Four months after partnering with Agua Dulce and opening 9 next door, Eric Hara will open Pier 9 in the old Agua Dulce space tomorrow. Its a casual seafood concept, so (obviously!) therell be a lobster roll, but dont expect the usual New England fish shack purism: Theres a crispy section of fried food on the menu, and a steamers section as well, but the rest of it runs the gamut from seviche to sashimi to paella to, well, a foot-long Chicago-style lobster hot dog (take that, Ditch Dog!). For dessert, theres a smores creation using a doughnut from nearby Holey Cream. Similarly outrageous cocktail creations include a martini that contains seaweed brine and a raw oyster, and another made with black-truffle brine, blue cheese, and truffle-stuffed olives. Therell also be beers with nautical names (Shipyard, etc.) and, to seal the deal, wines from fishing towns! You can bet the decor is nautical as well check it out via our slideshow and have a look at the menu below.
Pier 9 Menu [PDF]
Pier 9, 802 Ninth Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-262-1299