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The main dining room of Jellyfish in Centerport, (Credit: Johnny Simon)

The main dining room of Jellyfish in Centerport, with views of Mill Pond and Centerport Harbor (Nov. 18, 2012)

Jellyfish

Jellyfish is an aquatic museum. A party venue. A historic 19th century "cottage." And, oh yes, a restaurant whose kitchen is commanded by all-star chef James McDevitt, its sushi bar under Morimoto alum Johnny Shih.

Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)

Jellyfish in Centerport has been more than
(Credit: Handout)

Jellyfish in Centerport has been more than three years in the making. (2012)

The namesake of Jellyfish, one of many sea
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

The namesake of Jellyfish, one of many sea creatures on display, both at the entrance of the restaurant and in a small aquatic "museum" on the lower level (Nov.18, 2012)

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The main dining room of Jellyfish in Centerport,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

The main dining room of Jellyfish in Centerport, with views of Mill Pond and Centerport Harbor (Nov. 18, 2012)

Jellyfish in Centerport stays true to its theme
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Jellyfish in Centerport stays true to its theme with both real and custom-made, blown-glass jellyfish hanging from the ceiling. (Nov. 18, 2012)

The main dining room of Jellyfish in Centerport,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

The main dining room of Jellyfish in Centerport, with views of Mill Pond and Centerport Harbor (Nov. 18, 2012)

A seared sea scallop entree with cauliflower puree,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

A seared sea scallop entree with cauliflower puree, bacon, chestnuts, cipollini onions and an apple jus is served at Jellyfish in Centerport. (Nov. 18, 2012)

A volcano roll with spicy tuna, avocado and
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

A volcano roll with spicy tuna, avocado and fried crab on top at Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)

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An appetizer of Syrah-braised octopus with white bean
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

An appetizer of Syrah-braised octopus with white bean puree, olives and pickeled peppers at Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)

A seared sea scallop entree with cauliflower puree,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

A seared sea scallop entree with cauliflower puree, bacon, chestnuts, cipollini onions and an apple jus at Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)

An appetizer of Syrah-braised octopus with white bean
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

An appetizer of Syrah-braised octopus with white bean puree, olives and pickeled peppers at Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)

An oyster tasting plate, garnished with ponzu, left,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

An oyster tasting plate, garnished with ponzu, left, and a yuzu granita at Jellyfish in Centerport (Nov. 18, 2012)

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