Close Harbor Seafood - Plantsville
As members of the restaurant/seafood market’s VIP email club, we periodically receive notification of retail sales and offers to purchase discounted dining certificates. The certificate we used most recently was for a shared appetizer and 2 entrees from the House Specialty Dishes for $35.
The restaurant charges a modest $5 corkage fee so we brought with us a bottle of Red Diamond merlot that pairs well with seafood (or anything else). Our choice of appetizer was crab cakes with a spicy remoulade sauce. Billed as prepared with lump crab meat, it had entirely too much breading and the crab looked like claw meat though it may have been small pieces of lump crab. In either case, the crab cakes were mediocre.
We fared much better in the entrée department with both choosing the sweet potato crusted Chilean sea bass with wild mushrooms, wilted greens and candied butternut squash in a brown butter brandi (sic) sauce. We received a bountiful portion of perfectly cooked sea bass that must have tipped the scale at close to a ½ pound. It proved to be one of the best seafood dishes I have had in recent memory. Service was very good throughout our meal.
Bear in mind that you this restaurant doubles as a seafood market.