We drove to the Comus Inn on a beautiful fall day. Although we had reservations for three, it was not necessary as we were about the only guests in the dining room. We were seated on the back of the restaurant, with a wonderful view of Sugarloaf Mountain, and were lucky enough to see a wedding taking place just below us.
There was a fried oyster PoBoy on the menu. Wanting to try the oysters, but not the bread, the kitchen accommodated our request for an "oyster only" appetizer. It was beautifully served in a large martini type glass on a bed of spring green. They were lightly breaded, perfectly fried, plump and delicious. Wow! They were served with a spicy red sauce and the Comus Inn fries, which are freshly thin sliced potatoes.
We ordered a bottle of Bordeaux Graves, which was too warm when brought to the table, so we ordered a round of wine by the glass while it chilled. Once chilled it was just right for lunch, crisp and dry @ $48.
The first entre was the crab salad dish, served chilled in the same manner as the oysters. There was a bit of fruit in it for a pleasant taste and look, however the crab was back fin - a bit of a disappointment for the price.
Second entre was a great hit, Lobster Risotto. The lobster flavor was well infused, the risotto perfectly cooked and some nice bites of lobster as well. A must have for a return visit!
Third entre was a bit of a disappointment. The Ruben was just OK. The bread was quite thick and the sandwich was just too greasy. The ingredients were good and it tasted OK, but could have been better.
The service was excellent, and it is a beautiful place for lunch or dinner. It is a bit pricy - $130+ for the three of us with tax and tip, but OK for a special occasion or a trip into the country.
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