I had an opportunity to check out the new Legasea Seafood Brasserie, part of the Moxy Time Square experience, located just below Time Square on 7th avenue in New York City. After the Tribeca Film Festival wrapped, the CineVino team spent an evening at the charming restaurant where fresh, delicious seafood is presented in a fun, vibrant location.
I suggest Legasea for a welcoming escape from the sometimes chaotic though always exciting world of Time Square.The modern atmosphere allows for a clean, friendly environment with a nautical flare to it’s design. And Legasea is a place where the dishes are well presented and the servings are generous. Each dish that came out had an artistic sensibility to it and looked to be crafted with care. The menu at Legasea is priced very reasonable for fresh, sustainable seafood in New York City.
A Menu Designed With Sustainability In Mind
At Legasea, you will find a variety of items on the expansive menu designed with delicious combinations of local fruits, vegetables and sustainable, fresh-caught seafood.
Here were some of our CineVino suggested items for Legasea
- Flounder “Francaise”
- Spicy Crab Beignet with chipotle crème fraiche, butter powder
- Kale Waldorf
- Mac and Cheese, baked with smoked gouda, white cheddar
A Wine List Designed For Royalty
The wine list at Legasea is quite impressive and well thought out. The wines pair well with the cuisine of choice and offer wines from different select regions of the world.
- Rosso di Montalcino by Fattoria Dei Barbi hails from Tuscany and offers an easy to drink wine that goes perfectly with grilled meat and the Mac and Cheese from Legasea.
- B.B. Rosé, Domaine Bertaud Belieu, Saint Tropez, comes from the French Riviera and pairs well with Legasea seafood.
Executive chef Jason Hall
As mentioned above the focus on sustainability with the selection of seafood and the pairing of local ingredients shows Legasea cares about more then just artistic presentation. One conversation with the Executive Chef of Legasea, Jason Hall and you will see the commitment he has to offering choice ingredients to all aspects of the menu.
Legasea is located at 485 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018. You can make reservations for Legasea by calling (212) 972-0277