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Fishtail's Sunday Night 'Lobster Louie Prix Fixe' for $35

kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 01:58 PM

Fishtail by David Burke is offering 'Lobster Louie Prix Fixe' every Sunday night for dinner, for only $35. That includes an appetizer of your choice (which previously used to include five dressed oysters, but not any more. Still, you can choose lobster dumplings in lobster soup, which was very good!), entree (you can choose from Angry Lobster, Grilled Lobster, or BBQ Lobster), and dessert.

The lobster for main dish was not really meaty or big enough, but considering the price, it was real value for money. And delicious too!

Check it out.

http://www.fishtaildb.com/

 
 
 
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    small h Dec 5, 2011 03:35 PM

    Big H and I are going to Fishtail for the Lobster Louie, and I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion as to which is better: Angry or BBQ Lobster? I am torn. Feel free to also weigh in on the relative merits of the strawberry shortcake vs. the salted caramel panna cotta.

    And @kosmose7 - the oysters are on the online menu. But then, so is summer corn, gazpacho and the aforementioned strawberries, so who knows when the website was last updated.

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      small h Dec 20, 2011 09:48 AM

      Reporting back - the Lobster Louie is a very good deal. The food is good, not great, but at $35 for three courses and an amuse bouche, I'm not complaining. There were two breads, cheese & sourdough, served with a very nice olive oil. Both were fine, slight edge to the sourdough as the cheese bread was rather oily. The amuse was a curried lobster bisque, which had a nice lobster flavor but was very salty. I started with five oysters, dressed with chives and flying fish roe (at least that's what I think it was - tiny red eggs). These were excellent. My main course was the Angry Lobster, split, grilled and lying in a pool of very creamy polenta. I liked this quite a bit, although the meat I dug out of the legs and back of the lobster was weirdly tasteless, like paper. Maybe my senses were dulled by the spiciness of the tail and claw meat. For dessert, I had the Pavlova. I ordered this although I didn't remember what Pavlova actually is. It is meringue. I'm not a huge fan of meringue. Oh, well.

      The service was very friendly and warm, but uneven. People threw bread at us throughout the meal, but our water glasses often went unfilled, and it was like pulling teeth to get a second drink. My first was a gin & jalapeno concoction called "Heat of the Night," which was strong in a stealthy way, and sweeter than I thought it should be.

      And a last bit of strangeness: Our server noticed that I'd gotten Big H a card, and asked whether it was his birthday. I said we were celebrating an anniversary. His dessert was served on a "Happy Anniversary" plate, with a candle. Aww! But my plate was candle-less and plain. Are they short on candles and fancy plates? Does "anniversary" mean something different at Fishtail than elsewhere? Mysterious.

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        deepfry7 Dec 20, 2011 07:57 PM

        Fishtail is on savored.com and takes reservations for Sundays. Anybody know if there's a 30% discount on that? I don't see any restrictions when trying to book. I would almost feel guilty with that... almost.

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          small h Dec 21, 2011 04:28 AM

          I overheard the party at the next table discussing this, and one of them decided to order off the regular menu so he could use his Savored discount. Do not take this anecdote as gospel, though.

          And I don't know much about Savored, but don't you pay $10 for the discount? In this case, that $10 would save you $10.50.

          1. re: deepfry7
            boredough Dec 21, 2011 10:24 AM

            Prior to purchasing the Savored discount, I phoned Fishtail to find out if it could be used for Lobster Louie - and I was told that it cannot.

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              deepfry7 Dec 21, 2011 12:06 PM

              Makes sense. Thanks boredough (very clever name).

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                boredough Dec 21, 2011 04:19 PM

                thanks!

      2. Cheeryvisage Oct 17, 2011 03:42 PM

        Wow, this is indeed a great deal. Thanks!

        Do you mind identifying the dishes in the 3 photos you uploaded?

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          kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 06:42 PM

          Of course! :)

          Left: Lobster dumpling soup with orange scented parsnip and cilantro leaves.

          Center: Angry lobster (roasted).

          Right: Nutella semifreddo with cherries, creme fraiche ice cream, cacao nibs, and glazed bananas.

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            Cheeryvisage Oct 17, 2011 07:00 PM

            Thanks! All of them look delicious. I have to chuckle at the Angry Lobster name (why is the lobster angry?). :P

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              kosmose7 Oct 17, 2011 07:12 PM

              Haha.. That name is hilarious really. They said it's roasted lobster with spicy seasonings. Yummy!

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