I ate at the Black Trumpet in its old location several times and was always very pleased. The new location is nicer, with great ocean view. But the food's just not very good. The tempura calamari gets served in a super-sized Chinese-takeout container, in stylish black, but the effect of being squished together is that the tempura loses its crispness, and it's made worse because they glop on the sweet sauce. The calamari might be fine if they just served them on a plate and let the diner choose how much sweet sauce he actually wants. Mahi-mahi crusted with pumpkin seeds was ok. But the sweet potato underneath was laced with so much maple syrup I thought I was at IHOP.
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