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blonde1 Jun 27, 2003 01:16 AM

has anyone been to Roy's in Fells Point?

Lauren

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    Ellen Jun 27, 2003 02:10 PM

    In case you didn't know, Roys is a chain, fairly expensive. There is one in Philadelphia. The Philly Chowhounds disdain it but a fairly picky friend of mine (who lived in Hawaii for 7 years) really liked it. Disclaimer: I haven't been to any of them and don't know how consistent they are, one way or t'other.

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      nosoupforyou Jul 3, 2003 09:49 AM

      expensive but very good! been to Roys in Baltimore 3 times and once to the one on Maui. if you like fish prepared with unique sauces and flavors give it a try...don't miss the chocolate souffle!

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      pleiades Jun 28, 2003 12:31 PM

      Pros- they do know how to cook fish. And they have lots of it. And some of it is exotic. I would say across the board they do a very good job in the kitchen and on the floor

      Cons- Costs an arm and a leg, so it's a better meal on someone's corporate card than on your own. Wine list gets more corporate by the month *yawn*.

      Sum Up- dollar for dollar a better deal than the 10 million chain upscale steakhouses, but still a dubious use of personal cash. Go to Black Olive, if only for the cool high end Greek wines.

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        asun Jun 28, 2003 01:53 PM

        Haven't been to the one in Fells Point, but went to one in New York City. It is a chain, it started out in Hawaii, and the chef has a really good reputation there. The deal is that 1/2 the menu is standard for every restaurant, the other half varies for local tastes. It was quite expensive, and pretty good. Certainly not sublime. Certainly worth a try, but if you want a really really good meal, for this type of food, I would recommend Soigne. P.S. I also like Ixia better, notwithstanding the plagarism discussion below.

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          bilrus Jul 1, 2003 05:13 PM

          I have been to the version at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach CA. It was good, but I think you could find better at local places (at least in DC). As for the cost, everything on that trip was pricey, so I just closed my eyes and gave up my credit card.

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