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For all you Neptune lovers.

libertywharf Nov 21, 2011 02:25 PM

I left the place 30 minutes ago and there was no problem getting a table or seat at the counter. The chowder at Yankee lobster is still better.

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  1. opinionatedchef RE: libertywharf Nov 24, 2011 01:46 AM

    yes, the chowder is definitely not a strongpoint at Neptune. It's a holdover from the previous chef and i have urged the current chef to step up and use his abundant talents towards a new improved one! i wish more CHs would complain about it so to urge him on.

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    1. re: opinionatedchef
      Carty RE: opinionatedchef Nov 24, 2011 09:02 AM

      I am too busy never setting foot in the place in favor of ICOB

      1. re: opinionatedchef
        Alcachofa RE: opinionatedchef Nov 30, 2011 09:46 AM

        The reason "more CHs" don't complain is because some (most?) of us disagree.

        Perhaps you and the wharf are not fans of traditional (thinner) chowder?

        1. re: Alcachofa
          LeoLioness RE: Alcachofa Nov 30, 2011 09:51 AM

          Agreed. I really like the chowder at Neptune.

          1. re: Alcachofa
            Infomaniac RE: Alcachofa Nov 30, 2011 01:50 PM

            I like the Neptune chowder too, and don't think you'll find many people complain about it.

            1. re: Infomaniac
              hondodog RE: Infomaniac Dec 1, 2011 05:49 PM

              I'd complain...but no one listens to me.

              I find the chowder uninteresting in the extreme. I just don't "get" it.

          2. re: opinionatedchef
            9lives RE: opinionatedchef Dec 1, 2011 08:00 PM

            I don't understandwhy someone would complain (and wish for other's to complain) about a single dish; out of maybe out of 20+ that they offer. If you don't like Neptune's chowder, just don't order it and order the things you do like.

            Obviously, there are people who do like it...and apparently enough people order and like it that there's little reason to change it.

            That's just common sense.

            For the record, I'm not crazy about it myself and don't order it.. Actually, I don't go to Neptune nearly as much as I used to.

            1. re: 9lives
              opinionatedchef RE: 9lives Dec 1, 2011 09:07 PM

              hmmm, we're just different that way, prob'ly. I have Give Feedback as a modus operandi, the bad and esp. the good. And Never Assume is my concurrent modus operandi.Chefs almost never get authentic constructive feedback. From waitstaff and customers alike, it's minimal;

              "they love it", or "no complaints" or usually just nothing. Heck, this Michael Serpa is a talented chef. I admire him and appreciate his talent. I know he's not proud of his predecessor's chowder ; I don't care for it either, but I bet Michael's chowder would be terrific , and that i would love to eat it. So i'm wishing more people would complain about the existing N.O. chowder so i could get me some great chowder to go with the other great food when i'm there. :-}

              1. re: 9lives
                opinionatedchef RE: 9lives Dec 1, 2011 11:02 PM

                i'm not interested in extrapolations based on assumptions; i'm just voicing my personal preference.

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