By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
The Tommy Bahama brand is famous for their clothing line but they also have several restaurants around the country.
The other day I had dinner there with several business associates and enjoyed a wide array of appetizers including Chicken Lollipops, Coconut-Crusted Crab Cakes, and Macadamia Nut Encrusted Goat Cheese. For my entree I ordered the special of Sea Bass with Mushroom Risotto.
The appetizers were all good with a special emphasis on the Coconut-Crusted Crab Cakes. I really enjoy a light crab cake and the restaurant did not disappoint. It was lightly pan-fried and full of lump crab meat.
Sea bass can be difficult to cook as people tend to under-cook it but my entree was cooked perfectly with the sea-bass slightly firm throughout. The mushroom risotto was a bit on the gummy side but the mushroom sauce itself was rich, creamy, and packed with mushroom flavor. I especially enjoyed the grilled vegetables on the side and look forward to making the dish myself at home soon.
I do not normally care for chain restaurants but Tommy Bahamas had great service, a nice atmosphere, and good food. You cannot ask for much more in a restaurant and I will be back.