Note: Jersey Bites was invited to visit Mitchell’s and our writer received a complimentary meal.
An Extraordinary Dining Experience
If you’re looking for an exceptional seafood meal and so much more, visit Mitchell’s Fish Market restaurant and bar in Edgewater. The menu of traditional and specialty dishes satisfies a wide variety of tastes, and also includes a wonderful beverage program. Mitchell’s Fish Market is a renowned eatery nationwide and the recently opened New Jersey location is the first one on the East Coast.
We stopped by for dinner on a Thursday night and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience while taking in one of the best views of New York City: the Manhattan skyline, extending from the George Washington Bridge all the way to the Freedom Tower.
The restaurant itself is casually elegant and the service is impeccable. Executive Chef Joseph Lopez is at the helm in the kitchen and he is more than pleased to prepare dishes for guests that suit individual dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.
Cocktail aficionados will enjoy specialties like the Mitchell’s cosmo, the Mango-Jito or the Millionaire margarita. There’s an excellent list of wine by the glass or bottle and a fine selection of beer that can be easily paired with any meal.
Mitchell’s has an incredibly tempting array of starters. The crab, avocado and mango stack is has just the right blend of flavors. And we delighted in a house favorite, the savory bacon-wrapped BBQ shrimp. The jumbo lump crab cake can be ordered as an appetizer or entrée and we especially like that it is full of moist succulent crabmeat. You’ll be transported to The Big Easy with the charbroiled oysters or their New Orleans gumbo. And there is a generous raw bar selection.
Popular salad choices include the classic Caesar or the iceberg wedge. We ordered a delicious salad you won’t find anywhere else: the Mitchell’s house salad, with dates, pine nuts and poppy seed vinaigrette. There are even more tempting choices like the Thai chopped salad and spinach and goat cheese salad.
Seafood lovers will appreciate that Mitchell’s Fish Market serves the freshest and finest seafood from great fisheries around the world. The eatery’s seafood prep options include grilled, broiled, blackened, Shanghai style, or prepared to your taste. Selecting an entrée was difficult but we decided on the Shanghai sampler, which is a combination of seafood prepared at its very best, with shrimp, salmon and sea scallops, perfectly seasoned in a rice-wine soy sauce and ginger sauce, served with sticky rice and spinach. While portions are generous, you may still wish to order a side that works well as table shares such as the lobster mac and cheese, Tuscan grilled vegetables or loaded smashed Redskin potatoes.
Be sure to indulge in one of the house-made desserts along with a specialty coffee or aperitif. Delectable choices like banana bread pudding or vanilla bean creme brulee give you a chance to relax and take more time to enjoy the view and the charming atmosphere.
Each week, Mitchell’s has a Chef Feature entrée and the menu is updated daily to feature their Market Catch. On Wednesday, you can enjoy their delectable lump crab cake as a $5 special. We also like that there’s now a Chef Joe’s Lunch and Dinner Prix Fixe with two courses for lunch and three for dinner at a great price point. They have a Happy Hour Sundays through Fridays, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and live jazz performances every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The restaurant can also accommodate parties and special events.
Gather your group. You’ll love this spot.
Mitchell’s Fish Market
541 River Road, Edgewater
All photos are courtesy of Mitchell’s Fish Market.