We eat regularly in downtown Frederick - at least a couple of times a week. Shab Row Bistro is a bit out of the way on East Street, so we don't go there as often as we'd like, but it keeps getting better. Tonight was one of the best meals we've had anywhere in months!
Our waiter, Ben, was very helpful, professional and pleasant. A solid selection of wines, bottle and glass, and a great beer selection. Bread was very good, served with a basil/olive oil - funny looking green, but very flavorful. They also brought out an amuse bouche which was a chilled mussel on a horseradish potato salad - just a bite, but fabulous.
We started with mussels with a spicy tomato sauce. The mussels were a bit small, but the sauce was delicious.
My wife had a perfectly prepared sea bass, while I had scallops with fried polenta cakes. Both dishes were served hot, and cooked perfectly. Good size portions - not too big, but plenty of food. Everything was seasoned well - just an exceptional meal. Not inexpensive, but priced about right for the quality of food. Among the best restaurants in Frederick.
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