Seaview Dining: Red 36 of Mystic, CT
For the past year of my life I’ve been living on the road. I have spent over 80 nights in hotels, taken over 45 flights, and endless trains.
While I do get a bit homesick and miss out on being with my roommates and trying delicious restaurants in New York City during the week, I am grateful to be able to try new restaurants and other destinations as well.
Such as luck would have it I’m currently staffed on a project up on the coast of Connecticut for the summer. There are restaurants for oysters and lobster rolls and every seafood I can imagine.
Last week I was able to meet up with my little from my sorority in college. We went to Red 36, a great spot right on the dock in the middle of sailboats and yachts.
It was a Wednesday around 7PM and was PACKED. We went to the bar to get frose while we waited for our table and luckily by the time we had our frozen drinks in our hand, our table was ready and waiting for us.
The menu is decently large, so we took a little bit to decide. We ended up ordering a shrimp bruschetta that was absolutely delicious although a little bit soggy to start. I would recommend ordering it with a side of crustinis so that you have crispy bread to dip and not just the soggy bread.
For our main course, my friend ordered an amazing one of their flatbreads and I ordered the tuna poke bowl. I cannot describe to you how fresh this poke wise, but you can honestly see in the picture. In addition to the freshness of the the tuna, I was also very impressed by the combination of tuna with mandarin oranges. This was a very new flavor to me and the unlikely combination was delicious. It was a true umami flavor with the citrus cutting through the fish.
I would highly recommend the spot and look forward to going back with colleagues in the near future to try their lobster roll and some of their other great seafood items. If you don’t have time for a full meal there’s also a great lounge with open seating of both sofa chaise lounges and tall top tables.