The place wasn't pack, we walked right in and got a cozy table in the corner. The waiter was very nice but he sort of forgot about us so most of the night we had to flag someone else to help us. I was so hungry I wanted to eat everything on the menu! We wanted to try a little of every kind of seafood so order a Paella dish for 2 people. We read about the huge portions so we didn't order any appetizers but a soup. Things were pretty pricey, it's not a cheap date place: Starter: Bread With a Wedge of Cheese & Relish Tray Compliments of Sammy's:
Sour veggies on top of ice, I guess to make it look fancy? The veggies tasted kind of funky, not very good. The bread was freshly baked and soft. I was really hungry so I ate like most of the loaf! lol..the corn bread was okay.....
Each entree comes with a salad ( At this point, I was somewhat full from all the bread =O)
It was only okay....I like my lobster bisque creamy but this one was on the lighter side. Andy thought it was very flavorful and he tasted alot of lobster in it. I didn't think it was all that good, I guess because I only like the one from J&R.
Paella for 2: King crabs legs, snow crab legs, dungeness crabs, lobster, shrimps, mussels and clam on top of a bed of Spanish rice. When I saw the waiter bringing our dish my mouth literally dropped open because it was sooo HUGE!!! It could feed around 4-5 people!! Damn all the bread I ate, what was I thinking?!
I always eat snow crabs at Chinese restaurants or buffets but these are def. very fresh! The meat wasn't mushy and it was very sweet! This is the first time I had dungeness crabs and boy what have I've been missing out! The rice was good and had a garlicy taste but the only thing I didn't like was that there were alot of bits of shell all over the place and I had to carefully eat it which was very annoying. I gave up on eating the rice and went straight to eat only seafood. Omg....I can't believe I was getting full from just seafood. I don't think I've ever eaten so much seafood in one sitting. All the seafood was so good and we had so much of it! We ate all the lobster and crabs but we had to take alot of the rice and some of the mussel and clams to go. I def. want to come back here again but next time bring more people! Sammy's def. statisfy all my seafood cravings!
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Sammy's Shrimp Box
41 City Island AveBronx,