This is my new favorite restaurant. My reaction to their new chef is, Wow! We just had an outstanding dinner at Sweet Life Cafe, Oak Bluffs. There were five in our party and we all got different apps and entrees, so we had a pretty complete sample of the menu, and of course traded bites. Everything was delicious,and reminded me of the food I ate while living in Southern France for six years. It wasn't that the menu had a lot of French dishes (though it did have great bouillabaisse, for example). It was the way the food was cooked: everything was fresh, cooked just right, not fussy, just excellent. It reminded me of the food cooked by my 70-yr old landlady in Nice, or the food I ate in Michelin one star restaurants. The service was efficient and pleasant, although the restaurant filled up fast when we were there. There was a pause between our order and between courses, but that's normal when food is cooked to order in real time. The smoked fish platter, oysters, bouillabaisse and pasta with fresh peas apps are great, as are the halibut, pork cheeks, scallop and ravioli entrees. Apps are around $12-$18 and entrees around $32 to $38, but I'd rather spend an extra ten bucks and get food that's way, way better than what I usually get when eating out in nice restaurants, or can make myself at home, although I've been cooking pretty well for forty years.
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