Last summer the Elysian resort went through a major makeover, and the two restaurants, Robert's and Ainsleys – which had been mainstays for years – closed and gave way to two new establishments.
One of the new eateries is the Caribbean Fish Market, a relaxed, airy waterfront joint that specializes in fish and meat with Caribbean and other world influences. (The other restaurant is Sangria's, which is mentioned here.) Caribbean Fish Market is open seven days a week and serves daily dinners plus brunch on Sunday.
A salad from Caribbean Fish Market — Photo courtesy of Caribbean Fish MarketThe dinner menu features rotating fresh "catch of the day" items (such as local wahoo, mahi-mahi, and imported trout, salmon, tilapia and scallops), plus house specialties like lobster wild mushroom ravioli, Caribbean chicken roulade, drunken chicken breast (marinated in pale ale with chive goat cheese mashed potato, baby squash, and pan au jus), New York strip steak, and Grilled Stuffed Lobster (with cream sherry seafood medley stuffing, drawn lemon garlic butter, chive goat cheese mashed potato, and asparagus). If you can't decide between surf and turf, you can do both: you can add a half lobster or sea scallops to any "turf" item for $25-$40 extra.
The restaurant also has an excellent wine list and an in-house bar that you can eat at, if you want a more casual dining experience.The small bites menu includes chicken lollipops, lobster nachos, and desserts like the Bushwhacker tiramisu.
The outdoor patio at Caribbean Fish Market — Photo courtesy of Karen ElowittSeating in the main restaurant is literally beachside, with views over the lovely harbor and marina.
Sunday mornings are devoted to scrumptious, unique brunch offerings. The house specialty is the "volcano" pancakes, which are a cross between a crepe and a pancake and stuffed with the filling of your choice: bananas and walnuts, bacon and sausage, or apple and cinnamon. You can also delve into the melt-in-your-mouth Monte Cristo sandwich, the smoked salmon BLT, or the chicken and Belgian waffles.