REVIEW: Fish at 30 Lake, Saratoga [PHOTOS]


REVIEW: Fish at 30 Lake, Saratoga [PHOTOS]


Tonight is the grand opening of Fish at 30 Lake (30 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs) but I had the chance to try some of what they offer earlier this week and if you like fish, you need to take a look at this. Fish30Lake-1To note, I went to a special soft opening event so when you go, your food may look different and will be served differently.

Another addition to the Mazzone Hospitality family, Fish at 30 Lake is taking over the space where you used to be able to find Mingle until it closed abruptly at the end of January. The restaurant itself looks very different if you’re familiar with the former space, covered in dark woods and chalkboards with specials and sayings relating to seafood. The restaurant itself will feature a raw bar, fresh fish daily as well as local spirits and pizza (for the friend coming with you who doesn’t like fish).

When I arrived the amount of food was a tad overwhelming but, as previously mentioned, I went to a special event where that was the point, your experience will be different. I LOVE oysters and it’s hard to miss the raw bar so that was my first stop. I don’t know the difference between oysters, I just know I like them. So I asked the opinion of the chef shucking. He gave me his opinions from best to “still amazing but not as amazing as the best” and he was right! They were each incredibly delicious, I tastedIMG_5607 all the flavors he explained & it was great to get some help!

My next favorite thing was an appetizer: Ahi Tuna Nachos ($18) with seared tuna, jalapeno, avocado, chili wasabi aioli, sweet soy, pico de gallo over crispy wonton chips. I could have eaten their entire stock of those, I loved them. I know, you’re reading, seeing the spices and thinking you’ll burn your mouth off. You’d be wrong, the spice was perfect and not at all overwhelming.

Overall, everything I tasted was delicious. From the pork belly, to the octopus, clams, to the amazing shrimp- I can’t wait to go back. The menu is a little pricier than an “every night” kind of dinner but you’re getting fresh seafood. If the prices were any cheaper, they’d be lying about how fresh their fish was. It’s worth it. Check out some of the other things I tried, take a look at the menu and let me know what you think.

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