Against my better judgment I took a party of 8 to Moonfish last night. I've had a couple really good meals after it changed over from Daniels a few years ago. Last night's experience was arguably one of the worst culinary price:performance experiences I can recall. Despite interesting names for menu items the food was a complete disconnect...dry, uninspired and ridiculously expensive for what was delivered...and I don't mind paying premium prices for great food.
Included in the lowlights were a Singapore Fish Taco appetizer that I swear was an Old El Paso four taco shell with a Gorton Fish Cake inside..a chopped salad that was exactly the same consistency and flavor as pepper relish or fresh salsa without the tomato..I think it was actually "chopped" in a food processor. Three in our party ordered salmon with an oatmeal "crust"...which ended up being oatmeal mush after sucking all the juices out of the medium-well salmon....I've had salmon smoked for 8 hours that was moister....The salmon was accompanied by some weird rice dish with no cohesion between its mystery ingredients...Sushi was average but presentation was good....Leek and crab soup was passable....Cuban mashed plantains were dry and had consistency of a cookie dough...I've been to Cuba and I have no clue what this dish was modeled after. Oh, one of our guests loved the $25 baked chicken....The bean stuffed ravioli was OK and the filet mignon was done to order.
For dessert, we shared a mediocre bananas foster in crepes...and a flourless chocolate cake that literally took two hands to cut thru... 20% gratuity automatically added to bill....Despite the food the wine selection was excellent keeping in mind of course that it was BYOB :)
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