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Some good news is on its way for fans of environmentally conscious seafood. Seamore’s, the NY-based seafood chain that focuses on sustainability, is currently gearing up to open a brand new location on the Upper East Side at 1270 3rd Avenue.
Seafood was first founded by Michael Chernow, a native New Yorker who “longed for better fish tacos and a reunion of city and sea.” Chernow is a veteran of the restaurant industry, having worked in restaurants across the city since the age of 13. After acquiring decades of experience in the industry, he finally opened his first restaurant – The Meatball Shop – a runaway success that now boasts over six locations across the city. On the heels of the success of the Meatball Shop, Chernow was finally able to open the restaurant of his dreams – Seamore’s.
Chernow had always been passionate about fresh seafood, and that passion is deeply reflected in the food that Seamore’s serves. Growing up on Long Island, Chernow often fished with friends and family and found it odd that New York seemed so apathetic about seafood despite its proximity to some of the best mid-Atlantic fishing spots in the country. With a focus on sourcing the freshest fish that can be found in the city – Seamore’s was born.
Seamore’s sources all of their fish from a single location – which Chernow insists is the best that can be found in New York – Greenpoint Fish & Lobster. Operated by Fishmonger Vinny Milburn, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster is the key to ensuring that Seamore’s always carries the freshest fish in Manhattan.
The new Seamore’s will be replacing a Papyrus store that previously occupied the location. Papyrus shut its doors early into the 2020 pandemic and the space has remained vacant since. Seamore’s currently operates five other locations across the city, so be sure to give one of them a visit to see what they’re all about. We can’t tell you what to eat though, their menu is constantly rotating according to whatever Vinny and his crew were able to catch this morning.