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blue ribbon in park slope disappoints

cheesehead | Apr 23, 2003 01:11 PM

Went to Blue Ribbon the other night w/ a group after hearing that the excellent food was worth the price. Have to say I do not agree. We had fried oysters, shrimp cocktail and pierogies as apps. All were good. The clam stew (which we were able to share w/ 5)was a thin salty milk broth. Not very stew like at all.
The recommended dish of sweet crusted cat fish was moist but nothing special. As was the breaded catfish sandwich, good large portion but nothing special. The bbq pork sammy was better. The shrimp ravioli provencal was uninspiring and the ravioli tasted as if they were filled w/ creamcheese. For a seafood place the fish side of the menu didn't seem worth the investment.

The setting is nice but the room is busy and the water woman must have filled my half empty glass 15 times. I guess I drank so much because the food was salty. The "traditional" bar couldn't muster up an inspiring drink and tap pints start at $7. Bonnies down the block is more my speed, and for seafood I'd try someplace else.

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