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Blupointe

Monty | May 21, 2005 12:08 AM

We went to Blupointe tonight, a new place on Kearny kind of kittycorner from Belden. They have a bar on the main floor, tables upstairs, some outside seating in the back (with heaters I believe) and a lounge downstairs.

Nice raw bar. We started with a dozen oysters which were fresh and good, had 4 different types, all west coast. Could have been a bit colder plus there was some shell in the them but overall good. I can't comment on thhe sauces as I don't use them, like them slurped right out of the shell with that wonderful briny taste.

Had a appetizer of fresh anchovies which was very nice.

Entrees were tempura soft shell crab for me, a special tonight, and halibut with a ragu of mushrooms for my wife. I order soft shell anytime it's on the menu and this is the perfect time of the year for them. It was not big but very good. Came with tempura asparagus ( I don't like asparagus) which was really good and pan roasted sunchokes. There was noting left on the plate when I finished. My wife very much enjoyed the halibut.

She ordered creme brulee for dessert and pronounced it one of the best she'd ever had.

For a new place, service was pretty good, no real lapses, nothing forgotten, no big spaces between courses. I will mention, howver, that for a good while we were the only two people in the upper area. Still, I had no problem with the service.

Overall, I would go back. They offered mussels a couple of different ways along with clams. I believe the chef has worked at both Aqua and Plouf (according to the food section Wednesday).

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