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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.


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

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