American Fish Happy Hour

American Fish is closing in July and will be transformed into Bardot Brasserie (also by Michael Mina), but you still have a chance to take advantage of the great American Fish “Revive at 5” happy hour specials.

The only notable drink special is the $4 Stella Artois. The rest are marginal ($7 for a Tom Collins with mid-level rail gin, $7 house wines).

The food is the star here.

Beef Tartar and Truffled Mac & Cheese at American Fish at Aria
Beef Tartar and Truffled Mac & Cheese at American Fish at Aria
Scallop and Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup at American Fish at Aria
Scallop and Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup at American Fish at Aria

For $5 each, you have the option of a Seared Scallop with pretzel crouton, Beef Tartare, Truffled Mac & Cheese, New England Lobster Roll, King Crab Louie, Baked Oysters, Michael’s Tomato Soup with lobster grilled cheese sandwich, and French Fries with truffle oil. They also list raw bar oysters for $3, clams for $2 and shrimp for $4, although that is the regular price.

I was happy with everything I had. The Seared Scallop alone is worth the trip. The Truffled Mac & Cheese was very creamy with a lot of truffle. The Beef Tartare was very fresh. The Tomato Soup was excellent, but I wasn’t a fan of the thick, quick-fried bread of the grilled cheese sandwich. I didn’t get anything from the raw bar, but the guys sitting next to me were very happy with their oysters and clams.

If you are looking for larger portions, they also offer a White Cheddar Cheeseburger or Beer Battered Fish Sandwich for $18.

Happy hour includes dessert, too, with cheesecake, chocolate custard and white chocolate bread pudding for $5 each.

American Fish is on the Promenade level, next to Sirio (which has its own happy hour specials) and Jean Georges Steakhouse. It is a short walk from the Zarkana Theater. The “Revive at 5” happy hour specials make a great pre-show meal.

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