Easiiy the most elegant, beaitfully furnished and formal dining in Edgartown. But the service was nonetheless welcoming and friendly even for us obviously out-of-place "up-island" rubes. (For those of you from the mainland, "up-island" is the downscale part of MV where we have landscapers rather than groundskeepers, and sometimes they even get dirt under their fingernails.) Before I discuss the food, I would note that the server made a mistake and forgot to pack our leftovers, and offered immediately to have the chef cook up a new dish for us, which blew us away. (We declined and suggested instead that perhaps a little amuse bouche on our next trip there would be just fine.)
The mushroom soup was perfect, as were the local scallops over pureed local root vegetables. My wife had the chicken dish, which was just a little dry not because the chicken itself was dry but because the chef overemphasized the visual presentation by slicing some of the (boneless and perfectly easy to slice) chicken in advance, and, chicken being chicken, some of the exposed surfaces dried out.
Before and/or after the meal, I might recommend a stroll around the grounds and inside the hotel. This is elegance at a level normally associated with Chatham or Nantucket, but is a rarity here on MV, despite all of our island's many other charms.
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