711 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
I had always wanted to go here but when I got there I was very let down. Plus we had to pay $20 to park at the Pier V parking because there was a concert at Pier 6.
The place look nice for the most part- however, I was very put off because there wine glasses were VERY spotted! When you are against the water background the spots stick out like sore thumb.
It then took forever for our salad and soup to arrive. I had the seafood and corn chowder which was good but the Hubby had the Caesar salad which had no flavor what so ever.
For dinner I had the Bay Scallops with garlic butter and some sort of bread crumbs. They were the smallest bay scallops I had ever seen. They were cooked well but after a few bites the flavor was gone. It reminded me of a soup- the butter and bread crumb mixture with the scallops. Would have been much better it thickened around the scallops. It was served with a rice pilaf and asparagus which were both good. Hubby had one of the steaks which he said was nothing special and had no seasoning on it at all.
For dessert we had the trio. Dessert was the best part of the meal (besides the view). It had 3 mini things- a bread pudding, crème brulee and a banana pudding. So the best part of the night was dessert and the view. The décor is nice but besides those 3 things nothing else was any good.
We both said we wont be going back again!!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
804 N Hammonds Ferry Rd
Linthicum HTS, MD 21090-1302
Phone: (410) 636-1777
I went here with a friend for lunch. We both had the crab cake sandwich. It came with one side for $11.95. It had lots of crab meat but also seemed to have a fair share of filler. It had heavy mustard flavor than what I have tasted before. It got busy so if you are going for lunch get there by at least 11:30. The only down fall was that our waitress disappeared and we ended up taking our bill to the hostess to pay. I would like to go bake and try out some of their other seafood.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
1 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Phone: (410) 337-0797
Well it was the end of Restaurant Week and we thought we would try out their dinner for $30.07. VIN features American cuisine with southern European influences. The decor is very modern and is great! Dark browns with brilliant reds! They also have TVs that have a slideshow of very bright flowers and other modern artwork set to a very nice modern classical music.
We checked out the special menu before we went and found some yummy sounding things. However when we got there we where surprised to see they added some more items that sounded just as yummy!
Some people started with the Tomato Soup-Smooth tomato broth & grilled cheese crouton (I didn't try it but they said it was good). I had a added soup of coconut lemon grass broth- it was very good and spicy!
We all had the Hanger Steak-a cut so delicious the butcher kept it for himself, with cheesy mash, grilled asparagus and bleu butter. Now my Hubby said his was tough but mine was melt in your mouth perfect! The cheesy mash was so smooth and ha d a perfect flavor. The asparagus was perfectly cooked with a nice crunch to it still.
For desert we got to pick one of the items off the World's Tiniest Dessert Menu- which each item cam was about 4-5 bites worth of it. I had the Blackberry Créme Brulée- which was perfect all the way around, it wasn't runny or bland! My Hubby had the Chocolate Ganache Cake-Cocoa dusted with a créam chantilly. The other person had the Melted Apple crisp-Cardamom ice cream.
Overall I was impressed. It was great to try the place out during restaurant week because other wise all the entrees around $30 each. You can also park for free at the parking lot across the street from them. They are part of opentable.com