This place is WAY HYPED. I am torn between a 2 star or 3 star. We visited because of the good reviews. We had high expectations for the food. All in all, we walked away feeling dissatisfied. We had crudo sampler $22 four types of dressed up raw fish - arctic char was delicious (wasabi tobiki made the flavor stand out); fluke and tombo tuna were completely forgettable (tuna was tasteless and the sauce/cream not complementary) ; scallop was mediocre at best (albeit quite fresh). The pieces are way too big to be a good "bite size". I think the crudo sampler pieces should be smaller with five or six different types instead of four. The chowder had way too much potatoes. I don't know why restaurants are compelled to add so much potato to their chowder (well, it is cheaper) as the starch from the taters makes the chowder griddy and masks the flavor and texture of the delicate cooked seafood (in particular the scallops and fish). The mussels & Clams in the hot dish really could be more fresh. The flavor of paprika was way too strong and I don't understand what, if anything, the big beans added to the dish. We tried 5 diff oysters and there wasn't anything super special...I don't think I'd pay the $$ to go back.
Posted: 5/29/2008 • Last edited: 4/30/2009 • Link to this review