Eat and Drink Where to dine at South Street Seaport By TRACY E. HOPKINS/Special to amNewYork August 4, 2015 4:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email If you haven't been to the South Street Seaport lately, the lazy days of summer are the perfect time for a stroll along the cobblestone streets and brunch with a view of the East River. The historic waterfront area where Fulton Street meets the East River has a bevy of new restaurants and dining destinations. Here's where to get eating: Industry Kitchen Photo Credit: Oleg March Located on the public promenade with stunning views of the East River and the Brooklyn skyline, this massive open-concept restaurant debuted in May. "New Yorkers and visitors love being on the water," owner Abraham Merchant says. "We were lucky enough to be a part of the revitalization of the waterfront." The menu features a variety of tasty wood-fired pizzas and Mediterranean-leaning appetizers and entrees. A brunch menu is in the works, too. 70 South St., 212-487-9600, industry-kitchen.com Ambrose Beer & Lobster Photo Credit: Paul Wagtouicz Seaport visitors flock to this casual indoor and outdoor spot with picnic table seating for -- what else? -- beer and lobster. The Lure Group opened the restaurant in May at the site of its previous venture, Ambrose Hall, with seasonal, local brews on tap and a seafood-heavy menu. "I've seen the Seaport get so lively and fantastic," owner Telly Hatzigeorgiou says. "It's become the crown jewel of downtown." Menu highlights include a hearty Maine lobster roll, lobster grilled cheese and lobster salad with avocado and mango. Also, don't miss Taco Tuesdays for deals on fish tacos (three for $12) and lobster tacos (two for $12, four for $20). 18 Fulton St., 212-480-0300, ambrosebeerandlobster.com Barbalu Photo Credit: Barbalu After Barbarini Alimentari was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, owner Stefano Barbagallo rebuilt and reopened the space as Barbalu with his wife and partner Adriana Luque the following year. The resilient restaurateur says business is better than before. "I'm extremely proud of maintaining a presence in this beautiful area of New York," Barbagallo says. The minimalist, modern restaurant offers a menu of thoughtfully-prepared Italian fare, including sandwiches, salads, pastas and desserts. 225-227 Front St., 646-918-6565, barbalu.com Dorlan's Tavern and Oyster Bar Photo Credit: Dorlan�s Tavern and Oyster Bar Jeremy Dahm knew the Seaport needed a good oyster bar. "Why oysters?" asks Dahm, who opened Dorlan's in June in the restored space formerly occupied by the Sandy-damaged Stella Bistro. "Oysters are like no other food. They give you a wild, magical kick in the soul every time you eat them." In addition to its large selection of locally-sourced oysters, the restaurant serves seafood classics such as fish and chips, chowder, fried clam strips and oysters Rockefeller. The Seaport itself was an appealing choice for Dahm, too. "The neighborhood is full of great people, amazing restaurants, history and charm," he says. 213 Front St., 212-779-2222, dorlans.com Seaport Smorgasburg Photo Credit: Smorgasburg The uber-popular Smorgasburg has several locations across the city, including Williamsburg and Long Island City on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sundays. But the Seaport Smorgasburg is the only location open daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. through October. "We love being part of all the cool stuff happening at the Seaport," Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg co-founder Eric Demby says. This abbreviated version of the beloved food fair has eight of its foodie faves, including Cemitas El Tigre, Ramen Burger, Pizza Moto and Red Hook Lobster Pound, plus a bar. 19 Fulton St., smorgasburg.com By TRACY E. HOPKINS/Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.