The decision to have dinner at the G&M turned out to be the wrong one. Finding a parking space was like the bumper cars at the carnival, as cars careened around the lot and waited for a few spots. Taking note of the crowd and those waiting outdoors, I remained positive, thinking surely there would be a fantastic culinary experience once we were paged to our table.
When our party of five was finally paged, we were placed at a cramped table in the bar area, which we could not approach because serving trays for the next table were blocking our way. One of us had to sit on a corner; the table being a four-top. Standees in the crowded bar made us feel hemmed in. I remained positive, "knowing" that the crowding meant EXCELLENT food to come.
We placed our orders. Four of us ordered crabcakes, and one ordered an entree salad.
The crabcake arrived after we completed a mediocre non-fresh garden salad. Upon taking my first bite of the crabcake, my positive anticipation ended. The crabcake was, indeed, all lump. It was indeed, larger than most found elsewhere (this we had heard.) However, I must say it was one of the most bland, overbroiled (dry) and disappointing crabcakes I have ever had. It had a very firm texture, with no creaminess, and no seasoning or spice. The filler that was in it was,I believe breadcrumbs,which seemed to have a musty aftertaste, and to boot, it was cold, probably having sat for a while after preparation. This was just a waste of good lump crab meat.
Sorry to rain on the "parade", but with all the other Maryland crabcake possibilities, I won't be returning to the G&M.
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