Review: Even Keel in Fort Lauderdale sets sail with proper seafood

When it comes to quality seafood, it is best to get out of the way. MacLennan and Phillips have the sense to do so. A good sauce here, a creative plating with some fresh vegetable accompaniment there, and really, why do anything more? A warm lobster roll ($27) featured sweet claw, knuckle and tail meat dipped in drawn butter with a touch of ginger and fresno chilies, on a toasted split bun. A thin piece of grilled pompano ($32), its crisp skin glazed lightly with soy, had properly cooked, delicate meat and sat atop a gently spiced dashi crab broth and a bed of spring vegetables including baby bok choy, charred sweet corn, shiitake mushrooms and charred tomatoes.