Many new restaurants spring up every year on the Cape and we like to try as many as possible.
The other night my husband, friends and I made reservations at Island Blue Crab in Brewster. What a fabulous find!
We were seated at a table in the dining room which was full of vibrant warm colors of red and yellow. Many people enjoyed meals and cocktails at the upscale bar with many large screen TV's as well as on the outside patio
Before ordering from an awesome menu selection we tried a couple of cocktails. The "Cool as a cucumber" martini consisted of Hendricks gin, fresh cucumber puree with a slice of cucumber garnish. Another was called "grapefruit-tini" with Ketel one vodka, elder flower liqueur, freshly squeezed grapefruit with a slice of of lemon.
Both cocktails were quite refreshing on a warm summer evening.
Our waiter, Ceasar, gave us lots of time to look over the menu. He was very pleasant and helpful explaining some of the dishes. Their menu offers a great variety, ranging from seafood & lobster, steak, pasta, burgers to authentic Mexican favorites.
For appetizers we chose the two blue crab vegetable rolls ($12.95) filled with asparagus, peppers,bean sprouts that were wrapped in a soft rice paper and served with a spicy ginger peanut dipping sauce. Yum!
Next were two crab cakes ($12.95) - the best we can ever remember having. They were pan seared and topped with a fruit salsa. Very moist and flavorful!
For entrees I ordered the special Swordfish and lobster piccata ($29.95). Grilled swordfish topped with fresh lobster meat and was served with roasted fingerling potatoes and broccoli. I would order it rare to medium rare next time. The flavor was outstanding.
My husband had a Mexican dish called Molcajete ($26.96) which was served by the owner Luis Montero in a large, steaming black pot with shrimp, steak, chicken, chorizo, peppers,tomatoes and onions simmered in an authentic Mexican sauce served with rice and beans. The presentation was spectacular and the dish itself excellent!
Another entree Cape Cod stuffed haddock ($23.95) was stuffed with crab and cranberries and served with fingerling potatoes and broccoli. We highly recommend this dish!
After dinner we saved room for dessert. Key lime pie was shared and enjoyed by all.
Chef Walter Montero has worked in many fine establishments on Cape Cod the Islands and New York City.
His attention to detail and presentation will have us coming back to check out more of the menu. You won't break the bank on the dinner tab.
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The Island Blue Crab Restaurant
2377 Main Street, Rt. 6A, Brewster
Phone: 774 323-3076
Lunch & Dinner daily from 11:30
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
Live entertainment on weekends