Cy's, now in the old Red Canary space, brought over pretty much the same menu it had on
Lincoln Avenue Halsted. It's basically like an independent Red Lobster, with lots of low-grade seafood: crab, shrimp, scallops, lobster, prepared every way imaginable, plus pasta, steaks, and ribs. And herbed pita chips in lieu of cheddar biscuits.
The soft-shells, served fried, blackened, sauteed, or tempura battered, come four for $24.95, with a choice of baked potato, fries, rice, or garlic bread. I chose teriyaki vegetables, a bad bet since it seemed like they'd been hijacked from the walk-in freezer at an assisted living facility. The crabs were a sorry lot too, tiny, manky little things that couldn't take on a shrimp in a pincer fight.
One nice thing about Cy's is the lovely, verdant back patio, especially when a particular older staffer, clad in a dapper black pin-striped suit, floats around assisting female customers with troublesome crab claws.
Cy's King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill, 695 N. Milwaukee, 312-280-8990
This post was amended to reflect that the restaurant's original location was on Halsted, not Lincoln.