Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Harbour, NYC - Sea Y.O.U. There.

"Want a taste of the sea without ever leaving land? Harbour, a restaurant located on 290 Hudson Street in West Soho in New York City opened today. The restaurant is being run by restaurateur Richard Schaeffer, former chairman of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and Michelin star chef Joe Isidori. The 80-seat restaurant has a nautical look that isn't lobster traps and buoys, instead the dining room looks like the interior of a luxury yacht with porthole windows and gleaming wood.

As you might expect, the menu is heavy on the seafood with items like ceviche, mussels, butter clams and Artic char. Eater reveals that the set lunch is $25 and a set four-course dinner is $45. During the first month of service, 10% of proceeds from select seafood dishes will be donated to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chefs Collaborative, and Blue Ocean Institute."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

Visit Harbour NYC Online Here: Harbournyc.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Once upon a time, not long ago (seriously, like only 3-5 years ago), prior to this vicious global economic downturn, the high end restaurant trend was to force feed "foodies" fantastically expensive mini meals. Perhaps the thinking was that smaller was better, however, now, even the ultra pricey and typically insulated world of gourmet dining has had to make adjustments in order to stay competitive - or, in this case, afloat ... lol. Enter: Harbour, NYC.

Located @ 290 Hudson Street, this brand new and deliciously affordable "resto-lounge" is housed in the former, now-fused, spaces of Novo and Jet Lounge promises high concept dining on the high seas (well, not really ... lol) without the high price. Owner Richard Schaeffer (NOTE: No relation to Ashley Schaeffer of the world famous Ashley Schaeffer BMW ... wooooooooooo!), who spent his childhood cruising the sea and credits that as the primary inspiration for this eatery, and his partner, Michelin star toting Chef Joe Isidori offer a rich range of seafood cuisine featuring an All-Star line up that includes dishes such as Arctic char, ceviche, tamarind pickled gulf shrimp, halibut with harrisa and, of course, lobster and butter clams. Yummers! Yes, Max B might call this spot "wavy" ... lol. I mean, with a $45 prixe fixe dinner and prixe fixe lunches starting @ $25, Y.O.U. really can't go wrong homie. Bon voyage.

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