Review: Plum Pt. Bistro

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 4, 2012

Unfortunately, while fennel and Pernod were listed ingredients in my lobster and seafood stew ($27), prompting me to order it rather than the espresso and cocoa braised short ribs ($23), there was no evidence of either in the taste of broth. There's a lesson here: that broth was rich and tasty from the half lobster, mussels, littlenecks, and lots of baby octopi; it would have been appreciated even more without the misdirection.

Johnnie's cornmeal-crusted native cod ($16) was enthusiastically enjoyed, as was her lightly vinegared, coarse-cut coleslaw. The shoestring potatoes were a crunchy contrast, but she wished they were a tiny bit thicker so as to stay creamy inside.

Desserts? All eight bucks. No room. Next time maybe the plum tart tartin with brie or the chocolate ricotta fritters with vanilla bean cream.

Bill Rodriguez can be reached at bill@billrod.com.

PLUM PT. BISTRO | 401.667.4999 | PLUMPTBISTRO.COM | 1814 BOSTON NECK RD, SAUNDERSTOWN | TUES-SUN, 4-10 PM | MAJOR CREDIT CARDS | FULL BAR | SIDEWALK-LEVEL ACCESSIBLE

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Restaurant Reviews , Saunderstown, RISD
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   FALL ARTS PREVIEW | THEATER: STORIES ACHING TO BE TOLD  |  September 10, 2014
    From 'Eleemosynary' to 'Hype Hero.'
  •   THE WAR WITHIN  |  September 10, 2014
    A compelling combination of intelligent text and thoroughly inhabited performance.
  •   A MOST MISERABLE MAN  |  September 10, 2014
    There is a good reason that Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov isn’t staged often.
  •   DANTE'S KITCHEN  |  September 03, 2014
    Southern cookery is unfairly denigrated, commonly, merely out of snooty Yankee disdain.
  •   A ROYAL ROMP  |  August 27, 2014
    It was inevitable that the country that brought us staid Queen Victoria and stiff upper lips was bound to eventually loosen up and bring us Monty Python.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