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Apr 12, 2008 12:36 AM

Enoteca in Plymouth MA

I ate here a couple of weeks ago and was not at all happy with my meal. The atmosphere was nice - I commented to my husband that I felt as if we were back in Europe. I had scallops which the server recommended. They were bitter tasting, and when the server asked how our meals were and I made that comment, she looked down her nose at me and stated very haughtily that it was the "blood orange vinaigrette". I didn't really care what it was that was making them bitter, but I thought the flavor was terrible and didn't expect to receive such an attitude from the staff. I will never go back there again. I live locally and try to patronize local businesses, but this one is not worth it.

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  1. Any suggestions for good picks in Plymouth? My parents live nearby, and we can never seem to find anything that isn't a tourist trap.

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    1. re: qianning

      We just discovered a "new" place - (open about a year) - 2 wks ago and have been there 3 times. It's the Blue Eyed Crab across from the East Bay Grille. Seafood is their specialty, but they do have chicken and beef on the menu as well. Their cod is delicious, and they have various salsas for seafood that are wonderful too. It's small, and can be loud at times, but the owner/chef is fantastic. Hope you like it as much as we do.

      1. re: janbsn

        I will second the Blue Eyed Crab. My wife and I ate there a few times and loved it. We also have enjoyed the East Bay Grille but, given the choice of the two, I would go with the Blue Eyed Crab.

        There is also some good Italian to be had at Foppiano's which is further down on 3A in Manomet

    2. The best place for dinner by far in Plymouth is Cafe Strega-- I can't believe I haven't heard their praises yet-- great drinks too. It is fantastic from begining to end. It is right on the Main strip and overlooks the park. Oh and don't miss breakfast at the Water Street Cafe.

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      1. re: gaylebar

        I was less than impressed with Cafe Strega. It started with the restaurant being about 90 degrees on a Summer night. It was very uncomfortable and my Wife and I do not enjoy sweating over our dinners. When asked the waitress replied "Well I guess it is a bit warm in here". There was no offer to put the fans on, turn the A/C up, nothing. The food was just eh. I had the chicken saltimbocca which I found to be way too salty and the proscuitto was all fat. My wife had the sirloin which was overcooked (not medium rare) and tough as leather. Not a good experience and I haven't been back.