Great Bay review - Inner New Englander continuing to laugh
- Bob Dobalina Aug 2, 2006 04:53 PM
Went to Great Bay last night for a quick dinner before the game -
The food WAS tasty - Had the ceviche, which was citrus based, with bits of orange, tangerine and grapefruit pulp along with the spicy kick. The piquancy was strong like the one I had at Rincon Limeno, but much more flavorful and sweet. The fish was shaved octopus - yummy. Dayboat scallops with little mushrooms, some sort of sauce and tomatoes - not a great description - there were four large scallops on the plate, perfectly cooked - maybe just a tad overdone - but really good again.
But I have to say that for $13 an app and $32 for four scallops, I would not go again on my own tab. It's just kind of silly. I giggled a little as they tonged a roll onto each bread plate - This is not a white table cloth place, so it seemed a little silly too. It's a good place to impress visitors, though, so it was a wise choice for this evening.
I just can't justify paying that much for food, unless you're talking about something truly revolutionary like an El Bulli-type gastronomic experience. A few well-executed scallops - nah...