Seamore's Darien

Seamore’s Opens Seafood Restaurant in Darien, CT (Reviews & Photos)

Seamore’s expands to the New York suburbs by opening its first Connecticut restaurant in Darien at Darien Commons.

Known for its commitment to sustainable seafood, Seamore’s is a restaurant group originally based in New York City, with existing locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Arlington, VA.

Seamore's Darien

I had the pleasure of attending a press preview of Seamore’s Darien, and below is my review of the newest restaurant in Darien!

Check out the video from the press preview at Seamore’s Darien.

“We are thrilled to expand into Connecticut and bring the highest quality seafood to Darien,” said Seamore’s owner Jay Wainwright. “Whether you’re looking to have a fun night out or a family meal, we’ve got something for everyone.” 

What is Seamore’s Darien Like?

Seamore’s Darien is a seafood restaurant located in Darien, CT. Located in Darien Commons, Seamore’s is a spacious and inviting 3,400-square foot seafood restaurant. 

Seamore's Darien

It is a full-service restaurant with an open kitchen, spacious bar, and a generous outdoor patio for dining al fresco. 

The atmosphere at Seamore’s Darien is laid-back and welcoming, making it an ideal choice for a relaxed weeknight dinner, meeting up with friends for after work drinks (be sure to try their Pineapple Milano!), or enjoying a casual date night.

Seamore's Darien

What’s on the Menu at Seamore’s Darien?

Seamore’s Darien is a seafood restaurant that offers a wide variety of fish and seafood dishes and appetizers. They also have options for non-seafood eaters, including chicken and burger dishes.

For dinner, you have a range of choices, from the Reel Deal, where you can select a fish from the Daily Landings wall and pair it with seasonally changing vegetable side dishes and your choice of sauce, to classics like Fish & Chips and Lobster Mac & Cheese.

Seamore's Darien

What impressed me about Seamore’s is their commitment to using fresh ingredients. 

They even have a “Daily Landings” wall where you can see which fish is fresh on any given day. 

Seamore’s menu features Connecticut clams, oysters, and fish, as well as locally sourced fish from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

Seamore's Darien menu

There is also an expansive drinks menu at Seamore’s Darien with featuring craft cocktails such as Seamore’s signature cucumber martini, a watermelon basil spritz, Pineapple Milano and more.

Seamore's Darien drinks menu

What to Order at Seamore’s Darien?

I recommend ordering the Fish and Chips, Shrimp Tacos, and Kale Avocado Salad at Seamore’s Darien. 

During a recent press preview, I had the opportunity to sample a variety of appetizers and entrees, and the Fish and Chips, Shrimp Tacos, and Kale Avocado Salad stood out as my favorites.

For appetizers, I started off with half a dozen Copps Island Oysters, the Kale Avocado Salad, and Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice. 

For the main course, I had the Fish and Chip and the Reel Deel, which featured Black Sea Bass with spaetzle and chimichurri sauce. I also tried both the seared fish tacos and shrimp tacos.

The Fish and Chips was one of my favorite dishes at Seamore’s. They used Hake fish, which was perfectly fried to achieve a crispy outer texture while maintaining a fresh and tasty interior. The accompanying thinly cut fries were also delicious.

Seamore's Darien Fish and Chips

If you’re a fan of a little spiciness, I recommend the Shrimp Tacos. Grilled shrimp combined with roasted tomatillo salsa verde, avocado, and cabbage slaw, all wrapped in a corn tortilla, it had a subtle spicy kick that I liked.

Seamore's Darien shrimp tacos

For a refreshing salad, the Kale Avocado Salad is a great choice. The honey-apple vinaigrette was quite addictive. 

Seamore's Darien Kale Avocado salad

I enjoyed the Copps Island Oysters. It was fresh oysters paired perfectly with the peppercorn mignonette and cocktail sauce.

Seamore's Darien Fresh Oysters

As an appetizer, the Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice was excellent- the tuna was very fresh.

Seamore's Darien Spicy tuna appetizer

If you want a healthy dinner, The Reel Deel is a fantastic choice at Seamore’s. You select a side, a fish, and a sauce. I chose the Black Sea Bass with a side of spaetzle and chimichurri sauce, it’s a light and fresh combination.

Seamore's Darien The Reel Deel sea bass

Seamore’s also has an extensive drinks menu. I can’t stop thinking about the Punch Milano, which was made using fresh caramelized pineapple. It’s refreshingly good!

Seamore's Darien Pineapple Milano cocktail

Is there a Kid’s Menu at Seamore’s Darien?

Seamore’s Darien has a special “For the Guppies” Kid’s Menu which includes smaller, more kid-friendly versions of the adult menu. Seamore’s is a family friendly restaurant- trust me, even picky eaters will find something to eat (they have chicken and burgers too if your kids don’t like seafood!)

When is Seamore’s Darien Opening?

Seamore’s opens at Darien Commons on Thursday, June 8. The restaurant will be open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday from 4pm to 10pm. Then they will expand to offer dinner every night plus lunch and brunch this summer. 

Is there Happy Hour at Seamore’s Darien?

Happy hour at Seamore’s Darien is offered weekdays from 4pm-6pm with half-price oysters and $5-$9 drinks specials (beer/wine/cocktails).

Seamore's Darien

Where is Seamore’s Darien Located?

Seamore’s Darien is located in Darien Commons at 110 Heights Road, Darien, CT. It is near Gregorys Coffee (soon to open) and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. 

Seamore’s Darien is conveniently located across the street from Noroton Heights Metro North train station. 

Check out our Van Leeuwen Darien Video!

Is there Parking at Seamore’s Darien?

There is plenty of parking at Seamore’s Darien. Located in Darien Commons, there is a spacious parking lot and parking is free at Seamore’s Darien.

Is There Outdoor Dining at Seamore’s Darien?

Yes, there is a large outdoor patio at Seamore’s Darien- perfect for al fresco dining!

Seamore's Darien Outdoor dining patio

About Seamore’s Darien

Seamore’s is expanding its presence to the New York suburbs with the opening of Seamore’s Darien. 

Restaurateur Jay Wainwright has teamed up with local chef Shannon Sturz to create a menu that celebrates local flavors and supports the community’s fisheries. 

Leading the kitchen at Seamore’s Darien is Executive Chef Shannon Sturz, a local talent who previously served as Sous Chef at The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges. 

Francisco Barboza takes on the role of General Manager, bringing his management expertise from previous positions at Z Hospitality Group establishments like East End.

Seamore’s Darien marks the eighth restaurant in the group, which already has established locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Arlington, VA. 

The brand’s core mission is to make sustainable and locally sourced seafood more accessible to everyone. 

At Seamore’s, sourcing is of utmost importance, with a commitment to serving only sustainably caught or farmed fish. The menu is designed to align with the natural ebb and flow of the ocean, featuring the freshest seafood from species with stable or growing stocks, harvested in an environmentally conscious manner.

Reservations can be made on Resy. For more info, please visit Seamore’s website

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