“If I could mark it as 3.5 I would, but the view from a table at the window scrapes it a 4!”
We went here with high expectations based on the previous reviews, and speaking of views were not disappointed when we were shown to a table by the window. We had requested outdoor seating, but the weather (serious thunderstorms) put paid to that. The table by the window was excellent as it not only looked directly over the beach, but actually felt it was over the beach.
The service was a bit sporadic on what was a quiet night.
Often in the US I find that your main arrives immediately after your starter (perhaps as they want to turn the tables quickly) but that for me can ruin an evening, especially on one occasion where in the Cheesecake Factory in Houston, the mains arrived before we had even started the appetiser!
On this occasion I asked for there to be a bit of a gap between courses, firstly so we could enjoy the food at our own pace, and secondly so we could make the most of the view from the table.
This request was carried out to perfection as far as the food was concerned, although I still expected that during the 'gap' I might be asked if I wanted another beer, or my wife asked if she wanted another wine......my beer glass sat empty for a good 15 minutes until I requested another.
The food was generally very good, but not what I could describe as exceptional –
The starter of Scallops wrapped in bacon, looked good and tasted good but two little scallops for $13??, however the Mozzarella Tower seemed substantial, was refreshing and was much enjoyed.
The Surf & Turf Prime Rib (a bit fatty even for Prime Rib) and Lobster tail seemed reasonably good value at $39 but the Lobster Tail at $27 was pretty much rice (undercooked) and veg with a small bit of lobster tail - nice presentation though!
The Spiced Pecan & Cranberry Crusted Grouper was "delicious"
Perhaps not the dining experience I was expecting then, but worth it on this occasion just for the view, although it leaves me with the question - should I return based on the food and the service, or based on the view??????
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