An affordable clam bake is finally coming to New York City


East Side fish fanatics are in for a treat.Long Island seafood hotspot Buoy One, known for affordable clambakes from Riverhead to its East Hampton, Westhampton and Mattituck locations, plans to open at 930 Third Ave. at 56th Street early next month.

“We are bringing fresh, top-quality seafood at affordable prices. There is nothing like it on the market at this price point,” says Robert Pollifrone, who co-founded the eatery with his brother-in-law, Chef David Girard, and their partner, Lloyd Sugarman.

The clambakes will be priced around $28.95 instead of “$60 or $70,” Pollifrone said.The 2,000-square-foot space will have 65 seats.

The restaurant will also feature a market, “so you can buy top-quality fish to cook at home, too,” Sugarman said, adding that the eatery is also known for its fresh fish dishes, clam chowders and steamers.

A new cocktail bar with fancy bar bites is opening soon on the Upper West Side, Sidedish has learned.Nobody Told Me plans an early January opening at 951 Amsterdam Ave. between West 106th Street and West 107th Street from Nick Pfannerstill, the former chef de cuisine at Dovetail, Chef John Fraser’s now defunct Upper West Side, Michelin-starred classic.

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