First of all, it's not even Pauly's any more, which evidently at one time won Restaurant of the Year by the Daily Astorian. Now it's called The Port Bistro and the food is appalling and not worth the price. The salad arrived drenched in an unappetizing shade of purple -- the juice ran off from the blueberries staining everything, including the gobs of sticky cheese. The whole thing looked like a plastic mess.
Since we were sea side, after all, I ordered sushi style tuna which arrived not pink and healthy, but brown and dry and old looking, too. This tottered atop a bland bed of rice, cucumbers, crab and tomatos sided in pools of wasabi and Chinese sweet chili sauce -- talk about con-fusion cooking! For $22+, it was an altogether unsatisfying meal.
My husband's dinner was passable, a goopy mix of potatos and pork, rimmed in brown crust. I thought it unremarkable. The service was o.k., rather uninterested, but good enough. We couldn't wait to get out of there and didn't bother with dessert.
The room is sweet and right on the water. It's too bad that it seems that they don't care enough if tourists return -- take the money and run!
Shame on them for riding on the former occupants laurels. If you're on the coast, go straight to The Depot where for the same money, you'll enjoy a delightful repast with fabulous wine and attentive service.