Seamore’s

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Seafood. I love it. So, when I heard Michael Chernow, co-owner of The Meatball Shop, opened up a new seafood spot in Nolita, I had to check out Seamore’s.

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Similar to The Meatball Shop, the vibe is laid back, the menu has delicious offerings, and the price point is super affordable. The focus is all on seasonal seafood, primarily fish, but there are still options for vegetarians and even a burger, if you HAVE to eat meat. But really, it’s all about the seafood, so, you should definitely go with that. To start, I ordered a cocktail, Mezcal Old Fashioned (mezcal, resposado tequila, muddled citrus, citrus bitters). So, I love mezcal, but I’m not a huge Old Fashioned fan, but, I let the former outweigh the latter in my decision. Ok, so, perhaps not my best decision. On a positive, I only needed to order one drink, since it was pretty potent (win for my wallet, maybe not the best for their chance to get me to order another beverage). I will say though, while it isn’t meant to be a sweet drink, I would have loved a little more of the citrus flavor, a little lighter on the bitters. However, an Old Fashioned drinker might have loved it without any complaints. I did get to try my dining buddy’s drink, Shore Thing, which was super delightful, and would definitely order that next time. 

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To eat, I ordered Spicy Squid Tacos (corn tortillas, kale, apple, cotija, corn nuts). Ho. Ly. S**t. These were so amazing. The tacos themselves are generous in size, and stacked with the ingredients, so, you’re probably good to take a couple big bites of each one before losing most of it on the plate. So, in an unusual taco-eating fashion, I had to fork and knife it, which, was totally fine, and, made me look like a delicate lady (thanks, Seamore’s). The spicy squid isn’t too spicy, and has a fantastically seasoned flavor with a bit of a briny scent and flavor. The rest of the ingredients bring such a complexity of flavor and texture, that it can only best be summed up as f**king delicious. That’s technical enough, right? 

The Shorts:
Name: Seamore’s
Location: 390 Broome Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Hell yes. The tacos were so amazing, and I literally wanted just about everything off the menu, so, I have my work cut out for me.
Would I recommend it? For shore (bad pun, sorry, had to). The service was great, the food was fantastic, I just won’t be ordering the same drink again. A small sacrifice for a brilliant dish.

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Clover Club

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“Who enters here leaves care behind, leaves sorrow behind, leaves petty envies and jealousies behind.” That’s the original Clover Club motto from 1882. A place with history is always great, but what’s even greater is when the new edition serves fancy cocktails and food. I went to Clover Club in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

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Upon entering, you almost feel like you’ve entered a time warp to the 1920’s. The lights are very dim, and the wall is lined with old school, plush, leather booth seating. The main focus is on the cocktails, but they have delicious food as well for snacks, or a meal. I started with a drink, the Bellevue Stratford (Mezcal, pear brandy, lemon, egg white, Peychaud’s bitters). This was really great. The drink starts off light and a bit sweet, but has that nice, smokey finish from the Mezcal, taking away a bit of that sweetness to even tones out. 

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To eat, I ordered their House Cured Scottish Salmon (Scottish Salmon cured with beet and dill, served with potato cakes, poppy seed creme fraiche and herb salad). This was a delicious little dish. I would have preferred for the herb salad to be served more on the side, because the bold pink color of the salmon is so pretty, and you have to make your way through the salad first to see it. I guess it’s one way of getting you to eat your veggies. However, the salad is very nice and I really liked the poppy seed creme fraiche dressing. It’s a bit rich, and creamy, giving a nice contrast to the pepperiness of the herbs. The salmon was delicious, and it’s generously topped on the crispy, savory potato cakes. 

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Here’s a sneak peak of the salmon in it’s glory. 

The Shorts:
Name: Clover Club
Location: 210 Smith Street, Brooklyn 
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, the cocktails are really delightful and the food was tasty. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, the ambiance is really lovely, the service is great, and it’s definitely the perfect type of cozy place to escape the cold weather.