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Jun 29, 2006 06:04 PM

Water Grill Tonight

Any food tips? Must haves? Must Have-nots?

Parking tips also appreciated.

Dave and Stuff

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  1. Crab cakes are a must.

    The fries are good as well.

    Monkfish (if available) is always a treat as is the John Dory.

    Tuna is always a safe bet.

    I would avoid the sashimi-type appetizers.

    Parking in the lot next to the restaurant is the most convenient, but probably not the cheapest.


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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Definitely agree on the crab cakes, they are the best.

      If they have diver scallops, get them!

      The Fruits of the Sea platter is fabulous and fun. And very celebratory, if you're celebrating something.

      The parking next door has got to be the most cramped, tight squeeze parking in downtown, but probably loosens up in the evening. Maybe you'll luck out and find a meter. Or drive south a couple of blocks and park in one of the open lots.

    2. We really like the clam chowder; whole clams in a delicious broth.

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      1. re: Babette

        I second the clam chowder recommendation.

      2. Love the water grill. I've never been for dinner, only lunch as my office is down the street. Everything I've had has always been top quality and taste. I'd start with a dozen oysters (always so fresh and tasty).

        1. Fresh oysters on the half shell, if you like them. Water Grill (and their sister restaurant, Ocean Avenue Seafood) consistently get great quality oysters, and interesting varieties beyond the standard (but always lovely) Kumamotos.

          1. Clam Chowder - don't miss the Applewood Smoked Bacon Clam Chowder.

            If you like Raw Oysters, theirs are supreme. I am not a huge fam of raw oysters and I enjoyed them at WG when I tried them.