I have been on this dinner cruise several times and it has consistently been a pleasant experience. Was introduced to it several years ago when I skeptically attended a company function on a very, very rainy night. Spirit of New York came through like a champ. Didn't feel so much as a ripple on the Hudson River.
The last time I attended a function on SONY was during the early fall when the weather was still warm. The boat was docked at Chelsea Piers in NYC and we left at sunset. Cocktails preceded a sit down dinner for about 200 people and it was a wonderful evening. The food was plentiful--several hot and cold serving stations for the appetizers followed by a sit down dinner. Entrees of meat, poultry or vegetarian were available with a dessert. Food and drinks were satisfactory and were served as ordered.
The best part of a SONY trip is the cruise around the Hudson where you see the sights of NYC. When the weather is pleasant, the boat has forward and aft open areas with seating to enjoy the view. The Statue of Liberty never fails to bring a hushed silence over the crowd.
Would definitely go on this again.