Popular NYC Seafood Restaurant Coming To Darien

A popular New York City seafood restaurant is set to expand to Fairfield County bringing along its philosophy of using only sustainable seafood.

The wildly popular NYC restaurant Seamore's is opening a new restaurant in Darien.
The wildly popular NYC restaurant Seamore's is opening a new restaurant in Darien. Photo Credit: Seamore's

Seamore's, also known for its craft cocktail and family-friendly atmosphere will open in Darien on Friday, June 9 in the Darien Commons.

Restaurateur Jay Wainwright has partnered with local chef Shannon Sturz to curate a menu that reflects local flavors and supports the local fisheries, said Michelle Calarco, a spokeswoman for the restaurant group.

The 3,400-square-foot restaurant features an expansive bar, a patio for outdoor dining, and a casual, fun vibe. 

The brand’s signature “Daily Landings” wall indicates which fish is available each day, and the menu showcases Connecticut clams, oysters, and fish as well as local fish from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. 

Dinner options range from the Reel Deal (a choice of a fish from the Daily Landings wall + seasonally changing vegetable side dishes and choice of sauce) to fish & chips to lobster mac & cheese. 

Seamore’s also offers a special “For the Guppies” Kid’s Menu. 

Craft cocktails include Seamore’s signature cucumber martini, a watermelon basil spritz, and more.

At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef Shannon Sturz. Sturz grew up in the area and was previously Sous Chef at The Inn at Pound Ridge.

The restaurant is located at 110 Heights Road and is the first full-service restaurant to open at Darien Commons. 

During the early days, the restaurant will be open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday and will expand to offer dinner every night plus lunch and brunch this summer. 

Happy hour is offered on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with half-price oysters and beer/wine/cocktails between $5 to $9.

“We are thrilled to expand into Connecticut and bring the highest quality seafood to Darien,” said owner Wainwright. “Whether you’re looking to have a fun night out or a family meal, we’ve got something for everyone.”

For more info, visit or follow along on Instagram at @seamores.

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