Going a bit out of order here… this was pre- Weight Watchers.
Thanks to Groupon, I had a $100 coupon for City Crab (on Park Ave at 19th Street) that I bought for $50. It was nearly expired, so Mike and I went after work one day. I’ll spare the suspense here, as my drink was certainly my favorite thing that evening. It was a toasted coconut martini with pineapple juice, coconut rum, something else, and shavings of toasted coconut on top. It was SOOO good.
Mike and I split the crab, spinach, and artichoke dip. It was good but not much more than good. It wasn’t quite crabby or artichokey enough. I wanted more. Bigger chunks of the good stuff.
Mike chose the baked stuffed shrimp imperial. I couldn’t try them because of the peppers, but he seemed to enjoy them, though without much enthusiasm.
I chose the Down East Lobster Bake which had mussels, clams, corn, and steamed new potatoes. I guess the best I could say is that it was good, but bland. I can honestly count just two times I’ve had lobster that was really GOOD outside of Maine. I guess I was just spoiled in that respect. I’m used to my lobsters being pulled right out of the ocean for me. The mussels and the clams weren’t all that better, and even the corn just didn’t have the great sweetness I expected. It was disappointing, but not bad. Just… nothing special.
For dessert, we split an oreo mousse cake of some sort… it was good, but… again… bland.
Overall, City Crab was just wholly under-whelming. Nothing was bad, per se, but nothing was even noteworthy enough to make me come back, besides the drink.
Total Nom Points: 5 out of 10