- TRAVEL REVIEW: Let’s take a bite out of the big apple and see what it has to offer! New York has always been one of my favorite cities to travel to. The big lights, the tourist, and the unbelievable food. For my first stop, I decided to stay on the east coast and travel to NYC. I stay in the Washington D.C. area so it took me about 3 hours to get there. What I hate most about driving to New York? The tolls!! It cost about $40 to get there in tolls, although cheaper coming back by maybe $20 I always regret driving because I end up saying “another toll (smh)”. One day I’ll learn and catch the train, but I like being on my own time so if it’s driveable (6 hours or less) then I’ll fill my tank up. Walking around in New York is always fun, well… to some. Everytime I walk in New York and I need to get to my destination it always seems as though it’s 10 blocks away, which may seem like a long walk but you end up running into attractions that makes you appreciate the walk. Because this was a day trip, we got to New York in the afternoon so we had some time to kill before dinner. That time was spent in Times Square taking pictures and eventually running into the Nintendo store. Where’s your inner childhood at? You don’t love Nintendo? Wasn’t it in every household? I digress. (Shout out to Mrs. PacMan, the highest level I got to was 9 before I destroyed the game in anger).
- RESTAURANT REVIEW : Dinner Reservations were at 5 p.m. (the time the restaurant opened). I always enjoy being the first one at the restaurant because it’s generally quiet, the food isn’t sitting (which I hope not for anytime I go), and I have time to enjoy my waiter or waitress without them having to juggle 5 different tables. I had dinner at the seafire grill which I chose because Le Bernadin was booked for months in advance. I’m not sure why I thought I could make reservations when it’s ranked in the top 50 restaurants in the United States according to the dailymeal. The restaurant was very nice, although outside of it it was nothing fancy. I’m not sure if the restaurant was at the bottom of an apartment building or it’s actual own building. I’ll opt to say it was downstairs from an apartment building because of the way it looked. (No, I didn’t ask because I would eat there regardless). The restaurants decor was pretty nice as when you walk to the sitting room you’re surrounding by a nice long fish tank. The waiter I was given to at the restaurant was Jose. He was good, but sometimes I felt as though he thought I was a fish. Every time I took a sip of water, he was filling it back up. Relax guy. Food! Yes.. Food. For starters I had the lobster salad, and ahi tuna tar tar. (Not pictured is the ahi tuna tar tar. Horrible plating, horrible taste, and overall horrible. I wouldn’t waste your time by showing you the image.)The lobster salad was OK, it lacked seasoning (Basic Salt and Pepper). It was just cold lobster tail and avocado with some type of vinaigrette dressing. The ahi tuna tar tar was okay, although the presentation was horrible, nothing nice to say about the appetizers. As for dinner, it was interrupted because of an emergency. But, it wasn’t interrupted before I received my meal. I got the filet with shrimp and lobster topped (which was considered their version of surf and turf). I ordered it medium, but the steak tasted like it was well done. It was a filet which is my usual choice of the cow when ordering beef, although a nice tomahawk or ribeye makes my heart melt as well. One day I’ll stop ordering beef from a restaurant that’s known for seafood. Nothing on the menu that I saw was worth ordering IMHO (In my humble opinion). I also ordered mac and cheese as a side which was okay. It tasted like the mac and cheese had been sitting and the cheese was stuck to the pasta. (Not in a good way). I was a little disappointed but Overall restaurant : 1 out of 5. Would I go back? Absolutely Not.
- Where To Next? Dinner Reservations: Next Weekend.. We’re going to New Jersey.