Dinner at Seamore's
In an age when we eat a hot dog and critique it like we're judges on Top Chef and everyone is a gourmand, I have an embarrassing confession to make: I don't like to eat fish. I know, I know it makes me a barbarian. I don't care, I'll take a roast chicken over a salmon any day. So it was with a bit of apprehension that we went to Seamore's, a seafood spot in Nolita last Saturday. It was David's suggestion and I kind of went along, not really knowing what was in store.
Opened by Michael Chernow, the hunky owner of The Meatball Shop, Seamore's is cute and stylish and has just the right bit of NY pretension; hip waiters in t shirts, 90s hip hop on the speakers, the odd mariners' flags here and there, the overall space light and airy. I opted to get a 'well well': cold-pressed watermelon, tart cherry, and lemon juice, spiked with tequila. For dinner, David had the crispy fish tacos, with the fish cooked just right, and a not-overwhelming amount of chipotle mayo. I topped my shrimp and spinach salad with Acadian redfish (if you don't know what that is, me neither- it basically tastes like haddock). The salad was a perfect bit of summer, light and flavorful. My disdain for fish be damned - I am coming back to try everything on the menu.
I don't care how much I eat; I always save space for dessert. Here at Seamore's the soft-serve is an absolute must. The flavor of the day was lemongrass coconut topped with shaved coconut. I could eat a thousand cups of that and end up weighing a metric ton. Good thing we don't live nearby.