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.
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.
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.
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.
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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