Goodbye and good riddance.
The last of the Legal Seafood locations is leaving the Walt Whitman Shops in about two months according to today's Newsday Erica Marcus. The article explains termination of lease and a desire to locate within touristy city centers.
I've had the displeasure of the Legal Seafood brand exactly twice. Both many years ago.
Once in Joisey invited by friends for dinner and once at the now defunct Roosevelt Field mall location for a business lunch. Both times I was served seafood that was way past its delayed prime. And just as bad as something I was once served at the former Blue Honu.
They won't be missed.
But is their departure leaving us yet again with a void in fresh, local seafood prepared in a restaurant kitchen? Not that they had much in that category anyways.
And, where are native Long Islanders to go? Where can one get a composed plate of seafood?
Something more than a deep fryer sourced piece of fillet or just a perfectly grilled farm raised imported fish?
The tilapia as flounder special on the blackboard of the local bar/restaurant notwithstanding...