With the improving weather, my 9-year-old daughter has dug out her rollerblades, and instead of ordering dinner in tonight, we rollerbladed over to B&G. We arrived a little after 7, and although the place was fairly full, we were able to be seated at the counter right away.
I generally am not a fan of restaurant week, and generally avoid restaurant week menus, but B&G's looked appealing. There were three set restaurant week menus: an oyster menu, compising baked stuffed oyster, an oyster po'boy and dessert; a lobster menu, comprising lobster arancin, lobster boulliabasse and dessert; and a "classic" menu, comprsing a salad, a salmon preparation and dessert. (If you click on "news and events" on the B&G website -- http://www.bandgoysters.com -- you can see the full restaurant week menu.)
I decided to give the oyster menu a try. My daughter ordered a lobster roll (which, at $25, is cheaper (not cheap, just cheaper) than I recall it being in the recent past).
The baked stuffed oysters were tasty. Three large oysters baked with buttered breadcrumbs and chorizo. The oyster po'boy wasn't a po'boy so much as a oyster roll. A buttered-and-toasted pepperidge farms roll stuffed with fried oysters and too much tartar sauce. With some pickles tossed in and tabasco sauce added, it was quite tasty. It was definitely on the small side, but then again B&G is not one of those places that's about quantity.
I didn't get to try the lobster roll, but my daughter enjoyed it. (In general, the B&G lobster rolls don't look as good as I recall them being several years ago. Although they still are mostly lobster meat with just a little aioli to hold it together, the meat is not as chunky as I remember.)
After finishing our meals, our waiter brought us over a complimentary serving of calamari. (Not sure why; perhaps there was a mistake in the kitchen.) My daughter and I were plenty full by that point, so we just picked. We split my restaurant week option, chocolate pot de creme, for dessert.
Overall a very enjoyable evening.
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