Devon Seafood Grill

February 17, 2010

39 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

devonseafood.com

Dinner & Drinks ($40/ person)

We decided to try out Devon Seafood Grill for Valentine’s Day (also Nikki’s birthday). We arrived twenty minutes early, and the restaurant was packed, but we were steated right away because we had requested a table in the wine room during our reservation. The wine room was dimly lit, quite, and very cozy. It was a great atmosphere for Valentine’s Day, and it was fun to check out all the wines. That night they had the choice of their regular menu or a special prefixed one. We chose the prefix and it was $79 for three courses each. A pretty good deal if you ask us! The food was outstanding. We both began with the chef’s selection of Fresh Shucked Oysters (we got 4 each). They came with a nice wasabi sauce and they were pretty large. Next, we got the Char Crusted Ahi Tuna and the Pan Seared Scallops. Both were cooked to perfection. In a place like Devon, which specailizes in seafood, everything should be cooked well, but many times that is not the case. The Ahi Tuna also came with asparagus and yukon potatos, while the scallops came with a lobster risotto. One of the best risotos we have ever had, in fact. Lastly, we both got the chocolate butterscotch tart. It was soft, rich, and delicious. With our dinner we also tried two different wine flights- the Platinum Blondes and the West Coast Crush. Not only was the food and wine so incredible, but our service was great, too. Even on a busy holiday we were out of there in a little over an hour. We will definitely be back!

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