Address: 535 Third Avenue
This has to be one of the most bizarre restaurants I have ever been to, and I guess I was warned. It’s been rated by Zagat as the #1 Seafood Market but I’m not sure what this means for it’s restaurant – the seafood produce is good?
It’s bizarre because it’s not sure what it is. Is it a seafood market (shop), bar, or fully-blown restaurant? The location is dividied into thirds to accommodate each business ambition! Then, there is the colour-coding – an ethical legend allowing customers to choose what they eat: Greean, Yello, Red indicates the population of a particular fish and the ethical fishing method. Conscience eating?
Ian K and I, both Aussies, comment that produce in NYC will never compare to that of Sydney. But alas, he had forgotten I had just spent 3 months in Sydney. We both have a glass of Sauv Blanc and order the Scallops. Scallops are big, sorry huge, in NYC. Like most things, they’re fattened up but I’m not sure how or why. The meal is OK but strange on all fronts and I’m not sure I’d visit again, unless the well-meaning and sweet manager does something to define what the place is intended to do/feel/say.