Inside the restaurant is real swanky looking. When we arrived it wasn't crowded at all. There was a party of about 8 in the back of the room and shortly after we were seated, WJZ 13 news anchor Vic Carter and his son were seated a few tables away from us. A few more people strolled in throughout the night, but all-in-all it was a very quiet evening.
The meal started off with some pita triangles and a selection of spreads; a black olive topinade, apple butter, and an eggplant spread. We both ordered a bowl of their Robert Oliver Seafood Bisque which was a very thin soup with chunks of lobster, shrimp, and crab and a touch of cream. The bites of seafood were fantastic but the soup itself was a little light and weak on flavor. I had a similar thin soup on a cruise ship once, so I assume thin soup is actually fancier than the soup of the day at Friendly's. After the soup, we shared an appetizer of miniature crab cakes. They were the real deal as you would imagine, served on Naan crackers (?) and with a thick lemon caper tartar sauce. There were three little crab cakes on the plate, I could have probably eaten 20 - 30 of them had it been a buffet!
Good Eats! Check it out if you've got $100 to blow on dinner! Robert Oliver Seafood is located in Baltimore at 1225 Cathedral St. (Today I had lunch at my favorite Chili Dog place in Gettysburg!)