I could stop with the title and that should entice anyone to try this excellent restaurant. This was my third time at the Baleen and it just keeps getting better. My companion and I both chose the set meal ($39). We started with clam chowder that was superb. Great separation of taste - must have been made with ham hocks in the pot. It was perfect and the portion was more than adequate. The entree was grouper, again a thick, generous portion on a bed of vegetables. It was hot and had a great crisp outer texture and deliciously tender, perfectly moist fillet.
The grouper was unique, I have a hard time describing the flavors but it was really flavorful without being salty or otherwise over spiced. We ended with pumpkin cheesecake and that matched the quality of the entree and soup.
Great service, being very attentive but not interruptive.
For me, this wonderful, romantic atmosphere, great food, attentive service and best of all a beautiful and charming date made this one of my best meals in a few years.