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Clay Pit

scoutaustin | Aug 29, 2007 07:33 AM

We went to Clay Pit Saturday night. We arrived at around 7:30 and were able to find seating at the bar for our 1 hour wait for a table. We could have eaten appetizers at the bar but we opted to wait for a table in the dining room.

We did eat the calamari though. Really, one of the best calamari recipes I've tasted. (Mikado's calamari has the number one spot in my heart.)

Finally, our table was ready but unfortunately, it was one of those first four tables as you walk into the dining room. If you go to Clay Pit, ask to NOT be seated at these tables. It's much to busy in that area. The restaurant by this time was packed and very very very loud. And cold.

Our waitress was clueless. So sad. She also had a low voice that could not carry over all the noise. I really couldn't hear her at all. (I forgot my reading glasses as well. So I couldn't see the menu either...duh)

My boyfriend got the mixed seafood grill. I asked him to describe it so I could write about it for Chowhound. He said, "It's really great." :-) Mahi Mahi, Salmon and Prawns.
It came on a bed of grilled onions.
I had the Saag Paneer. OMG......it was soooo tasty. The cheese was so fresh and the flavors were so perfectly balance. It came with a side plate of basmati rice that was cooked to perfection. I was very pleased with my meal.

I like Clay Pit. But I really hate eating in crowded dining rooms. I think if I go there again, it will be earlier.

Someone mentioned Madras as being better than Clay Pit. I have not been to Madras. Any thoughts on that?

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