Amberjax Fish Market Grill at Trinity Groves
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four girlfriends and I went to Amberjax Fish Market Grill for lunch as we hadn't seen each other in a while. I arrived early and was seated and ordered a great glass of wine to savor while I waited for the rest of my party to arrive. The weather was not going to be good so the place was not crowded as it normally would be. Our waitress was great and attentive and the food was fab as always! I had the salmon, cheesy grits and collard greens. Everything was cooked to perfection. We all enjoyed our lunch, company and meals. Thank you for a great time.
Great place. Wonderful atmosphere. Great staff and food.
Very Nice place. So glad we reserved a table through open table. This area was hopping on Mothers day. Waiter was great and accommodated one of our guests eating restrictions. My family truly enjoyed themselves.
Excellent food, fantastic service, great atmosphere and dinner with dear friends and family on a beautiful Saturday night after days of heavy rains. What could be better? Amberjax is becoming a tried and true favorite spot!
It was just sooo. Reading the reviews I expected much more. The noise just echoed.
I really like this restaurant but had a bad experience this time. I specifically drove to this venue to have one particular item on the menu - smoked salmon. It came out plated as normal and I usually combine my ingredients and make it into a salad. Upon doing so, I began to chop up the salmon and saw numerous LARGE bones. I pull out a piece and show it to my waiter. This small piece has 5 obvious bones protruding from it. Without a word, he picks up my plate and vanishes to the kitchen. A few minutes later a manager comes over and says “I understand your salmon had a bone in it. Fish are going to have bones.” I was appalled. 1) I have had fish before and understand that it is not practical to assume that every bone will be removed but do not need a chastisement on being disappointed at finding bones in my fish 2) When I pointed out that I have had this dish at this restaurant dozens of times but had never had such a plethora of bones, he admitted he had not looked at the piece returned to the kitchen and assumed it was only a bone or two. 3) He said he would revisit with the staff the importance of checking for bones before the smoking process. Steve Wonder could have seen those large bones. It was obvious they didn’t even try. 4) He said he would take care of my lunch and began to walk away. I replied that I came there to eat & pay for lunch. He said he would not charge me for my lunch and walked away! No offer to replace the salmon with another one nor an offer to select something else from the menu. Just that he wouldn’t charge me for the salmon full of bones that I hadn’t even started eating!!!!!
Amberjacks - you must do better. Restaurants close in that center left and right. Your food is normally pretty good but your service isn’t. I was just there with a part of 7 the Sunday before last and each member of the party expressed concerns about foods items delivered underprepared or not delivered at all, slow service, and inconsistencies in meal presentation.
Fresh seafood; many choices
The service was excellent and only surpassed by the quality and quantity of the food. The wedge salad was the best I have ever had. The salmon was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The cup of Cole slaw was overflowing and the hushpuppies were tasty with a crunchy shell and moist inside. The fish and chips were comparable to what we had enjoyed when we lived in London. All-in-all, a great dining experience. I highly recommend Amberjax Fish Market Grill and will return whenever I can.
I frequent Amberjax often because of their great food and once again they didn't disappoint. This dinner was a business dinner and the staff was very helpful in with suggestions especially since our dinner companions were new to Amberjax. They were also mindful about keeping interruptions to a minimum which I really appreciated. Yet another reason why I keep going back. Keep up the great job!
My only comment is the limited menu. One of our favorite dishes was not being served. That was the only thing that was disappointing.
Dined at Amberjax for the first time. Gary and Christina were our servers and although it was Christina’s first day, you couldn’t tell - she handled everything like a seasoned pro!
The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. We had oysters, fish & chips, salmon, and crab cake stuffed flounder. We shared a slice of bananas foster pie for dessert to add the perfect finishing touch! Will definitely add Amberjax to my list of go-to favorites.
Fantastic Menu and service!!
We love the food at Amberjax and the service is beyond belief. It is one of the most pleasant places to have dinner. Great food and value.
We loved eating here! The food was incredible. I would highly recommend that management install changing tables in the bathrooms, though. And a warning to patrons: there's no changing table in the public restroom serving the general Trinity Grove area, either. Very surprising and inconvenient.
Disappointed! Made a reservation but was escorted to the worst table in the house. Lots of empty tables but they seated us 4 feet from the kitchen door where all of the food comes out. Very busy & high traffic area. We asked for another table & were seated out on the patio where the temperature made it a bit uncomfortable. Not to mention, in the “special occasion” part of the reservation, we noted that it was my wife’s birthday but no acknowledgment. Why ask if it means nothing?! Food was great but disappointing experience.
Very fresh seafood, excellent service, cool fish house vibe.
Awesome! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Mark. See you soon!
Perfect spot for a business lunch
Everything was fresh, and all my clients said their food was excellent! We also had great
Definitely will go back!
Thanks, BR! We are very happy to hear that we crafted a great dining experience for you and your clients. Look forward to having you dine with us again.
Gumbo had good flavor but more of a gravy consistency than most of the gumbo I’ve ever had. It had set in the back so long that it had skimmed over. Both bowls at our table had set awhile. The salad with grilled chicken came out without the grilled chicken, which they had to cook and then bring out. I usually get grilled fish and it’s always very tasty. Think I’ll go back to the fish! The acoustics are so bad we couldn’t hear across our round table for 5. Better for a table of two or a table of 4.
But I will go back because I’ve always been pleased before.
The seafood is fire!!! The dessert menu goes super hard, highly recommend ordering the entire menu :)
Food was great, service was great & ambiance was great!
Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.
