Stephen Starr's Route 6
Anyone been there yet? I was checking out the menu and considering it for a friend's bday next month. Want to make sure there's some substance behind the style since Starr's places used to be more about the setting than the food.
I've been and really enjoyed it. I think the consensus on reviews I read beforehand was that people liked the raw menu and starters (like the fried seafood) more than the entrees. We were trying to stay non-fried, so we went with a few apps, sides, and entrees. We started with an assortment of oysters, the lump crab cocktail (big hunks of crab and cocktail sauce, really fresh and tasty) and the bluefish spread. We shared a couple of sides, brussel sprouts and something else I can't recall (and nothing on the current menu is sparking my memory). For the entrees, my dad had the scallop dish, my husband had a fish special, maybe a John Dory (excellently prepared, very tasty) and I had a lobster, wood-grilled. I thought the wood-grilled lobster was really good, the grilled flavor added a lot for me.
Overall, while expensive, I thought it was a good value for well prepared, fresh seafood. The only exception being that my lobster and my dad's scallops were the same price... trying both, to me, I would say the lobster is a better value.
Service was good, lots of checking up on us. And, when my dad's scallops came without the calamari, it was promptly replaced.
I am actually dining there tomorrow. Pretty good prices on lobster right now including a3 course lobster meal for 34 dollars.
What other places are you considering? Are you looking for a place that specializes in seafood? One other place to consider is the newly located Fish.