After my initial high excitement at finding one of personal all-time favorite dishes on the BlackSalt (BS) menu - Bouillabaisse! - it quickly came down to an ultimately frustrating and disappointing dining experience! I waited a good 40 minutes for half of a "small' bowl of what can best be described as tasteless, "aspires to be edible", swill. Let me break down this BS restaurant's epic fail by first recognizing that at $31, my worst case expectation would be a large hearty bowl of mostly whitefish of some sort, with ample soup/broth, hot and satisfying! I have had some not-so-great bouillabaisse experiences in the past (I order the dish anytime I see it on a menu!) but none have sunk this low, even at half the price! When this dish finally came out, it was so incredulous that I immediately separated the non-edible components to take inventory! The ingredients in this BS menu debacle (in descending order of predominance by weight of course!) were POTATO, potato, mussel SHELLS, two small pieces of a random BS whitefish, soup/broth (~4oz), "a" medium Scallop, "a" small Prawn w/head, "an" Oyster sans shell (I suspect the absence of oyster's shell was meant to cloak count), and five small mussels! This was the third visit to find a terrible BS portion to cost ratio. Bottom line, after one BS drink, this BS entrée, and a tip (not the servers fault!) - my BS fleecing came to a cool $60, but to my good fortune [and yours too, if you should foolishly dine at this BS property!] there was excellent Chinese take-out across the street!
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