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A seafood shack done upscale in Moxy Times Square hotel from the TAO Group.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late Sat.

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Legasea Seafood Brasserie, New York, NY

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Legasea Seafood Brasserie Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: Moxy Times Square has taken on a mantle of cool with a rooftop bar that even has its own mini golf course and crash pads. The hotel is where Legasea Seafood Brasserie from the TAO Group (TAO, LAVO) makes its home, too. Legasea, designed by the noted Rockwell Group, is a polished sea-oriented room with booths and tables suitable for large and small groups alike. The restaurant is nautical in menu as well, offering seafood towers and updated appetizers and mains riding the waves.

Likes: The pedigree of chef Jason Hall is front and center in the delicious menu selections.
Dislikes: The hard surfaces of the restaurant make for a loud setting.

Food & Drinks: Chef Hall (Gotham Bar & Grill, Craft) visits the city’s greenmarkets and fish markets daily to ensure that choices are the freshest possible as well as to offer specials that are inventive and delicious. Take, for example, his creamed corn, that has no cream whatsoever and derives its flavor from skilled preparation of the quality ingredients. Start with some East or West coast oysters, served with a smidge of caviar, and follow with daurade or branzino, each grilled ideally. Sides and appetizers like the cool sliced cucumber with chili ponzu sauce, or fluffy crab beignets complete the menu. Non-seafood lovers also have a first-rate option, Legasea’s fried chicken with biscuits and Mike’s hot honey, served in a fun takeout box. Save room for the “World’s Fair Sundae,” a concoction of your own creation with a mix of ice cream flavors, sauces and toppings. Cocktails have cheeky names like “We Were on a Break!” or “Thai One On” in keeping with the young mood at the place. An extensive wine list with a global focus lets you turn up the juice or complement your fish with a lighter beverage.

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