Went for dinner to try out the new lighthouse (not the same owners as the previous business that burnt down years ago). Place was busy for a Sunday night but to be expected since it just opened within the past few weeks. We grabbed a table in the main bar area. Atmosphere is good for the water view, but sorta bland in terms of decor (both in the bar and what I saw of the main dining area).
Waitress greeted us promptly, but proceeded to sigh/wine as she's been on the clock for the past 10 hours...ok, cut her some slack as she's young and probably not an experienced waitress. Got our drinks and started to look over the menu. Appetizer menu had a few interesting things so we decided on the tuna tacos ($14.00). Tuna cooked perfectly medium/rare on wonton chips with seaweed and wasabi sauce. Good starter.
Entree menu was disappointing....the usual fried seafood selection. Perfectly fine for the tourist who have to have a crab cake when in Solomons. But if you eat crab and rockfish all year round not much to give you any "wow" factor. I had the Seafood Fra Diavlo $23.00. Good portion size with nice scallops, shrimp and mussels. Sauce slightly spicy and flavorful and served with garlic bread. Husband chose a special of the night - new york strip with coffee and brown sugar rub $28.00. Cooked perfectly to medium/rare, served with two sides (he chose the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans) which were ample portions.
The jist - food was very good but slightly overpriced and would love to see something different in terms of what's offered on the menu (seasonal, different fish selections, etc.). Waitress was attentive and we never had to track her down for drinks. Would suggest to management to put a automated door push on the door between the main dining room and the bar as the bar back was having a hell of a time wheeling in glassware etc. while trying to hold the door open. Will come back for happy hour drinks and appetizers when the weather gets nicer, but probably not a regular place for dinner (for these prices I'd rather go to the Dry Dock).
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