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Turner Fisheries Review (long)

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Turner Fisheries Review (long)

esqdork | Oct 30, 2005 11:51 PM

The girlfriend and I went to Turner Fisheries on Friday and here is the report:

The decor looks great. I think the remodeled recently and it created a very nice atmosphere.

The waitron was pleasant and tried hard, but she would disappear for long stretches and the timing between the apps and entrees took far too long.

I had the lobster egg drop soup appetizer. It showed up barely warm with a funny taste (not in a good way) and two small pieces of overcooked lobster. The girlfriend had the calamari which showed up nice and crispy and perfectly cooked but missing any flavoring. The dipping marinara was tasty but could have been better if to had been warmed up.

I had the halibut with mashed sweet potatoes, kale and vanilla sauce. The flavor combination worked very well (I was skeptical). The mashed sweet potatoes were scary good. The kale was cold and watery. The halibut, while tender, was also kind of cold. It was very odd. I wonder if the fish had been warmer might it have been too tough? The girlfriend ordered a small bouillebaise and tasted the same funny flavor from my egg drop soup. The seafood in her entree was done well. She also had the tuna app. as part of her entree and it was dead on.

We finished with the baked Alaska appetizer with a currant sauce. I really ejoyed the meringue and ice cream combo (rasberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream).

All in all, it was okay but I wasn't knocked over.

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