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Great Bay not so Great


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Great Bay not so Great

bakerboyz | | Nov 21, 2008 05:11 AM

Went last night at 6:30, diningroom was virtually empty and had to convince Hostess to give 3 of us a table (she said she had none at first claiming that there were many reservations coming in starting at 7PM) but by the time we left at 7:30 there were still several open tables?? As far as the food, I found it to be way over-seasoned, way over-priced, a bit over the top in an apparent attempt to be "gourmet" seafood (I apologize if I misused the word gourmet). First, two of us split the deconstructed clam chowder at $12. The ingredients in the chowder were very fresh, however the broth was a bit over-salted and had virtually no clam or seafood flavor, it was almost more tomato-y. Two of us then split the lobster roll ($28) and fish and chips ($24). The lobster roll was interesting but I like to taste the flavor of the lobster and this roll was so overly spiced with seasonings (tarragon?) that you could not taste the lobster. The fish and chips came with about 3 very small pieces of fried cod, it was ok, but over-priced at $24, and it came with a homemade tarter sauce that was inedible. Both the lobster roll and fish and chips came with supposedly homemade shoestring fries but I think that they were frozen because they had little fresh potato flavor. Probably the best item of the evening was the Grilled Hanger Steak (bad sign for a seafood restaurant when the best item is a steak) but again, at $30, a wee over-priced for this cut of beef. As far as service, our waitress was pleasant and all, but once the meals were served, she virtually disappeared. All and all, thumbs down for Great Bay.

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