Friday, January 23, 2009

The Fish

On those occasions when large, bustling crowds are not your scene, The Fish Restaurant and Sushi Bar in West Village East may just be the place you're looking for. Nestled on the strip between Brooks Brothers and Grimaldi's, The Fish offers fabulous vegan fare and a serene ambiance perfect for libations and deep conversation. The chic eatery's creative martini list and healthy selection of wines are only part of why I love this place! I had the opportunity to catch up with one of my oldest friends, Sam (who now lives in Korea), over dinner and cocktails at The Fish. We started out with a few appetizers and a quite potent, but delicious house martini. As I often do at most Asian restaurants, I ordered the seaweed salad and a vegetable sushi roll for starters (I really do need to branch out). Both were beautifully served...and in a swiftly manner.  So swift, in fact, that we didn't even get a chance to look over the rest of the menu before our server returned with the opening dishes. My buttery textured vegetable roll was perfect--light on the crunch and heavy on the avocado! 

Not overly sweet or spicy, the seaweed salad had a subtle brightness to it. Topped with carrot curls and garnished with sliced cucumber, the salad acted as a wonderful palate cleanser for the final course. I selected the vegan-friendly Vegetable Udon Soup for my final course. The soup, which varies in vegetable content daily, always includes Japanese udon noodles and shiitake mushrooms lightly drowned in a savory vegetable broth. This visit's soup consisted of asparagus, snap peas, napa cabbage, and baby bok choy.

Our entire dinner experience at The Fish was fabulous! We were in and out in less than an hour (on a Friday night!), leaving plenty of time to sample some great wines next door at Cork. Other perks at The Fish: complimentary valet and happy hour all day Sunday!

3636 McKinney Avenue, Suite 150
(214) 522-0071

5 comments:

gammypie said...

I'm seriously thinking of going Vegan during the week.

Eddie G said...

Gammypie, that's wonderful! Pick up a free veg starter kit at Spiral Diner and check out vegcooking.com for some great recipes :)

gammypie said...

Do tell. What is a veg starter kit?

Eddie G said...

It's really just a PETA publication with a few recipes and tips on going veg. You can order one online, but it takes forever to get it, so I really do suggest you pick one up at Spiral. And if you go today, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat vegan pancakes from 11-5 for $6!

gammypie said...

Oh boy! Thanks!