When taking in the atmosphere and menu, I was reminded of a favorite restaurant from my days in grad school downtown: The Mermaid Inn. Only upon writing this ditty did I learn that Chef and Owner Michael Price first lead the kitchen at The Mermaid Inn in 2003. It all makes sense. The Clam is a natural progression for Chef Price, with its small-plates-heavy offerings and downtown vibe, targeting a new generation of stylish food enthusiasts.
I was too busy hoarding the clams to focus on much else. But my friend ordered a beautiful whole fish on special, grilled to perfection, and the Old Bay fries were too good to steer clear from. My apologies to the chef for neglecting some of his gilled and landlocked dishes. Let’s just say I was focused, too.