Finally made it here last night. (Saturday) No reservations but called at 8pm inquired about getting a table in 20 mins told it shouldn’t be a problem. Shower up waited 5 mins and were seated, the place was full, word is out and the place seems to be thriving. Well laid out and updated nicely since its days as Rosina’s, the dining rooms and seating are comfortable.
We were greeted right away, given water and our drink order was taken, soft drinks it is BYOB. After this service became a bit of an issue. Perhaps they were understaffed or just tired after a busy night but the service was a bit “lacking” most of the night. Not terrible mind you, just not good.
Cold seafood tower for 2, garlic shrimp, clams casino. Seafood tower was good except the jumbo lump crabmeat was obviously previously frozen and not thawed or stored well. Oyster, ceviche and shrimp were all good for $13pp. Small details like it wasn’t served with a cocktail fork, it’s for 2 yet only one small cocktail sauce and no hot sauce provided. Asked the server for cocktail forks, received 1. Just an example of the service issues.
Garlic shrimp were very good, a nice bit of kick to the sauce, I enjoyed them.
Clams casino I wasn’t a big fan of. I’m use to casino having peppers onions and bacon as part of the stuffing. This was strictly breadcrumbs with a piece of bacon on top. Not bad, just not what I was expecting.
All entrees served with house salad, perfectly adequate garden salad.
Oh one of the biggest letdown of the experience was the bread. I’m hoping they just ran out, but the bread was nothing but lousy Italian-ish sub roll sliced. Nothing good about it at all, normally these type places have excellent bread.
Lamb Chops, Scallops and Shrimp broiled in garlic sauce, Paella Valencia (my entree), Tilapia oregano.
Highs go to the Lamb Chops, double cut and served with mint jelly, and the scallops and shrimp. The tilapia similar to the clams weren’t really seasoned just topped with breadcrumbs and my paella was too soupy for my liking. I’m not use to having it served in a broth, not sure if the kitchen was tired, the rice and seafood was all fully cooked, tasted good, just didn’t like the soupiness of it.
Cream brûlée and lava cake. Cream brûlée was very good the lava cake had no lava in it, just poured on top and covered in it.
There is a lot of value here as exampled with the seafood tower for 2 @ $26. Most entree are in the mid $20’s range and include a salad. Although I wasn’t overly impressed it wasn’t a bad experience and I would certainly go back and try some other items on the vast menu. It’s close to home and could be a decent spot, I’ll be back and would certainly encourage others to give it a try.