Fish Type: Cod Price: $14.00
Overall, I would recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Good|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: To say I was a tad excited when I heard that Longtable had a Fish Fry would be an understatement. I've always been a big fan of Brasserie V, and when the spin-off spawned the Friday delight I knew good things were in store. You see, Brasserie V has long been known for their frites, the same of which are available at Longtable. Frites (fancy Belgian-style French fries) and fish go hand-in-hand and since Brasserie V's were the best of the best you can deduce what I figured the fish would be...
Longtable isn't messing around and they are offering their "Friday" Fish Fry every day of the week. This baby features two gigantic pieces of cod with a thick and flavorful beer batter. This behemoth of a batter matches the flaky fish pound for pound, and despite its girth is surprisingly grease-free. I kid you not, there was at least 1/2 pound of fish on the plate and probably closer to 3/4 pound when you take the batter into account. It was as decadent as the come and not for the faint of heart.
A nice portion of the classic frites come along for the ride and are super-seasoned (which put them over the top for our five year old, but had me coming back for more). In addition, the 'table has lots of aoilis to choose from and the chipotle we picked didn't disappoint. It was smoky with just the right amount of warmth to let you know smoked jalepenos were present. mmm mmm mmm
Thick batters beg for a creamy tartar, but unfortunately this mix didn't answer the call. While it wasn't necessarily too thin, it wasn't thick enough either. Luckily, it had the good flavor you'd expect from a sauce specialist and bumped the fish up a tiny notch.
No bread is served with the LT FF, but an alluring cup of house slaw filled the void as best it could. It wasn't stanky, but did have a well-balanced flavor profile that we'd gladly eat again.
Longtable is doing just about everything right including their Fish Fry. Their beer cooler is second to none, the atmosphere is superb, and the fact you can get the delectable fish every night of the week is a huge bonus. Overall, we recommend this Fish Fry and will certainly be back soon for another round and some more scrumptious beers.
7545 Hubbard Ave
Middleton, WI 53562