TIP: Arrive early, Sun-Thur. 5 to 5:45 & Fri-Sat. 4:30 to5:30 to get the “Early Bird Specials” for $16, and glass of house wine for $4. The Early Birds are truly sensational. I believe that the house whites and reds, often beautiful well balanced Italians served in high end gourmet crystal, are superlative values.
FOOD: There are usually 3 or 4 soups to select from the regular menu. My basket of breads included a nicely made Popover. My entrée choices are the Pork Schnitzel Lemon Caper Sauce or Shelburne Farms Chicken – sautéed with Cheddar Sauce. For a salad, the Mesculn with a crisp green mix is the top winner. Finish it off with a Maple Crème Brulee. Coffee is always fresh, hot, and whips Starbuck every time.
MENU: No, not the Chinese takeout with 500 options. There are enough carefully chosen entrées with variety and uniqueness to satisfy everyone with fresh ingredients and complimentary sauce flavors. Some beef, pork, seafood, chicken; and even a burger platter with veggies, and a knockout BBQ sauce.
KIDS MENU: Even shrimp! Fantastic choices!
SERVICE & WAIT STAFF: There have been some recent “grumpy” reviews that were critical of the service. I observed very carefully of my server, of the greeters, of the bus persons, and of other servers. All were super professional, courteous, attentive, and consistently helpful. My server Alison was accommodating, and gracious.
AMBIENCE & ATMOSPHERE: The exterior is an attractively “Victorian Lady” style cottage with many flowering plants. Inside there are many well ventilated spotlessly clean dining rooms. They are low sound level, quietly decorated spaces suitable for a romantic evening. There is good onsite parking.
SUMMARY: Friendly, delicious, refined, and wonderful with superior quality. Charm! Chef David deserves many star reviews and raves.
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