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Brophy’s new restaurant in Ventucky

December 5, 2007

yep there’s a new restaurant in town, in the ventucky harbor, a sister to a very popular restaurant in santa barbara. so after an altogether crappy day, i convinced the monkeys to meet me at Brophy’s for dinner.

with great crusty bread and butter on the table right away, what i needed next was a martini! unfortunately, the meal went downhill from there…too much vermouth and a lousy lemon twist in the martini, onions from the cerviche in the oysters and clams on the half-shell so their delicate sea flavors tasted like–you guessed it, ONION! his ciopino had too much tomato, my local sea bass was over cooked and tough (and I didn’t like the citrus seasoning), the pile of iceberg lettuce salad came with the wrong dressing and my new salad arrived with my dinner, the kid’s grilled cheese was ok but the fries weren’t that great, and the house chardonnay was bland and lifeless

to the manager’s credit, he did comp me 2 new oysters and a half glass of chardonnay to go with it, and offered to send me home with some clam chowder (which unfortunately never arrived at our table…). i asked for his card too but never got that either.

for 3 people, and at almost $100 (with tip etc), i’m not impressed. i expect much more for that kind of money, especially when there are some very good restaurants in town (sidecar, brooks, westside cellar to name 3).

yes, i’d go back for their fantastic peel and eat shrimp, and try their famous chowder, and enjoy the sunset and boats on the harbor…but i’m not in a hurry (except to get my car cuz after a martini, and a glass and a half of wine wasn’t driving anywhere soon so it’s still there!)

still prowling for that which engages my soul (and my stomach) i’m your art predator

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