If you are looking for a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Avenue, Sundy House may fit your bill. Located a block and a half off Atlantic on Swinton, this restaurant contained within the Inn is about as romantic and relaxing a venue as the Jfoods have ever had the pleasure of eating. The staff were extremely professional from the moment they arrived until they chatted with the front desk on their departure.
The Jfoods were fortunate to have a table outside under the awning on a beautiful December night. They were located right next to the pond and a fish would jump intermittently and the first few times it took them by surprise.
The Jfoods were seated, a bread basket with a nice selection of breads were delivered with some nice softened salted butter and the wine list arrived. The waitress did a fantastic job of explaining the list as well as the menu.
Once the Jfoods decided on a few choices, the waitress was fully knowledgeable of each. She did mention that the Chilean Sea Bass (which Jfood had decided on) was unavailable, but it was strange that a table an hour later received two of these entrees. Mrs. Jfood ordered the Panko crusted goat cheese cake with smoked bacon lardons, caramelized apples, arugula,fig vinaigrette and port wine reduction for an appetizer and Jfood ordered the Calamari tossed with Moroccan spiced aioli, toasted coriander, cilantro, tomato, parmesan, olives, while they both ordered the Pan seared Bronzino fillets, oven roasted tomatoes, haricot verts, mixed fingerling potatoes, tapenade vinaigrette for entrees.
A nice sized piece of cheese sat atop the salad and Mrs. Jfood enjoyed although she mentioned that the salad was very overdressed. Jfood's calamari was great. The calamari were perfectly flash fries in a light crust and the Moroccan spiced aioli added a flavor to the dish he had never tasted. The Parmesan also added a nice level of salt to the dish. Jfood really enjoyed this appetizer.
The Bronzinos arrived. The fish was presented off the bone atop the array of extras. The fish was still moist and the skin was nice and crispy. The flavors were very Mediterranean and Jfood's only complaint is that the flavors of his entrée were too similar to his appetizer. The potatoes were perfect, the tomatoes were deep and rich in flavor and the tapenade added a nice level of earthy saltiness. Jfood enjoyed but the sea bass would have created a better balance to the meal.
The waitress raved about desserts so the Jfoods decided to split the chocolate cake. This was a major disappointment. The cake, although served warm, was dry, under flavored and the Jfoods actually left some on the plate as they decided the flavor was not worth the calories.
A beautiful walk around the grounds was a much better dessert. The grounds include 500+ species of plants, a naturalized pool where you can swim with fish if you stay at the Inn.
So Jfood would definitely give this his seal of approval, recommend very highly up to but not including dessert.
Thanks to all for the recommendation.
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