Thursday, May 28, 2015

Restaurant notes: Fathom, putting the fish in Fishtown

Mike Stollenwerk's seafood-centric bar opens Monday.

Restaurant notes: Fathom, putting the fish in Fishtown

Monday (2/21) is the opening of Fathom Seafood House (200 E. Girard Ave., 267-761-9343), a casual, seafood-centric bar at Girard and Shackamaxon in Fishtown, pretty much diagonally across from Johnny Brenda's.

Chef-owner Mike Stollenwerk (of Center City's Fish and Bella Vista's Little Fish) has set up a 24-seat concrete bar, plus a few tables; beer list has 10 beers on draft (including locals, such as PBC's Seasonal and Kenziger, Flying Fish, and Yards) and 40-plus in bottles and cans.

He's tapping his sustainable sea suppliers to stock a raw bar, and the comfort-food menu includes cod pierogis, peekytoe crab fritters, marlin tacos, Fathom fries (topped with crab, crab gravy, and cheese curd), lobster grilled cheese, and a few riffs on classics: cod pierogis, swordfish schnitzel.

Hours: 4 p.m. till closing weekdays (happy hour 4 to 6 p.m.), noon till closing weekends.

("Closing" is to be determined.)

Menu and beer list
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