This past Friday, Mike and I took my sister and our friend Janice out for their birthdays. I made reservations for BLT Fish
. It's in an interesting space that used to be a restaurant called AZ. I loved AZ. Went there three times. Sat in the same place twice. Went there on one of my first dates with Mike. This past Friday, we sat in the same spot. Interesting.
What was also interesting was that Kelly Ripa
was having dinner there too. With her absolutely gorgeous husband, Mark Consuelos
. Good gracious, he is hot. She was sitting at the table next to ours. With ten other people. I did actually run into her as I was getting out of the restroom. She was texting someone. I smiled and said hi as I walked by. She smiled back. I should have yelled out, "PIPA!" Oh well. Lost opportunity.
As for the dinner: it was outstanding. BLT Fish has three floors. The first floor is the Fish Shack
which serves the average seafood fare. It's got a bar. It's a quite loud. It's not my thing. The second floor is for private parties. The third floor is the main dining room. Much more civilized. It has an open kitchen; which I am not a fan of. But we were not sitting next to it, so it was fine. We sat by the big window in front. I love that spot. Something about it feels right to me. The fish was done perfectly. The sommelier was very nice. I didn't need his help but he was nice. The waitress was perfect. They had this amazing butternut squash risotto. I had haddock which I devoured. They served some amazing cheddar and chive biscuits. We had two desserts plus some complimentary green apple cotton candy. I noticed that the table next to ours barely touched theirs. LOSERS. They missed out.
Overall, I loved the entire experience. Definitely at the top of my list of dining out. Mike loves it which means we will be back often. I would suggest it to everyone. But it isn't cheap. Then again, anything worthwhile should not be. Try the Fish Shack if you want to try them out. Beware of the loudness. I hate loud dining. Later.