What can I say about Shark Club without sounding like too much of a pig? Lol, you're paying for the view? Haha, but then again, you're not really because the food here is fairly inexpensive. Let's just say there's alot of eye-candy for those who like to see a lot of skin =).
Price-wise, it's basically on par with other places like Milestones, Cactus Club, Earl's etc. I never really had a reason to go here because it was kind of out of the way, and until now, I stupidly thought it was a "club" like a night club, or someplace that needed membership, which is just not the case.
The place is basically set up with a large bar in the middle of the restaurant, with booths against the walls, and there are two (I think) large dining areas.
I was thinking about actually eating dinner here, with entrees, but we started off with some appies that were very, very filling. The nachos were massive, just massive. The chips were cooked to right before burning (just the way I like them) so they were very crispy. The cheese was layered so just about every chip had cheese on it, and the whole thing was topped with chili peppers and green onions.
We also asked for guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
I think this was called the shark platter wich came with wings, chicken strips, prawns, garlic cheese bread and dry ribs. I didn't try everything but the chicken strips were really good, nice thick, crispy coating, nice tender meat on the inside. I heard the bread and wings were really good too.
One of my colleagues had recently passed away, and Dina arranged a memorial gathering here. We got an entire room to ourselves, and the space was more than enough. The seats were very comfortable, and the room felt like someone's living room. We had a bit of an issue with one of the couches, and the manager was there right away to replace it.
It's too bad I stuffed my face with the appies because I really wanted to do a review on the entrees. What I really liked about our server was the honesty. When I asked her what the most popular items were, she didn't try to sell me the most expensive items on the menu.
I kid around about the eye-candy, the skin, and paying for the view, but in all honestly, the service was very, very good. Our server acted in a professional manner and she was there to attend to us ALOT. Our water glasses were always full, and if she was away, we never had to wait very long for her to return to see if there was anything we needed. Most of us were driving so we didn't drink much, but she was still very accomodating in that regard. Apparently Shark Club provides taxi service for inebriated clients in Richmond.
Anyway, I want to go back and try some of the entrees. Our server made some suggests, but I got full off the appies =( this time round. And no, it's not just an excuse to ogle over the view.