199 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
I went to Skipjack’s in Boston for their Restaurant Week promotion where a three course dinner is only $33.11 before tax and tip. One thing I would like to note that I did not know about previous to going to the restaurant is that there is a parking garage directly next to the restaurant which you get 2 hours of free parking. Just for people to be aware of.
The food was excellent, I really enjoyed all the dishes. But the one dish that stood out to me the most was definitely the crabcake appetizer, I do recall saying that I could eat an entire meal of exclusively the crabcakes, they were nice and crispy on the outside, while juicy and succulent in the inside, and the slaw and sauce definitely complimented the flavors of the crabcake perfectly. Both the fish dishes were very juicy, the fish was not dry at all, and tasted quite fresh, though the wasabi crusted salmon lacked much of the wasabi flavor. The haddock was excellent and the stuffing went with the whitefish meat very well. The scallops were very interesting and definitely had a southwestern flavor, both with the fried corn fritter “arepas” and the flavorful avocado and spice combination. Overall, I would say my favorite two dishes were the scallops and the haddock, one for a spicy and flavorful mood, and the latter for a more subtle flavorful experience. And for dessert I had the chocolate break pudding which was excellent, the chocolate was nice and dark, and the bread pudding warm. It was not over sweet as so I would get sick of it, and the whipped cream tasted like regular whipped cream, so not much to comment on it, other than there was an ample amount of it to eat with the bread pudding.
I had a good dining experience, and especially with the restaurant week offer, the meals were relatively well priced, and definitely a great place for a nice date, with a good ambiance and atmosphere. They also had an extensive wine list, but I did not get a chance to get a wine and ask my server to help me pair it to my dinner.