Save your money! My friend and I visited the restaurant today, and the ambience was very nice. However, immediately, there were issues. The first was the wait staff. They seemed to be of "questionable" character, and the suggestions that the waitress made lead me to believe they had never worked in a nicer/upscale restaurant before. For example, one of the waiters suggested that my friend ask for Thousand Island dressing with the quesadillas that he ordered #classless. Second, my friend was bitten by a mosquito twice, and we saw a spider crawling on the floor near our table. Third, the food was not prepared with fresh ingredients. I had the special, and I could taste that it had been previously frozen. Fourth, the food took and extremely long time to come out and it was not as hot as it should have been. Fifth, after asking for the check, it took about ten minutes for the waiter to bring my ticket back to me, and I was there during lunch time. Once the waiter returned, he had scanned my card, but did not provide receipt that would allow me to leave a tip, which I intended on leaving. The overall experience was not memorable, and I would not recommend this place to anyone that I know at this time. If the wait staff is “upgraded,” the lunch menu is a little more “creative,” and the speed of service improves, I may consider giving this place another shot due to the ambience and location.
If you want slow service, poor customer service, cold food or raw meat, go to Chelsea's. The venue was nice and the server kept a smile on his face the entire night, however. . .we were told there was no shrimp. (I thought this was a seafood restaurant). That pretty much nixed, a third of the menu. There was no spinach, so that counted out some of the salads. They were also out of 3 dressings. One of my guests ordered wings that came out cold. Another guest ordered a burger that was not cooked all the way. Lo and behold, another guest was brought a salad that had shrimp on it. When I asked the server, where did the shrimp come from, he told me there was a secret stash. Really?!?!? This so called salad was made with shredded iceberg letuce with a few shrimp sprinkled on top. No tomatoes, no dressing and they charged $12!!!! When the manager came out, as requested, she came in with an attitude and so graciously took off $1.65 and explained that she was doing a favor!! The owner finally came out and took care of everything but after half of my party had so many issues, he should have come in and apologized for all the mishaps in the first place. I would not recommend this place to anybody I call a friend.
My 2 brothers, sister and daughter had lunch here Saturday, Aug.3rd, 2013,and we all agreed this was by far the best seafood in our area. We thoroughly enjoyed the great food and were pleasantly surprised by the huge selection, the large servings and the courteous service we received as well as the very satisfactory prices of the food. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We were aware that you had to place your order at the window before we went and there were no waitresses, but the food was brought out to us in a very timely manner. We were also given refills on our drinks for free. We were all very pleased and would definitely go back.
Good customer service and fresh seafood reasonable priced. Clifton's also serves good cooked seafood but I suggest you call and order ahead especially on the weekend. I agree with other review about the parking but don't want them to move unless the stay on Decker Blvd. One of the hidden jems of the International corridor.
Fresh fish and shellfish at its freshest. I've been buying oysters and lobsters take out from this family-owned business for more than 20 years and never disappointed.
I love the prices for dinners & fresh seafood...more crablegs than Clifton plus cheaper!!!
Good food, good atmosphere, good music.