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First time to Oceanaire....

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First time to Oceanaire....

bostongal | Apr 23, 2008 09:19 PM

OK, hounds...here's my review....ordered shrimp cocktail, and was surprised that the shrimp were rather small by comparison to the many Boston steakhouses that also offer this appetizer....you would think a seafood place would have the largest and freshest shrimp, but, no....the shrimp didn't have that really fresh snap to them that good shrimp cocktail has to it. They looked a little withered.
Then had the BLT salad which the waiter suggested we split for the table because it was huge...and he was right...but it was too overly dressed with a bland, mayonaise-y dressing and they had salted the salad too much.
I ordered the lobster "angry" style, which comes out of the shell, in a small dish, with loads of jalapeno peppers and sirachi on it...it was very tasty but the lobster was very small. The waiter had told me they typically serve 1 1/4 pound lobsters for this dish, but it had to be smaller than a 1 lb lobster. It came smothered with peppers so you could barely dig out the lobster which ended up being one claw and very small portion of tail meat.
For dessert, we ordered the tin roof sundae which was a brownie sundae with whipped cream and marshmallow fluff on it...pretty boring. The key lime pie slice was huge and very tasty, and the baked alaska was also a bit boring...even when the waiter came to the table and lit the dessert on fire.
The fish is fresh and for the side dishes and the fish dishes, most portions are large...but not everything. One at our table had the scallops with foi gras and it looked smallish. The sides were very tasty - we had sauteed spinach, mac and cheese (this was covered in breadcrumbs and golden and yummy) and the most decadent, yummy but artery clogging mashed potatoes anywhere....oh, and the salt and vinegar shoe string fries (also yummy and only mildly vinegary). I would go back again but I wouldn't repeat many of the dishes I picked this time...

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