While there are certainly other places to grab dinner on the island, if you want a truly fantastic meal, don't skip Collective Governors Island's menu. From Executive Chef Ezra Lewis, who combines his Caribbean roots with classic European techniques, and Chef de Cuisine Owen Laufersweiler, who helped launch the Michelin-starred restaurant Oxalis, the new Wood-Fired Grill menu includes foods cooked in the great outdoors on an Argentine barbecue grill, including beef shoulder with cognac, cream, and green peppercorn sauce or smoked Shogun maitake mushroom with tamari and kumquat glaze. The centerpiece is accompanied by appetizers, sides, and desserts from Chef Aura that showcase the farm-fresh flavors of local produce. The six-course spring tasting menu features rotating dishes made from seasonal and local foods and an optional wine pairing. It's all incredibly fresh and flavorful.