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Beating the heat at Tides-Review


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Beating the heat at Tides-Review

raw | | Aug 3, 2006 04:03 PM

After seeing a movie at the Landmark Sunshine, I thought it would be a good time to try Tides, since I am not always in the area. Luckily for us there was a table ready when we walked in around 9:00. I say lucky because the place is very small. With 2 alcoves for seating on the left and a couple of 2 tops on the right this is a very tight space. Started off with the fried clams and oysters. Lightly battered, crunchy with the oysters being especially creamy inside. A light tartar sauce was available on the side, but really all these needed were just a squirt of lemon. For a main I had the seasonal lobster roll, this was made with a mayo, lemon zest and oregano dressing served on a grilled brioche bun. This was one of the best lobster rolls I have had. The lobster meat was very tender and moist and the mayo dressing that coated the meat was smooth and tasty with just a hint of lemon and oregano coming through. A side of freshly made sweet potato chips complimented the roll very nicely. We had a very nice white(burgundy?)which was crisp and light. A minor quibble would be the double glass insulated tumblers that they serve the wine in, a little thick and had a cheap feel to them. Along with the very nice and helpful service, Tides was a cool and calm oasis on a very hot and sticky night.

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