1.Half Shell Oyster House
115 Laurel Park Cv
First time waited a while for table but well worth it. Next time didn't wait still great. Ready to go back.
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The ambiance is great! This place spared no detail to making the venue look and feel inviting. It will remind you of a upscale beach restaurant. The food was just average with a hefty price tag. This review will reflect an appetizer and three entrees. Photos are enclosed as well.CocktailI ordered the Lindbergh for my wife. We never received it.Charbroiled OystersThe oysters were flavorful but dry. Almost as if they left off the butter glaze. I've had better and will definitely not recommend these if they regularly prepare them as such.Sheep Ricotta Gnocchi with LobsterThis entre is stunningly served with a shelled lobster head. The presentation is excellent. This taste however was not so impressive. Lobster portions were okay and vanilla lovers will appreciate the sauce, but it tasted like a cake to me. I would recommend this dish.Fried Seafood PlatterWhat a seafood experience without the platter? This entree is very deceiving; they load you up on a mound of fries, and accompany it with shrimp, 3 small pieces of fish, and make up for the rest with sizable fried oysters. All in all, this was a good choice. Fish On A PlateThis was the best entree experience of the visit. We chose salmon topped with jumbo lump crab meat and the lemon beurre blanc sauce. Coupled that with some brussel sprouts. The salmon was grilled to perfection. The crab meat was flavorful but the sauce was slightly bland. Not a bad complain, as one could add salt to taste. The value of the entree was average, compared to McCormick & Schmick's Stuffed Atlantic Salmon, which is served with a shrimp and crab brie stuffing, potatoes and vegetables for the same price as this entree. Overall, I was moderatly impressed. The platter and the salmon would be the only two items I'd reorder. I'd like to try other dishes to get a better feel of the restaurant. Others highly recommended the bone-in rib eye, so that will probably be my next selection.
Terrific Seafood, very nice servers, very pleasant atmosphere, good plating and presentation.
The white wine was served warm. The up charge on a bottle of Sterling Chardonary 2012 was 500+% ( $9.99 retail: $55 here). The crab cake appetizer ( 1 crab cake) is $20. Shrimp and Grits include heads and tails, poured bottled BBQ sauce, & white grits. If you want snapper, sorry they only have the iced display at the seafood bar-not for sale. The over-cooked fish sits up perfectly on the plate, like a brick, piled high with colorful low cost garnishes. Don't expect your fork to flake it. If you order the risotto it too is served over-cooked to the consistency of mush, bland, floating in a puddle of olive oil with freeze-dried mushrooms mixed in for color. The house salad at $12 is bitter. Their ranch dressing is oddly white in color but made from vinegar. Bread is served after the entrees dishes are removed from the table. Sorry we didn't stay for dessert. The only positive note, is you can talk while dining the volume of the music is reasonable. This restaurant is without a doubt the worst restaurant I've experienced in a decade. Save your money.
We got out order to go and Chef Myron told the guy who gave us our order not to give us bread and butter. I requested to have this with our order but he refused. I guess we weren't allowed our salads either because they are not with our order. I don't feel like I should have to check every piece of my order before I leave from a supposedly nice restaurant . I won't be returning.