Great New Restaurant: Legasea Seafood Brasserie

The Tao Restaurant Group recently opened “Legasea Seafood Brasserie,” a fun restaurant located in the MOXY Times Square Hotel. The menu is seafood oriented, and it also has a large selection of classic American dishes such as a BLT salad, fried chicken, and a “Double Bar Burger.” One of the most exciting parts of the menu is the for-the-table section. They offer an 8-Piece Fried Chicken platter with biscuits and hot honey, a lobster bake with shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, and potatoes, and an Alaskan King Crab boil with old bay fries. These dishes are gigantic and could easily be shared by four people.

First, I would like to note that the “Hawaiian rolls” that are served at the start the meal are sublime. The soft fresh buns are topped with a semi-sweet glaze and some mild seasoning and have a delectable airy interior. Served with some house-made sweet pickles and cole slaw, the rolls are an ideal beginning to the meal.

Next, I tried the “Eight Piece Fried Chicken,” a standout dish. Particularly in a seafood restaurant, the quality of these beautifully fried pieces of chicken is shocking. The skin has a thin fry, but one that is extremely flavorful and crunchy. Served with dense, layered biscuits and a bottle of spicy honey, the dish perfectly satisfies any craving for something salty or fried.

 

My family and I also ordered the “King Alaskan Crab Boil.” King Crabs are usually very difficult to eat because it can be hard to get to the interior meat, but Legasea cooks the crabs and cracks them so they are very easy to enjoy. The fibrous, soft crab bathes in a sauce of garlic, butter, and other fine seasonings. The Crab boil alone is worth a trip. (Note: I recommend ordering some cocktail sauce on the side).

 

 

For dessert, I ordered the “World’s Fair Sundae” with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream topped with salted caramel, hot fudge, Oreos, and caramel popcorn. A nice finish to a delectable meal.

While the restaurant is still new, it already popular. The great food and fun atmosphere makes Legasea Seafood Brasserie a true find!

Legasea Seafood Brasserie: 485 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Tom Yum Noodle Soup at Galanga in NYC

Known for impeccable Pad Thai, Galanga restaurant in NYC has an innovative dish on their menu called Tom Yum Noodle Soup. The soup has the classic Tom Yum soup flavors: a sour citrus along with a very subtle chili-flavored spice. Topped with minced chicken, shrimp, and some vegetables, there is an interesting variety of colors and textures in the soup. Instead of just soup, Galanga’s version of this dish incorporates an excessive amount of super thin, extremely long noodles. The noodle soup is uniquely flavorful and works very well. So, if you want a steaming bowl of flavor-packed noodle soup, Galanga is the spot.

 

 

Galanga — 149 W 4th St # 2, New York, NY 10012