- alex May 20, 2000 08:06 PM
would like to know a real romantic restaurant in the area don't care what kind or price just the most romantic not a tourist trap
re: Stefany B.
For some strange reason, Chatham--- the quintessential
N.E. fishing village--- really lacks an authentic sea-
food restaurant with atmosphere.......however, if you
are looking for terrific Portuguese style mussels, try
the Impudent Oyster on Chatham Bars Avenue off of Main
Street.....the Queen Anne Inn on Queen Anne Road off of
Oyster Pond is romantic,all right, but the prices may
knock your socks off.......probably the best seafood
place nearby is the Brewster Fish House on Rt. 6A, but
there are no reservations and unless you want to eat at
5 P.M. when it opens, forget it!......however, the Sea
Grille in Harwichport, the next town to the west, on
Sea Street, is excellent and does take reservations...
each course is served with a flair and wonderful pres-
entation......if they are serving the baked scrod, grab
Norm- I'm here in Chatham as we "speak" and have been since June. I must say that your assessment of the local dining is exactly right on the money, as I see it. Have you been to the new Japanese place Sosumi? Its not bad. Its chef-owned and the cooked food is usually very good if inconsistent. They have a sushi chef who is okay and Japanese but don't expect "big-city" sushi. They call themselves an Asian bistro which in my book is usually not a good sign. The prices are pretty high and the portions are medium but all in all there is skill in the preparation of i.e. scallop tempura, spinach with peanut sauce and the tuna burger. Also the spicy tuna roll is a great change of pace for a summer in Chatham. I have been to Inaho in Yarmouthport and for a more authentic experience I would recommend it over Sosumi, but for a dinner in town that is very pleasant I suggest trying Sosumi. P.S. Brewster Fish House is my favorite for dinner and The Book Store Cafe for oysters and beer is a close second.