Well, that didn’t take long. Only a few weeks after word got out that Taverna Opa in CityPlace had shut down, the CP folks announced its replacement.
That would be Decks Fish Market, a seafood-oriented eatery (like, duh) from Michigan-based KIS Restaurant Group. Expected to debut sometime this fall, Decks will feature New England-style fish and shellfish dishes, fleshed out by South Florida’s piscine bounty.
What that means in your mouth is everything from New England clam chowder and baked stuffed flounder to peel-and-eat shrimp and entrees featuring local grouper and mahi with DIY preparation and saucing. There will also be a raw bar with fresh oysters, lobster cocktail, Alaskan king crab legs and the like
If fish doesn’t float your boat, you won’t have to flounder for choices. The menu will also include pastas, prime rib, Southern fried chicken and other landlubberly options. As for the look of the place, expect a nod towards a rustic fishery, with wooden planks and other vaguely nautical touches.
I’ll be back with more details when opening date gets closer.