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Casual Dinner in Newton Lower Falls

Second on Biltmore. Also consider Dunn - Gaherin's.

Apr 02, 2014
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Hangar B Chatham - Early Opening

Thanks, Ann.

Feb 27, 2014
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Sushi suggestion for near Yarmouth, MA? Inaho closed on Sundays. Thanks.

A good substitute is Misaki in Hyannis.

Nov 11, 2013
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No Cape Cod Restaurant Week reports?

Our meals at Lyric on Friday were outstanding. Chef Toby Hill was on his game. The restaurant was barely half full when we arrived just after 7:30. We both ordered off of the Restaurant Week Menu. My wife had the Mussels with kimchi jus and peanuts & I ordered the Baked Oysters for our appetizers and they were both excellent. The salad course was fine, but what can you say about salad? For the entrée course I had Duck Bolognese and DW ordered Cape Cod IPA Battered Flounder. Both dishes had multiple flavors that blended wonderfully. I could taste three different layers with each forkful. Chef Toby made the Concord Grape Crumble that I had for dessert, DW choosing Gelato. The B.W.Cohn Cab from Sonoma topped of a great meal. We will have to put Lyric back into the rotation. Ocean House on Saturday was fantastic, as usual. The place was packed at 5:15 when we arrived, but the wait at the bar was short. We were seated at a table in the bar right by the windows with that priceless view of the beach. Ordered Char Sui Pork Chop & the Pork Pappardelle off of the 3 for $30 menu. Excellent, as always. We frequent the Ocean House every few weeks in the spring and fall while they are open. We avoid July and August, unless we have reservations.

Oct 21, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

No Cape Cod Restaurant Week reports?

Going to Lyric tonight & Ocean House tomorrow. Ocean House will have their regular 3 for $30 menu, so it's not really restaurant week.

Oct 18, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

P-Town: 50th Birthday

Ceraldi sounds like a place that I have to get to. I see that the dining room is outdoors. Does anybody know what Chef's plans are when the weather gets colder?

Sep 18, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Need Oyster direction...

Though many oyster beds on Boston's south shore and Martha's Vineyard south coast have been temporarily closed due to Vibrio, the beds on Cape Cod are still open. Island Creek's beds are shut down, but they and other Boston restaurants are serving oysters from other places. Wellfleet has many places that serve local oysters, but it is well over an hour drive from Falmouth (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours). The oyster farms in Dennis are also very good. You can sample them at the Oyster Company Restaurant, Chapin's Restaurant and the Sesuit Harbor Cafe, as well as many other restaurants. Dennis is about an hour away.

Sep 11, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Lobster Roll at Wequassett Inn- Harwich/Cape Cod

The deck there is a great spot for drinks or a casual meal.

Aug 28, 2013
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Aqua Grille in Sandwich, MA

It's news to me. It has been owned by the family that also owns the Paddock in Hyannis.

Aug 28, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Rock Harbor Grill- Orleans, Cape Cod

I haven't been to RHG, yet. We dropped in on friends in Eastham on Friday night,and talked about going there. But after a cocktail, we decided ordered pizza and eat in, instead. I'm glad that you have given it the seal of approval

Aug 28, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Where to dine in Woods Hole/Cape Cod

Ann, I'm sure that you have checked out Phusion Grille and Landfall. I've eaten at both, but they are just OK.

Aug 28, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Four Seasons Trattoria South Yarmouth Mass. Reviews please

We had dinner at Four Seasons Saturday night. They were slammed, but the food was still very good. Luigi & Manny were run ragged. Hope it slows down after Labor Day.

Aug 26, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Doing annual trip to Boston, Cape and Vineyard .......need suggestions on good food spots.

While in Osterville, you can try 5 Bays Bistro. A little pretentious, though you might like it.

Aug 13, 2013
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Lunch Mid to Lower Cape Sunday with a View

We dined at Pearl three weeks ago. I was not impressed.

Aug 13, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

New places or old places worth revisiting in the Yarmouth area RT 28 need help fast please.

Sorry for the late reply. I have one suggestion for route 28 in South Yarmouth that I don't think CCG has tried, yet. Four Seasons in the old Friendly's is between the Green Spot Garden Center and the Bowling Alley. It's a great Italian restaurant that is in it's second season. It is owned by four brothers who have lived in Italy, Argentina and New York City. Be prepared for a long wait on the weekends, if you don't have a reservation.

