Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 08/26/2015
Photo: Alexander Stein
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390 Broome St., 212-730-6005, Little Italy, Manhattan
This big, modern fish shack is pure 21st century, with a well-edited list of cocktails and coastal wines to match seafood that's locally sourced and approved by small-scale, sustainable fishing alliances. Owner Michael Chernow, cofounder of the Meatball Shop chainlet, is a passionate fisherman himself, knowing his dogfish from his bluefish. Executive chef Gregg Drusinsky excels at fish tacos and thick sandwiches, in particular the Oh-Boy, with crisply battered skate and pickled peppers. It is incredibly delicious and can—no, must—be accompanied by sweet potato fries, the best in the City. During the day Seamore's is flooded with light, and at night it's flooded with people; at all times there's a chill vibe and up-to-the-minute music on the sound system. As far as dessert goes, Chernow has a partnership with Sam Mason's OddFellows Ice Cream Co., featuring rotating soft-serve flavors like almond joy: coconut chocolate with almond-chocolate topping.