Reporter Food: WaterMark Bar and Grill in St. Clair Shores
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2022)
St. Clair Shores, MI – The culinary adventure continues with a trip just a little outside Oakland County, to St. Clair Shores for a lovely lunch on Lake St. Clair at the WaterMark Bar and Grille. This unique space has architecture and decor with a swanky retro style, especially with the decorative rocket sculpture topping the building. The deck gives a breezy and beautiful view of the blue water while guests enjoy high quality meals, and a tiki bar.
Intern Mary and I met there for lunch. Neither of us had tried octopus before, and since journalism is all about learning and experiencing things, we gave this appetizer a try. The mildly seasoned octopus came char-grilled with a lemon sauce. Octopus is rich with vitamins, including B12 and iron. It tasted similar to chicken with a texture just a little more chewy than that.
Mary stayed with seafood, ordering WaterMark’s famous lobster mac and cheese, which comes with pasta in a brandy cheese sauce topped with a scoopable shell of delicious lobster meat, breadcrumbs, and slices of green onion.
I went with the ribeye steak, served with a side salad, string beans, and mashed potatoes for a meal of pure comfort with plenty to take home for later. Everything was well-prepared and the servers were so nice and attentive. We felt totally spoiled sitting there by the water enjoying our fancy meals, sipping ice cold lemonade out of glass jars, and talking about reporter stuff.
WaterMark has a menu of many great choices, including a gnocchi bread bowl, mushroom cap burgers, jumbo shrimp scampi and sandwiches like the Ship Wreck made with chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles and garlic aioli.
Located at 24420 Jefferson Ave in St. Clair Shores, WaterMark Bar and Grill has patio seating as well as in door seating and a banquet room. Carryout is also available. Check out their website at https://www.watermarkbarandgrille.com.
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