Quebecois seafood & the best smoked brisket this side of Montreal.First came Le Pescadou, a celebrated Soho seafood spot dedicated to the flavors and recipes of Provence, one of owner Chuck Perley's earliest loves. For his second act (hence pescadeux) Perley stuck with the seafood angle, but swapped in a Canadian lens; each dish here pays homage to his native Quebec. What a homage it is, too: the Times nailed it when they called the bouillabaisseserved in true Quebecois style with fish filets and musselsthe top version available in the city, and it only gets better from there. Each dish, from the Portuguese-inflected roasted calamari (as lovely in its charred, cross-hatched presentation as it is delicious) to the braised octopus, celebrates an under-rated culinary tradition, and hints at an almost otherworldly ocean bounty. Of course, that's not to say the turf here is any less satisfying than the surf. "The mark of a good seafood place is the quality of their meat dishes," Perley says, setting down the stunning Montreal-style brisket. Take one bite and you'll not only see his point, you'll forget the sea entirely.
Quebec Clam Chowder, $9
Roasted Calamari, $13
Seafood Tagliatelle, $25
Montreal Smoked Brisket, $25
Bouillabaisse Quebecoise, $27
TuesdayThursday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Friday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.