After several recommendations by friends, we were very anxious to give Squids a try! Our party of 4 adults arrived at about 8:40 on a Saturday night to find a 70% full dining room. Encouraging to see so many diners well after the dinner hour! Menu options were all 15 - 20% above what should be expected in a seafood restaurant of this type. No problem so far, we're expecting this to be great! Menu choices were artsy, no real options for getting the seafood you want with the side dishes you want, everything carefully choreographed by a designer chef that was more interested in unique pairings of exotic garnishes and flavor combinations than what a real seafood lover cared about. Excuse the expression, but I feel the menu would really appeal to the yuppie crowd. Don't go to Squids expecting hearty family style style seafood, don't even expect up scale seafood dining . . . instead expect artsy presentation of average quality seafood, served in what tries to pass as 'fine dining'. Honestly, our group felt that there was more emphasis on presentation than on content. How was the service? Our waitress seemed to lose interest in our group, presumably because the couple beside us was basking in the fine wines and lobster . . .
Food: C Service: C- Arsty factor: A- You decide!
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