||Dallas Fish Market is a seafood oriented (what clued you in??) fine dinning restaurant in the heart of the Dallas’ moribund downtown. Admittedly, we went on a Sunday. But the area was deader than a Johnson & Johnson heiress. What? Too soon??
- Apps – Raw Blue Point Oysters, Maine Lobster Corn Chowder. I’m not a huge fan of raw oysters. I’ve only had them once. But it was Lidia’s birthday and she wanted them. So, I had a couple and I can say they were the best raw oysters I’ve ever had. But I’m still not a fan. The corn chowder was just about perfect.
- Mains – Parrot Fish, Black Truffle Wrapped Chilean Sea Bass. As noted elsewhere on this blog, you can’t really fuck up a sea bass. It was moist, flaky, perfectly cooked and delicious. The Parrot Fish (please don’t ask, cause I don’t know) was spectacular. Lightly pan fried with some kind of rosemary encrustacean (huh?) I could easily eat this all the time right now always. I might have to reassess my Top 10 dishes of the Oughts list.
- Desserts – Brûlée Figs and Espresso Cheesecake. The Espresso Cheesecake was good but nothing spectacular. But the figs were amazing — a wonderfully unique dessert in which the figs are soaking in a rich caramel sauce. That description doesn’t do them justice, but it’s the best I can do.
||Everything. The food and service were superb. The staff, knowing that we are sharers, thoughtfully served the lobster corn chowder in separate bowls.
||Their espresso machine was broken. That’s totally unacceptable. How am I supposed to enjoy my dessert without a nice espresso. What are we, savages????
||Dallas Fish Market is an excellent seafood restaurant that will more than satisfy any fish based yearnings. And if you go on a Sunday you’ll pretty much have the run of the place.
Regrettably, I visited DFM in 2009 and can’t use it towards my resolution goal.