Finally made it to Surf, been on my top list for a while now. Where do I start, I loved this place. Service was awesome, very attentive - perfect in fact. Pam knew when to come back to check us but not too often, our raw bar order was a bit delayed but she explained right at the time that we started wondering. She could explain all the details of the oysters being served that night (I'm sure that's a must here but I was impressed). She was very pleasant. Water glasses stayed full. I had a couple fantastic margarita's (rocks w/ salt).
Food - wow!!! I've been craving oysters since the Wellfleet Festival in Oct. so we got a few from Virginia, a few from California (small but very tasty), a few from RI (our favorites) and a few clams (very nice texture, not chewy, sometimes clams can be too meaty for me). I wish I could remember the names, I really would love to become an oyster connoisseur. We each got a wonderful salad: Hubby's was the parm battered calamari with hearts of palm, fresh baby greens in a lite vinegarette, (slightly sweet). It was sooo good, that I'm ordering the calamari next time - they were just done perfect, nice flavor, lightly battered, nothing hiding that wonderful calamar flavor. Mine was even better: seared shrimp on a bed of spinich with peanuts in a soy shallot vinegarette. I could have eaten several of these and the shrimp were a nice size and plenty of them to compliment the spinach. Our entree's continued down this same heaven path. Hubby got a New England Baked Seafood dish that was full of haddock, shrimp, scallops, bliss potatoes and vegetables with white wine, lemon and bread crumbs - he loved it. Mine was a winner - Sesame Seared Tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes, tempura carrots with a maple soy drizzled throughout. This tuna was so fresh and "huge" - we both commented how big a piece it was with that wonderful dark dark red middle with sesames seared on top and bottom. I get to enjoy it for lunch or breakfast today too - I was saving room for dessert. Again, both desserts were both presented nicely and delish. Hubby got the key lime torte - felt like I was in Key West again, fantastic flavors. Mine was a wonderful trip to New Orleans with a Cinnamon Bread Pudding in a nice rich bourbon sauce.
I can't wait to go back, sooo many wonderful things on this menu. Only one negative but only for my hubby. We sat at a table that had this gauze type curtain between us and the next table (somewhat close). It did nothing to me but he felt his space was being invaded. He finally loosened up a bit but only after the first table left. It made for a hilarious ride home as he proceeded to joke and exaggerate about that situation all the way home like "why don't they just introduce us to them, we're sitting with them and I feel rude NOT talking to them".
Turning 50 isn't so bad - a wonderful night out in Nashua. http://www.surfseafood.com/index.html
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