Floating Rock...possible move to to Boston/Cambridge
9 of us went to Floating Rock tonight after a day at Revere Beach. We ordered the always outstanding Tiger's Tears, chicken with ginger which was wonderfully heavy on the ginger, a refreshing mango salad, shrimp chow fun which was basic but quite good, spicy quail which had a complex and unique flavor but was chopped a bit too small to deal with the many bones, and a delicious Loc Lac which required a second order after the meal as our "dessert." The coconut shakes were outstanding as was the distinctively stinky durian shake.
Lovers of FR will not be surprised to hear another glowing report of a meal here, but after complimenting (and applauding) the chef, we learned that the family who owns the restaurant is actively looking to relocate it to Boston (in the Park Square area) or to Cambridge. Not sure how I feel about that.....but as long as the food stays this delicious I'd follow FR anywhere.
they want to relocate to a larger space in order to accommodate more people as well as stay open past midnight. they want to get a liquor license and hope to attract the late night crowd. right now they're looking in the cambridge area and would like to make the move sometime next year. preferably before the summer
personally, i like the current location. the neighborhood is part of their charm and i like being able to go shopping at the nearby se asian markets before or after my meal. i wish them the best of luck either way