851 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, MA 02745
February 12, 2011
We were approached by Shilah, who turned out to be a very pleasant and efficient waitress. She presented us with the menu, which is quite extensive. We gave her our order for two Diet Cokes and started to look over the choices.
They have just about everything you could want here, plus many Greek selections. Appetizers include shrimp cocktail, stuffed quahogs, calamari, and tzatziki (plus wings and rings, etc.). They have salads, sandwiches (hot and cold), wraps, and burgers. Their menu is extensive for seafood (fried and broiled), poultry and meats (including lamb chops, souvlaki, liver and onions, and French meat pie), and pasta and rice dishes. They even have a nice kids' menu with several kiddie selections. Plus, unbeknownst to us, they serve breakfast all day long and have all your A.M. favorites. If you can't find it here, I guess it doesn't exist. Click on the website above to get their complete menu.
When Shilah returned with our sodas, we gave her our orders. Laura decided on a cup of kale soup, baked stuffed scrod, oven-roasted potatoes, and beets. I chose broiled scrod, mashed potatoes, and cole slaw. But I first started with chicken noodle soup. Our soups came quickly along with packaged crackers. It was all good! Laura found her kale soup very flavorful, rich, and hot. I found my chicken noodle soup the same. Hot, homemade, lots of veggies, chicken, and noodles - just delicious. If we were cold before, we weren't now. It was a great start.
Laura's baked stuffed scrod arrived in its own casserole. It looked delicious and she declared it so. She loved the large disk-shaped beets and the way her potato was presented. It was a large spud cut in half and baked in an orangey sweet sauce that almost tasted like yams. She said it was fantastic, as was her whole meal.
I had a nice helping of broiled scrod which was done perfectly. White, buttery and flaky, it fell apart easily with my fork. My mashed potatoes were real and nicely lumpy and flavorful. I passed my cole slaw over to Laura and she thought it needed a bit more mayo. My fish and potatoes were excellent, though.
We passed on dessert (because we were stuffed), but I hear they have a great selection including tiramisu, Boston cream pie, and cheesecake.
THE VERDICT: I'm so happy we passed by this place by accident. The next time we will be heading here on purpose, because we'll definitely be going back. Good food, great prices and nice people. Who could ask for anything more?
The total came to:
2 Diet Cokes - $4.50
Broiled scrod - 12.45
Baked stuffed scrod - 12.95
Subtotal - $29.90
Sales tax - 1.87
Local tax - .23
TOTAL = $32
With 20% tip, we left $38.50 for Shilah. She was fantastic! Before leaving, we checked out the restroom and found it neat and clean.
The Symposium is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
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