5 Reasons to Re-visit Splash

— By Design Furniture & Interior Design presents dsmDining —

Above: White drapery diffuses a soft blue light in the updated dining area of Splash Seafood downtown.

By Wini Moranville

A recent visit to Splash Seafood Bar & Grill made me want to return very soon. Here’s why:

• Refreshed decor: While some diners (including me) originally admired the bold and surreal circa-late-’90s ambiance, there’s no denying that the decor had become dated. Now, the brazen dining room mural has been replaced by a subdued sheen of white curtains, backlit by soft blue lamps. And what a difference that has made! The effect is graceful and refined, while leaving the dreaminess of the giant aquariums intact.

• Oysters: There truly is no better place in town to enjoy raw oysters. Whether from the East Coast or West, the ice-cold bivalves consistently bring the vivid sweet-salty-funky appeal I crave. 

• Jet-fresh seafood: I’m never disappointed by the freshness and sparkle of the fish here. Conveniently, two of my favorite entrees on the menu also happen to be two of the least expensive: The miso-marinated salmon with edamame salad ($28) and the swordfish meuniere ($29) make dining here on a weeknight seem like less of a splurge, especially when you consider my next point …

• No corkage fee: There’s never a corkage fee here, and that’s a generous touch for such a high-end place.

• Birthday deal: Sign up for Splash’s newsletters, and you’ll get a free entree (up to $25 off) during the week of your birthday. Sign up here.

Splash Seafood Bar & Grill is at 303 Locust St., 515-244-5686; splash-seafood.com.

Wini Moranville writes about food, wine and dining for dsm magazine and dsmWeekly. Follow her on Facebook at All Things Food–DSM.

You May Also Like

The Dinner Party 2.0

Hospitality never goes out of style, but social media has changed the game.

Brewing Up a Distinction

Top-notch coffee is only the beginning.

Tourney Volunteers Needed

Above: Focus beyond the snow, looking ahead instead—to sunny fairways and funds raised to ...

Let dsmWeekly deliver news directly to your inbox.