Fishermen’s Friends

Restaurants around the country serving East Coast seafood

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation to the East Coast, by far one of the most affected demographics are Atlantic fishermen, and to show support for the purveyors that bring the sea’s bounty to our plates, restaurants around the country are rallying around East Coast seafood by serving fish, crustaceans, and other treasures of the Atlantic facilitated by Sea to Table, a Brooklyn, N.Y., company that connects local fishermen with chefs.

To wit, you’ll find oven-baked Maine hake with sunchoke purée at Dressing Room in Connecticut, Montauk monkfish on the menu at Jax Fish House in Denver, and Cape Cod scallops at the SLS Hotel in Miami. Closer to home (the fishermen’s homes, at least), there’s ABC Kitchen’s pretzel-crusted Rhode Island calamari or Littleneck’s Rhode Island mussels (either raw or steamed with Thai basil and curry).