Trying new restaurants while I spend some time up in Traverse City has been so fun. I have really enjoyed the area and the small, homegrown places to eat. A bunch of us tried Harrington's By the Bay and I was thoroughly impressed. Recently I've been judging places on how well they make mojitos, before I even sit down to eat, and I knew as soon as I took the first sip that what was coming was going to live up to my expectations. Warm bread and warm better (that's key) to start with.
C ordered the seafood pasta. It came loaded with shrimp, halibut, clams and salmon all tossed with a light linguine sauce. It was delicious!
I ordered the filet Oscar. I can't exactly remember when I first tried a steak served this way, but it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Although not cheap, if a place has this on the menu I'm sure to order it. Filet of steak served with lump crab, asparagus and a Bearnaise sauce on top. Oh. My. God.
Yes, well deserving of two pictures. I ate every bite, much to C's apprehensions. Clearly he doesn't understand how much I love this meal.
Couple others in the group got prime rib with a lobster tail to split. The portions were large and this was a great meal for two people.
The service here was awesome, and the food matched. Everything we ordered was great. I hope to be back very soon, make sure you wait for me Oscar!!!