I have dined at The Reef on many occassions for many years and I have had the opportunity to refer my friends and educational coharts for various business and social events. I have also had the opportunity to plan many events with the help of the catering staff. We can always find fault with an establishment; however, Of the 30+ times I have had affairs at the Reef; I would have to say that 90% of the time, I have been more than satisfied. This is also true of my friends and coharts who have utilized the Reef's services. The Catering staff is friendly and accommodating. This is also true of the serveers. The food is appealing to the eye and the palate. The view of the harbor and skyline is breath taking. What more can I say, it's a wonderful place to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, birthday, retirement, graduation, or whatever you wish to celebrate. For organizations who wish to have an impressive event, you can't beat the service, food and location. Directions are difficult for some; but once they arrive, they decide getting lost was worth it. If you haven't tried it--try it, you will not be sorry. A happy customer.
So... I was in the mood for more of an atmosphere then I was great food. Little did I know I was in for a treat. This is the most I could ask for my money. Although this isn't the cheapest restaraunt in town - - the customer service, beach front drinks and dining, and attention received are well worth it. I enojoyed a date on a Thursday afternoon and was so impressed I took my family and friends there on Saturday. Shy of four hours later we were still receiving our unbeatable service. If you've ever been in a waiters seat for more then an hour the lack of service and attention start to flow... you won't see that here, Enjoy the fresh food... and try a Mojito... Never had better.
I have been going to E.J. Malloy's off and on for 10 years. I have to say they have really improved their service and their beer/wine selection in the last couple of years. The menu is always amazing and consistent but you can tell someone has put some effort into the servie. The only thing to know is this is not the place to bring a huge group. They do not have a lot of room and the staff does not do seperate checks. When they renovated they did not upgrade their computer system. Try the Halibut Fish and Chips and the burgers.