Attempting to take advantage of New York Restaurant Week, my friend and I decided to have dinner at Clyde Frazier’s Wine And Dine. The location was perfect. Situated on the corner of 37th Street and 10th Avenue made it convenient for us to walk to Penn Station for our train ride home. We had a 6:00pm reservation. I arrived a little early which allowed me to walk around and take pictures before the dinner crowd came in. I loved the décor. Basketball enthusiasts may enjoy it as well. As you can see from the pictures, the columns are covered in giant-sized pictures of Clyde.
As soon as my friend arrived, we were seated promptly. Our waiter brought a basket of warm rolls and butter to the table. I think I inhaled two rolls immediately. They were still warm enough for the butter to melt right away. Unfortunately, when he brought the menus to the table, we were informed the restaurant was not participating in Restaurant Week. That did not deter us and we decided to stay for dinner anyway.
We opted not to start with an appetizer and ordered our beverages and entrees. I was in the mood for seafood so I ordered the “Oven baked lobster tail with crabmeat, mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach”. I give this entrée an A+ all around. The spinach was sautéed and seasoned perfectly. It wasn’t overcooked and mushy. The mashed potatoes tasted like my homemade version with half and half or heavy cream and butter. They were think, rich and creamy. The lobster tail with crab meat delicious. I was sorry when I came to the end of my meal. I must admit I cleaned my entire plate. The only thing left was the garnish! My friend ordered the “Barbecue half chicken, fries and cornbread”. Everything looked delicious. Even though I am not a huge fan of cornbread, it caught my eye. The portion of fries was huge.
Next, we ordered dessert. The decision was fairly easy for me. I am a huge fan of chocolate mousse so I order the “Dark chocolate mousse, passion fruit curd and Chantilly cream”. The presentation was lovely. The combination of the passion fruit curd with the mousse and cream was excellent. Once again, I cleaned my plate. My friend ordered the “Ricotta donuts with chocolate and vanilla dipping sauces”. I must say I was surprised when they arrived at the table. They were hot and the serving was plentiful. I couldn’t resist taking a donut. I wasn’t sure what to expect but they were soft and quite yummy.
Clyde Frazier’s has 3 1/2 stars on Yelp but I give it 5 stars. Everything was fresh. It was served in a timely manner. The presentation was nice. The service was good. I liked the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. No complaints here.
Another meal seasoned to perfection!