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Review of Streetside Seafood

Streetside Seafood
Ranked #1 of 104 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Classic seafood prepared to perfection in a cozy friendly environment. The staff is attentive and professional. The drinks are good and a good selection of beer and wine.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

consistant food, always too long of a wait for this small restaurant in birmingham. the food is good, but I hate waiting an hour for a table!

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Detroit and its environs is not exactly foodie heaven. If you want cutting edge, adventurous cuisine, you'll be hard-pressed to find much of it here. But Streetside Seafood is, at the very least, always reliable and tasty. The menu, although not adventurous, is a good cross-section of fish and seafood with a bit of "landlubber" fare thrown in. The Oysters Rockefeller are excellent, as are the seafood enchiladas and the Florida stone crabs - when they have them. The hot bread is fantastic: be careful or you'll be full by the time your dinner arrives!

Service is always super-friendly and efficient; the wine list is not huge but has a number of good selections at fair prices. Menu prices are not rock-bottom, but they are quite reasonable for this kind of food in this setting. The only caveat is that the place does not take reservations and it can be VERY busy at peak times - be prepared to wait.

Apart from that, it's a great option in this part of the world.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were in downtown Birmingham going to a show and decided to have dinner beforehand. Thought we would go to Max and Erma's for a quick bite but found out they were out of business. Decided to try Streetside Seafood which was a couple blocks away hoping they would be open on Sunday and that there would not be a long wait. To our surprise they were open and they was NO wait (5:00 pm). We were seated promptly in what can only be described as a very small restaurant with tables very close together. If you are looking for a place to have an intimate dinner with private conversation, this is not the place. There are a few tables in the front by the window but in the winter there is a cold breeze that sweeps in every time someone comes in the front door. Unless you want to be seen, I would not recommend sitting in the front of the restaurant. The menu as the name suggests, specializes in seafood however the do have limited chicken and beef options. Soups, appetizers and salads all tend toward the seafood theme. They also have specials which are listed on the blackboard hanging on the back wall. Make sure to look at them or ask your server if you elect to sit in the front. Our server, Janet, was very knowledgable about the menu and specials and was very attentive and friendly. We started with the calamari appetizer which was deep fried and served with feta cheese, kalamata olives and pepperoncini. It had a dipping sauce which looked like a butter based sauce with herbs. We would have preferred a tomato based sauce or perhaps a remoulade type sauce. However, the calamari themselves were very very good and one of the best we have had. The calamari was cooked perfectly and was not rubbery or chewy. I had one of the specials which was a Baked Cod served with lobster mashed potatoes and broccolini with a white sherry sauce. The lobster mashed potatoes were ok but didn't really have much of a lobster taste to them. The cod was well prepared and the sauce was a nice compliment. My wife had the Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast served with mashed potatoes, asparagus and an artichoke caper butter sauce. The chicken was lightly breaded and fried and was moist and tender. The asparagus was tender but not overcooked. We had food left over which we took with us. They have a limited dessert menu but we had no room for dessert. The price range for dinners is in the $20.00-$30.00 range which is typical for this type of restaurant in this area. We enjoyed our meal and would like to come back and try some of the other dishes on the menu.

1  Thank Ron26067
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have never been disappointed at Streetside!! Food is fabulous and the staff is one of the best we've had the pleasure of having wait on us! So pleasant and such a treat to dine there! Wish it was around the corner from us...we'd be there weekly:-) !!

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