Jul 22, 2013
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Westport, MA "tragedy and triumph"

Do they still have their clam shack across the street from the main restaurant?

Jun 26, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Ocean House Dennisport on saturday in July

I would not attempt it without a reservation. In May it is tough to get a table or seat in the bar. On July 4th weekend it will take aggressive planning.

Jun 26, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Westport, MA "tragedy and triumph"

Since you were at Horseneck Beach, did you consider the Back Eddy?

Jun 25, 2013
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My birthday dinner Cape Cod

Let me revise my statement. It looked like they are in the process of re-opening when I drove by last weekend. There were landscapers working and a few vehicles in the lot.

Jun 11, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

My birthday dinner Cape Cod

I believe that the Regatta on route 28 has re-opened.

Jun 10, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Cape Restaurant Week

I no longer get excited about restaurant week. Many restaurants have restricted menus for the pre-set price, much like Mother's Day menus. I'd rather order their best stuff at full price.

May 15, 2013
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Dinner suggestions between Providence and Worcester

I'll second Alicante. Good food, nice view. Right on Rte. 16 at Lake Nipmuc.

May 08, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

caterers west of Boston?

Have you tried the Sherborn Inn? You could also try Zebra's in Medfield or Blue Ginger in Wellesley.

Apr 09, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Bistrot de Soleil - Cape Cod - Hyannis

We had dinner there two months ago. It was a busy Friday night. The server was pleasant and the food was good. I agree it is a good value. However, the bartender ruined the meal. We could not get a drink. I literally finished my entree before I got the glass of wine that I ordered at the same time as the food. He was too intent on pleasing the drinking customers at his bar, thus increasing his tips. We watched as our server stood at the service end of the bar for 5 to 6 minutes at a time before being aknowledged by the almighty bartender. This happened almost every time the server needed to enter a drink order. When we brought it up, he said it is always like that and that he was actively seeking work elsewhere. On our leaving we mentioned it to the woman who owns the restaurant with her husband, but she didn't think it was an issue.

Feb 14, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Where to eat driving from TF Green to Milford, MA (but not Providence)?

It's a shame that your Husband doesn't want to drive thru Providence on a Friday night. The drive on 95 isn't very difficult. Federal Hill has many good restaurants and is easy off & on 95 via the Atwells Ave. exit.

Jan 30, 2013
kevinricci in Southern New England

Lunch on 84 somewhere between Hartford and Danbury?

I attended college in Pennsylvania when dinosaurs romed the Earth. During our many road trips we liked to stop at Rein's NY Deli in Vernon, CT. It's just east of Hartford and right off of 84.

Nov 13, 2012
kevinricci in Southern New England

Dinner Yarmouth, Cape Cod in October

Lyric & the Red Pheasant are much nicer and more intimate than the Brazillian Steakhouse. Personally, I prefer the Red Pheasant. As phelana indicated, the Ocean House in Dennisport is always great. Another place that I like on the same street as Ocean House, is the Oyster Company, although more casual. In Hyannis, you might like Alberto's or the Roadhouse. Each of these require reservations on the weekend.

Oct 24, 2012
kevinricci in Southern New England

Restaurant Week this week on Cape Cod.

We also dined at the Red Pheasant on Friday night. It is one of my favorites. I had the Coq au Vin, as well. Although it was good, it wasn't up to what I've come to expect from Chef Bill. Maybe it was a matter of presenting a menu for Restaurant Week that fits the price point. Maybe it was my high expectations. The rest of the meal was very good, including a nice Oregon Pinot Noir. We certainly will be returning.

Oct 16, 2012
kevinricci in Southern New England

Restaurant Week this week on Cape Cod.

The site mentions that the Ocean House will offer this "Three for Thirty" menu nitely during the off-season. As if I needed another reason to dine there.

Oct 12, 2012
kevinricci in Southern New England

Huevos Rancheros on Cape Cod - Hangar B, Where Else

My wife & I also had breakfast at Hangar B this past Sunday. We arrived an hour before you and waited an hour to eat. We were served coffee on the deck and were content to wait because the food is so delicious. As we waited, I noticed that they were not seating empty tables as quickly as they could have. I suspect that it was done intentionally, as to not stress the Chef, which is fine with me.

Oct 10, 2012
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