Came here for dinner and even though we had reservations at 5:30 and showed up at 6pm, we didn’t need it. They had lots of empty tables. The one we went to was under Borough Bridge. We ordered the fried calamari for appetizer and for our main dishes, we ordered steamed Sea Bream and steamed Line caught wild sea bass (bass is from Spain). The fried calamari was lightly fried and I thought the sauce was okay but the calamari was rubbery and that should not be the case for a seafood restaurant. I originally was going to order the Sea bass from Canada, but changed my mind. We ordered the fish steamed because I thought it was the best way to test out the product and let the product speak for itself. I do not think beer battering the fish and frying it does the fish any justice. I had sea bass with the herb and butter sauce and my wife had the Sea Bream with the salsa verde sauce. In terms of how the fish were cooked, they were cooked perfectly. The meat flaked right off. Despite that, everything else was a subpar. I had 5 fish bones in my fish. That’s unacceptable for a place that specializes in fish. I did try my fish with a little of the butter sauce, but I thought it made the fish too buttery and overpowered the product. The salsa verde sauce did match the Sea Bream but it didn’t elevate the dish to a new level. The presentation sucked. I could have gotten the same presentation and quality of food for a lot less money at Redondo Beach in the States. Because this place was more on the pricy side, I thought the meal and presentation would have been more elegant and flavorful. The vegetables on the side were not seasoned and just steamed, just soggy vegetables. The service was excellent at the beginning, but deteriorated towards the end of the meal. My glass of water was never re-filled and our waiter never even paid attention to it. I didn’t bother asking him to re-fill it to see if he would ever notice throughout the meal, he never did. That’s just terrible. As other reviewers have mentioned, the 12.5% discretion fee is not a discretion fee, it’s a mandatory fee. I came here with a party of 2 and they still charged me that fee. Hence for future reference, this fee is mandatory. I don’t mind paying the fee because they do list it at the bottom right corner of their menu, but my waiter did absolutely nothing!! I would never come back to this place and I do not recommend this place for anyone. STAY AWAY!!
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