This special waterfront seafood restaurant located on the famous nautical mile guarantees the freshest seafood, pastas, salads and more. At Rachel’s Waterside Grill darlings they not only satisfy your hunger in various subtle and refined ways, but also soothe and stroke your ego. The staff is cordial, carefree and the setting is relaxed just perfect for summer dining alfresco.
My producer and I dined on the outside deck enjoying the balmy summer weather listening to calypso music sipping juicy marguerites and creamy pina coladas while we gazed out onto the turquoise blue canal watching fishing boats docking into port. After interviewing the charming owners Ivan and Rich we sat down and enjoyed a feast of outrageous seafood.
I especially enjoyed the tuna dish. It was perfectly seasoned and incredibly delectable. Other exciting dishes are Rachel’s seafood pasta with ½ of a two-pound lobster, sautéed with shrimp, clams and mussels served in a sexy garlic fresh herb clean white wine sauce.
Their appetizers are to die for as well like the Blackened Shrimp and Fresh Mozzarella Napoleon with grilled tomatoes and roasted red peppers, stacked on baby field greens and drizzled with Balsamic syrup.
For those who love Asian, I recommend the Japanese Tuna “Nachos”-Fresh avocado and spicy tuna tartare served on top of crispy rice paper “nachos” tossed with a chipotle ginger aioli and sprinkled with Nori ribbons.
If seafood is not your forte darlings, you can always try the Sautéed Chicken – Boneless breast of chicken, sautéed with prosciutto, wild mushroom and plum tomato topped with Italian Fontina cheese and a California Chardonnay demi glace over sautéed spinach.
The restaurant is family friendly and just a great place to enjoy summer dining.
Rachel’s Waterside Grill is located at 281 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport NY 11520 Telephone 516-546-0050. For more information you can go to their website: www.rachelswatersidegrill.com.