Riverview, New Brunswick
September 29, 2005
The starters include swordfish, king prawns, scallops and smoked salmon in the 5- to 6.50-pound range. The main menu, which is quite short, includes finnan haddie, butterflied sea bass, grilled whole Dover sole, fillet of halibut, king scallops and braised ham in the 11.50- to 19-pound range.
The room is attractive--granite table tops, prints, mirrors and a strip wood ceiling with pot lights. The service is quick and attentive.
We ordered the finnan haddie and the sea bass, and without going into details of all the garnishes, both were very good and were served with a side of vegetables (snow peas, baby potatoes, and a carrot puree) that was done to perfection. We selected a white from the wine list at 12 pounds and finished with a cheese assortment at 7 pounds.
My only caveats: while we were dining, it got very loud in the room. It appears that Fisher’s is popular with local business types who gather to drink and eat. Also, our bill was presented with a 10 pound mistake in it. It was rectified without comment other than, "Whoops!". Much of the evening was very nice, but Fisher’s is in a highly competitive market.
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