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CloverEats: Real Seafood Company in Ann Arbor

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Continuing on our recent spree of Mainstreet Ventures restaurants, we headed to Real Seafood Company, mostly due to Fred’s newly found desire to follow the Mediterranean diet and eat lots of fish. I love restaurants that open out into the sidewalk, but unfortunately, it was too hot to sit anywhere but deep inside the air conditioning.

Almond Joy Martini - Malibu coconut rum, Disarrono, Godiva white chocolate liquer, coconut shavings

Almond Joy Martini – Malibu coconut rum, Disarrono, Godiva white chocolate liquer, coconut shavings

My cocktail was very sweet; it probably would have been better as a dessert drink. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the service at Real Seafood, but am happy to say that our waitress was pleasant and professional throughout.

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Tuna tartare

Tuna tartare

While I was pleased with the size of the tuna tartare entree, I was very disappointed in the tuna. There were tough, chewy sections in the rather dull-colored meat, which immediately made me stop eating. Fred, on the other hand, said he didn’t mind and proceeded to eat most of the dish. Tuna tartare is one of those dishes that, if I see on a menu, I will often opt to try. From a restaurant called ‘Real Seafood,’ I expected much better quality than what we got.

Crab Cake with mustard sauce and greens

Crab Cake with mustard sauce and greens

The crab cake was plated quite prettily, and was fluffy and savory.

Whitefish, blackened

Whitefish, blackened

I took a bite out of our main course, which had a spicy Cajun sauce.  Overall, I was very disappointed by our experience here.  The fish just didn’t taste very fresh.  The most impressive thing that was served up was the bill.  I don’t understand how we’ve had such good experiences with some Mainstreet Ventures restaurants (Mezzevino, especially), and such mediocre experiences with others.

Check them out on Yelp or at their website!

Real Seafood Company on Urbanspoon

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