Had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco this last weekend and we had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Maritime. It is a charming little restaurant. The atmosphere is cute and homey with a slight modern touch.
There were 5 of us dining and two of us had a series of appetizers for our meal.
Oysters - the kumamoto's were the creamiest, the hog island was good, and the third one was a little too briny for my taste.
Seafood Chowder - was a watery version of clam chowder, served piping hot. I'm not a clam chowder expert but the spoonful I had was very nice.
Crab Cakes - I am normally not a crab cake person, but these were very good. Lots of crab very lightly battered and fried and tasted very very fresh. I would order those again.
Scallops - My friend and I each got our own plate of this dish. 3 scallops, nice, but a little bit on the salty side. The scallops were a good texture, but could have been a little bit more tender.
Mussels - Fresh little mussels decorated with basil, tomato and slices of sausage. All the flavors went very well together
Summer Vegetable Salad - I didn't have it, but it looked like a very nice summer salad - they even had lemon cucumbers which I have never seen before. Quite a pretty plate.
My friend's had the Lobster Roll, the Local King Salmon, and the Blue Fish Special. They all enjoyed them very much. I had a bite of each and they were all lovely. The salmon I thought to be like regular salmon though. The blue fish special had a mexican flare to it and the Lobster Roll, the bite of lobster I had was very fresh.
Peach and Blueberry Cobbler - yum! and Chocolate Brownie with Butterscotch (a little funny for my taste).
We also had a bottle of champagne and the total came out to being slightly over $200.
All in all it was a lovely dining experience. I wish it was in my neighborhood! hehe.