Went to visit the inlaws yesterday in Newark, and they took us to Blue Crab Grill for an early dinner. (thank goodness, the initial idea was for applebees. UGH) There was a local band just finishing up as we arrived - they were very good, but it was a little loud for the inlaws. I guess they were playing for the brunch crowd.
We had a lovely meal - they were very willing to accommodate my MIL's "no garlic" request. Let's see.. what did we have...
August is Shrimp month, DH and I ordered from that menu.
mine: Garlic shrimp and cheesy grits - the grits were just cheesy enough, and the shrimp were perfectly cooked.
DH: Spicy Shrimp gumbo - which they kicked up a notch for him. He loved it, ate the broth with a spoon, then cleaned the bowl with a heel of bread.
SIL: Seafood Bouille - looked lovely and she was very happy. This had mussels, scallops, a lobster tail in a creamy garlic sauce with a huge hunk of bread in the bottom to soak up the juices.
MIL: had a cod dish that must have been on the specials menu, because I don't see it on their online menu.
FIL: also must have had a special - he had swordfish.
Anyway, the fish was all very fresh tasting and well prepared. The house veggies that accompanied the entrees looked, seasonal, fresh and well cooked. They have a nice selection of craft beers. I had a Sam Smith hard cider. Very nice, not as dry as some UK ciders, not as sweet as US ciders. it was juuuusssttt right. ;) I did not look at the wine list, and we skipped dessert. It's definitely on my list for a return visit!