Last week we had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Mitchell’s Fish Market in Edgewater, New Jersey. The ideally located restaurant sits directly on the Hudson River with expansive views of Manhattan that are quite breathtaking.
The main objective for Mitchell’s Fish Market was to bring the freshest seafood in the warmest atmosphere to the New Jersey Gold Coast and from what we observed, they have certainly accomplished that.
Mitchell’s Fish Market took over the former Crab House space in Edgewater Common’s. The 10,000 square foot bi-level space has an open format that feels very festive and fresh. The nautical theme décor brings authenticity to the menu and a casual vibe to the room. The upstairs is reserved for private events and the panoramic view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline is just dreamy. In addition to their indoor seating options, you can enjoy the view on the outdoor patio: appropriately named, Hudson Terrace, that seats 64 people.
The menu includes signature favorites like: charbroiled medley of oysters, shrimp and clams, iced seafood towers, smokin’ hot sizzle platters, along with a nice array of appetizers salads, and house-made desserts. The menu is updated daily to feature their “Today’s Market Catch”-the freshest find around. We tasted a few dishes and enjoyed them all.
A tempting happy hour menu is offered Monday through Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. The menu offers: fish tacos, bloody Mary oysters, tuna poke, shrimp pot stickers, select spirits, wine, cocktails, beer and more.
Wine lovers will appreciate the fine wine collection Mitchell’s Fish Market offers, including: Cakebread Chardonnay, Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, GIFFT Chardonnay (by Kathie Lee Gifford), Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, among others. We tried Gifft by Kathie Lee Gifford’s red blend and really enjoyed it. It was smooth, food-friendly and a good value. Later we found that Wine Enthusiast gave the 2011 red blend 91 points – we can see why!
All in all, we had a delightful first experience at Mitchell’s Fish Market and will be returning in the near future.
Mitchell’s Fish Market is located at 541 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020
Call (201) 840-9311 for reservations.