Finally got a chance to try Neptune Oyster last night - and wow, did it ever live up to its Chowhound rep. We got the fried clams (how have I grown up and lived in New England without ever having had these? I've got a lot of catching up to do) and the lump crab scampi appetizers. The clams were absolutely outstanding, the highlight of the meal - I tend to like things run through a salt mine a few times, but even so, I don't think these were overwhelmingly salty. And the crispness of the breading - wow. Amazing. The lump crab scampi (lump crab on a folded "omelet crepe" with procuitto and sauteed slivers of green garlic) was delicious as well, but to be honest, I was more focused on picking the scraps of my DC's clam plate.
Entrees were the Roast Monkfish with clams, broccoli, polenta, green olives, and black beans and the Marlin Duet with carrot mascarpone, sweet pea crudo, chilies and pecorino. I think the clams were actually the highlight of the monkfish, but the components of the dish all worked perfectly, with the thin puddle of polenta as a base.
Altogether delicious delicious. Thanks hounds!
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