Vacancies don't last long on Market Street.
Next Tuesday, Fish Market will open in the building that housed the Inn at Baxter. As the name implies, the new restaurant's menu will focus on seafood, but it will also include chicken, steak and pork dishes for the non-seafood lovers.
The restaurant will also serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, according to General Manager Selena Kellemen.
"We thought this was the perfect place," Kellemen said. "There is nothing else like what we offer in this area."
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Fish Market's Executive Chef, Bryan Lindsay, joined the team from Charleston earlier this year and has been perfecting the menu for the last month and a half. Lindsay has 16 years experience and has worked in a number of big cities, including New York.
The restaurant was the brainchild of Hank Lim, who has opened several Sushi 101 restaurants in the Charlotte area. Fish Market is a different concept; It's fine dining, but in a comfortable atmosphere, Kellemen said. Most dinner entrees will cost less than $20.
"Our focus is value," Kellemen said. "We believe people deserve to eat a fine meal at a fine price."
Fish Market will open seven days a week at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served until 2 p.m., brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant will serve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are encouraged, Kellemen said.
A full bar, patio seating and a private dining room with space for 60 guests compliment the traditional dining room, and a special menu is available in the bar and patio.
"We're trying to take the stuffiness out of fine dining," Kellemen said.