With all the unique restaurants popping up in and around Detroit, I typically shy away from chain restaurants. However, since Eddie V’s Prime Seafood opened in Troy recently I wanted to check it out.
On a recent, beautiful though windy day, Mom and I met up with a friend for a fun weeknight meal. It was a little too windy to sit on the patio and it is more of a casual set up with couches and coffee tables instead of dinner tables and chairs.
However, the large windows in the bar were open so we sat there and enjoyed the natural light and breeze. Our waitress was very nice and so was the general atmosphere, particularly once the jazz band started playing.
The food also impressed from start to finish. From the warm sourdough bread that smelled as good as it tasted to the main meal.
Though Eddie V’s is a seafood focused restaurant, they have exceptional steak as well. Mom ordered the USDA Prime New York au poivre. It arrived with a thick pepper crust and cognac sauce. The steak was so tender and cooked to perfection. We loved the spicy, crunchy crust.
Our friend, Linda, had the parmesan sole. She requested light parmesan and there was still a crunchy coating on the fish. The colorful tomato salad wasn’t just for looks. The acidic and juicy tomatoes provided a nice contrast to the pan fried fish.
I ordered the Swordfish steak with jumbo lump crab, avocado, and a chili vinaigrette. I devoured every bite of the perfectly balanced dish with the fatty avocado cutting the serious heat of the sauce.
The sides were just as good. If I had to nitpick one thing, it would be that the brussels sprouts could have been charred or caramelized. They were still great and it was an awesome catch by the waitress to bring the salty bacon on the side since I requested no salt.
The charred asparagus with lemon was a serious hit. Such a simple dish done well. And the French fries that aren’t on the menu are a secret everyone should know about. Piping hot and perfectly crunchy they satisfied all my starchy cravings.
We were too full for dessert, but I have a feeling the bananas foster is not to be missed. The same goes for Eddie V’s. It’s a sleek restaurant with a well trained staff and nicely prepared food.
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