So we took my 98 y.o. aunt to lunch yesterday at the Fish Market. The space looks none the worse for the wear after the fire.
We had a great table on the enclosed patio, right over the water with a great view of the Navy ships and all activity going by on the bay. We had a surprisingly good meal.
My aunt had a cup of Manhattan chowder and said it was really good. That was followed by the Alaskan cod fish and chips which she said was even better. The fish had been given a coating with panko and deep fried so that she got a really crispy and virtually greaseless crunch.
My sister and BIL both had the mesquite grilled swordfish. They each got a nice 7-8 oz piece of fish that had been perfectly grilled. I had an equally nice piece of mahi, tho’ I have to say I thought the portion size on my mahi was a bit on the skimpy side.
Between the 3 of us we got to sample a number of their sides. I had the fingerling potatoes and grilled vegetables, which were a melange of cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, crookneck squash and onions. Thankfully, the squash was not mush, tho’ on the boring side. The fingerlings were served dry and could have benefited from some kind of dressing or butter. But The Fish Market does have a good tartare sauce and it made a good dipper for the potatoes. My BIL had the same grilled veggies and the au gratin potatoes and said the potatoes weren’t as good as they sounded…but he didn’t leave any behind either. My sister opted for the grilled veggies and the basil tomatoes. The basil tomatoes are a really good side and go well with almost any type of fish, but I usually don’t order them when tomatoes are out of season. My sister’s side was pretty good but she did conceded it would be better if the tomatoes had been riper.
All in all, it was a successful meal. Parking on the other hand was a b*tch.