If you want a break from the typical seaside fare of fried 'fisherman's platter', crab cakes, fish & chips, and lobster rolls, Winfield's offers surprisingly well-prepared cuisine with nice presentation.
A little more upscale than the average Block Island restaurant, this eatery has a diverse menu, pleasant ambience, and wonderful service (Lisa is great). And the best part is that you can still show up in shorts and beach shoes!
We enjoyed the lobster mac & cheese appetizer (a lot... maybe too much), and the pate special was a very welcome - and unexpected - addition to an island menu. The crab bisque is a must, with subtle sherry overtones and a welcome amount of sweet crabmeat... We went rogue on two occasions, ordering non-seafood: their lamb and pork chop specials did not disapppoint. Meanwhile, their salmon and swordfish entrees are terrific.
Reservations are strongly recommended on the weekends, and they are very good about letting you know ahead of time if there will be a wait beyond your requested time. No outdoor seating, but you won't mind if you ar elooking for a special night out while on the island.
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