Named for a type of plane tree with a broad, sprawling crown, Chinar on the Island shelters diners in a space designed to look like a breezy Mediterranean courtyard. Sandstone archways and clusters of palms surround diners as they tuck into appetizers, such as fresh mussels and saffron shrimp, or point out which of the clouds painted on the ceiling are shaped most like fried calamari.
For the main meal, shareable kebab plates skewer grilled meats and veggies, and pilaf dishes steam tender rice with spices and vegetables in a tangine, or earthenware pot. Hearty traditional dishes, such as roast quail or lamb slow-cooked on the bone, can fill bellies or weigh down brass display vessels commandeered for impromptu rounds of shot put.
At South Fin Grill, the ocean breeze mingles with a menu of upscale seafood and steakhouse dishes praised by New York magazine. Amid what critic Ethan Wolff describes as a "priceless" ocean view, servers roll out lobster, crab, swordfish, and salmon incarnated as pasta, soup, and sushi dishes. The "turf" portion of the menu showcases grilled new york sirloin, filet mignon, and barbecued pork, but the focus once again turns seaside at a raw bar that features clams and oysters kept fresh by pearl-shaped breath mints.
Beams of blue and yellow lighting hover above the interior dining tables, each blanketed with a white tablecloth and centered with a flickering candle. Outside, the ocean deck's sea-blue umbrellas shelter views of the boardwalk, ocean, and seagull beach volleyball tourneys. The restaurant bolsters its elegantly plated cuisine with occasional entertainment acts, which have included DJs.
Normally, you might feel embarrassed to show up at a restaurant where everyone is wearing the same outfit as you––but not at Crab Spot Restaurant. Here, everyone dons the house bib before cracking into the juicy crab legs, and it's a good thing too. The bibs are very necessary, as the four styles of crab—Alaskan king, dungeness, snow, and crab royale—are plucked out of the sea early every morning, and likely to cause a feeding frenzy amongst those who appreciate fresh seafood.
Of course, you can always go the classy route and use a knife and fork to dig into baked dishes such as blue crab cakes or turn your bib into a cute bow tie for your shrimp-stuffed dungeness crab. Or, try one of the other seafood specialties such as grilled Norwegian salmon in a rum butter glaze, or Louisiana-style peel-and-eat shrimp steamed in beer. But for a true cross-section of the ocean's briny bounty, you'll want to dig into one of the mixed seafood mixed pots where lobster, shrimp, mussels, and crab are steamed together with a choice of seasonings.
Fresh fare can be found at Lobster Joint, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Lobster Joint is perfect for people who want to indulge.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Lobster Joint has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Bring the whole family to Lobster Joint, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
The dress code is strictly casual at Lobster Joint, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by Lobster Joint for carry out, or have them come to you with delivery.
Tired of long commutes? Dine at Lobster Joint and enjoy the nearby parking and public transit access.
Lobster Joint offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Lobster Joint running under $30 per person.
Drawn butter, double-smoked bacon, Indian curry garlic: in more than 20 specialty dishes, there are few ingredients the innovative chefs at Mussels & More haven't carefully paired with the restaurant's namesake bivalve. The additional fixings enhance the oceanic flavor of the protein-rich, low-fat mussels, which Mussels & More sources directly from Prince Edward Island.
With its other catches, the culinary team crafts Maryland lump crab cakes and stuffs po'boys with hand-shucked oysters, whose pearls go to the sandwich's sworn enemy, wealthy'boys. Seafood alternatives include barbecue ribs and roasted chickens spiced with Jamaican jerk seasoning. Complemented by wine or beer from the bar, feasts can unfold on an outdoor patio in warm weather or year-round in a dining room of exposed brick and hardwood floors.
Fresh fare can be found at Perry's Restaurant, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
If you prefer to keep it light, Perry's Restaurant has a number of low-fat and healthy options.
Perry's Restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Perry's Restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Homebodies can take advantage of Perry's Restaurant's delivery and take-out options.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Dining at Perry's Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Perry's Restaurant — swing by for your favorite meal.