Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Atlantic Fish Company & Chevy Equinox

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

I'm a huge proponent of the importance of girl time, and what's better girl time than a Saturday brunch?? This particular brunch sesh took place at Boston's Atlantic Fish Company. 

AFC has stellar yelp reviews, so I was expecting to be blown away. Unfortunately I was underwhelmed. Right off the bat, they seated us under an air duct that was shooting cold air directly onto me. Coming in off the cold Boston streets, this felt unacceptable to me. I requested a new table, and the waiter suggested that I just trade places with my friend. But then the cold air would be blown onto her? Finally, they allowed us to move to a warmer table.

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

AFC did score points with me when it came to their bread selection. While most restaurants will just give you a simple roll and call it a day, we were given a variety of carb options to choose from, including bread with pieces of mango and raspberries. 

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

We ordered a half dozen oysters to start, and requested 2 Duxbury, 2 Wellfleets, and said to surprise us with the other 2. The person who brought out the platter wasn't our waiter, and said we got 3 of one kind, 3 of another kind, neither of which were the 2 oysters we requested. When we spoke up, he basically said he didn't know what to tell us. Weird! We later found out that 3 of them were in fact Duxbury, but the whole situation was just odd and a bit unprofessional. 

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

I am such a sucker for eggs benedict, I had to try their Lobster Benedict, which was listed as coming with fresh fruit, home fries, and traditional Canadian bacon. The bacon never showed itself, but the eggs were nice and runny and the lobster was fresh. The home fries were seasoned well but could have used a bit more salt.

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

Atlantic Fish Company Boston

We still had a great brunch and quality catch up time, but it seemed to be more in spite of the service here, rather than thanks to it. I enjoyed my entree and our bread, but the service and oysters left something to be desired. 

The good news is that I was lucky enough to team up with GM to test drive this pretty new Chevy Equinox!



I seriously loved driving this car. It was an impossibly smooth ride, even in the rain, and it felt so safe and sturdy. I also really appreciated its rear-view camera while parallel parking. Luckily I was able to take it for a spin to a few other brunch places, so stay tuned to read all about them!

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28 comments

  1. AFC is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Boston - I've never been for brunch now I want to try it!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. That food looks amazing! Love seafood

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  3. I haven't been here in years, but it's disappointing to hear the service was a little subpar. A place like that should definitely be on top of their oyster game! The benedict looks awesome, but that's sad it was missing an ingredient!


    Sues

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  4. Mhmm that looks so yummy! :) the only time I've had lobster was on the beach in Vietnam, it was so delicious :) sorry to hear the service was a bit funny :/ at least the rest of your day was okay :)

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  5. Hmm, the service does sounds like it's little to be desired, definitely not professional and I would've been a little underwhelmed by it too. However, the food looks really good, I'm not a fan of oyster but the eggs Benedict looks yummy! And how cool is that car? It was one of the brand that we considered purchasing when we were looking for a family car but we settled for a Santa Fe in the end.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  6. Wow I cannot believe they told you to switch places.... how unprofessional. I swear people don't take their job seriously any more. I hope you didn't tip well. I'm a HUGE crab fan. But seafood, regardless, is amazing. (:
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  7. I'm totally with you- a cold air vent (especially in the winter, hello!) can completely ruin the mood of a meal. I can't believe you had to press them to switch tables! I would've rioted- but you handled yourself like a lady. :)


    -Ashley
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  8. That brunch looks amazing, im a sucker for eggs benedict too <3

    XoXo

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  9. The food looks good but the service doesn't sound so great there!
    Lobster is definitely my favorite seafood with scallops coming in a close second! :)


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  10. Gingi Edmonds FreemanFebruary 10, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Wow, this looks phenomenal!!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I'd drop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same - or better yet! - keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  11. Oh my... That Benedict looks absolutely amazing!! and I bet it tasted just as good as it looks. My favorite seafood is lobster claws, hands down. I think I'm just going to have to make some Lobster Benedict now!

    Rebecca @ http://behindblonde.blogspot.com

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  12. Hello Chelsea! I like seafood but the only thing I don't eat is Oysters:-) I have tried but the minute I look at them my stomach ties up:-) I love having girl time, really! So if you ever visit Orlando, feel free to contact me! I would love to meet with you:-) Everything you ordered at AFC looked delicious (not the oysters!:-)) and I am glad they moved you to another table. Every time that happens to me (I get seated under an A/C vent) I ask to be moved as I know for a fact I will spend the whole time being cold and miserable. I would love to hear how you liked the Equinox so let us know! Have an amazing day and many blessings to you and your loved ones now and always. XOXO, Jeannette
    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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  13. That is too bad that is was quite disappointing. I always use yelp for reviews and such, so it is always a disappointment when it fails! Too bad because that food looks so good and I love oysters! That Chevy Equinox looks like an awesome drive!

    Denise

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  14. What a delicious meal Chelsea! And a great experience with the car! ;)

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

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  15. This is a great lunch
    have a nice dear my dear
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  16. Yummy that food looks so good!!

    xo

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  17. Food looks delish!! I really want eggs ben now :c
    You look stunning as well :)


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  18. The Food Look relish but Poor customer serves. i hope you didn't pay any service charges.


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  19. I love lobster tail and shrimps, and now I've becoming oyster fan too))

    Tanya

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    BlogLovin

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  20. Loving these pictures! The food looks delish!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  21. That's too bad about the service. I'm a pretty big fan of all seafood, love oysters and lobster or crawfish as we call it which is technically incorrect as they are salt water (not to confused with crayfish) but it's a cultural thing I suppose. Overall, Conch has to be my favourite, obviously. :-)


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  22. The food looks really good :) I've never tried oysters though! It's a shame about the bad service, whenever I get poor service though I just remind myself that they might be having a bad day, etc etc.The car looks cool too! xx


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  23. Oh, even though they putted you in the wrong table it seems like food was actually pretty good. i hope you had a fun time with your girls! With love,
    Vera

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  24. You look so sweet!! and cool car ;)

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  25. The food looks great but the service sounds terrible! My favorite seafood is either tiger prawns or lobster mmm

    Rachel xx
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  26. Yum that brunch looks so good, and I that car looks really fun!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  27. oh goodness! Everything, I mean EVERYTHING! looks SO delicious! Drooling over here lol! <3

    XOXO, HaeMin

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  28. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts
    and everything is beautiful! Amazing!

    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

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