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JDBIII | Aug 15, 2003 10:17 AM

We had my birthday @ Blackfins Chop House & Raw Bar in Hingham on 8/8. It was delicious. This is the second time I have eaten there, the first time I sat at the bar and enjoyed Bluefin Tuna maguro (sp?)prepared by Tony Ambrose himself and some lime infused saki, I was very happy.
Dinner this time did not disapoint. We shared appetizers of crab cake and the Blackfin platter. The crab cake was huge, with decent sizes hunks of solid crab meat not overly breaded & very moist in a pesto aioli type sauce , tres bien. The Blackfin platter says it is for two... so call me a pig but 4 cherrystones , 4 oysters, and 3 pieces of tuna is just a warm up for me .$22.00 for the platter seemed a little cher but it was deliciously fresh.
Mrs. JDBIII had the black & blue tuna , I have had it previously and is a great entree. Light crust on the outside still just cool on the inside with a cucumber ginger salad and mashed potatoes , one of the best tuna presentations I have ever had. I had a special of the night, Beef Wellington, done correctly I think one of the toughest meals to do. This was excellent.Beautifully browned pastry, lots of pate and a perfectly medium rare filet. The duxelle was almost to intense by itself but blended perfectly with rest of the entree. Desert did not live up to the rest of the meal. Molten chocolate cake was ok, it has been done by so many, some so well that unless it is spectacular i am sort of lukewarm .MRS. had peach mango cobbler, much breadier than any cobbler we have seen more like a clafouti (i love that word), again tasty but not up to the standards of the rest of the meal. I had 3 glasses of wine ,one chard, 2 cabernet all poured at the table and a very healthy amount, not earth shaking wine by the glass choices but tasty. The whole meal was $130.00 plus tip. I will be back it has moved high up on the favorite spot list

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