Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Old People Fancy

My handsome husband decided to take me out for a surprise dinner - although as soon as we got going - I had a gut feeling where he was taking me. 

Sure enough - I was right! Four Seasons (same location as Pirates Cove) near Coney Island. We've gone to Pirates Cove many times but had never dined downstairs at the fancier restaurant.

Inside - well it wasn't hopping...it's a fairly traditional seafood place with portholes and life preservers abound.

We started off with the Shrimp Cocktail ($9.95) and while it was good - we thought the price was steep for only 5 shrimp.

Four Seasons is what I'd call "Old People Fancy" - paper doilies - 'nuff said.

We also got bread (warm) with butter (cold). Argh. It was freshly baked or warmed up at least.

I got the house salad - very plain. This came with my dinner. The ranch was good.


Fisherman’s Catch

Fresh scallops and jumbo shell cut shrimp sautéed in a white wine and garlic butter sauce accompanied by our Chef’s choice of fresh grilled fish. A house specialty! – $21.95
This was my choice and I didn't love it. The shrimp was the best part. The scallops were large but I think the wine/butter sauce was a bit much for these - it just didn't go well with it. The chef's choice was Mahi and it was REALLY dry and overcooked. The sides were veggies - which were pretty good. I also got "Double Cheese Mac and Cheese" - this was Kraft Mac & Cheese with shredded cheese melted on top. For $22 - I expected better from everything. I love Kraft as much as the next guy - really - but do I think I'm getting it as a side dish at a restaurant? Not so much.

Larry got a special with the same Mahi Mahi but it had a pineapple sauce on it - it was much better than mine. It was a little less overcooked and the sauce helped a lot. For the sides he chose the veggies and the black beans & rice. The beans & rice was okay but not great.

Why Should You Go? Well - if you have old people with you - maybe? Otherwise - I'd just head upstairs to Pirates Cove. The food is better and you get to feed the fish and ducks.

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