07 July 2010

a dinner at Fish Market

After picking up a bottle at Pasanella, we allowed the $4 Jameson special to lure us into the divey looking Fish Market for dinner. (Note: we did not partake in the Jameson). We entered walls laced in a nautical theme- with hurricane lamps, hanging nets and a pressed copper cieling. The bantam venue offers a coziness with the muted lighting-- and a slight attitude from the barkeep to a patron, "Jameson and tonic? Tonic? That's a combo. *eyeroll*" I sipped on the house white- a mild chardonnay- which I must say was quite easy to drink for someone who isn't so much a fan of chardonnay.

For dinner, we decided to share a few plates. From the featured seafood, we selected a half-dozen Blue Point oysters on the half shell, fried mac & cheese and a small house salad with blue cheese. The oysters were quite large and characteristic of Long Island blue points: crisp, firm texture and with a sweet finish. The mac & cheese wasn't quite the caliber of Dram Shop's, but decent in contrast to raw oysters. The salad came overdressed and tossed- but to be honest, it was hitting a good spot in my tipsy heart. The tomatoes were wonderfully ripened: win.

image: fishmarketnyc

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