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Water Grill -- Fabulous Meal

Bob Brooks | Jul 16, 2001 03:09 PM

My wife and I had dinner last night at the Water Grill and I would say it was one of the best meals I've had in years.

Started with three incredibly succulent oysters from Mass. Then had the torchon of foie gras with a quince puree that was a knock-out.

Main course was incredible. Wild Italian blue fin tuna with sweetbread ravioli and roasted asparagus. Served very rare, with a spicy peppercorn sauce, it tasted like the best warm sashimi I could imagine. I'm still thinking about it.

My wife had their California bouillabaise, which was also excellent, although the very flavorful sculpin they used has way too many small bones in it to be much fun to eat.

Finished with three cheeses; manchego, explorateur and robluchon, served nicely with grapes and an excellent raisin bread.

Desert was a molten chocolate cake topped with vanilla bean ice cream that had been rolled in pistachios. Great.

The service was near perfect, both in attentiveness and knowledge about the menu, as well as in providing all of the little niceties one expects in a high end dining experience.

This really is a very impressive place. I can't recommend it enough.

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