Meatballer Michael Chernow Opening Seamore’s Tonight on Broome Street
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Meatball Shop co-founder Michael Chernow is stepping out of the box to helm Seamore’s, a new seafood restaurant in Little Italy. Well, the waiting is over. Plywood was shed, signage hoisted, and windows scrubbed. The establishment opens tonight at 390 Broome Street, exhibiting one of the quickest turnarounds from concept to completion that we’ve seen.
Chernow joined forces with community-supported Montauk fisheries Dock to Dish and Sea to Table to stock Seamore’s. While the menu offers traditional takes on Skate, Monkfish, Porgy, Dog Fish, and fluke, the goal was to ensure that customers wouldn’t be intimidated by the different types of fish offered. He told WWD that he hopes to “crack that reluctance through an accessible menu.” There is also a “large chart” inside the restaurant that helps guide your decision.
We first broke the news that Chernow was headed to Little Italy back in February. Armed with plenty of goodwill and a successful track record to boot, Chernow apparently pushed the right buttons to secure the requisite approvals for a full liquor license. The paperwork officially went through last month.
As for his involvement in the Meatball Shop, Chernow told us at the outset that “I am still a partner in The Meatball Shop, but have stepped away from the day-to-day to focus all of my energy on SEAMORE’s,”
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