Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seafood and drinks at Christopher Seafood on Atlantic Boulevard. This Groupon is only valid for dinner.
Christopher Seafood serves up crab-happily scrumptious Chesapeake Bay fare and other varieties of sea- and land-food fashioned by the experienced hands of head chef Kahn Vongdara. Fill an empty bio-tank with a steamy cup or bowl of Maryland crab vegetable soup ($3.95 cup, $5.95 bowl), before savoring a sesame-seared ahi tuna salad served atop seaweed, cucumber, and pickled ginger drizzled with honey-soy vinaigrette ($12.95). The broiled blue jumbo-lump crab cakes, a restaurant specialty, feature a seasoned duo of crab spheres served over organic greens and mango salsa, topped with a citrus-butter chardonnay sauce ($25.95). Crispy fried options include the jumbo coconut-encrusted shrimp with orange-ginger dipping sauce ($8.95), and pastavores will appreciate a dish of seafood linguini marinara, featuring dapper pan-seared shrimp, sea scallops, and mussels that smoothly escort linguini down the throat carpet ($17.95).
Palm trees and terra cotta shingles enhance the exterior of Christopher Seafood; entering the restaurant reveals gold-hued walls, attractive masonry, and red chairs that give respite to diners as black-clad servers rush to do their bidding. Just as delicious evils were released when Pandora opened her secret recipe box, today's Groupon to Christopher Seafood allows the wildly epicurious to unleash an oceanic feast of titanic proportions.
OpenTable reviewers give Christopher Seafood a four-star average:
- This place was excellent. We were very impressed with both the food and the service. – an OpenTable user who dined on 07/31/2010
- The atmosphere was great for a business dinner. Service was very good; waiter was very responsive and pleasant. Quality of the food was outstanding. Our entire party of 6 was pleased with everything from the main course to the dessert to the coffee served at the end of the meal. – an OpenTable user who dined on 06/21/2010
Atlantic Boulevard Estates
11892 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32225Get Directions