In April, we tried out a brand new restaurant…The Cow & The Fish. Located in Hollywood. MD (on the northbound side, north of the fire department), the restaurant opened at the end of October, 2015.
Chef Michael and his wife, Silvia, own and operate this new venture. They specialize in steaks and seafood with a Mediterranean flair. Chef Michael runs the kitchen and Silvia runs the front of the house. Chef Michael earned his culinary degree in Spain where he learned about Mediterranean style cuisine. They decided to bring the flavors of Europe to Southern Maryland. They pride themselves on locally-sourced (if possible) fresh, authentic food. It was so nice to meet, and talk, with Silvia. We made reservations, but got there early enough, that we didn’t really need them.
The interior of the restaurant was very comfortable and inviting. It’s small, yet cozy. The main dining room has nine tables. There was a larger table in the main room. There is also a bar. It’s cute, the bar stools had pretty cushions. They bring in local musicians to perform.
From the time we walked in, until we left, everyone was very friendly. We started our meal with the Crab Dip appetizer. It was almost all crab, with some cheese. It had a wonderful flavor and was perfect on the buttered toast points. I decided to have the Crab Cake and Shrimp special, while my husband had their signature dish…called The Sandie. It was an 8-ounce Angus Flat Iron Steak served with a skewer of Shrimp and Scallops. The meals were both delicious. The crab cake had a lot of crab meat and not too much filler and the steak was cooked perfectly. We kept saying we really liked the flavors, but couldn’t quite pinpoint the specific spices and herbs. We figured it probably was the Mediterranean influence.
We finished by sharing a dessert. The Lemon Cake was light and didn’t have an overwhelming lemon flavor; it was the perfect balance. It was not made in house, but brought in from a local baker.
We really enjoyed our meal and the entire dining experience. Their hours are Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday) from11:30am – 9:00pm.
We will be back!!
Lynne O’Meara (Southern Maryland Restaurants on Facebook)
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