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Friday, April 3, 2009

.: Birthday Dinner @ Roy's :.

seriously, i have been remiss with posting on this blog. and it's not like i haven't been places!

so without further ado:
jason's birthday was in late February. i took him to a great seafood and steak restaurant called Roy's. it's huge. i'd been there before for a happy hour treat with some girlfriends previously. the menu had a healthy balance of seafood and steak, along with sushie and a great variety of drinks. i knew jason would enjoy it.



the moment we walked in we were greeted by the hostess and the waiter. i had made reservations ahead (i'm the planner in the relationship), letting them know we were celebrating his birthday. our table was decked out with confetti and a card. so thoughtful! it's personal touches like that that make me want to pimp a place out. we ordered drinks. i had their sangria, which is topped with sprite for added fizz. it's my preferred way to have sangria now. jason had his standard guinness. we ordered a sampler appetizer:



it had a good selection of their apps: sushie rolls, ribs, wonton, shrimp and ahi tuna. i was partial to their wonton and jason loved their tuna.

there are two main things that i look for in a menu: scallop and lamb options. because Roy's is a seafood joint, i went with their scallops and shrimp combo, which was excellent, both grilled with a lemon butter sauce, sided with rice and veggies.



jason went for the surf and turf, steak and shrimp. he devoured his plate. well, not the sour cream polenta, i ate that for him.



i had made my guinness cake for him, as a treat at home but the wait staff at Roy's so sweetly made him a small plate of chocolate cake.


overall the experience was great, the staff was attentive without being intrusive. the place nicely full for a week night and pricewise, a bit more than what we normally go for but for special occasions like this and for the great ambiance, it was well worth it.

2 comments:

  1. The food looks great...happy belated b'day as well!

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  2. it was a great dinner spread. since you're local, you should def. go! :)

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