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“FOOD JUST DIDN'T MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION”
Review of Latz's By the Bay - CLOSED

Latz's By the Bay
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: New Jersey Avenue
Transit: Bus stops one block west at New Jersey Avenue and Shore Road
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Greeted by the owner, Andrew Latz and introduced to his wife....somewhat usual, but still a nice touch. We were seated on the main level in a large bright airy dinning room......the noise level was not bad, but not all tables were occupied. Our server was pleasant, she greeted us and opened our wine (it's a BYO)......she had some trouble knowing which items on the menu they were out of.....she ran back to the kitchen twice to check during taking our order
A plate of four dinner rolls with a cheddar topping was served with dipping oil......the rolls were very small, mushy and tastless. The house salad $8 was a good size with lots of ingredients, but the dressing was oily and was missing something. The seafood chowder $7 had plenty of crab, clams and veggies in a tomatoe base broth with a strong taste of old bay seasoning. The seared tuna $25 was not encrusted and appeared an ugly gray color...it was mushy and laid on a bed of black bean salsa......it didn't seem to go together....the presentation was unappealing. The monk fish ossobucca $24 was a large portion, moist and tasty served over risotto. For dessert....the lemon pie and chocolate pecan pie....both were very good large slices.
Service was very attentive, our table was checked on several times during our meal.....the courses were timed well....we did not wait long between each....the food was mediocre and disappointing......nothing memorable, nothing mouthwatering, not really up to par.

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4  Thank Trekinalong
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We went on a wednesday night. My mother and wife got all you can eat crab - each got them prepared differently, and they loved them. I splurged and got a lemon meringue pie slice for desert, and shared for the table. A really nice hand made style.

On my dish, the cous cous was a great compliment to the scallops and sea bass. Both of those proteins were cooked to perfection. Hope that answers the question about the new chief!

2  Thank bestacy
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Latz's opened last year & people seem to like it. We gave it a try & just don't get it. Maybe they survive because it's a small place and you can get away with overpriced sub par food & service at the shore? The food was mediocre at best. The service was poor. They actually brought my daughter's food out burnt & presented it like there was nothing wrong. When I told the waiter it was burnt & to take it back he seemed surprised but grudgingly took it. We won't go back.

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5  Thank George U
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

We dined at Latz's tonight . We enjoyed our meals and will return . Food was prepared as ordered. The tuna was good. We also had crab cakes. They made a special meal for our vegetarian son.

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1  Thank napplay
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

On short notice we were able to secure a reservation in their rear outdoor seating area. The setting was a quiet backyard that was quite comfortable. Dora our server was extremly attentive to our needs and did a wonderful job. The food was on the good to very good side, came out prompt and rewarded us with great taste. We understand the chef in this restaurant is fairly new (about 5-6 weeks) so hopefully good things come from this establishment. It is BYOB so if you want a nice glass of wine or an after dinner drink you must come prepared. For me this is the only negative, but have no fear there is a great liquor store (been there 75 years) 5 minutes from the restaurant. We will happen upon this restaurant again in the near futute

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1  Thank buildinnj
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