Located on Congress and Lighthouse is this eating establishment that’s been in Pacific Grove for 17 years. Our hotel was located about 8 blocks away, and I chose this place based on the great reviews on yelp.
Our reservations were at 7:30 and we were seated right away. In the reservations I commented it was a birthday celebration, and the restaurant gave us a menu with “Happy Birthday” on the top, with the date.
We decided on splitting the appetizer, and selected the Crab Cake. Even though it was only 1 cake, it was an excellent choice. We were served about 3 ounces of crab, no fillers, fried to a perfectly crisp patty. The lime relish went very well with the cake, and our evening meal started very well.
For dinner, Stephen chose the King Salmon and I ordered the Duck Confit. He really enjoyed his meal, but mine was a disappointing. The honey reduction sauce was perfect, but whoever seared my duck overcooked it, where it was like cutting leather. I ended up tossing the seared side because it was overcooked. The other side of the duck was tender and it would have been amazing if the other side wasn’t ruined.
|Overcooked, chewy like leather Duck|
For dessert we each had a cup of coffee, and shared the mint and espresso mud pie. That really was delicious, and completed our dinner. When dessert was served, they added a candle to the mud pie, which was nice. However, even though it was worth $8, I was disappointed the dessert wasn’t complimentary, like many places would have done.
A pretty good restaurant, with plenty of free 2 hour street parking. Overall, good service. Great atmosphere. Too bad I had a disappointing, ruined duck, which I can’t rave about, especially for a pricy dinner as ours.