Had the opporunity to try Stone Street Tavern yesterday. Its in the space that used to be Casis On Stone. They haven't really done anything with the inside of the place and the gorgeous Irish bartender from Delmonicos is now the bartender at Stone Street Tavern. The service was ok and attentive but the menu grabbed my attention.
The menu was similar to Mercantile Grill with steak frites, some chicken entrees and the usual suspects for appetizers. What caught my eye was when I flipped the page over. Much to my delight they had a fried Grouper sandwich! Although it wasn't the best sandwich I've had it was still good, I can't believe how hard it is to find Grouper in the city. The fries were cripsy and the fish was breaded very well, I just happen to like my grouper a bit more on the crispy side of frying - this was a bit more like a fish and chips fry. My colleague had the steak frites which was decidely less appealing, a very small cut of meat that he said wasn't very good. The place has some promise (the grouper will draw me back) but I wouldn't say the quality of the food will surpass Smorgas Chef or Adriannaes and may be about par with Ulysses.