The Spiegeltent at South Street Seaport's 2007 season officially kicked off this week, and the lineup for this year's Euro-style cabaret — Ute Lemper, Absinthe, Jose Gonzalez, the Shout Out Louds — is sure to bring out the spectacle-loving masses. Our cohorts over at Grub Street have the full scoop on the Spiegeltent's other main draw: the mouthwatering seasonal menu at the temporary venue's Green Room.
Now in its second year, the Spiegeltent at South Street Seaport is already becoming a summer standby akin to the Cyclone and ducking out of the office to quaff ’seccers at Café St. Barts (fashion girls, see you for lunch). This year grub provider Heartland Brewery has stepped things up in the food department and, under giant umbrellas near the performance tent, is serving entrées like poached lobster and crabmeat gazpacho in addition to the usual brews and booze available at the adjacent bar and outdoor beer garden. The Green Room, as the makeshift restaurant is called, is open daily from 5 p.m. (last seating at 1 a.m.), and there will be the occasional D.J. or live-music act. Given the marching bands and individual waterside hammocks, it's safe to say this is one lobster-roll-serving eatery that isn’t a copycat.
The Green Room menuThe Green Room, South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St., at South St.; 212-730-016.