The Lobster Pot Bistro looks inviting from the sidewalk...white linen tablecloths, art work on the walls, and live music beckoning diners and drinkers inside. I went there with a large party of business associates for dinner, and the take on this eatery is absolutely mixed. Because our party was so large, we had a fixed menu, which offered a wide variety of appetizers, first and second courses as well as dessert. For starters, the calamari was excellent, soft and well seasoned but came with drawn butter. What? I had the shrimp cocktail which was presented well and tasted really good. The first course was a choice of salad (a salad is a salad) or lobster bisque, which was more bisque than lobster. Second course was a choice of three entrees. The filet mignon and king crab legs were standouts; the lobster tail (bland, bland, bland) and grouper not-so-much. Dessert consisted of key lime pie, which came with a caramelized topping which was most unusual but very tasty. Now here's the rub...the service was painfully slow. Out server, a cute vivacious young woman, told us after the first course that our dinners "wouldn't be coming out soon." Never heard that from a server. She was most conscientious in keeping us hydrated, yet we were there close to three hours. There were few other patrons in the restaurant, so the delay was surprising and annoying. They knew we were coming, so were their sous chefs off that evening? The restaurant looks so invitational, yet the food and service certainly leave something wanting.
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