A little word of advice for FX Mc Rory's...
Went to FX Mc Rory's after Friday nights Mariner's game. I have lived a block away from FX for 4 years and in that time, Fri night was only my second time. Why you ask considering I live so close? The food. Period.The first time I went 4 years ago the food was overpriced for the quality. Considering there are so many other places to choose from in that area, I decided it was not worth it to go back.
Well Fri night, unfortunately I had the bright idea to give FX a try after the Mariner's game. We typically go to Elysian Fields, and King Street Cafe amongst others for good reasons. But this night...I said, ""Let's try something new."" Oh boy did I regret being the one to suggest FX. I thought that after 4-5 years their food would have improved and they would have realized, 'Hey we have some serious competition in our area now! We better step up our game!"" Nope! Instead, they still serve bad to mediocre food at prices you would expect to see at a nice steak house.
We walked in and saw this really neat looking cold seafood platter on another couples table. It immeditalely caught my eye being a true Seattlite and seafood lover that I am. The first warning for me should have been when I saw the other tables female patron turn up her nose to the platter when her date offered her something off it. I just figured she was full; and not that she was turning her nose up because it was DISGUSTING!
Our server was great. Very nice professional gal. No problemo with her at all.
Anyways, she brings the platter of seafood and sets it on the table. True, it is nice to look at. But that is where the $31.00 buck stops. Yep ladies an gentlemen for $31, you two can have a platter full of melted ice, complete with seafood that is sinking into the ocean of ice and water it sits on. The only thing that was good on the platter was the small piece of salmon. It was ONLY good because you were supposed to smear some cream cheese on some crostinis and eat it. Other than that....the seafood was just a joke. The crab when I broke it open, had ice water drain out of it, and the mussels were so hard and rubbery I could have bounced them on the floor .I ate the crab and severely regretted it the next 2 days. My hands REAKED of crab! No matter how much I washed my hands, it would not go away.
By the time me and my 3 companions finished, I think our bill was about $80. For the nasty seafood platter and 4 drinks. Unfortunately, I regret advising we should give FX a chance. It has not changed a single bit.!Reading the other reviews, it is apparent I am not alone.
MY advice to FX. You guys REALLY need to step up your A game. You have Elysian, Cowgirls, Kind Street, Tiki Bob's, Fuel, Hawks Nest, Pyramid, and the new bar/restaurant at the Silver Cloud. You HAVE competition and you need to realize that you are going to lose business if you continue down the road you are going.
PS. Recently my company asked for a good place to take 20 people for a work function after a game. I did not recommend FX but another place.