Bluepoint Ocean Grille (Yes, It’s A Seafood Restaurant)

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

I had my first experience at Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood on Saturday night.  We ended up there the night they were having a party for “Zo’s Summer Groove” so people were dressed to the nines and there were photographers and news cameras everywhere.  What a great place to walk around and “people watch”!

I was starving so we went searching for a great place to eat.  There are quite a few restaurants in the plaza and after asking around, we were told that Bluepoint was a great place to go for a good water-side meal (the Hard Rock Casino surrounds a lake that has a water show similar to the Bellagio in Las Vegas).

Upon reviewing the menu, I noticed that the only vegetarian options were two salads.  The waitress actually suggested the “Turkey Burger” when I asked if they had anything for vegetarians.  After correcting her and feeling like a snooty witch, I asked if there was anything else and….. she suggested a salad.  I love how people think vegetarians only eat salads, I get offended by this though I knew she was trying and just had no idea whatsoever how to help me, so I ended up just ordering an appetizer and a salad.

The Pear and Candied Pecan salad was tasty but as I had forgotten to ask for the dressing on the side, I ended up with an overwhleming amount of it in the salad.   It did look really pretty and the pears were a perfect crisp; kudos to them for using mixed greens because it made up for some of the overwhelming taste of the salad dressing.

My husband had a seafood platter so I won’t “offend” you with the details on that 😉 but the fries, though extremely salty, were amazing.  They had this lemon salt flavor which is something I’m going to try to replicate at home.  I have never had lemon salted fries!

Overall though, a major disappointment for vegetarians.  Maybe it’s to be expected as this is a “destination” restaurant., people come here specifically to eat seafood.

This restaurant gets two carrots for lack of vegetarian options.

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