Last night was our first night back to The Shipwreck Grill since Labor Day and the retreat of the Bennies. We actually got a parking spot, albeit, in the dirt lot way in back, but hey, it was a spot. Our favorite bartenders were all smiles and ready to serve as you can see. That’s Ryan and Erica. Attentive, friendly and very good cocktail makers. Erica makes a mean Espresso Martini. (Ryan, please send us an email with your signature drink so we can post it here.)

Chef told us that the most popular dishes on the menu are the Sesame Tuna Fillet with Scallops and the Pistachio Grouper. Since I am, alas, allergic to Scallops, we tried the Grouper. While I think it was a very nicely prepared piece of fish, I still think their Curry Oil Infused Chilean Sea Bass blows the Grouper out of the water, so to speak. Their Sea Bass is out of this world, and if the word “curry” scares you, I promise it is very lightly “infused” with curry.

Other favorites on the menu are the Goat Cheese and Beet Salad. On most visits, I make a dinner out of it by adding the Seared Tuna. You have a choice of Salmon, Tuna or Shrimp for an extra charge. Appetizer favorites include the Tuna Tempura Sushi, so yummy, and the Tomato, Basil, Mozz tower. One of the things Peter and I love most about the Shipwreck is the atmosphere; no TV’s, the crowd is “mature” (mostly mid 40’s and up, ehemm, except for me, of course.) And, the service is always friendly and top notch. Oh, and on Thursday nights they have live Jazz which is a treat and not easy to find in this area.

So, that’s my personal review of the Shipwreck. What’s yours? I’d love to hear from you.