We've traveled around the world and eaten in some truly wonderful restaurants and without a doubt , Blue Pete?s ranks right up there with the best of them! We were met at the door and seated by Paul, the owner, which set the tone for the rest of our evening. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and seemed to genuinely care about our dining experience. We consulted with the wine steward, who was personable and knowledgeable and didn't try to push us into ordering the most expensive bottle on the menu. On our visit, we arrived quite late and were the last to leave but not once did we feel rushed out the door! To begin our wonderful gastronomic experience, we ordered two appetizers: ""Angels on Horseback"" , lightly fried bacon wrapped oysters and crawfish tails served with an exceptional remoulade sauce and ?Steamers? which had mussels, clams and oysters in a spicy, garlicky broth with tomatoes. Both were ""Oh my God..."" good! We also ordered two Caesar salads but after our waiter's recommendation, we chose to share one, which was excellent advice! The salad was huge and came with 3 hearts of romaine, homemade croutons and some of the best dressing we've ever had. For our entree, we split the crab cakes. What a great choice! The kitchen split the order for us with no problem or extra charge. When crab cakes are on the menu, we find it extremely hard to pass them up and in this case we were truly rewarded. All jumbo lump crab meat, these two lightly fried cakes had no filler or back fin meat and were served with a great remoulade sauce. The meals came with sauteed vegetables and wonderful garlic mashed potatoes. For dessert, we shared a slice of Key Lime Pie and to negotiate for the last bite, it was so decadent! Next time (and there will DEFINITELY be a next time) we'll share our meals but we'll each get our own piece of Key Lime pie! Our first of many trips to Blue Pete?s was a wonderful experience and we genuinely look forward to our next visit!
Pros: Food, Service and ambience
Cons: That I can't eat there every night of the week!