We showed up without reservations on a Wednesday evening. It was surprisingly busy, but this is Newburyport, after all. Looking for a quieter location than the first floor offered, we were seated promptly on the third floor. It is not a big room, but has a light, airy and comfortable feeling, looking out into the trees in the back. It can get a little noisy due to the echos, but tolerable. Nothing is perfect when you have hearing aids.
Service was prompt and attentive and friendly. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful.
The wine selection was good, if a bit pricey.
We were there for the appetizers and wine. The "salted, smoked - cured" menu was small portions of meats and sausages, at $5 each. Very good, interesting. The cheese menu was equally good and similarly priced.
I had the gazpacho and wild ramp soup. The portion was quite small, soup was more tomato, more spices, less vegetables than I am used to, but it was also tasty. My wife had the Spaghetti with Wild Ramps, Preserved Lemon and English Peas, that was also good.
We have every intention of going back.
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