‘Whatever we do, we do it right’: The Bowery on 30-A provides a unique dining experience

The Bowery on 30-A

The view from inside The Bowery on 30-A.

Special to The Sun
Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM.

From the outside, it looks like any other restaurant on 30-A, but once you walk through the front door of The Bowery on 30-A, you step out of the beach scene and into an era of days gone by.

“We wanted that old New York feel,” said Joel Williams, owner of The Bowery on 30-A. “My son fell in love with Bowery Street in New York and wanted to bring some of that charm back home.”

That charm translated into rich wood tables and leather chairs, beautiful artwork adorning the walls and Vanderbilt chandeliers lighting the way.

Williams’ son, Cagen, was the visionary behind the restaurant’s design and he had to trust his son’s instincts since he’d never seen New York himself.

“I was scared a little bit,” Williams said. “Especially since we are going against the grain, but we wanted to offer a different atmosphere, something unique with a ‘wow’ factor.”

And guests will be wowed by more than the décor, as the restaurant features a five-star menu. Williams enthusiastically described his favorites — the shrimp cocktail, fish n’ chips made with fresh grouper, and a filet mignon that’s “grilled to perfection.” The secret to a five-star restaurant, he says, is filling the kitchen with the industries finest.

“Between our four executive chefs in the kitchen, there’s 120 years of experience,” Williams said. “Our bartender is a mixologist. He doesn’t just pour drinks, he creates cocktails. Each and every person working here was carefully handpicked.”

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