BE SHELLFISH UNDER THE PERGOLA AT H2O
H2O Seafood Grill (www.h2oseafoodgrill.com) presents its annual “Okay to be Shellfish” summer menu specials by Executive Chef Michael Meehan through Labor Day in tandem with seasonal patio dining under the pergola.
Lobster is the star of the special shellfish menu with appetizers including a Crunchy Crustacean Sushi Roll with lobster, shrimp, avocado and lemon sauce ($16); Heirloom Tomato Lobster Salad with miner’s lettuce, soy salt and Green Goddess dressing ($15); and a Lobster Crawfish Cake with corn salad, pickled peppers and a lime sriracha remoulade ($14).
Among the entrees are a Summer Lobster Risotto with asparagus, roast corn and lemon mascarpone ($32); Sautéed Soft Shell Crabs with lobster grits, wilted spinach and heirloom tomatoes ($32); and Lobster Three Ways: grilled twin North Atlantic tails, lobster crawfish cake and lobster mashed potatoes ($42).
Year round, diners may also enjoy the Millennium style 2-lb. lobster pan-seared with “angry” garlic flour, mashed potatoes and lemon basil confit ($49) or cold water lobsters steamed or stuffed in the shell or de-shelled tableside ($24 per pound plus $16 for stuffing).
ABOUT: H2O Seafood Grill (215 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787 631.361.6464 or www.h2oseafoodgrill.com) has a reputation for delectable seafood, a vibrant atmosphere with airy décor, and, service that is friendly and knowledgeable. It is popular for its deep and broad fish menus with something for everyone, imaginative Wednesday night wine dinners pairing world-class dishes of local ingredients with award-winning international wines, and a lively lounge scene where Swedish fish top the signature martini. Zagat readers refer to veteran Chef Michael Meehan’s “‘classic’ and ‘imaginative’ dishes – from ‘stellar sushi’ to ‘must-have’ seafood crêpes – at this ‘charming, beachy”’ Smithtowner specializing in ‘carefully prepared’ fish.” Established in 2001 by the Bohlsen Restaurant Group (www.brgroup.biz), on the heels of Tellers, their celebrated and classic American chophouse, H2O brings to life their vision for a modern Long Island fish house with an earnest commitment to excellence in a relaxed setting.