My boss took me to lunch at Oscar’s Oscar’s for a break from the heat (our office had no air conditioning as a result of the steam pipe explosion on 43rd Street). They do a good job maintaining a cool temperature without being freezing like most air conditioned restaurants.

Each table is given a basket of fresh breads, a raisin fennel, a cheese topped, and regular French. We split a crab cake appetizer which was good because it was mostly crab but had a weird choice of condiments. A spicy barbecue was smeared across the plate. A blob of a ketchup mayo mix sat on the side. A small clump of guacamole was on top. The guacamole worked for me and the other 2 sauces didn’t.

I ordered the Zuppa di Pesce and Roger had the Grilled Rare Yellow Fin Tuna Panini. The shellfish in my dish were cooked perfectly (especially the shrimp) but the sea bass was a bit over-cooked. The tomato-herb broth was very flavorful and great for dipping. The overall impression was a good one especially since it was a nice portion size.

The nice plating, nice decor, very good service, and pretty good food makes the lunch prices worth it.

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