ANNAPOLIS Md. Washington, D.C.-based fine-dining chef Bob Kinkead opened June 27 a casual New England-style neighborhood seafood restaurant here.
The chef-owner of Kinkead’s in Washington, D.C., and Sibling Rivalry in Boston debuted Hell Point Seafood on Dock Street, named for the once-rough neighborhood where it’s located, overlooking Annapolis’ harbor. It offers dishes ranging from $7 to $24 at lunch and $14 to $24 at dinner.
The menu will evolve with the seasons, but current appetizers include grilled oysters and pancetta with balsamic mignonette, and Blue Hill Bay mussels with Thai yellow curry, coconut milk, lemon grass, ginger, potatoes and cauliflower. Lunch items include New England specialties such as clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, or giant clams, and a Maine lobster roll, as well as local specialties, including the requisite crab cake sandwich.
Fish and chips with malt vinegar and tartar sauce, pistachio-crusted salmon medallions, and fried Ipswich clams are featured on the dinner menu.
The restaurant has two large dining rooms with views of the dock and seats a total of 272 people. Downstairs, the bar area seats 36. A private room seats 16.
Kinkead is opening the restaurant in partnership with chefs Jeffrey Gaetjen and James Huff. Gaetjen, Bob Kinkead’s corporate chef, is executive chef of Kinkead’s in Washington, D.C., and before that he ran the kitchen at Colvin Run Tavern, a restaurant of Kinkead’s in Vienna, Va., that closed in 2007.
Huff, also a former Colvin Run Tavern executive chef, has worked with Kinkead for the better part of a decade. He also was executive sous chef at Willow Restaurant in Arlington, Va., under chef Tracy O’Grady, another Kinkead alumna.