Those of us who have lived in Seabrook for a long time, have seen many restaurants come and go. You begin to be able to tell early on which ones are going to make it and which ones will fold in a matter of time. First, there’s word of mouth and it can be a killer for a restaurant start up if several of your neighbors start telling you things like “the food was cold”, or “it took so long for them to deliver our order”. The final stone in the coffin is always, “the food just wasn’t very good”.
Freshfields, however, seems to be avoiding that model. The food services they started out with, for example, Vincent’s Drug Store, has been serving breakfast and luncheons since the day they started as one of the first food location in Freshfields. Today you can get French bistro fare at Hege’s, Italian food at La Tela, American pub food at King St. Grill, or even soda fountain fare at Vincent’s Drug Store. You can start your day with coffee and pastries at Java Java and end the evening with a glass of wine and a cheese plate from FortyEight A Wine Bar. These restaurants have been around for a long time.
This quarter, Freshfield’s will welcome two additions to their restaurant offerings, one is Fuji Suchi Bar and Grill and the other is Cantina 76. Since there are no restaurants in Freshfields offering Asian or Mexican food, these two will extend the types of food choices available within the Village dining scene.
Fuji’s will feature authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees and creative Asian fusion dishes. There will be indoor and patio seating. Cantina 76 will offer diners Mexican inspired cuisine from tacos to salads as well as margaritas and a wide selection of macro and craft beers. Cantina 76 expected to open in the April with Fuji Suchi Bar and Grill following in May. Both will be located in the new building facing the lake. Cantina 78 will be on the corner next to Tommy Bahamas’ and Fuji two doors down on the end.
Something new for us to look forward to.
Barbara Burgess, Tidelines Staff Writer