Beer & Fish Company ready to set the hook with Dec. 5 opening in Fargo's Roberts Alley
FARGO - Like fishermen, Fargo-Moorhead fans of fish and chips have had to be patient. They won’t need to much longer.
Beer & Fish Company is nearing completion at 230 Roberts Alley, with Thursday, Dec. 5, set as the opening date, General Manager Sebastian Ramos said Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Just before the public opening, there will be a soft opening fish fry for friends, family and other invited guests.
Interior finishing work continues for the alley-entrance casual restaurant, but Bert Meyers, who owns the eatery with his wife, Lisa, and brother, Klaus, said they are slowly nearing completion.
“We had to do most of the work,” Meyers said as he gave an impromptu tour. “It’s so expensive to do restaurants now. It’s just the prices.”
The main focus of the menu is, of course, fish and chips, with the fish covered in a family-recipe beer batter, or broiled, for those that want a healthier take.
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“My mom had fish fries all the time. She had a restaurant on the Iron Range. It’s my mother’s recipe,” Meyers said.
Fish options include halibut, perch, cod and bluegill, as well as shrimp and scallops. There will also be an oyster bar, stocked with East Coast oysters that can be eaten raw or char-broiled, Meyers said. One fryer will be dedicated to gluten free cooking.
Rounding out the menu is a selection of salads, sandwiches (burgers, chicken and fish), steaks, pastas, side dishes and appetizers, including saganaki, a Greek dish briefly lit on fire.
The restaurant has a full bar, including 26 taps for beer and six taps for wine.
The eatery is roomy, with 5,800 square feet of space. It can seat nearly 150 inside and almost 200 when and outdoor deck is finished, Ramos said. There are also four garage doors that can be raised when the weather is mild, and a game room that will have a pool table.
Beer & Fish will be open Tuesday through Sunday and closed Monday for cleaning. It will be open until midnight during the week and until 1 a.m. on the weekends, with the kitchen remaining open until closing time, Meyers said.
“If you want to get late-night food, we’re going to do late-night food,” he said.