I had high expectations based upon the reviews. I went in for a late lunch early dinner. There was one other table of diners and me. I was seated promptly and brought a menu. The place is interesting but really, why they can't walk down the street to the fabric store and buy some blue, turquoise and sea green fabric scraps and cover those ugly brown chairs. Why can't someone go to Tuesday Morning and buy some decent silverware. Good grief, I ate with better silverware during my second year of college. And finally, I don't mind the paper napkins, but having then held together with the paper with the glue, is totally unacceptable for a restaurant that costs this much. Again, walk down the street to the novelty shop and buy some blue or green stretchy string and tie the silverware and napkin with that.
The waitress was pleasant. I ordered a Bloody Mary and the lobster bisque while I looked over the menu. The lobster bisque was good; I would order it again. The Bloody Mary was not the caliber of Bella Norte (the old Jimmy and Ninos) down the street (which in my opinion makes the best Bloody Mary's in the city), but certainly was drinkable. I decided to try the salmon with the crab since it has gotten rave reviews. I also ordered a glass of wine. The salmon was okay, but not outstanding. We buy copper river salmon when it is in season and vacuum seal it. I normally don't order salmon because farm raised just is tasteless. I had hoped this with have some taste. It really didn't. But it was cooked properly.
My wine was good. The wine glasses were the new barrel style which I liked. The water glass looked like it was an old jelly glass which I thought was sad.
Would I return? Well if I was in the neighborhood, and wanted lobster bisque, I would come here. If I wanted good seafood, I would go to his grandfather's.
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