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Yellowtail crudo at Neptune oyster bar -- holy smokes!

yumyum | Jan 2, 200704:57 PM     8

Stopped into Neptune on New Year's day for an oyster or two (dozen) and tried the yellowtail crudo, which is just a great dish. The crudos there are always interesting -- raw fish, or scallops, or other impeccably fresh offerings with interesting combinations of flavors -- but this yellowtail is amazing. A black risotto cake topped with a big old slab of barely seared fish, served with smoked eel, seaweed salad, cucumber dressing. Big enough for two to share and not feel swindled for the $15.

We also tried the hot buttered lobster roll and I am shocked (shocked I tell you!) to post that it was just way too buttery for me. Beetlebug was right -- the combination of the buttery brioche and the butter-sauteed lobster meat was way over the top and next time I'm going back to the traditional cold with mayo. Excellent fries that little kitchen turns out and now I want to try the burger too.

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