Any recent takes on Aquagrill?
It's been some time since I've been and I was considering a return visit. I'm sure the raw bar is still fantastic, but how's the kitchen doing?
I was at Aquagrill a few weeks ago and it was very good. I have eaten at Aquagrill numerous times over the years and remain surprised how consistent they are, not an easy accomplishment when you are serving fresh seafood. I personally find that their simpler dishes, like their cod or scallops, work better for me than some of their more complex dishes, a testament to the quality of the fish and oysters.
we went there in the late-afternoon/early-evening (like 4:45 or so) for oysters a few weeks ago on a Saturday...yes, the oysters were excellent, as was the tuna carpaccio appetizer...the service was on the annoying side though: the host had no idea how to do his job:
Me: Can we eat at those (bar area) tables?
Host: Sorry i don't *think* we're serving there now. I'm not sure.
Me: Can we eat at the bar?
Host: I'm not sure. There's a bar menu but i'm not sure what we're serving now.
Me: Well, how about you check and find out?
The bartender was also a little snide...just not a very friendly, welcoming vibe overall...
The meal was tasty but i was surprised by all the attitude and cluelessness...i get better service and oyster selection at the GCOB every time...