Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rodney's (June 4, 2007)

Review by allu

I've been looking forward to eating at Rodney's for more than 5 years!

Finally had the chance to go on Monday.

Of course I had the oysters!
2 Kussi
2 Denmans (?)
2 Thetis Flats

Also ordered a Manhattan clam chowder.

I actually didn't know what kind of oysters to order. But I know that I like the middle and small-sized ones, so I specified for those.

The oysters were served with horseradish, lemon wedges and a variety of dressings and sauces (including my all-time favorite: Tabasco!). Our server took some time explaining what each sauce/dressing was...but honestly, I didn't care. I just wanted to dig in and try everything!

To tell you the truth, i can't really tell the difference between the different kinds of oysters. All i know is that they were all very very fresh, and all extremely tasty. I asked for extra lemon wedges, so that I can add a generous amount of lemon juice to each of my oysters. Tabasco was a must (the jalapeno one was especially good!). I mixed and matched my sauces and dressings for each, and ALL COMBINATIONS were delicious!! You just can't go wrong!

I felt like I could have eaten 6 more!

But I'm still somewhat scarred from my bad experiences of oyster eating in Taiwan. So I thought I had better stop at 6.

The Manhattan was good. Hearty and comforting.

I tried some of the crab cakes that my friend ordered. They were delicious as well. Real crab meat (of course), served with a tangy plum sauce.

For dessert, I ordered the chocolate mousse. This was sooooooooooooooooo good. Smooth, not too sweet, just perfect!

If there's anything to complain about, it would probably be the small servings. My friend's entree only had two crab cakes, served with greens, and I think it was $14. The oysters were not that expensive ($2.5 to $3.5 each), but the entree was way too small!

But I would definitely return.

The table next to ours ordered a huge seafood platter, with crabs, shrimps, and oysters. This other table shared a platter of what looked like lobsters. I just HAVE TO return and try these!

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