Was visiting Newburyport and arrived on a Friday night. The restaurant is directly across the street from the Compass Rose Inn were we stayed. Headed over for an early meal. The hostess led us through the bar area which looked inviting and upstairs to dinner. When we got upstairs there was another bar area. As it was early we were one of only 2 tables. Our waiter came over and was attentive, but allowed us to take our time. He made excellent recommendations on our drinks and food. We enjoyed each part of our meal. The taters with truffle oil are so simple but so tasty. I had the scallops and bacon which was really scallops with pork belly. It was very good. My dining mate had the gnocchi which was good and plentiful.
For dessert we had the homemade cookie which comes out in its own cast iron pan... BEWARE it is super hot as it just came out of oven. My only complaint there was no handle cover on the pan and my arm barely glanced by it and I got a small burn.
Otherwise we had a delightful evening and I would recommend.