First dinner at Back Lane and it met my expectations after reading some mixed reviews. Our experience on a Friday evening was very good.
What was good:
Service and greeting - friendly, casual and informative.
Table was ready for our reservation
We made sure we took a reservation after 8 pm so we would not feel rushed. Timing was all good. Spent 90 minutes, no dessert ordered because we were both full
Bread was very tasty - 2 varieties served
Wine selection by the glass available
Tuna tartar and the grilled shrimp on hummus both very tasty - good appetizer size portions
Short rib dish very good - tender and tasty
Signature fisherman bowl....really tasty broth with a nice hint of fennel and plentiful (large scallops, fish, clams, mussels and shrimp)...$32
All nicely presented
What you should know
Casual atmosphere, country/homey feel, wooden chairs, no table cloths vs a contemporary decor
Small restaurant space. Our table was closer to the window so probably one of the better locations than maybe some of the others, that might feel a bit more squeezed or closer to traffic
Atmosphere vs price point - on the higher side - if you want to try some one of their mains - $30 range
If you go with those expectations in mind, I don't think you will be disappointed.
We will be back.....!
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