18 Seaboard Avenue
18 Seaboard is located in Seaboard Station, a renovated train station that I never knew existed before heading out there this particular evening. It’s a contemporary American grill, which means that the focus is on grilled meats with plenty of attention to décor and intriguing menu combinations. The restaurant is very large. The inside reminded me a lot of bu*ku with its rich, modern blues and golds, draped fabrics, and impressive lamps located all the way at the top of the two-story vaulted ceilings. We didn’t spend much time in the dining room, however, choosing instead to try out their upstairs patio.
Can’t complain of the view, and the weather was perfect that evening, though the tables are a little small for all the plates and glasses. At Farm to Fork last year, I had the pleasure of sampling 18 Seaboard’s strawberry, pear, and vanilla bean sangria—it was just as delicious this time as that sample had been.
Not only is it beautiful, but combining the grainy texture and mellow flavor of pear with sweet strawberry and plenty of fresh vanilla makes for a delightful libation. I highly recommend it.by