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Sep 2, 2008 05:28 AM
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Dinner at the Oarhouse in Portsmouth, NH

The waitstaff needs serious training. We shared an appetizer and had to ask the waitress to give us an extra plate. That happens and I can understand, but , When the waitress was bringing our main courses', she placed her tray with our food at a table beside us and instead of serving us our main courses, she went to another table to answer a question and then came back after a few minutes and served us. How do explain that? We ordered the crabcrakes, which were bland and the mesculan salad was gritty. The New York sirloin was overcooked-we asked for it to be cooked medium and it was well done.We also ordered the lobster portofino (seafood in a brandy sherry cream sauce served in a puff pastry. I enjoyed this dish. Decided not to order dessert. Nice decor, very rustic.Restaurant has a waterfront deck. All and all my husband and I were very disappointed and would not recommend this restaurant. Try the Green Monkey in Portsmouth or Lattitudes in New Castle

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