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This restaurant is really nice and pretty expensive ($13 for my sandwich today). So when you walk into a restaurant like this you expect the food to be up to par. But...it hasn't been, for the most part.
Every time we go to this restaurant we order Oysters on the Half Shell to start. Today, and many other times there was a lot of grit in the oysters. And that really almost ruins it for me. And My Love had never tried oysters before so when he got the grit in the one he tried today I think that was the simultaneous beginning and end of his oyster eating days. After sharing the oysters we each ordered a soup to start. I had the special a Shrimp Bisque with Curry and it actually was very good. It had a good amount of kick to it from the curry and one shrimp. My Love had the Crock of French Onion Soup which normally comes with a crust covering the entire top but only came with a few pieces of bread on top. Either way, he said it was very good. We both finished every last bite...or sip.
For my entrée I ordered a Tuna Melt. The sandwich itself is open faced aka one piece of bread. The tuna mixture was tasty but dry. Along with the sandwich came a pickle that was on all accounts still mostly cucumber. And I like a good deli pickle that hasn't been soaked in vinegar all day but it still has to be at least 60% pickle and this was maybe 30% pickle. Disappointing. Furthermore, my side was French fries my little cheat from my healthier diet but they didn't have ranch dressing. My dip of choice. Who doesn't carry ranch?? Well, my lunch stunk but My Love's was pretty good. He had the Pan Roasted Half Chicken Madeira. My Love basically licked the plate clean. So maybe it was only my lunch that royal stunk but only half good food is not really good enough for a $50 plus bill.
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As a date spot, I would avoid it. It looks nice inside and out but the food just stinks at least half the time. Which to me is not good enough odds.
My suggestion try somewhere else and tell me where to go.
Destination: Camarillo, CA
Point of Interest:
Safire http://www.safirebistro.com/ (2 out of 5 stars)