“Well, what’s it going to be?”
That’s the question everyone’s been asking when they walk by the 1948-vintage VFW building at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Southeast 2nd Avenue in downtown Delray, the one with the sign touting the debut of another restaurant to add to Gary Rack’s burgeoning dining empire.
And here’s the answer: Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar.
Set to open in early 2013, the Fish House is said to take its inspiration from the old-fashioned New England seafood houses, with a “nouveau nautical” décor to feature hand-painted brick walls, a zinc-topped bar and extensive raw bar.
Food-wise, top toque Matthew Danaher is crafting a menu of such all-American seafood favorites as oysters Rockefeller, Ipswich clams, and seafood po’ boys and pan roasts. Among the more interesting kitchen items are the custom-made steam kettles inspired by the ones at New York’s Grand Central Oyster Bar.
More information should be trickling out in the days and weeks to come so check back here for all the details.