My dining companion and I are both trying to get a better handle on our health, and to that end we’re trying to get away from red meat. What better place to seek out things that swim than at Splash, the seafood restaurant near the Civic Center?
Splash has built quite a reputation as the place to go for fish and seafood. We were glad to know that it serves lunch during the week in its oyster bar.
We stepped into an intimate little dining area with black furniture, white linen tablecloths and a great view of the foot traffic.
The lunch menu includes house specials, panini sandwiches, salad and soup. Oysters on the half shell, seafood cocktails and caviar are also available.
My companion has grown fond of salmon, so he chose the salmon BLT panini ($12). The sandwich comes with a cup of soup or a garden salad, and he opted for the New England clam chowder.
I was in the mood for greens, so I ordered the Louis salad. Diners are given choices of seafood to add, from a quarter pound of shrimp or blue crab ($12), half a Maine lobster ($18) or an entire lobster ($34). I chose the middle of the road with the half lobster.
My companion’s sandwich had house-smoked salmon, applewood bacon, heirloom tomatoes and baby greens pressed between grilled slices of multi-grain bread. He liked the fresh-tasting salmon and the crisp bacon.
My salad of shredded iceberg lettuce, hard-cooked eggs and tomatoes was crowned with a shelled lobster claw and contained a lobster tail and some smaller bits of meat in a creamy Louis dressing, just enough to hold things together. We enjoyed our fresh, tasty lunch.Splash Seafood Bar
303 Locust St.
Mon. – Fri.: 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m.
Dinner Mon. – Sat. 5 – 10 p.m.