In the Navy

Seafood and Creative Bloodys in SoHo

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There’s only one military branch that sails the high seas.

That has furnished you with impeccable peacoats.

That has its own shade of blue.

That inspired a Village People song.

Yes, it’s the Navy.

And there’s only one restaurant you’re about to read about named after it.

Believe it or not, it’s Navy, a quaint little stunner of a SoHo seafood spot, now open.

If you live in SoHo, consider this your new neighborhood go-to. If you don’t, consider this your new first-date go-to. Just a small slice of nautical flags and banquettes that look like benches you’d see on a boat. You get it.

It may hold a record for fastest door-to-raw-bar time. Oysters and uni are the first things you’ll see upon entering. Contain any urges to start grabbing bivalves—instead, guide your comely guest past the copper-top bar to a back-corner two-top.

The menu changes daily. Maybe you’ll get crispy gnocchi tonight. Maybe it’ll be pastry-wrapped trout for two (fish pastries: finally). And woe unto the poor fool who neglects the cocktails: Navy’s idea of a Bloody includes port, porter and an oyster on top. They’re also bringing back a Guinness-and-champagne classic called Black Velvet.

Let the great Alannah Myles–Inspired Drink Revolution of ’14 begin...

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