This Month I’ll be Covering my new favorite happy hour spots all within these seven different neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan. Ill be giving a Detailed description of each place and recommending all my favorite drinks and plates!
West Village/Grenich Village- Tribeca/Financial- Soho/Nolita- Lower East Side/East Village
The West Village
My personal favorite neighborhood in the entire City. The west village is flooded with with cobble stone roads, home to all your favorite stores to shop from, legendary restaurants, bars and Homes. Beautiful brownstones take up the majority of this magical neighborhood. Making it so special to stroll through at any time of the day. Not to mention, for all the music lovers, it is also home to some of the best jazz clubs within New York City.
Let’s talk food and Drink,
SeaBird “ Basically swimming in Seafood and Sangria”
I walked into cozy gem, just in time for happy hour. SeaBird is a seafood-centric beachy styled West Village Bistro. I would also recommend going in off happy hour just in time for dinner and trying some of they're main dishes, raw bar and daily specials. For happy hour they have their house red or white wine, select draft local beers, and Sangria bowls not glasses BOWLS. Imagine a small fish bowl now fill it with your choice of freshly made Red, or White sangria. You’ll basically be Swimming In Sangria for the rest of your night. If you can’t choose between the red or white wine don't worry, just ask them to mix the two together in one bowl. (you can thank Lesa Blackaman for that one) If you're a seafood lover like me, Seabird is your new Happy Hour go too.
The first thing we ordered were 3 dozen of they're Steam Boat Oysters. On happy hour they're six for 7$. My new favorite. The flavor was a combination of the three salty, sweet, and briny. Perfectly sized, and great with a little additional squeeze of lemon, cocktail sauce, vinegar or horseradish. If you love oysters, I definitely recommend you try the steamboat’s.
Following we had the Salmon Poke, Freshly sliced inch cubes of salmon layered with avocado, drizzled in a dill ponzu, laying atop a bed of seaweed.
Next two dishes we had were the Bronzino Carpaccio and the Fried Oyster Tacos, Three Steamboat oysters lightly fried to perfection hugged by a crispy mini wonton shell, topped with homemade slaw and tarter sauce. They have three different types of mac and cheese, we went with the Crab lasagna. A traditional mac and cheese noodle, gruyere cheese, tomato sauce, chunks of fresh crab, topped with crumbs and more melted gruyere.
For our final two dishes we went with The Crispy fish burger which was fried Cod topped with a malt vintager slaw, a tomato and tarter sauce. If you're looking for something filling and satisfying the crispy fish burger is yours.
On a lighter note the Grilled Octopus would be a perfect choice if you're looking for more of a medium sized dish, it comes with spiced beets, oranges, topped with radishes and basil!
Su chef Fredrick brought out his homemade Strawberry Shortcake. It was almost a vanilla shortcake sandwich with both homemade whipped creme, Vanilla gelato, and freshly sliced strawberries.
SeaBird is right on Sixth AV, just shy of 4th street. They're grand opening was this past August, 2016. You definitely cant go wrong with their happy hour, lunch or dinner. Each menu is equally satisfying and extremely delicious.