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Bar Harbor area restaurant news

We are coming up to Maine in about a month and we are staying in Trenton. I was wondering if there is anything new going on with the restaurants in that area. We go to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Ellsworth, etc…. We love food and love to try new restaurants. We usually go to Cafe This Way, Havanna, Cleonice……

Aug 26, 2014
Alica in Northern New England

CT: clams casino or linguine with clam sauce, take me to the water!

Oh I love Peking Tokyo!! Glad you had a great meal! It was really mobbed in Mystic also. Such a great area!

CT: clams casino or linguine with clam sauce, take me to the water!

In Stonington where Dog Watch is there is also Water Street Cafe. They do not have a view but it is a pretty restaurant and the food is very good.

Jun 29, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Martha's Vineyard advice

Thanks for all of the great advice! We had an okay food experience on the vineyard. We had a very good dinner at Alchemy. The menu looked good at Lola's but we felt it was not that great there at all. Menemsha was definitely a highlight. We had fried clams at The Bite and they were great. We got take out at Menemsha fish market and Larsons for lunch, both were great! We went for dessert at Detente and we so regretted not having dinner there. LOVED The Black Sheep cheese shop! We got Chilmark chocolates and they were wonderful! Look forward to our next vineyard trip it is so beautiful there!

Jun 19, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Martha's Vineyard advice

Is Home Port on the water? That sounds interesting. We have been to L'etoile a few times and it is very nice, loved the Charlotte Inn. We usually like restaurants with great food, more atmosphere, less formal. The menu at Lola's looks good! Thanks for all of the advice! Look forward to going!

Jun 02, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Martha's Vineyard advice

We are heading to the vineyard for 4 days in a few weeks. We have not been there in years so I am not sure what restaurants we should put on our list. We are staying in Edgartown but we will have our car so we can go anywhere. We love seafood. Can be upscale or low key but great food a must. Thanks for any help!!

May 29, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Spiritos, Providence

Thank you for your comments OOliver! When you put it that way Spiritos sounds like it is worth a try!

May 20, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

What to order on the menu?

S&P Oyster has a great bread pudding.

May 14, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Spiritos, Providence

Thank you so much Rhodyhen!! It does not sound like my kind of place. Always best to check because you never know! I laughter out loud when I read the funeral home part!

May 09, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Spiritos, Providence

Has anyone been to Spiritos on Broadway in Providence? Just wondering if it is good.

May 09, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

S&P or Oyster Club

S & P has a pretty view and you can sit outside but I think the Mystic Oyster Club has better food. The Oyster club also has a rooftop bar that serves food. Pretty place.

Apr 25, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New Ct. Wine bar!

Ok, anything good that I said about this wine bar I take back. Last night we went out to dinner and thought after we would stop by the wine bar for wine & dessert. When we got to the door a sign said "Closed for Prohibition" but there were people in there. We did not know they were having a "Secret Society" night. You were supposed to text the owner and get the password which we did not do. We were rudely turned away. That is it for us!

Feb 23, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Has anyone seen Nutkao 2 color spread in CT

There is a place in N. Kingstown RI called Chef a Roni. They carry hard to find things from other countries. You could always call them. Not in CT but not too far away.

Feb 16, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New Ct. Wine bar!

We went Saturday night. The owner also owns the oil & vinegar and pasta store in Mystic village. He makes both the oil & vinegars and the pasta. Nice guy with a lot of great ideas. A large selection of wines by the glass and bottle. They have cheese plates for right now but he is planning on getting into tapas eventually. He is planning some fun events, first one on February 7th. They have a website and a Facebook page. They would probably explain the events better on there.

Feb 03, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New Ct. Wine bar!

A new wine bar just opened this weekend in CT. Frizzante Champagne & Wine Bar. It is in N. Stonington on the way to Foxwoods. Nice place, lots of fun events coming up there.

Feb 02, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Do you mean Providence or N. Kingstown? Where the one in N. Kingstown is going there is parking right there. Not sure when it is opening.

Jan 22, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Heard they are also opening in N. Kingstown. Look forward to it!

Jan 20, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New to Westerly!

I agree with the pretzels at Malted Barley! They are so delicious!

Dec 20, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

New to Westerly!

We like Cafe Longo, Guytanno's, Cooked Goose good for lunch, the food is good at The Twisted Vine. Lots of great restaurants in Mystic & Stonington a 10 min. ride away. The Place for pizza. Vitrano's is good, love their eggplant.

Dec 20, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Koi Japanese Cuisine in Westerly

I have friends that went recently and had great things to say about Koi also. I love your comments about how little rice they use. That is something I notice also! We will surely try this restaurant soon!

Dec 08, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Christmas luncheon near New London, CT

Mystic Oyster Club is a pretty restaurant. I bet around the holidays it would be festive.

Oct 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Thanksgiving in or around Mystic, CT?

I enjoy the food there and I think the atmosphere would be perfect for Thanksgiving. We always choose to eat in the pub rather than the main dining room. The pub is cozy with a big stone fireplace. Just a nice place to be. The Mystic Oyster Club would probably be a nice place for Thanksgiving.

Oct 23, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon In Newport---Review

So glad you loved Newport! It is such a beautiful place and you were there the perfect time of year! I have been hearing so much about Pasta Beach but I have never been. After reading your review I really look forward to trying it.

Oct 23, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Aren't the chefs at Baccaro from Al Forno?

Sep 30, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Just googled it, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames Street, Newport. They have a website. Menu looks good!!!!

Sep 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Not sure, I have not been yet. Friends of mine went and they said it was across from The Red Parrot. I know they were working on the building that is right there.

Sep 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

I heard there is a new oyster bar that opened up in Newport. No reviews yet but might be worth checking out. It is across the street from The Red Parrot.

Sep 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Cleonice, Ellsworth

So Cleonice moved into The Maine Grind. Has anyone been? Reviews are not great. How is the pizza? What is in the old Cleonice spot? That was such a nice restaurant.

Sep 27, 2013
Alica in Northern New England

Bar Harbor trip

Thanks for your great reply! We have had a few so so meals at Havana so that does not surprise me. We ate at Burning Tree a long time ago, but it gets good reviews so look forward to trying it again. Red Sky was on our list also. We tried Mache last year and just thought it was okay. Cleonice is always good! Will report when we return!

Sep 27, 2013
Alica in Northern New England

Bar Harbor trip

We are heading up to Mt Desert Island next week, staying in Hull's Cove. We come up every year. Would love to know if there are any new restaurants we should try. Did I read that Cleonice opened another restaurant? We like Havana, Cafe This Way, Cleonice... We have not been to Burning Tree in years so we might try there one night. Thanks for any help!

Sep 26, 2013
Alica in Northern New England