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Cafe Petite Crevette

Ann McL | Sep 8, 2001 06:36 PM

My husband and I were back on Atlantic Avenue today and stopped in Cafe Petite Crevette for a snack. It's a very casual place with an interesting seafood menu.

We shared a bowl of lobster bisque and a crabcake sandwich. The lobster bisque was excellent - deep dark rich color and not too thick - just loaded with flavor. The crabcakes were made of lumps of crabmeat (not as great as Angelina's in Baltimore but still quite good) and nicely seasoned. The cole slaw that came on the side was also very tasty.

I noticed a shelf of assorted condiments on the side and asked if they had some Old Bay seasoning for my crabcakes. Although they didn't have Old Bay, the chef came out of the kitchen and offered me a little dish of the spices he uses on his "blackened dishes." This is a clean and attractive restaurant with very friendly service. I know we'll be back.

It's also child-friendly - the children's menu features "crispy chicken tidbits" "fried shrimp" "fish and chips" and " bowtie pasta with butter and cheese." What kid wouldn't like that?

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