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Posted by Anoymous on 02/04/2013
We went for the brunch and chose the lobster rolls. I asked to taste the bloody mary mix before ordering one and it was too spicy for me so I got a Chardonnay which was very nice. My friend got some oysters and thought they were great. The lobster rolls were devoid of mayo and celery with melted butter on the side and a nice toasted brioche bun which was like a hot dog bun but tastier. The homemade skinny and crisp fries were excellent. Portions were not small and we will go back.
Posted by Lynne on 07/30/2012
We were very disappointed by what we paid versus what we got. $9 for a small glass of wine (that wine retails for about $12-$13 per bottle) and $13+ for 6 small fried oysters (very good but a ridiculously small portion), etc. I could go on but you've gotten the point. The food is good and flavorful ( a little too much salt though), but we were irritated by the bill given the portions. This is not a french restaurant. It's very basic simple seafood.
Posted by Ken on 07/04/2012
Like many in the neighborhood, I greeted the opening of this little place with high hopes. As they continue to operate, the same tired menu is presented night after night. It's the reason I stopped going. Not that the food is the best or the poorestI've had, it's that a little culinary showmanship would be nice. It's as though they either cannot or will not venture into creative territory. If the fare was wondrous, maybe I would return for a favorite. But, nothing elevates to that level. The heavy use of bacon in some dishes is also a turn off. If I want a little chowder or Brussels sprouts with my bacon that's one thing, but to be served a chowder and a veggie side that is suffused with it is quite another thing. Go if you must, but don't expect to be wowed. They're too busy doing the same thing night after night. Management can also be bizarre and cranky. Not cool
Posted by girleatsfood on 06/24/2012
I have been to the Seahorse Tavern twice now. I can't say that I will return again. I spent a hundred dollars on a meal and I left disappointed and still hungry. I was appalled by the small amount of food we received for the price, and I am not a big portions kinda gal. I had the grilled tilefish special that came served in a pool of butter. I chose the grilled option since I was going for healthy, but my small portion of fish and veggies were completely drenched in butter. I had found this to be the case upon my first visit, when I had tried the codfish soaked in butter. My husband's lobster roll was also seriously lacking substance. The only part of the meal we really enjoyed were the oysters, but there are better places to go for oysters. The service on both visits was also sporadic and I heard other diners complaining about the long waits for entrees or the check. We sat with empty plates in front of us for a good 15 minutes. In the end, we left wishing we had gone to elsewhere for a more satisfactory and less expensive meal.
Posted by Yorkville Tower resident on 03/05/2012
Based on the raves here, me and my wife checked this place out the other night. I was shocked by my lobster roll entree. I paid $26 for 4 tablespoons of lobster in a hotdog roll, accompanied by oversalted french fries. My wife had cod which was not unappetizing, but also oversalted. The salad and dessert menu were very limited as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/03/2011
Came here for dinner to try it out. The service and attention to detail was outstanding. The wine selection was good and reasonably priced. The menu has variety but isn't too huge- which makes sense as the owner told us the try feature just the best, in-season fish. The calamari appetizer with chimmichurri sauce was outstanding! I would go back again just for a quick calamari snack! The fish (salmon, cod) was artfully prepared and so fresh and flavorful. Will be going back whenever we have a seafood craving! This is one of the few places in the neighborhood that focuses on seafood and offers a trendy, relaxing environment in which to dine. I look forward to trying their weekend brunch as well!
Posted by anonymous on 09/29/2011
The food was okay. Too much salt, a little overcooked. Portions were small for the price. They need to work on their menu: add a salad and some better beer choices. They need some plain, basic dishes, like fried calamari. Good service, however.