Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dinner at Nick's Lighthouse

Fly from New York to San Francisco on the 6th of April. Didn't do much on that very day coz we reached there in the evening. Where to next?

Answer: EAT-larh, what else, right? ^^

We'll have dinner at this place! Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

We were practically starving and we don't choose the restaurant that we went into, they chose us! LOL. No, I'm just kidding. =)

We decided to give Nick's Lighthouse a try bcoz from our 'few minute' observation, this place have more people flocking to the place buying either freshly steamed crab or their clam/crab chowder.

Myself in front of the restaurant. I looks like our typical hawker stall but once you're inside, it's a total different experience.

The interior. Liked the big big windows that allow sun to shine into the place. Tables are cramped together though, not so spacious for people to walk but they really done well by maximixing the use of space in the restaurant.

We did not know what to order but I have already decided to have crab as one of our dinner plan, then we've decided to try their house specialty, Cioppino.

Service was so-so only. Ok, they're efficient and fast but one thing their waiters lacked of is the smile. ggrrr.... So, in return, no smile from me also. hahahahaha.... I was too busy shooting with camera anyway, no time for me to smile smile all...

About a minute or so, they served us bread, think it's the sour dough bread which I don't quite like. So, just had one piece of it. Halfway eating, we were being served a portion of soup each.

Thick and creamy clam chowder!

I did not finish the whole bowl at one go coz afraid I will be too full. Have to leave some space for the main dish! ^^

Our first main....

Our bowl of Cioppino!

From wiki: Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San Francisco and derived from the various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine. Cioppino is traditionally made from the catch of the day, which in the dish's place of origin is typically a combination of dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels and fish.

The taste of this cioppino is good as there are lots of seafood in it. But later on, we felt the effect of the 'goodness' by downing so much water throughout the night. Think it's because of the msg they added into the dish.

Next up,

Fresh Dungeness Crab!

We ordered a portion of it and the crab was really fresh as it taste so sweet and yum and everything! A crab for two people is just nice... =)

A closer look at the crab... I am drooling as I'm typing this now! I want to go back to San Francisco to have this!!!

We actually finish all the food considering the portions are huge!! Hence, resulting us leaving the restaurant super full! LOL...

There's a crabstand outside of the restaurant and I finally have the chance to a take closer picture of these yummilicious crabs! heheheh...

Close up. I seriously want to go there again for these!! hhmmm....

One last pic of myself and crab before I start eating the crab! XD

All in all, Nick's Lighthouse was good. At this touristy located restaurant, the prices on their menu are considered as reasonable. If only we don't need to fork out so much on tipping... T_T

Am done for this post, til then, ttfn!

1 comment:

bloodbubble said...

cioppino!!! *slurp* and dungeness crab. that was a very nice meal we had. I was almost half dead by the time we ate that dinner haha.. blame it on the internet :P