Hidden away from the slow moving throngs of Wharf tourists, this is a great place to relax and catch an early drink on the ... More
Pier 23 Cafe
Hidden away from the slow moving throngs of Wharf tourists, this is a great place to relax and catch an early drink on the sunlit patio. During the daytime, the place fills up with yuppies looking for a burger or a steak that is a cut above standard cafe fare. At night, the unassuming cafe atmosphere becomes one of the City's top venues for live jazz, soul, reggae, and especially salsa. To get the best of both sides, watch for its Sunday afternoon musical events.
My wife and I went to this restaurant, based on Guy Fieri's recommendation on his TV show, DDD.
The feature appetizer was peel and eat shrimp. I have had thousands of peel and eat shrimp in dozens of restaurants. Theirs were the worst ever, by far. The shrimps were over cooked. The shells would not peel. They had not been deveined. The sauce tasted commercial bottled.
I had a bowl of chowder; my wife had the fish tacos. They were very ordinary.
Service was abysmal. Inconsistent and not friendly.
No one asked us the usual, "how was everything". I guess they didn't want to hear yet another negative answer.
I sent an email to the owner. I got an insincere reply, with no offer of compensation.