Saturday, June 08, 2013
101 Ocean is in a very touristy part of town being a block away from the Commercial Boulevard fishing pier and has metered parking or $10 parking lots. We expected high prices and we weren't surprised.
We had a coupon for buy 1 lunch and get 1 free and since I love going to new restaurants we decided to go. With the coupon, and no drinks, plus the meter parking lunch turned out to be a little too expensive for the food served but more about that in a minute.
The place was empty inside with a few tables taken outside and we were told to sit wherever we wanted to and they would bring the menus overs which is what happened. The waiter took and got our drink orders pretty quickly though it looked like he had to go to the kitchen for Allen's iced tea ($2.75) and then the other side of the restaurant for my coffee ($2.95)
Allen ordered chicken pompodoro ($13) and I the Kobe burger ($13) which was served promptly. It was served in a salad bowl and though Allen would have preferred penne he thought the pasta was okay but the garlic bread was stale. I still don't understand the selling point of 'Kobe' beef raised in the USA except to charge more but after the brie, saute onions and pickles what difference does it make? The fries had obviously been sitting in the kitchen for awhile and were stale and dry. The service was okay with one waiter serving our main course and our waiter doing the rest though ignoring my empty coffee cup.
All together, with tip and tax, the check came to $28, after the $13 deduction, for a mediocre lunch.
Good thing Kilwin's is right down the street but that's another review!.