Seafood inspired Stiltsville Fish Bar (1787 Purdy Avenue) finally makes its debut in Sunset Harbour this Friday in the former PB Steak spot . Led by culinary duo Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, along with Grove Bay Hospitality Group, the restaurant is inspired by McInnis’ childhood growing up on the waters of the Florida panhandle.
The seafood heavy menu features everything from snacks to large plates. On the snacks side expect dishes like the Havana Scallop with tobacco smoked plantains and crispy ham chips, spoon bread, wood-grilled oysters, tomato and pimento cheese croquettes, and cobia tiradito. Larger dishes include the pre-requiste shrimp and grits, gnudi with heirloom tomatoes, fish meant for two, and bone marrow crusted New York strip steak, that are served along side dishes like grilled corn, mofongo, and cracker and rice beans.
The 4,000-square-foot space was designed by Celano Design Studios — a favorite of Grove Bay Hospitality restaurants —- and features a variety of design features that give a slight nod to the sea like brass purse hooks at the bar in shape of Poseidon and his trident, beer taps made from swordfish bills, shell chandeliers, wooden columns similar to those of the Stiltsville structures, and a color palette of greens, blues, beiges, and browns. And coming in 2018, will be the restaurant’s upstairs deck, which will feature hammocks chains and sunset views.
The restaurant opens to the public on Friday, September 28. It will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Weekend brunch, lunch, and a daily fish market with grab and go options will launch at a later date. For more information call 786-353-0477.