Wild Salmon Swims Into View. Yes, ‘Pun Intended’

The seaweed is always greener / in somebody else's lake ...Photo: Melissa Hom


We wouldnt pull your leg: Jeffrey Chodorows newest restaurant, Wild Salmon, opens tomorrow. Will it be a Kobe Club of the sea, leading the restaurateur to further screeds? Or will it redeem his reputation as a hit maker? Judging from this image and the places menu thats right, menu were inclined to say that hes headed in the right direction.

Chef Charles Ramseyer, despite our having gently mocked the fact that no one here knows who he is, was adored in Seattle, where salmon is practically the town mascot. And the menu drips with Chodorows money: There will be a raw bar with some of the best oysters in the world and king-crab claws, the kind the fisherman crack for themselves on Deadliest Catch. And theyve spared no expense on the cooked side, either: Besides the three kinds of salmon, there are four other featured fish, Wagyu beef, and Berkshire pork. Given how much nicer Wild Salmon looks than both the hellish (okay, mediocre) Kobe Club and English Is Italian, whose space it takes over, Chodorow seems to be playing the best hand hes dealt himself in a while.

Wild Salmon Menu [Menus]

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