This afternoon I wandered in shortly after the announced 12pm opening time, and while they were not quite ready, still going over specials with the waitstaff, I grabbed a seat at the bar to take in the surroundings. The light filled room is much airier than either the Breslin or the original location, being a corner spot with large windows. At either end of the bar they have suspended fish tanks, one with specimens from the Atlantic, the other the Pacific, which makes for a fun touch. While I was able to wander in, it had mostly filled up with only a handful of seats available around 1:30 when I left, and apparently shortly thereafter there was a wait. I suspect the place will be mobbed tomorrow and most evenings for the foreseeable future.
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preview menus I have seen, leaning more towards small plates. But that was fine with me, as it let me try more things without feeling like a total glutton. I'm not sure if this was due to it being the first day or if the lunch menu is a bit different, but I suspect the latter. I'll have to try a dinner sometime to check out some of the other items not offered for lunch today; I hear the crab and avacado is really good, and I'm very intrigued by the Eel and Parsley Pie.
They had a braised octopus special I tried which was quite good. Very tender and flavorful octopus with roast potatoes with aioli.
cocktail list, but I took a gander. It leans on the lighter side to match the seafood. Of 13 drinks, there were only two with aged spirits: one rye, and one anejo rum. Of the remaining drinks, four had prosecco, one Sauvignon Blanc and St. Germain, and the balance used unaged spirits like vodka, blanco tequila, gin, or white rum. That's not to say they didn't have a selection of brown spirits, as there were plenty of nice bottles behind the bar if that's what you are in the mood for.