We went to Annabel Lee on a Sunday evening. We had made a reservation for the three of us and were shown to a high bar-style table with stools. As a note, sitting on these types of stools for several hours is unpleasant. We ordered two appetizers to share both off the specials menu and three entrees -- crab cakes and two orders of a fish special. And then we waited, and we waited some more and even more. The appetizers took 45 minutes before they appeared. We waited 45 minutes for 2 loaded potato skins and 4 small clams casino. We paid over $20 for those two appetizers. The clams casino were way too salty and the loaded potato skins had little flavor. We were not impressed.
Our entrees came and the crab cakes were good but the fish specials again were pricey and the portions were extremely small. There was a small piece of fish over crab imperial, approximately 1/3 of a plate of risotto which was quite bland, 4 tiny spears of asparagus which had some strange spice on them and then some completely undressed greens which covered the 1/2 of the plate which hadn't been used. They were there just to hide the fact that there was little on the plate.
We definitely don't know what the raves are all about.