In a small coastal town like Blue Hill, Maine, a new dining option is always welcome. So, I decided to try the recently opened Black Anchor Village Pub, which recently opened at a restaurant site on Main Street that was previously Jonathan's, then the Blue Moose. It has a small dining area at entry level, then another in the upstairs bar area in back; it's the same basic configuration as in its last two incarnations.
Food: Okay. The menu is a standard-fare coastal menu, with reasonable options. I was not in a mood for fine dining, so ordered the steak bomb. It was excellent. Fries were done right, Chris's service was great, the sandwich had lots of steak and trimmings and was very satisfying.
Drinks: The robber baron presides. So why only a rating of 2? One reason: The owner is greedy when it comes to alcohol. I ordered a shot of Oban, a great single malt Scotch that came as anticipated and satisfied my taste. What was ridiculous was the $15 charge. It's a good Scotch and it's in the low $60s per bottle; but in some of the best restaurants on the Eastern Seaboard, I've never bee charged more than $9 to $12. The Black Anchor owner's exorbitant price soured the whole experience. I will certainly not return--especially when there's a restaurant three or four doors down the street that has food that's at least as good--and has far friendlier drink prices.
A suggestion if you want to try the Black Anchor: check prices before ordering drinks.
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