It's become common knowledge – even outside the food world – that the earth's oceans have declining stockpiles of our favored fishes. Soon, we might see a future without any bluefin tuna, salmon or other high-end fish that America and the remaining planet (especially Japan) originates to adore. That's the thesis behind Seamore's, an ever-expanding seafood restaurant in New York that's recently opened its fourth location, its first in Brooklyn.
Founded by Michael Chernow in the summertime of 2020, Seamore's is known for excellent, healthy and delicious seafood. The idea behind this restaurant empire would be that the fish is 100% sustainable, sourced as near by as you possibly can. Michael's goal was to create restaurants which were approachable, comforting, and delicious, while still being environmentally sound.
Having dined at their original location in Nolita, I knew what to expect: fresh fish, inventive mixtures of flavor, personable staff and charming décor. And that is exactly what I discovered at their newest location, on Water Street in Brooklyn. Stepping in the large restaurant, I had been immediately struck both by its nod to the sea and how chic the space was.
As for the food, the portions were large and most importantly, of high quality. We started with scallop ceviche served with tiger's milk, tropical fruit, coconut and sesame and tune poke with ponzu, peanut and avocado. During our visit, the scallop wasn't yet around the menu, but I'm glad to see that now it is. It had been a flavorful dish, executed with care and precision. We loved the acidity and obvious freshness from the plate. While the tuna evoked Thailand, both dishes were perfect representations from the thought and care the restaurant applies to its dishes.
Moving onto the mains, we loved the idea of the Reel Deal, a build-your-own fish dish served with sustainably caught fish and four choices for sauce. Here, we'd monkfish with a miso butter sauce that paired perfectly with the delicate, flaky nature from the fish. We also loved the curry mussels, which also harkened us to Thailand. The tang of the curry matched well using the briny and meaty mussels.
In the ultimate analysis, Seamore's is actually doing something right; around the night my guest and that i have there been, it was a crowded room. You'll love the many fish selections, the great cocktail program, the knowledgeable and friendly staff and the excellently prepared dishes. Book your table today!
66 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201