Restaurants & Bars 1

Bluepoint Oyster Bar

midtowngirl | Jun 19, 2006 06:06 PM

Went to check out Bluepoint Oyster bar at King and John with some colleagues because we were interested in their second floor patio space for a private function. The patio was nice (although the person who gave us a tour seemed reluctant to commit to making it available for an exclusive group. We thought this odd as there were only two people in the whole place on a busy Friday lunchtime so it didn't seem like they were having issues with overcrowding).

Anyways, after looking at the second floor space we decided to stay for lunch and try the food. Glad we did as our experience convinced us we would be best to look elsewhere. The bread that was brought to the table was frozen. The clam chowder was so bland it was tasteless - the grit in the clams added quite a bit of texture though. Crab cakes were overcooked and greasy. Chicken satay seemed to be completely unseasoned - just plain chicken on a stick. In all a very disappointing lunch. Didn't try the oysters so can't comment on those.

Service was a bit slow, but I was particularly surprised that the manager who gave us a tour of the place never bothered to check up on us to see if we were enjoying our lunch and leaving with a good impression of the establishment.

Maybe it's more of a drinking destination than eating or maybe they're just hoping to attract theatre-goers who won't be back anyway.

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