1. Le Bernardin, New York City. This midtown restaurant, a place of power lunches, has recently undergone a stylish renovation placing a massive seascape triptych by Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner against a backdrop of twisting aluminum and undulating wood.
Chef and co-owner Éric Ripert is a French chef, author and television personality specializing in modern French cuisine and is renowned for his work with seafood.
Stay in a New York City timeshare rental for just $143/night.
2. Red Fish Grill, New Orleans. This casual, family-friendly restaurant is surprisingly located in the midst of rowdy Bourbon Street. Its colorful funky décor (oyster-shaped mirrors, bar stools ornamented with alligators, and fish mobiles suspended from the ceiling) is the backdrop for creative interpretations of New Orleans seafood.
The BBQ oysters—flash-fried, tossed in Crystal Hot Sauce, and served with blue cheese dressing—are a clever Big Easy take on Buffalo wings.
New Orleans timeshare rentals start at just $99/night.
3. Cantler’s Riverside Inn, Annapolis, MD. This quintessential Maryland crab house is located just over the Severn River from downtown Annappolis. The house specialty of crab, specifically Maryland blue hard-shells, hauled in daily from the Chesapeake, are steamed, doused with J.O. Spice, and served on communal tables covered in brown paper.
You can also enjoy shrimp, scallops, oysters, and clams at this waterfront seafood shack.
Just a 45-minute drive from Annapolis you can find timeshare rentals at Wyndham’s Old Town Alexandria for as low as $80/night.
4. Son of a Gun, Los Angeles. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, behind the popular carnivore-tribute eatery, Animal, have followed up with this tribute to their Florida roots. The place goes for a "cavelike, maritime-man aesthetic:" deer busts, life preservers, and knickknacks salvaged from Dotolo’s grandfather’s garage.
Reservations are limited, so plan a seat at the bar and prepare to wait for your meal of small plates like peel-and-eat Santa Barbara prawns and two-bite lobster rolls with celery and lemon aioli.
Check out the many southern California timeshare rentals available.
5. Mama's Fish House, Maui. There’s nothing understated or outdated about this Maui classic. The iconic Hawaiian setting—palm trees, tide pools, white sand beach—is beyond romantic, and the fish is as fresh as it gets.
Menus, printed twice daily, credit fishermen by name, and include local catches like opah, onaga, and ono, baked in a macadamia-nut crust, served up-country style with caramelized onions, avocado, and baby bok choy, or marinated in lime and coconut milk.
Maui timeshare rentals start at just $71/night.
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