What do you get when you combine a Cowgirl and a Seahorse? If the crowd at the newest South Street Seaport area restaurant is any indication, the answer is pleasantly drunk.
The restaurant is from the folks behind Cowgirl Hall of Fame it the West Village. We’ve always been a fan of their mason jars and chicken fried everything, so we were excited to hear about their new nautical themed outpost.
We stopped by the other night after dinner at neighboring Onda (more on that to come). Around 9 PM, the space was packed with a low-key crowd. A lot of young, hip looking folks filled the tables, maybe they just made their way across the bridge for some Margaritas. There were some fanny-pack clad tourists at the bar who probably wandered over from the Seaport.
Here are some notes that we took as we enjoyed a few drinks:
-The beverages have stirrers in the shape of seahorses and ship wheels. This makes them extra fun. We took them home with us so we could experience the magic of the sea while sitting in our bathtub.
-Even though it just opened, the space has a casual, lived in vibe. It’s like it has been a fixture on that corner for years, reminiscent of Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village. The staff was very attentive, and the bartender even offered to take back our Harvey Wallstreeter cocktail after suspecting that we weren’t enjoying it. If we lived down here, this would be a prime contender for our favorite neighborhood haunt.
-They have plenty of cans of beers for $2, domestic drafts for $5, imports for $6, and cocktails from $7 – 8. Our margarita, sadly, was not served in a mason jar. Not worth $8.
-Though we didn’t try the food, the dining room was crowded and the corn coming out of the kitchen looked mighty tasty. We will return!
-No one, tourist or otherwise, should wear a fanny pack. Ever.
By the way, who knew that Front Street had so many great drinking and dining options? Onda, Cowgirl, Stella Maris, Bin Number 220 - all great choices for when you’re weary of Water Taxi Beach.