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Posted by local review on 06/30/2005
Having passed this place several times since I live in the neighborhood..I always wondered if the always packed house meant it was something special or it's just considered special for...well, who knows why. I had my reservations...it seemed like a typical chain seafood place. should have listened to my instincts. I'm not sure why this place is still on the map. The service was poor. Took us 3 attempts to simply get another place setting as we were one short when seated. I ordered red wine which was served chilled...a HUGE no-no in my book. The grilled tuna was halfway decent but the mashed potatoes were luke warm. The chicken dish my wife ordered seemed like a frozen chicken plank, heated and served with french fries.
Posted by Maryland Seafood Lover on 05/28/2005
I was born and raised on Maryland Seafood. It is hard to find a restaurant that offers GREAT seafood. I loved the crab soup and the crabcakes are the best I have had outside of Maryland and my Momma's kitchen. The bartender is generous with the pour and the atmosphere is very comfortable. I recommend this spot and have dined there several times.
Posted by Crab lover on 04/05/2005
Reading the reviews, I thought I should mention the actual maryland style crabs. Last summer, on Sundays, they had a great deal going on the crabs. I must admit, the crabs tasted very fresh and were pretty spicey. However, I have had the crabs "off season" at City Crab, and they tasted less fresh. So, if you like Maryland style blue point crabs, check out this place in the summer.
Posted by RM on 02/06/2005
Looks like a great Seafood place until you eat the unimpressive food. Best comparison is red lobster at double the prices. Skip this one, not worth it and it looks a lot better than it is.
Posted by Tolerant Tester on 01/28/2005
I ate here last night, and while not repulsed by any aspect of my dining experience, I certainly was a little disappointed. I have to agree with the one reviewer who said that everything was just "mediocre". Don't order the Mussels & Clams (too salty), the Rock Shrimp Linguini (Boring and flavorless). Do order the Oysters Rockefeller, the Lobster Bisque and the Crabcakes. Also note that you should probably skip dessert and search out something to satisfy your sweet tooth in the area. The Chocolate Creme Brulee was the worst I've ever tried and the Pear/Cranberry Pear Tart Tartin was just OK. I would return to this place, but only to have fun with a big group of friends.
Posted by det on 01/25/2005
Came with friends and was expecting good food. I got oysters as an appetizer and they were tasty. Ordered the Surf and Surf (lobster tail and King Crab legs). Thought I couldn't go wrong. Lobster was ok seemed a bit tough and lacked much flavor. King Crab legs were not very hot, more bluntly they were nearly cold & also lacking much flavor. The butter served with the seafood seemed to me the type of butter poured over your popcorn at the movie theater. Mashed potatoes were very average. Service was good, but that is too be expected at a place with menu prices at this level. I guess I was just expecting it all to taste A LOT better than it did. Unless someone else is paying, I wouldn't go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/12/2005
I went a few nights ago with my girlfriend and I weren't really impressed. I had the fish which was just so-so. Considering this is a seafood place I expected a lot more. My girlfriend had steak, which she surprisingly really liked. I don't think I'd go back, but I have to admit the server was very nice and the brownie dessert was quite good.