Knapps Landing "The Best View in Town"
Out Of Five Stars
What We Ordered
First let me say that my husband and I were dining alone tonight. It was a Saturday night and there was live entertainment. I had wanted to sit outside on the dock with a view of the water, but they don't reserve seating areas only times. However we had lucked out and were seated at a window with a better view than if we were on the dock. It turned out to be perfect since people were smoking outside and I can't stand that. He ordered the Scallops Gorgonzola $20...sea scallops sauteed with roasted peppers, mushrooms, spinach in Gorgonzola cream sauce. Although the flavors were very good the execution of the dish was poorly done. There was so much cream sauce that he had to pour some out into a bowl from our appetizer, it was difficult to enjoy the great flavor. I ordered the King Lobster Roll &18...lobster meat poached in butter, served on a grilled soft roll. It is one of there signature dishes. Ive had better at D'angelos or subway. Not a whole lot of lobster meat and could have used a little seasoning. we also ordered an appetizer; Blackened Shrimp, Mushroom and Avocado Enchilada $13...Blackened shrimp, sauteed mushrooms, Monterrey jack cheese, avocado puree, rolled in 2 corn tortilla topped with cilantro cream sauce. What we received was not in the description. I found no avocado or cilantro instead there was rice on the bottom of the plate with lettuce and tiny specks of mushrooms. A little disappointing. The best part about our experience was the view!!
For just the 2 of us we spent $54. That's without the tip. I believe that we paid for the view the atmosphere and their reputation.
What we thought overall
Luckily we made reservations since it was very busy. The parking is inadequate since we saw people parking on the street. We showed up just as someone was leaving so we were able to park close to restaurant. The facility is not very big, but they make good use of the space. they seem to do alot of business with lunch and dinner group packages. We would certainly return to this restaurant if we could enjoy the same view.
I think 3 and a half stars is fair for Knapps Landing Restaurant.