY (749)

This day time transient spot is best on the north wall of the pier past the sign that says "Transient Dock". The west wall facing the river had some rough metal screws so we thought it was best to avoid that section. Current was strong making docking a struggle. No one came to our resurrection as they ate lunch and watched our show. Ballards are fine except our lines picked up numerous clumps of tar. Took us a lot of extra time to clean them once at anchor. We got some of the tar off but many spots remain messy. Large cleats were available as well. Our 7 ft bow off water sat low on the wall. Needed a small step stool to enter or exit boat. We did not feel safe leaving the boat unattended although the people on the pier were enjoying the peaceful and beautiful surroundings, keeping a
serene and low profile. There was not threat of any mischievous happenings.

Useful But Locked Up, 2017-06-01
Captain: , Olympia, WA (60)

When we arrived and tied up, the gate at the top of the ramp was locked (we didn't feel like climbing over the 8-9' gate, and there was no way to climb around it). Called the Yonkers Park Department (914-377-6444) and they (eventually) had someone unlock the gate. The employee was friendly and let us know it would be open until he got off work at 8pm. Also, the floating dock has some old bumpers that damaged our rub rail when we jumped up and down after a particularly large wake). But out additional fenders and hope that will prevent further damage.

Cheap and more info., 2016-06-17
Captain: , Delaware City, DE (204)

Chouette June 17, 2016

We found the docks as described directly below.
Got supplies at a Shoprite supermarket a few blocks away. 12lb ice bags, no block.
Got showers at YMCA near Shoprite, more than adequate. $5/ea.
Got real good Hefe Weissen, just like Bavaria, at Yonkers Brewing directly across tracks.

One must keep their priorities straight! ;)

A review and a rant, 2014-08-23
Captain: , United States (3192)

First, let's be clear that this is a municipal pier, and my rating is for the pier alone, which has nothing at all to do with the restaurant, which happens to be a tennant on a second level above the pier.

At this writing, the pier is free, welcoming, and permits an overnight. We did not ask too many questions, so I can't say if more than one night would be tolerated.

The fixed pier itself has wood pilings in fairly rough condition. I would recommend fender boards if you tie here. Room for one boat, up to perhaps 60' or so. It's fixed height and there is a bit of tide swing, so be prepared to climb a bit.

We chose to tie to the floating dock immediately south of the fixed pier, connected to it via an aluminum gangway. At this writing, there is a banner-type sign affixed to the gangway that reads "Transient Dock Open."

The float is not the typical "dock" you might find at a marina, rather it is a beefy steel foat, not unlike a barge. It appears to have been built for a ferry, or maybe leftover from the pier renovation, for offloading equipment. The south face has a V-bumper for a ferry or workboat, and is thus not easily usable by pleasure craft. The west (riverfront) face and east face are easily usable, but the scant few wood rub strips are in rough shape, so have some good fenders out. There are a few "small" cleats (larger than most pleasure docks) and a pair of large (maybe two feet across?) welded cleats on each side.

There is a chain link gate at the top of the gangway leading to the pier. It was open and unlocked on our visit. The previously reported combination did not work on the lock, so we were glad it was open.

A low rail surronds the public portion of the pier; the four gates through the rail were all padlocked when we arrived and we had to climb over. The street end of the pier is also gated with floor-to-celing gates which were open.

We had dinner across the street at "Dolphin" (quite good) and when we returned, city personnel were locking up the pier for the night. They opened up the low rail for us so we did not need to climb over, and gave us permission to use the water spigot when we asked. They also explained to us how to climb around the end of the fence if we needed on or off the boat overnight. We took that as permission to stay.

The city does have a fee shedule for the pier buried on its web site, but that seems aimed more at commercial tour boats.

Several restaurants are an easy walk, and there is a convenience store right across the street. The train station is also right there. Yonkers has done a great job turning this part of the waterfront into nice park space, and we enjoyed walking the waterfront in both directions.

Now for the rant:

There appears to be more than one review on this marker from people who have NEVER docked here, raving about the restaurant upstairs (which, it seems, they've also never patronized), based on how well they know the chef.

First, I'm not impressed by how well you know some celebrity chef. I'm not impressed by the chef, either -- we looked at the menu and rejected the place based on price and on-line reviews. Also, we saw their employees taking liberties with waste handling -- the health department would close the place if they had seen what we saw.

But more importantly, this is a BOATING site, not a restaurant review site. This marker now has a star rating based on reviews placed by people who've never even docked here -- that does NOT help the broader boating community.

If you want to impress everyone with how well you know the chef, leave a review on Yelp or Urban Spoon, not Active Captain.

municipal free dock, 2013-09-13
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3103)

This is a municipal dock, not controlled by the restaurant. There are two spots, one heavy, steel floating dock and one fixed dock with heavy wooden pilings. Exposed to N and S winds. Nice downtown with great dining and pizza. Free with overnight allowed. Gates are locked but combo is 0123 .

We spent the night with N winds, very bumpy. Depth alongside 18' MLW

Excellent restaurant, 2013-07-30
Captain: , new york (351)

They have a formal dining room that they take reservations for, and a more casual bar area ("The Dylan".) RE: 2013 update: Kay, the 2012 dockmaster, was let go this year. Call the Yonkers Parks department to get the current status of the dock before you pull up.

Great Friday night Jazz nite, 2013-02-24
Captain: , Yonkers Yacth Club (73)

Came here 3 times in august great sound sun setting great place to hang for a couple of hours

City Pier and dock, 2012-08-06
Captain: , yonkers (101)

7/12/12 X20 sits above the city pier. there is a sign on the gangway announcing the transient dock is open. on this morning after tying up i found the gate locked and no one there -except some homeless folk sleeping on the pier. climbed around the fence to shore to take care of provisions.The dock is a bit high for smaller craft and subject to wakes. use plenty of fenders! grreat breakfast a couple of blocks east and a supermarket one more block south. this rating is for the pier

i will try and dock this year, 2012-06-29
Captain: , West shore Marlboro NY (825)

we have known peter kelly for yrs and have followed him from Garrision NY down the hudson river. we were going to dine there last fall after Irene but felt we were not dressed for it plus we had the hounds with us. we radioed the bar tender and gave peter our best wishes and will attempt a visit again..

Food excellent, will try docking this year, 2011-03-26
Captain: , Stony Point, NY (79)

The food at Xaviers, like other Peter Kelly restaurants, is fantastic. Will be docking there this year (haven't attempted it yet)

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