Maritime East

★★★☆☆

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This is the second location of Maritime, with the other location in San Francisco.

Their focus is seafood of course. They're also big on small plates. We were just there for a snack and got the 'Fritto Misto' which was Mahi Mahi battered and fried with 'chips' and fried lemons. The fried lemons may sound weird, but they're delicious. This also came with a fresh made fennel tartar sauce which was pretty tasty. We also got this plate of dukkah flatbread. I'm not sure exactly what was in it, but it was spicy and tasty.

The service was good, albeit a bit green since the restaurant is new. Their beer selection could be better, but I am only comparing it against the high-end places in Berkeley and San Francisco.

A few things that I think could be improved are 1) the music - it was too loud and way too island-y reggae for a place that seems like it's trying to be white-tablecloth fancy -- 2) The space feels too cramped and needs to be more open - I don't know how this compares to the old Zax Tavern, but Maritime East has a lot of places where your table feels shoved in a corner and cut off from the rest of the diners.

This place is also kind of a terrible location, which is sad because I think some placed with great locations (Trattoria la Siciliana to name just one) can suck and still be packed.

Definitely check this place out!

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★★★☆☆

This is the second location of Maritime, with the other location in San Francisco.

Their focus is seafood of course. They're also big on small plates. We were just there for a snack and got the 'Fritto Misto' which was Mahi Mahi battered and fried with 'chips' and fried lemons. The fried lemons may sound weird, but they're delicious. This also came with a fresh made fennel tartar sauce which was pretty tasty. We also got this plate of dukkah flatbread. I'm not sure exactly what was in it, but it was spicy and tasty.

The service was good, albeit a bit green since the restaurant is new. Their beer selection could be better, but I am only comparing it against the high-end places in Berkeley and San Francisco.

A few things that I think could be improved are 1) the music - it was too loud and way too island-y reggae for a place that seems like it's trying to be white-tablecloth fancy -- 2) The space feels too cramped and needs to be more open - I don't know how this compares to the old Zax Tavern, but Maritime East has a lot of places where your table feels shoved in a corner and cut off from the rest of the diners.

This place is also kind of a terrible location, which is sad because I think some placed with great locations (Trattoria la Siciliana to name just one) can suck and still be packed.

Definitely check this place out!

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