My wife and I had the opportunity to try out the relatively new Fish Boutique in Scripps Ranch (the same shopping center as Trader Joe's). They have a 2-for-1 coupon in the Reader for lunch, so we were curious enough to go a few days ago.
The menu is very short, just a handful of "small plates", soups, salads, sandwiches, and big plates. It seems that they change it up depending on what kind of fish they have available. The sandwiches were in the $10 - $12 range.
We both were drawn to the crab cake sandwich, and it was very good. It looks like they make them in house with what looks to be shredded snow crab leg meat. They have a light breading and are pan fried with a nice crust. There's a ton of crab in them and very little filler. It tasted fresh and definitely not fishy at all.
It came with a side of shoestring fries, which were cooked perfectly with a light dusting of salt and cracked pepper.
All-in-all, we had a very nice meal and will definitely go back.
It's a great deal with the coupon. Of course, now I worry that they'll either start skimping on the food or get rid of the coupon soon...