Tap Water Review: Ocean Grill, Vero Beach, FL
Ocean view, musty smelling seating, in terms of tap water, go somewhere else I'm pleading...
I know, I know, melodramatic poetry, but I have to try something to still get people to read these reviews. For those who don't know about the Ocean Grill in Vero Beach, FL (why would you?), it is a small little restaurant right on the ocean with reasonable prices and a kind of old world interior. I don't mean "old world" as in eating at Rules in London, but more in the sense of an old outdated pub (to be helpful, a bar and grill for us unsophisticated Americans). The Ocean Grill is overall a nice little place to grab some lunch, but in all honesty does feel quite dated and like it is trying to perhaps be classier and more upscale than it is.
The first impression I had upon being seated was that our table seemed to have quite a musty scent to it, although it appeared clean enough. I am guessing that due to the many years of being by the constant salt water spray from the ocean, the building has gotten a bit potent in terms of scent in its older age. While our food was definitely good, my water left a bit to be desired. The taste itself wasn't bad, nor was the ice for once, but there were little black flakes floating in it when it arrived, and they kept coming back. We didn't have the type of waitress who filled our glasses so much that she hovered, but she sure tried her best to make sure that I got a tour of their facilities before we left. Once I got a new water, the black floaty thingies disappeared, so I felt more comfortable drinking it.
Honestly, this is nowhere I will probably be going again soon, but the Ocean Grill served its purpose and provided a decent lunch date location on a rather pleasant Saturday. The water wasn't great, but it wasn't bad, and it did not taste of sulphur which, after my last few tap waters, was an extremely appreciated change.