Posts Tagged ‘seafood’
The sustainable seafood resto from former Top Chef contestant Sam Talbot is now open in the Mondrian Hotel in Soho. There are 2 dining rooms- and both are magnificent. The garden room makes you feel as though you walked into a fairytale while the back dining room is more modern. The place is gorgeous and stacked with chandeliers. And it’s not just about the looks here- the food and service are on point!
The menu is filled with seafood goodies that are meant to be shared. We were impressed with most of the dishes, and dessert was the cherry on top! Talbot delivers the classics and stuns you with an innovative spin on seafood fare (along with non-seafood and veggie options).
It was a stylish scene- the crowd was comprised of a mix of hotel guests, jet-setters, hipsters and cool peeps within a broad age range. And after dinner, a select few usually head next door to the opulent asian-inspired lounge- Mister H.
It’s hard to score a stool at Mary’s Fish Camp (spawned from Pearl Oyster Bar) but it’s definitely worth the effort! You can indulge in a Seafood Feast in a charming and casual setting in the heart of the West Village (with the feeling that you’ve been transported to Cape Cod). So put your name on the list and grab a cocktail at a nearby spot- Fedora, San Ambroeus, etc.
Lure is a staple in Soho. I’ve been so many times (pre-Sip, Chat, Chow) so I wanted to make sure I added the seafood inspired subterranean resto to my list of Chow Faves!
The decor is reminiscent of a cruise ship. Thank God that’s not the case when it comes to the food. The menu houses high quality and consistent cooked fish dishes, sushi, raw bar items and a few other treats. Chef Josh Capon doesn’t disappoint- he delivers flavorful fish and a killer burger!
When you walk into The Darby, you’re greeted with a lively, swanky, opulent and sophisticated scene. I could totally see Don Draper (from Mad Men) sipping on a cocktail, feasting on oysters while leaning back in one of the posh red banquettes.
The live music is reason enough to go. The band was terrific. All throughout dinner we grooved to classic soul hits like Outstanding, Respect and All I Do. They even threw in a reggae set.
The retro-inspired supper club/speakeasy is about an all encompassing experience- live music, american fare and old-school glamour.
The new American menu focuses on the classics- Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters Rockefeller, Steak Tartare, Lamb and an extensive raw bar. The food was pretty good. I wouldn’t go back just for the food but like I said, it’s about the entire experience. And I would definitely go back for that!