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Tides Seafood

102 Norfolk St., New York, NY 10002 40.71862 -73.987207
nr. Delancey St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-8855 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

tidesseafood.com

Hours

Tue-Sun, 6pm-11pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Delancey St.; J, M, Z at Essex St.

Prices

$20-$26

Payment Methods

Cash Only, American Express

Special Features

  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Like most dedicated offspring of ambitious immigrant restaurateurs, Steven Yee and Allen Leung intended to escape their feeding heritage. But careers in technology and finance somehow led to a partnership with Mary’s Fish Camp veteran Judy Seto and to Tides, a stylish 22-seat lobster shack on the Lower East Side. As you’d expect from her résumé, Seto’s lobster roll, banked with sensational sweet-potato fries, is lush—the perfect bun overflows with chunks of velvety flesh touched with dill and cucumber bits in lemony mayo. We love the jicama-carrot slaw and the chef’s slightly salty corn pudding. Equally appealing are deftly fried oysters and clams, the tartar sauce, her aïoli, and crisped soft-shell crab, though undercooked black-bean salsa must be an error. Alas, red snapper, whole fish of the day, is overcooked (we said “rarish”), and two out of five scallops are over the hill. Still, I’d send you here for the touching romance of the venture, the ambitious design by LTL—120,000 bamboo skewers riding organic waves on the ceiling—and that aristocratic lobster roll. An espresso brownie under a drift of whipped cream is just enough dessert for four.

Note

Menu changes seasonally

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