October 7, 2004
The next day we tried this restaurant for lunch. It is conveniently located between the ferry dock we arrived on and the Port Lucaya Marketplace (where we shopped on several occasions). Before entering the restaurant, we noticed a lovely little herb garden on the side of this restaurant. We found ourselves strolling through the small herb garden area, pointing and naming each herb. For whatever the reason, this restaurant had a more Italian feel to it - both inside and out. The herb gardens and thick, black-and-white marble tray, which they served bread to us on, only reinforced the Italian feeling. In spite of the Italian feeling of the place, they serve continental cuisine here.
After we were seated for lunch, we noticed that the restaurant seemed to be full of pilots, many of whom were discussing visibility, wind speeds, etc. I got the feeling that most of these men were not commercial pilots. Rather, they were more likely to have been pleasure pilots flying small, Cessna planes. Seemingly, a more well-to-do crowd here.
Ultimately, my Mom and I had lunch here twice. On the first occasion, I had the herbed tomato chicken breast with pasta. The chicken breast was juicy and flavorful. Not too bland, not too spicy with just the right amount of sweetness in the sauce (tomato sauce was more sweet than tangy). I noted the fresh basil and rosemary in the sauce from the herb garden outside. On the second occasion, I had sautéed tiger shrimp in a lemon-garlic sauce. I must admit I was disappointed with the tiger shrimp, which were somewhat rubbery and not very flavorful. I was wishing I had stuck with the juicy chicken breast. Notably, they offer everything from chicken fingers to swordfish to escargot here! They do offer a good variety of dishes without inundating you with too many menu choices.
It is a bit pricey here, even at lunch. For two entrees at lunch and two non-alcoholic beverages, the tab was about $50. I would surely return here because I got the feeling that the rubbery shrimp were a fluke and that the food here, overall, is generally quite good (much like the chicken was). They seem to have many return dinner guests here.
Additionally, the location is very convenient for most people staying on the island since most visitors are either staying in a hotel nearby to this area, or come here at least one day of their trip to shop at the adjacent Port Lucaya Marketplace. Finally, there is that added benefit of the water view, which is lovely indeed.
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