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Bascom's Chop House Restaurant Review: Bascom's is a fine example of why it's not good to judge a cuisine by its cover. Sure, the emphasis is on steaks and seafood, but there are also some signature dishes. Appetizers include jumbo garlic shrimp and oysters casino, while the Black Plate Seafood Platter (a chef's selection of chilled seasonal fresh seafood) is a shareable starter. Bascom's prime rib is a popular dish, but the veal --- a 16-ounce, thick-cut, milk-fed selection --- also competes on the menu, along with the seared five-spice tuna (done rare and paired with soba noodle stir-fry, wasabi, aïoli and peanut vinaigrette). A dessert favorite is the crème brûlée.