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I love Seabras Marisqueira! Report on our lunch Saturday 5/26.

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I love Seabras Marisqueira! Report on our lunch Saturday 5/26.

buttertart | May 27, 2012 04:30 PM

This restaurant is one of our absolute favorites. You could be stepping into a similar establishment in Portugal, right down to the long tables and the blue and white-tiled walls.

We had a delicious late lunch there yesterday -- gorgeous oysters on the half shell, a great watercress salad with sweet onion, sprinkled with crunchy sea salt, perfect suckling pig with fresh-fried potato chips, orange, and a very meaty, garlicky sauce, and pork in the style of Alentejo (with clams, served on a platter and not in a cataplana, as I have seen it done there and elsewhere before). HUGE portions, as in the mother country.

Pineapple sorbet (a Bindi frozen dessert, I think), excellent espresso, and too much wine (BIG glasses of dry white that were poured from a Riesling-style bottle and a bottle of the red that was on special).

Very cordial service (the waiter even brought Tabasco for the oysters unbidden).

Total before tip: $107.00. An astonishing bargain for food of this quality, with microvacation in Portugal thrown in.

http://www.njdiningguide.com/seabras....

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