Cocktails and Nibbles at the Sea House


Though it doesn’t do an actual happy hour (we’re holding out hope, Sea House), this new spot next to the Madison Art Cinema is the perfect place for cocktails with a friend from 4 p.m. on.  And the menu boasts plenty of small bites to go along with that carefully crafted drink. My friends Ashley and Judy and I loved the Korean Barbecued Chicken Skewers ($12), the Thai Basil Calamari ($14) and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower ($9). As for the cocktails, Ashley had her usual slightly Dirty Vodka Martini, which she reported was perfectly prepared and a generous pour. Judy opted for the Rosemary Fig, a combination of black fig vodka with fresh rosemary, orange, bitters and club soda ($12) that was equally delicious. My Cranberry Crush with Brockman’s gin, cranberry juice, Fever Tree ginger beer, muddled cranberries and simple syrup ($12) brightened up my winter afternoon. I can’t wait to see the Sea House spring cocktail menu. Don’t forget about the impressive array of craft beers and reasonably priced wines by the glass.

by Alix Boyle

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