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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Marra's Grill: Fresh Seafood & Great Steaks

1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd. (Piedmont Rd.) Send to Phone

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Marra's Grill: Fresh Seafood & Great Steaks Restaurant Review

: What was once a simple former residence is now, after several enlargements and renovations, a large dining room full of warm colors and fish-themed artwork on the walls and overhead. Long-time favorites at this popular restaurant include excellent crab cakes and lobster bisque, but don’t overlook the house-smoked seafood plate. For main courses, the Dover sole with fingerling potatoes and a sautéed medley of vegetables is perfect. Deftly deboned at the table, it’s dressed with a light butter sauce. Other popular dishes include the stuffed jumbo prawns on linguine and roasted sea bass with Szechuan glaze. It’s easy to overdo on the excellent bread with taramosalata, so go slowly. The wine list is assembled with care and constantly revised. The many good by-the-glass selections are augmented by an excellent half-bottle list and a program of half-bottle packages (for about $35) that make wine for two a delight. Apéritif wines gets their own place on the list.


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