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applehome | Oct 14, 2003 11:42 AM

Well - I just wasn't impressed.

Started with the raw bar - 2 of the dozen littlenecks were bad and the lemon wedge was rotten. The oysters were good. But I can get better and cheaper elsewhere.

The que was good - especially the individual dry ribs. They don't cut the cartiledge section off, but that's a minor inconvenience. I also had a couple of their Chinese style, which was basically the same ribs coated with a spicy black bean sauce. The huge piece of cornbread was a corn cake - but I guess I shouldn't blame the restaraunt for that - New Englanders like sweet corn cake, and get away with calling it cornbread. But why serve Memphis style ribs with that soft, mushy, cakey sweet mess and call it cornbread?

The clam and corn chowder was very good. The fried oysters were probably the best part of the evening. The tuna tacos are also good but plain - they would benefit from some serious heat - something that wouldn't cover the tuna but lend some real tang. The fresh catch of the day was haddock - baked... how plain! Fresh? Well, it was Sunday night...

Ho hum. This is the best of Boston?

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