Tommy Bahama Is About to Make Your Coconut-Shrimp Dreams Come True

Not Magic Mike.
Not Magic Mike. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Can you smell the tanning oil wafting down Fifth Avenue? Just in time for winter, the Post reports that the enormous restaurant inside the newly opened Tommy Bahama clothing-store complex is finally set to start serving food in the Fred F. French building at 551 Fifth Avenue. “We’re going to bring Tommy Bahama to New York City,” CEO Terry Pillow warned us back in January of 2011. “We’re not going to bring New York City to Tommy Bahama.” One of the restaurant’s two full bars is sidewalk-level, and the dining room has been put together with reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk. Expect drinks made with delicious fruit flavors and stubbornly tropical items like macadamia-crusted snapper, which sounds great, just as long as it’s really snapper. [NYP, Earlier]