Let me start with the great. We made reservations and were seated instantly. Our server was AMAZING and I'm kicking myself for not writing down her name like I normally do for these reviews. But if management reads this, we were the table for three the Sunday before Labor Day, 6PM reservation and our server was this great woman with awesome tattoos and a perfectly wry and dry sense of humor to complement ours and our dinner.
The clam chowder is as great as most say. The clams are fresh, the gnocchi is perfectly cooked and fluffy, and the broth is thick enough but not too thick. My husband, the one who doesn't eat seafood, had the striploin and actually enjoyed eggplant for once in his life! It was beautifully prepared, perfect temp, delicious.
My friend and I shared the Dungeness Crab for Two. And this is where things get a little iffy... we're Marylanders and take our crabs very seriously and neither of us had much experience with dungeness. But we wanted to try! The brussels sprouts that came with it were delicious; the chili sauce in the crab shell was a great touch and very tasty; the focaccia was good but not legendary as some claim; the Caesar salad was bright and flavorful and doused in feathery-light gratings of cheese; and the chocolate board was AMAZING.
The crab, however, had its faults. Our server asked us if we wanted it hot or cold and we said hot. The tip off should have been that there were cooked crabs chilling on ice at the raw bar. Because what we got was a previously steamed crab that was slightly steamed so it was "hot" but really was just lukewarm. You can tell when a crab is freshly steamed from live because it is HOT. Burn your fingertips and fingerprints off kind of hot. This was lukewarm and I think the crab suffered a lot for it.
Aside from that incident, which can get your run out of town in MD if you do that as a crabhouse, the dinner was excellent, service was top notch, and the experience was great.
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