Monday, June 01, 2009

Atlantic Fish Co, Boston, MA

I do apologize for the lack of updates, I've been so busy moving out of my previous apartment. I was also in Boston a few weeks back and boy was I lucky to have arrived when lobster season was just starting. Is it possible to get sick of lobster? After this series of posts from Boston (I had lobster every single day), you tell me.

A quick query from the concierge pointed us towards the nearby Atlantic Fish Co. as the place where the locals go for good seafood nowadays, so off we went. Not making reservations meant we were seated in a little table right in the middle of the dining room, not the most comfortable location but we were hungry so we weren't going to complain. We started off with a simple Caesar salad; crisp leaves, grated parmesan and toasted croutons. Fresh but otherwise unremarkable.

The clam chowder provided a much more substantial start. Rich and creamy, the generous chunks of clam flesh still had a decent bite.

Our first course was a plate of mussels steamed in butter and white wine. The simplicity of its preparation allowed the freshness and flavor of the mussels to prevail.

Very tasty and possibly the plumpest mussels I've ever eaten.

Here's a cute little bib that was given to me just before the main course. A bit of a novelty, I saved my as a souvenir.

Here we have it, the seafood platter of little neck clams and a 2.5lb lobster.

Did I mention I'm glad we came just when lobster season started? The massive claw almost spanned across the entire plate. Claw meat is not too bad but I still prefer the body meat which I think is the sweetest and most succulent.

After the devouring the massive crustacean we were introduced to the dessert trolley and we picked out the signature chocolate cake, which was really only ok. Somehow it was really heavy and thick but perhaps wasn't the thing after all that lobster and dipping melted butter.

The Boston cream pie was way more welcoming. I think the light sponge cake and cold cream made it the more refreshing dessert. It helps that I like cream pies as well.

Atlantic Fish Co. definitely raised the bar for good lobster. I'll have to see if the other restaurants match up over the next five days.



red fir said...

There is no boston cream pie here. :(

Camemberu said...

What fat, juicy mussels and ginormous lobsters!!

Anonymous said...

no apploiges are nessesary, sir. Glad you are well. And the best places are best kept to yourself. like unto a trout fishing hole, or a particular place in a lake. Like barbeque, or calabash ( southern fried oysters and shrimp) the best places are known only to locals. years ago, I used to like "sanitary seafood" in morehead city, but now it is commercialized. Lke parkers or abrams barbeqe. I Like lobster, but otthe trash they sell a LJS. Hope you are well sir. I enjoy your website, from time to time.

ratatouille said...

atlantic fish co is a nice resto. boston is such a lobster city!

i travelled to kittery, maine from boston and i loved the lobster there too.

daphne said...

woaH! Lobster season! arent u lucky!

but a dessert trolley..i wonder how many sorts of desserts were there?

D said...

camemberu: they were possibly the fattest mussels i've had!

tom: oooh barbecue and that calabash thing sure sounds tasty. haha I did have a lot of ljs as a kid, wasn't tooo bad

ratatouille: actually, i think some of the lobster i had in boston was from maine...

daphne: quite a bit there was a cranberry tart that was highly recommended as well, maybe next time =P

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