This place gets 3/5 because I love good fish and its hard to find. If it wasn't for that, I'd give it 2/5 for being a humble pub with good atmosphere.
Parking is going to be a problem. We got here right before closing and barely found a spot. The inside appears like a California style pub. They have fish on ice for those who I suppose want to bbq on the beach (which is across the street) or get it to go. It looked like good stuff. The other option is to select a fish and proceed with your spicing: plain (buttered), cajun, or some sort of sauce (I think they called it saute). For a first time visit here, I tried plain, to get an experience of the fish.
Halibut and red snapper. As soon as I had my red snapper, I was reminded of that news report which said that most red snappers (was it 94%?) at sushi places weren't even really red snapper. It wasn't bad but it wasn't what I remember red snapper being. Of course it was hard to say because both fishes were really glazed with the beef flavor from the grill. I suppose over a days worth of grilling a lot of burgers/steaks on the same grill as fish, a good layer of beef flavoring developed on the grill. I can't emphasize, as a fish lover, how strongly the beef flavor was coming through on both fishes.
The service was bad also. The guy who took our order was pretty pissy and the busboys were crude.
All in all, as fish lovers, we liked the place but not the service or the price. For both of us, including drinks, it was over $40 and for this atmosphere/service that was too much. The fish isn't much better at Gladstones but there you don't have parking problem, customer service is better, atmosphere is better, and the menu selection is much better.
I'm sure there's crowds and waits and this place wouldn't be worth a crowd or a wait. Too bad, it has potential, but then again, it doesn't seem to be struggling for business either.
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