Chefs at Prime Catch Seafood Bar & Lounge grill, roast, and broil a smattering of surf 'n' turf selections, serving them up in a lively, cozy dining room with festive, cinnamon-red walls and warm, glowing string lights. Swordfish, ahi tuna, and lobster headline the bill of seafood options, which arrive drizzled with savory sauces such as sambuca-infused dijonnaise and lemon-chardonnay cream. Turf-based dishes include the classic chicken parmesan and the 10-ounce filet mignon. A full bar proffers European draft beers and several signature martinis, and an extensive wine list includes tasting notes that make it easy to pair beverages with menu items and to cram for the wine quiz that's delivered with every dessert. Daytime patrons can nosh on lighter lunch fare⎯such as a surf ‘n’ turf wrap or fish and chips⎯on the outside patio during the summer months, or drop in on a Friday night for live music and karaoke.
Paddy McGees’ menus showcase roasted shellfish, Maine lobster, fried seafood, and fresh fish, as well as pasta, meat, and poultry for the aqua-averse. For lunch, test the waters of a shrimp-and-scallion quesadilla ($7.95) before plunging into a plate of grilled North Atlantic salmon, served with a warm tri-color salad and tropical fruit salsa ($17.50). At dinnertime, a jumbo-shrimp cocktail ($10.50) can inebriate taste buds before they dance with lobster-and-shrimp risotto with arugula and seafood broth ($19.50), barbecue shrimp with Texmati scallion rice, corn relish, and watermelon ($17.50), or a fresh-ground, eight-ounce sirloin burger with fries ($9.50). Two or more diners can sup on Paddy’s raw-bar feast of the sea, a platter of clams, oysters, shrimp, mussels, calamari, and crawfish ($16.50 per person). Paddy’s serves only fresh, regional oysters and clams procured from federally inspected and certified oyster nurseries.
The culinary experts at Rachel’s Waterside Grill unite local ingredients and fresh seafood within a tasty array of inventive entrees, salads, sandwiches, and pastas. The waterfront eatery uses fresh-from-the-sea catches, simmering them in house-made sauces, speckling them atop veggie-laden plates, and catapulting them into outer space in an effort to send the first fishes to the moon. The indoor seating area treats guests to a painted seascape, while the expansive seaside deck regales al fresco diners with the real thing.
At Parkside Café, the New American menu exhibits multicultural influences and focuses heavily on fresh seafood and sustainable proteins, such as farm-raised tilapia and free-range chicken. The cozy eatery seats 24 diners indoors and 16 diners outdoors, where a waterside patio flaunts scenic views of the ocean paralleled only by sightseeing tours conducted by seagulls. Whether they are inside or out, Parkside Café treats guests to an upscale atmosphere gussied up with crisp, white tablecloths, vibrant floral arrangements, and mood-enhancing candlelight.
The waves of Jamaica Bay lap Bayview Restaurant's sunny outdoor deck as the aroma of the menu's fresh seafood and creamy pasta selections waft through the interior dining space. Half-shell habitués select freshly shucked littleneck clams ($8.95–$16.95) that can be lightly breaded and baked, served raw atop a bed of ice, or released back into the wild in a candle-lit midnight ceremony. Eight-ounce lobster tails bask in rich drawn butter ($22.95) and hearty premium-gold Angus rib-eye steaks ($28.95) delight the sensitive taste buds of landlubbers. Rigatoni, linguine, and ravioli dishes don a range of zesty sauces ($13.95–$14.95), while half-pound Angus beef burgers tower over english muffin buns ($9.95–$10.95). Weekly entertainment engages eardrums with performances by solo artists, cover bands, and the lively drinking songs of passing pirate ships.