I ordered the catfish dish, which in my opinion was very pricey for one small piece of fish.
Patriece, Thanks you for the feedback. Every comment is invaluable in our ongoing efforts to improve. One of the things we have to always consider is that all of our fish is market fresh daily, and never frozen, so sometimes our prices ARE going to be a bit higher than some of our market competitors that use frozen and re-freshed seafood. We are sorry you felt the price was too high, but hope that to see you soon so we can help you find something that exceeds your expectations.
The food is excellent, the prices are moderate and the service - wonderful.
Thank you, Steve! We really appreciate the review, and are glad we made a great impression. See you soon we hope.
We were celebrating my husband's birthday with our 2 children (20) and (16). We started with Calamari which was fantastic, unfortunately the portion was a bit small. The clam chowder soup was perfect! The blackened red fish had just the right amount of spice! My son ordered the lobster roll w/butter and he it ate in less than 3 minutes, it was awesome! My husband had the whole fish, great flavor, and our sweet server filleted it at the table, but unfortunately it had too many small bones, not surprising. Lastly, my daughter had the Creole crab cake (hatch chili style), it was a bit small as an entree and it was just ok, not great. She should have ordered the Blue Maryland style crab cake. All the sides, fried okra, Mac & Cheese, red beans & rice were great! Our server presented my husband with a birthday chocolate cream cheese pie and it was super! Altogether, we had a great experience and would like to try other things on the menu!
Lin, that sounds like such an amazing birthday dinner for your husband and your family. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the feedback, we really appreciate hearing such great stories from our guest. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon so you can try all the things you didn't get to this time.
The food was good and the service was great. The prices are comparable to other seafood places but their portions are much smaller compared to most. It is a cool area to go eat and walk around afterwards.
Well thank you for the review Kevin! We are glad you had a great time dining with us, though we do appreciate your concern with our portion sizes. One of our points of pride is that we use fresh daily seafood, and sometimes that comes with a higher internal cost than some other concepts. That cost does sometimes translate to having to find the right balance between price point and portion size. We hope next time we can guide you to something that will be as filling as it is affordable.
Good meal. Too full to stay for complimentary dessert. Didn’t offer to pack it up.
Oh no! We are so sorry you didn't get your complimentary dessert. We definitely should have offered to pack it up for you. Let us know next time you stop by and we will rectify the situation.
The food is always good. I had the full order of catfish and i should have gotten half because it was alot of food. Love the shrimp and grits and their pasta is delish. Will try dessert next visit. I tell everybody about Amberjax.
Sherry, Thanks so much for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully you got to take the rest of your catfish home for a second meal. :) We look forward to seeing you again soon. P.S. Try the Bread Pudding. It's divine.
We used to love this place but it appears to be slipping. Our food was ok. Not great like it used to be.
Jeff, We are so sorry you felt that your visit wasn't as good as previous occasions. We would love the opportunity to discuss the details with you further, perhaps to get a better idea of what went wrong, and how we can make it right for you. Please reach out to us in an email or private message, we hope to hear from you.
Great service and food. Due to limited space the table spacing was tight and therefore caused you to hear everything around and everyone to speak louder.
Thanks for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and wish we could do more to make more room in the restaurant, but you hit the nail on the head - limited space makes it a challenge at times. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your experience enough to give us another go at least. :)
I'm from New Orleans and this is the closest, best food to satisfy my homesickness. They had me at "Leidenheimer bread" for the po boys & egg and potato salad for the gumbo.
Well Erin, that's so sweet. We are so glad that we are able to provide a little bit of that Louisiana comfort for so many people, yourself included. Look forward to having you dine with us again.
Always cordial, casual atmosphere with a delicious selection of fresh catch.
Thanks Babs! Fresh is the name of the game. Hope to see you again soon.
Jeff provided excellent, friendly service. Dinner was terrific as always!
Very loud, and particularly difficult to hear my colleague talking.
Soooo good! Definitely coming back.
They have two menus; the menu they hand you and items written on their chalk board. I recommend ordering from the chalk board. It includes daily specials outside of the standard paper menu items.
Appetizer - We ordered the calamari. My sister really like it. I think I prefer calamari a little over cooked so I may not order it again.
Dinner - My sister ordered the Fish & Chips with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. She surprised herself with how much she liked it! She's not a big seafood eater but before she realized she was saying "I only have one left!"
I ordered the Parmesan Flounder with Butter Sauce and added the Alexander. My sides were the Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli. Toooo good! It is a weekly special made fresh so the chalk board may change depending when you visit. I hope it's on rotation next time I go!!
Drinks - Love Potion #9. Sweet and Delicious!
My family Came the too have a good time for my mom birthday. The food was the waiter she was nice she just didn't expand the prices well which for a person who have never came there before..But other all the manger who was there on Saturday 23 of February was very,very rude to my family..and the way he talk too us was not very customer friendly at all..so on that note we will not be back ..
Only issue is they had a select menu instead of there usually. So I was expecting more options.
We love the restaurant, but it would have been better if they had the full menu available for Valentine's Day. I must say as always the service was absolutely excellent!!!
The experience was beyond amazing. The host (Mark) was very attentive and accommodating. The food was flawless.
The service was outstanding! There was a corporate buyout that evening but the manager did not cancel my reservation because it was Mt husband's birthday. My husband loved the place, service and food. He even suggested we start bringing our out of town guest to Amberjack .
Food was incredible and the service top notch!! Would highly recommend
Birthday lunch wa last a great time. Wonderful delicious food and excellent service.