For anyone who’s been to Lansdowne, you know it’s a bit on the fancy pants side. The Lansdowne Town Center is a cute little area with shops and restaurants. The Dock is the first restaurant you see when driving into the town center. Today I’m going to take you on a tour of my dinner before giving you a full review.
Dinner started with these two rather large popovers which were about the size of a softball. I am a carb-lover. I will eat my weight in bread, rice, and pasta if left to my own devices. But I will pass on these things. They were tasteless, and rather dry. They needed salt, and should have been more eggy and moist inside. The Dock’s carb offering was more like a brown paper bag shaped like a popover. Luckily this was the only negative of the meal.
Enter the heavenly blue crab and corn chowder. Great crab taste, fresh corn, and a silky creamy chowder. To. die. for.
The husband chose the linguine pescatore. The linguine was slightly soft, but delicious nonetheless with it’s savory tarragon sauce and medley of mouthwatering seafood.
I had the surf and turf – dock style. The crabcake, she was tender and superb. The steak, she was perfectly medium-rare, and seasoned nicely might I add. I am drooling as I type this.
We didn’t save room for dessert but left The Dock happily full and satisfied.
(Sorry no interior pictures this time, it’s embarrassing enough sitting in a restaurant taking pictures of your dinner.)
And we conclude this culinary tour with a review…
The decor: Calm greens, oranges, and earth tones. Casual modern furniture and light fixtures. Apparently they’re also a lounge in the evenings from Thursday through Sunday.
The service: Good service.
The food: Mainly seafood but they do offer pasta, and steaks as well.
- Taste – Excellent food. Cooked well. Seasoned well.
- The presentation – In review of my pictures, looks like they shoulda taken the two seconds to wipe off the rim or to nudge the entrees into more of an appealing presentation.
- The price – Slightly pricey. Not a weeknight casual dinner kind of place. More of a splurge night.
The VUrdict: It’s dangerous to have this place so close. Fabulous cuisine. I would highly recommend this place for your next date night!