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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Robert Oliver Seafood Restaurant Review: A glossy black baby grand. Filmy gold fabric at the windows. Sprays of white orchids in tall art-glass vases. A glamorous bar, with a backdrop of bubbles in ever-changing hues. Robert Oliver Seafood has an old-school-elegant dining room that will make you want to don your best dinner jacket or little black dress and pearls. Certainly, such style raises culinary expectations, and Robert Oliver---named for a prominent nineteenth-century merchant---at least partially fulfills them with such dishes as oysters Rockefeller, pecan-crusted salmon, or decadent day scallops on a bed of cheesy risotto with truffle oil. Of course, seafood gets marquee billing here, but the kitchen also has a Middle Eastern bent, with a page of meze (small plates) and Moroccan-influenced garnishes. Located across from the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the restaurant is a natural for pre- or post-concert dining; its challenge is to cultivate repeat customers who will flock here even when the hall is dark.