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Amrhein's no no no no no please God NO


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Amrhein's no no no no no please God NO

musteat | Jun 10, 2008 07:51 PM

Just moved to South Boston -- we're not snobs and have found a lot to love in our new neighborhood. Still, we feel the need to warn (after two tries -- fool me once...) people against Amrhein's. Anything stuffed (stuffed shrimp, stuffed lobster, stuffed stuff) is plainly poor quality butter and bread crumbs with a modicum of seafood; almost certainly from a can. Went back to have steaks and shrimp cocktail : had the rubberiest , warmest (not from having been boiled), smallest (i.e. > 25 per pound), poorest shrimp known to mankind -- informed (politely) our waitress of the problem with the rubber shrimp. These had been cooked for at least 15 minutes and had the consistency of an innertube. 3 New York strips ordered medium rare were med-well and unexceptional. Waitress still charged for (emphatically decried) shrimp. Left a note stating that "while I always tip 20% for good service (hers was fair --- delivered a pinot blanc instead of a pinot noir) I am tipping 15% for failing to make the kitchen, at very least, apologize for the worst shrimp I had ever eaten" (at $3 a pop). This may be a local watering hole, but it cannot purport to be a restaurant of the least distinction. I will not return.

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