A new seafood restaurant, El Fish Shack, is expected to open this March or April at 153 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 67th Street). The new eatery will be right next to Old John’s Luncheonette, which new owner Louis Skibar is expected to reopen in February.
El Fish Shack also comes from Louis Skibar, and the head chef will be Chef Julian Medina.
The restaurant has existed as a popup in Astoria for the last couple months. The current menu is expected to be close to identical at the upcoming UWS outpost.
A representative tells us “El Fish Shack puts a contemporary American spin on the traditional New England fish and seafood eatery. Chef Julian Medina, and Louis Skibar celebrate the foods from the sea and serve daily caught fresh fish, whole lobsters, and more from grilled to chilled. Chef Julian adds his signature Mexican touches, alongside celebrating the local flavors of Astoria’s diverse food culture.”
Some additional menu items we’re looking forward to include fried and baked clams, a New England clam chowder and lobster bisque, lobster tacos and a lobster roll.
They’ll also be bringing some summery gin cocktails to the neighborhood.
Learn more at www.elfishshack.com.