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    Post #1 - July 21st, 2004, 8:11 pm
    Post #1 - July 21st, 2004, 8:11 pm Post #1 - July 21st, 2004, 8:11 pm
    I'm looking for a good seafood place outside the city for my anniversary. I live in Schaumburg area and right now it's between Bob Chinn's and Nick's Fish Market in Rosemont. I've been to Bob's and like it, but wanted a new place if posssible. How does Nick's stack up? Any opinions? I don't want Shaw's because I don't like the ambiance, they always cram in the tables too close together.

    Thanks.
  • Post #2 - July 21st, 2004, 10:21 pm
    Post #2 - July 21st, 2004, 10:21 pm Post #2 - July 21st, 2004, 10:21 pm
    butkevic wrote:I'm looking for a good seafood place outside the city for my anniversary. I live in Schaumburg area and right now it's between Bob Chinn's and Nick's Fish Market in Rosemont. I've been to Bob's and like it, but wanted a new place if posssible. How does Nick's stack up? Any opinions? I don't want Shaw's because I don't like the ambiance, they always cram in the tables too close together.

    Thanks.


    Others have sung the praises of Nicks, but I think it is overpriced tourist food, cooked without the slightest bit of care in the preparation. The last two times I went, the fish was badly overcooked and the waiters didn't give a damn about serving our table (not enough cigar smoking suits, I guess). A good alternative (especially for your anniversary) is Port Edward in Algonquin. Great atmosphere, nicely prepared fish, and a can't miss romantic atmosphere right on the Fox River. I'm going this weekend.

    PORT EDWARD RESTAURANT
    The Fox River at The Bridge
    Algonquin Rd - Rt. 62
    Algonquin, IL 60102
    Phone: 847.658.5441
    Fax: 847.658.5690
    http://www.portedward.com
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #3 - July 23rd, 2004, 8:42 am
    Post #3 - July 23rd, 2004, 8:42 am Post #3 - July 23rd, 2004, 8:42 am
    I went to Nick's in Rosemount last November with a group of 8 people (6 adults, 2 teenagers) and was quite disappointed.

    The service was perhaps the worst. It was very hard getting a drink order in when we got there.

    Their wine list pretty much sucked, but their bar was quite good.

    Our appetizers were room temperature and not very appealing. I don't know if it was a difficulty in serving 8 or what.

    I had ordered a pasta dish with scallops, the scallops were horridly overcooked. They did replace them with about half of the original scallop amount with nicely done ones when I complained.

    Basically the food seemed overpriced and underquality.

    I don't know if Nick's in going downhill or it's just the Rosemount location, I had a nice meal (for two) at their downtown location in 2001.

    I haven't been to Port Edwards in a while but I've always been happy there.

    Bob Chinn's is probably a better bet than Nick's, but I sometimes wonder about their quality. But I've mostly done lunch there and haven't been there in a while. But in 2002 the quality seemed quite downhill from the late 90's.

    I hope you're figuring the space at Shaw's in Schaumburg is the same as the space at the downtown location - it is MUCH roomier in Schaumburg. I can't begin to imagine it being more cramped than Chin's.

    Good luck, frankly I've been hoping to find some new exciting seafood place but haven't yet.

    Nancy Sexton
  • Post #4 - July 23rd, 2004, 8:53 am
    Post #4 - July 23rd, 2004, 8:53 am Post #4 - July 23rd, 2004, 8:53 am
    If you're willing to travel south, Tinfish in Tinley Park is wonderful.

    See my earlier post as to why

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=646
    MAG
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  • Post #5 - July 23rd, 2004, 10:14 am
    Post #5 - July 23rd, 2004, 10:14 am Post #5 - July 23rd, 2004, 10:14 am
    thanks for the input on Nick's.

    I was speaking to the Schaumburg location for Shaws. Every time my wife and I have gone, we get seated at 2 person table which is literally 8-12 inches from the table next to us. We can;t even have a conversation without the couple next to us hearing. I can't imagine the other location ebing worse, do they make you share booths with strangers? I do like the food though.
  • Post #6 - July 23rd, 2004, 10:26 am
    Post #6 - July 23rd, 2004, 10:26 am Post #6 - July 23rd, 2004, 10:26 am
    I'm not sure what day of the week you'll be having dinner, but I have enjoyed a quiet dinner at Shaw's on a weeknight. I made my reservations on opentable.com and requested a booth. They were very accommodating to my request - but it was a weeknight.
  • Post #7 - July 23rd, 2004, 1:21 pm
    Post #7 - July 23rd, 2004, 1:21 pm Post #7 - July 23rd, 2004, 1:21 pm
    I'll second Port Edwards, they are celebrating their 40th year this year haven't lost any edge over time. Still good old fashioned service and up to date on the food. I do miss their river cruises, the man that operated them died and has not been replaced. They have a Friday night seafood buffet and a great Sunday brunch. Stevez posted the website, check it out.

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