Crab cakes are available as a sandwich on the lunch menu (served with ruffle chips and a pickle), or as a double entree on the dinner menu (served with roasted corn, caper, and potato hash). On the particular night we visited, one of the specials was the Surf & Turf, which pairs an 8oz filet with a crab cake and the aforementioned hash. With the Surf & Turf, our meal was also served with a horseradish sauce, and a remoulade.
The crab cake is a pretty decent size, and packed tightly with mostly broken up pieces of jump lump crab meat. There were a couple of medium sized lumps in the mix, but not too many. All of that crab is bound together with what appeared to be a mix of bread, egg, and spices, which gave the cake a nice amount of moisture without making it too saucy or bready.
We thought this crab cake was outstanding! The crab had a super sweet flavor to it, and while the binder and spices let the crab steal the show, they were working in the background to support all of that crabby goodness. Aside from not breaking up the crab meat so much, we really couldn't find anything wrong with this crab cake. Don't believe us? Well, go visit the Blue Hill Tavern and see for yourself!
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