Photos and Words by Nisha Amoula
Restaurant week in Boston is always a great time, but for those of us on a college budget, lunch is normally the preferable option. My roommate and I spontaneously decided to try out one of the many restaurants on a Wednesday for lunch and picked Atlantic Fish. As we walked in, we were warmly welcomed and seated into a classy and sophisticated environment. There were several businessmen and families dining there, which made us feel somewhat out of place but we enjoyed the change in atmosphere. Initially, they served us bread with butter, which, would seem normal at any restaurant, but the butter here was incredibly soft and smooth– which resulted in us eating several slices of bread before our meal had arrived! Although we were beginning to fill up on bread, we still devoured our appetizer of crackers with crab and artichoke dip.
We decided to get different dishes for the main course, like any pair of seasoned foodies. I had the salmon salad and my friend had the haddock risotto and we were both thoroughly impressed. The dishes were of top quality and the fish was so soft that it melted in my mouth. Throughout the meal, I was simply in awe of the quality of the food. In addition, the portions were fairly large so since we both got a two-course lunch, we were able to share the appetizer as well as have a taste of each other’s entrees.
Lastly, we ordered our dessert: Brownie sundae with peppermint ice cream and walnuts. It was definitely the best brownie sundae I had tasted and the refreshing peppermint ice cream added a unique flavor to the dessert. I would definitely recommend going to Atlantic Fish and had an incredible experience. Although it is more expensive on other weeks, it is definitely somewhere to go to enjoy both the ambience and the food with your loved ones.
Atlantic Fish 761 Boylston St Boston, MA 617-267-4000
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Friday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM