It’s in a newly developing part of downtown – which I like! They’re breaking ground in the area and bringing new biz in – which is always good. They kept the integrity of the interior brick and added their own seaside touches like white slat booths.
Lauren got the charred corn chowder ($5) with roasted local white corn, leeks, red bell peppers and jalapenos. You order at the bar and then they call you up to pick up your food. I was a little surprised at that – for the prices – that they don’t have table service – but it’s not a big deal.
She went for a crab roll ($14) which is served on the Sixteen Bricks Challah Buns and a bibb lettuce base – then topped with Blue crab, sriracha mayo and micro scallions.
I went for the Connecticut Style Lobster Roll ($19) – the Connecticut Style has hot seasoned clarified butter instead of a mayonnaise based sauce.
As a side I chose their Purple Potato Gratin (which doesn’t appear to be on their menu right now). I didn’t care for this – there wasn’t much seasoning or flavor. I had a few bites and left the rest. 🙁
My lobster roll was ok. The lobster was cooked perfectly – so for lobster – I loved it. The roll itself though was a lot of bread and I think I made a mistake by going Connecticut vs. Maine (mayo). There just wasn’t much flavor so it was lobster and bread.
Why Should You Go? If you REALLY like lobster rolls then go – but this was nearly a $30 lunch just for me – and I didn’t feel like it was anywhere near worth it. The lobster is cooked perfectly but not much flavor and $30 is steep for lunch. (Sandwiches don’t come with a side – so it’s all separate.)