- perk Apr 23, 2013 12:09 PM
Going tomorrow. Any "must haves?"
I personally recommend:
oyster sliders, baby beets w/ ricotta, those damn dessert donuts, gin & tonic (cocktail)
from others, I hear you should get:
oysters, lobster roll
I thought the poutine was really good but not a "must have" for me, brussel sprouts good but a bit played out IMHO, steak tartare also good but not mind blowing.
Are the clam cakes the "real" New England kind? I'm a Rhode Island native, long ago transplanted to LA, and while I don't like most seafood (I know - a native Rhode Islander who hates seafood - go figure), I still get the occasional clam cake craving. Stuffed quahogs too - does anyone around here make stuffies?
Sorry to hijack your thread, perk. Just having some serious food nostalgia here.
Just to echo some of the items mentioned below: the claim cakes (more like fritters), the oyster sliders (light tempura batter), the wonderful lobster roll, the way the maple played off the onion rings. The server said the brisket was amazing, too, but I did not have the room for that first visit.
Liked it a lot. My favorite thing may have been the oyster sliders. Though I thought they could have used a little heat.....chipotle mayo maybe? Overall....although I found the food very good and well executed....but lacking one element in almost every dish. A bit of acid. A little spice. That said.....the eggs with maple bacon were great fun to start. The clam cakes were very nice. The lobster roll was good. I'm not a huge lobster fan, but my dining companion liked it a lot. Poutine was very nice....but not stellar. The wine list is limited...but there was a lovely Provencal rose that went well with all the dishes. Service was very good. Noise level a bit high. We also had the roasted mussels. Very nice. I'll definitely go back.