We went to 456 Fish for a belated restaurant week (they extended due to the snowstorm that kept people home all weekend). I must say I was very impressed with everything. We all tried something from the restaurant week menu,so that we may experience all they had to offer.
Delicious tomatoy goodness, with goat cheese!
My appetizer consisted of the tomato soup with goat cheese. I wish I had written down the name of it (or found it on the menu at the website). It was delicious. If that had been my meal, I would have been happy. I do think it needed some more of the goat cheese balls in it. One was really just enough to make me want more.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
My entree was the Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Typically I love pork anyway, but it really came out with the look and texture of ham. (I don’t often like ham.) It was also wrapped in bacon. I’m not big into bacon, either. After getting into it, it had a very nice texture and flavor. I enjoyed the experience of it, but I don’t think I would be ordering it again. I will say that the Fig Relish really added something to it. Don’t let me scare you off, the flavor was pleasant, the details were amazing (delicious food always accessorizes with good flavors), and I can appreciate fine food, it’s just not going on my list. I’m eager to try some other stuff here! The lentels and the collard greens were a fairly new experience. I will have to try them again before saying one way or the other.
For dessert, I ordered the cheesecake. I will say it was exactly what I expected and it was a safe choice. I enjoyed it (although at this point, I think I had eaten too much food!) and it finished off my meal very nicely.
Now, for all my tastings…. I tried a little bit of everything. The calamari was perfect. It was light, tender and you could eat a LOT without being turned off. There are somethings, while tasty you just can’t eat a lot.
Spring Rolls (egg rolls?) were pleasant, but the little taste was enough for me.
All in all, I found everything very pleasant and tasty. Somethings I would definitely order again (the soup, the calamari) and I would be very eager to come back and try more food.
Oh, let me apologize for the quality of the photos. Typically I just use my iPhone, but the restaurant is very….softly lit. It’s a pleasant atmosphere, the restaurant is gorgeous, I just needed more light to get decent pictures of the food. Let me assure you, everything was plated beautifully, it all looked appetizing and it really just was a feast for all your senses.
Our waitress was wonderful. She helped the ladies pick a wine, answered all our questions and even talked to us about our blog (and other great restaurants to try) when she saw me taking pictures of the food for our blog.
Total date restaurant – cozy, soft lighting, waterfall wall, white linen table clothes, and great service -just lovely. The experience was tantalizing to the palate, the nose, and the eyes. Loved everyone’s seafood dishes; all the seafood was was fresh and well cooked. The wine selection was vast and our waitress assisted me in choosing a wine that would compliment the meal.
sesame seared tuna sashimi
I started with the sesame pan seared tuna sashimi, it was served with seaweed salad, ginger, and wasabi- it was light and refreshing and beautifully presented.
For the main course I chose the 456 crab cakes which came with a side of white truffle potato salad, cucumber salad and remoulade. The crab cakes were meaty, lightly fried, and encrusted with potato chips. How could anyone go wrong? The sides were as delectable as the crab cakes.
On to dessert – creme brulee, the flavor was delightful, the only downside at this restaurant was I found the dish for the creme brulee to be too shallow, the custard layer was way too thin, a smaller, deep dish ramekin would make for a creamier, lovelier treat.
I did try bites and nibbles of everyone else’s food and I have to say love the calamari, it’s some of the best I have experienced. Overall, a top-notch dining experience and I would love to go back.