by Melissa Alouf
Fish City Grill wanted to create a comfortable place for neighbors to enjoy great seafood at affordable prices. It is indeed a casual neighborhood restaurant where you could take the family or a casual date, and the prices won’t set you back very far, but definitely deliver the goods. Fish City Grill shows off its longevity and hardiness as a Dallas Staple with progressive new menu items.
On a recent visit we started with the Oyster Nachos taking them in with one bite allowing the fried oysters, chipotle tartar sauce and pico de gallo to meld together for an elegant taste hidden by the casual name.
The Grilled Salmon had a rousing smokey flavor accented well with capers and cherry tomatoes over almond pesto rice.
A favorite entree was Seared Scallops with bacon wrapped shrimp with mash potatoes, garlic wilted spinach and veggies united with Old Bay beurre blanc.
Looking up as one does when tasting sumptuous food, you’ll notice the clever blue tentacled art work on the ceiling. It subtly evokes the feeling of the ocean topping off the atmosphere. The local artist has done similar work at other locations. You’ll be surprised if you ask how it was drawn.
With a dozen locations around Dallas, Fish City Grill is able to create the feel of individuality with its free and easy atmosphere catering to neighborhood vibes.
Twice a day the specials will change but don’t expect to find the same ones in each location. Spring is approaching soon and who isn’t looking forward to patio seating?
We’ll be ordering the New England Style Lobster and Shrimp Roll with Old Bay tarragon mayo on a split top brioche roll. It’s light, cool, airy taste and gratifying serving size will be a coveted Spring dish.