For my birthday, my mom got me a gift certificate to Bliss Restaurant and Bar in East Setauket. This was a very nice gift, as it’s probably the most expensive restaurant I’ve eaten at. Not gonna say what price the gift card was for, but here’s a picture.
Anyway, as it was a very nice restaurant, I had to dress up nicer than usual. Here is my outfit and my restaurant game face. And a toilet.
The restaurant was pretty empty when we got there (20 minutes after they opened for dinner), and the atmosphere was very nice. Their 90s pop playing in the background was a little annoying, but the decor made up for it. By the way, we were here for an early Valentine’s Day because usually they are closed on Monday. We only found out when we were there that they actually will be open this Monday.
The first thing we got was bread. It came with a basil hummus. One thing you should know is that I don’t actually like hummus at all – but I could have eaten this by the spoonful. I almost did. So good.
We ordered two appetizers – tuna sashimi with a spicy coconut milk sauce, and crab cakes. Sadly, I didn’t get pictures of the tuna, but it wasn’t that exciting. Fortunately I did get the crab cake.
I haven’t had many crab cakes because typically they are too bready. But these were super meaty and soft. I could taste all the crab, and the lemon-poppyseed sauce that went with it was perfectly sour to go with the salty crab.
For dinner, I ordered the New York Skirt Steak, called so due to a ball of mashed potatoes “wearing” the steak as a skirt. It also came with carrots, spinach, and an ancho-chili sauce. I gave a new beer a try too – Brooklyn Pilsner.
The steak reminded me a little of why I never eat steak. Don’t get me wrong – every bite was delicious. The sauce was amazing, and the veggies were cooked perfectly. My only issue is that steak is always too chewy for me. I always thought that maybe it was a quality issue, but I don’t think I’ll get a better quality steak than this one. I’m pretty sensitive to chewy food, so there was a lot of spitting out fatty parts for me. I’m sure any steak lover would have found it amazing though. The beer actually complimented the steak very well.
Kristina got chicken with cornbread and sausage stuffing. I had a bite and it was amaaaaazing. I wanted.
Since we had some monies and room left over after our main courses, we decided to get some desserts. I got what was essentially a bowl Lindor Truffle filling with warm cookies on top and a hint of espresso. Not sure exactly what it was called, and it wasn’t on the online menu, but it was possibly the best restaurant dessert I’ve ever had.
Kristina got banana chocolate cheesecake with caramelized banana on the side. I had some, and it was really good. Very banana-y for sure. But mine was better :P
In the end, we spent all but $2.46 on dinner. I gave that to the waitress as part of her tip, but of course had to supplement that with my own money because I’m not a bum.
I would definitely come back here if I could afford it. I filled out their form to be on their mailing list for special offers, but I’m not sure it will matter all that much. I’ll come back if I have the chance :-)