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BLT Fish review

agentnyc | Jul 13, 2005 10:33 AM

I feel compelled to write a review of my dinner at BLT Fish last night just because I've read so many disappointing things about it. I was especially skeptical of the service, but found it to be very good and the food was excellent.

The only issue we had was that we waited 10 minutes before a server greeted our table. By that time we had already gotten anchovy tapenade as an amuse bouche. After the intial wait, service was punctual and helpful.

After we gave our order, we got the two delicious biscuits that everyone raves about. They were the most richest, creamiest rolls ever, but I couldn't help but eat a whole one, even though I knew how much food we ordered. To start, we spilt the rock shrimp salad and the soft shell crab. The salad was a little sparse - the shrimp weren't very big - but it was still tasty. The soft shell crab was really good though, and it came with about three whole crabs cut up into legs and the bodies. It also came with a really tasty dipping sauce.

By this time, I was getting pretty full so it was a good thing we ordered one fish for the two of us. We ordered the salt-encrusted pink snapper and though we were "warned" it was small that night, it was plenty of food. We got two dipping sauces as well - but only tasted them as they were totally worthless as compared to the simple tasty fish.

I knew we were getting goodies at the end, but we ordered a fruit plate anyway. That plus the doughnuts, truffles, and cotton candy really put me over the edge. I'm still stuffed today but it was actually a great meal with mostly competent service. Total including wine, tax and tip was about $100 per person, but if I go a second time I'm sure I won't need so much food.

Just thought I'd share.

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