There are so many great restaurants in Harbor East, and one of the newest ones to join the scene, Loch Bar, continues to wow me. This is one of the Atlas Restaurant Group spaces. The restaurant is beautiful, which is to be expected, with a fresh oyster bar and marble tabletops. But the real reason everyone visits Loch Bar, is for the Lobster Roll.
Beef Tartare is one of my favorite dishes, so of course I started with that. The beef is served with shallots, bacon mustard vinaigrette, and capers then topped with some crispy bacon crumbles. It definitely was on the saltier side, but wow was it yummy. We devoured this.
The other appetizer that jumped out to us was the Yellowfin Tuna Poke. There were cubes of fresh fish with avocado, radishes, and scallions. The dish was served in a soy ginger dressing that was poured table side. This was another hit, it tasted so fresh and the dressing didn’t overpower the delicate taste of the fish.
You really can’t leave Loch Bar without at least trying the Lobster Roll, so that’s exactly what I ordered. The toasted split top bun was super buttery and filled with huge meaty chunks of Maine lobster. This is probably one of the most enjoyable bites I’ve eaten lately. If you find yourself at Loch Bar, you need to order this.
Not one to pass up dessert, we opted to get the Smith Island Cake which is a thin layer of chocolate mousse between layers of cake and then topped with a chocolate ganache. It’s really such a yummy bite and Smith Island Cake is the official dessert of Maryland – so how could you not order this?
The other dessert we tried was the Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet. A warm gooey cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little drizzle of caramel is one of the most perfect desserts.
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