Remember that old song entitled "High Hopes"? That was me when I perused the 400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse restaurant's menu online. I had already tried her sister restaurant (Parkshore Grill) on a couple of occasions and thought it was above average...and the menu for 400 Beach had my mouth watering the minute I clicked it open.
Beth and I both selected the Seafood Louis Salad, which was described as "Shrimp, Scallops, Crab, Shaved Iceberg, Chili Lemon Louis Dressing, Boiled Egg, Avocado and Tomato". We agreed that it was a little light for a $14 salad, and that the Louis Dressing could've used a bit more "zip". And maybe they should have said "Scallop" (singular) in the description, as we each only had three thin slices of a single specimen of that particular variety of shellfish on our plates.
Jimbo ordered the Baja Fish Tacos (Flour Tortillas, Blackened Mahi-Mahi, Avocado, Tomato, Lettuce, Mango Salsa and Queso Fresco), which he proclaimed tasty albeit not unforgettable. The fries (aka "Potato Planks") were acceptable, although slightly undercooked and obviously of the frozen variety.
Jay seemed to enjoy his grouper sandwich, although the piece of fish looked a bit small for a $17 sandwich. Shouldn't it at least cover the bun?
All in all, it was nice time with good friends, there was a decent choice of wines and beers by the glass, and we loved the al fresco ambience. Our service was pretty good, too. While we won't be in any hurry to return, it was a pleasant experience overall and a convenient place to catch a bite before Theater in the Park.