Fresh Fish my foot! Stay Away!!
Walk in and you smell stale beer and cigarettes, like a frat house from the days of yore. We walked further into the barroom, to discover there was not too many people in there, It just smelled.
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After a drink at the bar, we went to our table. At $13, I expected a very good Shrimp Cocktail. What we got were 4 medium sized old, tired shrimp on a small plate. That's it, with bad cocktail sauce. We sent them straight back after one bite each. We had a crab cake that was much better . While we checked out the menu, some bread was brought to the table. It was a cold hunk of sourdough bread, with a hunk of ice cold butter in a little dish. Lame.
The entrees were 50/50. My wife had mountain trout and loved it. It was nicely broiled, and flavorful.
I had asked the same treatment for the flounder I was eyeing. . It was on the "Fresh List". This is where the major dissapointment of the evening came in.
Do not think you can go in and see a nice fish on the "fresh list "and ask them to just prepare it plain, or broiled in my case. All of the "fresh" items are prepared in ways on a set menu. Upon visiting, you will find the "daily menu" bears a striking resemblance to the generic "sample menu" on their website. My only choice for flounder was "parmesan encrusted". I asked if I could have broiled flounder, with a little butter. I did not think that was much to ask of a seafood restaurant. . In response, I was assured that the chef had, encrusted all of the available flounder that very morning, could not remove or rinse off the parmesan prior to cooking, and 3, that the parmesan flounder was a seafood dish for the ages.
What arrived was a piece of fish, less than a half inch thick, with cheese bits stuck on both sides. It was completely dry and flavorless, with the consistency of chewing gum.
I ate the potatoes and more cold bread. We decided to have some coffee. It was bad.
The manager comped us a piece of doughy pie. We left, never to return.