Chubby Fish, a 1,300-square foot "boutique seafood concept," is swimming towards a May 2017 debut at 252 Coming Street in downtown Charleston.
Partners Geoff Shyatt and James London will head the 1,300-square foot restaurant, which will highlight daily catches from local fisherman. The pair has a collective 30 years in the restaurant industry, having worked in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Nashville. According to a press release, Shyatt and London believe Chubby Fish will be "the perfect compromise between fine-dining and a classic neighborhood joint."
The menu will be divided into Raw Bar selections, Small Plates, Entrees, and Whole Fish - complemented by a selection of seasonal side dishes. Early examples include Chicken Fried Yellowtail Collars, Seasonal Pickles and Comeback Sauce; Hacked Softshell Crab Rice Bowl with Benton’s Bacon, XO Sauce, and a Slow Poached Egg; and Smoked Scallop Crudo with White Soy, Serrano, and Grapefruit. The menu will rotate continuously and includes craft beer and wine.
The restaurant will feature an 48-seat dinner room with community-style seating, window banquettes, and an 8-seat chef counter. Future plans include a 16-seat patio in 2018.
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