Strains of upbeat jazz can be heard as we step through the doors of Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, I feel transported to a different time. The multi-level restaurant space in the old Union Trust Bank Building is outfitted with a striking, solid, classic interior featuring wood, marble, and leather. The maître d’ in his green bowtie greets us. The restaurant is smart casual but I wish I were wearing a 1930s flapper dress.
As we are escorted to our table dozens of waiters decked out in black jackets and bowties stand ready to cater to our every need. The staff is topnotch and for good reason, they interviewed 2000 candidates to get to the 180 staff they have now, just for dinner service. Party service starts the end of the month and lunch will be available come March.