Seafood in Newport, KY? YES!!!
My wife and I celebrated our fifteenth anniversary on Saturday night and decided on a local place for dinner. The Washington Platform Oyster House had recently opened in a building that once housed another of our favorites called September's, so we were anxious to give it a try. My wife isn't much on seafood of any kind, but she kindly allows me to occasionally indulge as long as the menu features something she'll eat, and the WP fit the bill. We entered to find that we could immediately be seated, which we found odd for 7:00pm on a Saturday night. (They weren't busy, but they weren't dead either.) We started out with a fried oyster appetizer, something I rarely think of, but which sounded pretty good. They were served with cocktail sauce and lemon and were pretty good as it turns out. For my entree I chose something called Blue Crab Bleu, which was a pasta dish that featured chunks of blue crab in a bleu cheese cream sauce. Stuff like this might wind up killing me one day, but this was worth it. Not really teeming with crab, but it didn't matter because the sauce was far and away the star of the show. My bowl was so clean that it could have passed for fresh from the dishwasher. (My new favorite Lenten dish when the time comes.) My wife had a vegetarian dish in a half size. (Which lets her save room for dessert, her reason for living anyway.) Despite the half size, she wasn't able to finish it all, which says something about the portions. It did allow her to save room for the Opera Creme Pie from the Bon Bonerie. (Apologies if I mis-spelled that.) This turned out to be an entirely reasonable night out, the bill coming to $35 despite my wife's two glasses of wine. Definitely not a place to take the kids, the Washington Platform is a great choice for an intimate dinner for two and we plan on giving it another try. If the other two entree's that I decided against are half as good as my meal was, it's already worth it.