Virginia Beach: Day 5
It was my last dinner in Virginia Beach and I had finally made friends with some of the people from the excruciatingly long training. Day 4, same table, making jokes under the table, we decided we needed a fantastic last night dinner. That is exactly what we had. I picked One-Fish Two-Fish after hours of on line studying, making this decision based on a couple of factors: Did it get 4 stars or more on 3 or more websites: yes; Is it on the water: yes; Did they offer key lime pie: yes. So, off we went.
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
Food/Beverage: 4.5 out of 5
Ambiance: 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5
Service: 4.5 out of 5
The place was beautiful! Right on the bay, umbrella tables lined the patio along with the huge boats, owned by the people lucky enough to live in the houses lining the shore. We sat out there long enough to be graced by the sunset by the end of our meal.
We started with a few appetizers – the Baked Oysters ($9.99) were served on a bed of rock salt and were topped with cream, cheese and onions.
They were delicious and I could have eaten a thousand of them, figuratively. I probably could have eaten all 4 and still had plenty of room for dinner. The other appetizer we ordered was the Prince Island Mussels ($11.99).
These were very well seasoned in a spicy bloody mary broth with garlic and onions. After the mussels were gone, we soaked up the sauce with the bread. It was fantastic. Even our non-mussel eater at the table was impressed with this dish.
For my main course, I ordered the fresh catch. At $26.99, I had high hopes. On this particular night, the catch was halibut or grouper prepared in one of two ways.
The grouper was served with a gruyere potato cake, broccolini and lobster cognac creme sauce. It was AMAZING. I cleaned my plate, sauce and all.
The halibut was served over jalapeño grits with a sauce that tasted like a remoulade sauce. It was spicy, creamy and perfect with the pan friend fish. I enjoyed the grouper a bit more but both were FANTASTIC.
Now, here’s the kicker. I ordered the key lime pie to go ($7.25). This was by far and away the BEST key lime pie I’ve ever had. The pie itself was creamy, with a crust that was crumbly but still stayed together. Nice and tart, with a carmel sauce to balance it out. I could have eaten an entire pie. No problem.
The prices were a little high, even for the quality of food. But, the portion sizes were great, the view was fantastic and the company was very enjoyable. Thank you for the great night, One-Fish Two-Fish.