Customers at Caldwell Seafood Market & Cafe can take home morsels of fresh raw seafood handpicked daily from the Fulton Fish Market or sit down to sample the cafe’s menu of chef-prepared gourmet fare. At the market, adopt a fresh pound of plump pink shrimp, a heavy slab of Norwegian salmon, or a gaggle of glistening sea scallops to take home and cook for an evening feast. Prices for raw seafood vary daily depending on each variety’s market value and the number of engagement rings it swallowed before being caught. Then sidle up to the cafe to sample prepared fare such as grilled rainbow trout sprinkled in Cajun seasoning ($17.95) or the combo platter, on which a 4-ounce fillet bundled in breading beds down with three large fried shrimp, three jumbo sea scallops, and a teddy bear named Eddie ($19.95).
It would be easy to pass an entire afternoon in Frank Anthony's lush garden courtyard, reclining on comfortable patio chairs and slowly polishing off a bottle of BYOB wine. Servers stroll through the forest of linen umbrellas, expertly balancing trays of Italian dishes while refilling glasses of San Pellegrino. Inside the elegant dining hall, intimate tabletops host guests, whose faces are illuminated by the glow of soft hanging lights. In the kitchen, chefs fold fresh meats, seafood, and seasonal vegetables into traditional Italian dishes, tossing crispy calamari in garlic, baking crusty Italian rolls, and crushing plum tomatoes using only their minds. Meanwhile, pizzas rise in the oven, speckled with toppings of wild mushrooms, savory sausage, and spicy peppers.
The Fieldhouse Pub beckons to visitors with the inviting smell of American-steakhouse fare mixing with that of Italian, French, and German cuisine. Head Chef Hans Jurgen Stender loads the tables with saucy veal schnitzels, spinach- and ricotta-cheese-stuffed capon, sauce-laden pastas, and juicy blackened steaks. Like 2001: A Beer Odyssey, his pub menu explores beer's longtime on-and-off relationship with burgers, overstuffed wraps, and shareable finger food.
Hanging plants hold court alongside a sun-friendly, greenhouse-style glass wall in the dining area. Upstairs, grainy timber accents define a bar that features a jukebox and stools clad in billiard-table-green leather. DIRECTV sports packages keep guests entertained with the glory of games, and occasional karaoke and all-ages stand-up routines keep them in stitches over the antics of professional comedians or amazed and terrified at human Auto-Tune impersonations.
South America meets the Iberian Peninsula at Bohemia Restaurant, where meals of tapas and wine fuse Latin and European influences. Vivid yellow and red walls surround guests as they dine on ceviche flavored with a Peruvian red-pepper sauce, empanadas, or skirt steak with chimichurri sauce. Bartenders concoct sangria, mojitos, and caipirinhas, only adding to diners' confusion that they might actually be on the coast of Spain. Bohemia also offers wine by the glass or the bottle, with the list featuring different varietals such as garnacha, rioja, and cava.
Casa Vasca is a gourmet restaurant dedicated to serving the most authentic flavors from Spain. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Casa Vasca, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Bring the whole family to Casa Vasca, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Perfect for parties on the larger side, Casa Vasca also has a private area available for use.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Put the suit away when heading to Casa Vasca — dress is casual, as are the vibes. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Casa Vasca's tasty dishes at your next party.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
Casa Vasca offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. Casa Vasca serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Enjoy a filling Spanish lunch or dinner at Spain. Spain is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Spain has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Spain. Perfect for parties on the larger side, Spain also has a private area available for use.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Spain, known for its laid-back ambience. Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Spain for catering. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door.
Menu items at Spain tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.