My wife and I just moved our boat to the marina where the Bay Vue restaurant is located and decided to check it out last night for dinner. However, having read the negative reviews that this restaurant has been getting, not only under its present name, but also under the name that it used to go under, "Lighthouse On The Bay," we certainly had reason for concern.
Thus, when we went last night -- to celebrate our wedding anniversary -- the very first thing I did was introduce ourselves to our waitress and immediately let her know that we were VERY concerned about the poor reviews the place was getting, but were willing to test the place out anyway. I made it clear, however, that she AND the chef were on notice; that they should try hard NOT to disappoint us. I also told her that either way the night went, we would be posting a review to tripadvisor. In her favor, she was thankful for our honesty and promised that she would do whatever she could to make our visit a pleasant one.
In short, she did, and it was.
We went with their specials of the night, figuring that if the chef is calling those dishes "special," that they very may turn out to be "special." For an appetizer, we split a baked clam dish that they had, and it was very, very good, was presented very nicely, and was spiced perfectly. Then, my wife had the salmon special which she absolutely loved, evidence by the quickness in which she devoured it. I had the linguini with clams and there were plenty of clams onboard to keep me happy.
When we couldn't decide between two wines that we wanted, the waitress brought us samples of both, which was very helpful and allowed us to make a pick that worked well for our dinner.
All in all, I'd have to give this trip to this restaurant "two thumbs up," and pay it the best compliment that anyone could give to a restaurant, and that being: We WILL go again!
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