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Sep 23, 2007 06:11 PM

Is this restaurant description familiar to anyone?

Hi everyone,

Shortly after moving to Providence a few years ago, I thought I remembered reading about a restaurant or an inn or a B&B somewhere in SE New England (be it in the East Bay, RI area or SE Mass, out to the Cape, or maybe even Eastern CT) where they had a special room with a table that was on the the very top of the building with great views of a surrounding countryside or even the water/bay. I think it was profiled in a New Year's special of "most romantic" dinner options for the holiday a few years back...

Is this description familiar to anyone? Does anyone know of this mystery restaurant or Inn?

- Garris
Providence, RI

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  1. It's probably not the one you're thinking of, but the Spring House Hotel on Block Island has a cupola where, once upon a time at least, they would do a prix fixe dinner for two complete with embossed champagne flutes the couple could take home. When my brother and I were servers there, we got the deal for our parents for their anniversary. The view is of all of the island and much of the Atlantic. It's definitely worth looking in to.

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    1. re: ctscorp

      It couldn't be the Springhouse though because it's not open for New Year's. However, it could be the Shelter Harbor Inn in the Westerly/Charlestown area.

    2. another BI guess - The Manisses?

      1. I think you mean the Rose Island lighthouse off Newport.

        1. It's the range light in Newburyport. Here the website and here's what they say. I think it was on Chronicle on Channel 5 in Boston.

          'Newburyport's Range Light on Water Street offers the unique experience of a private dinner at the top of the lighthouse."

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          1. re: BostonZest

            Great suggestions everyone!

            I don't think any of these, though, is the place I read about (this was a restaurant or Inn with a separate dining room on top of its building, which these other suggestions, good as they are, don't match).

            Any other ideas?


            - Garris

            1. re: Garris

              There's that place on/near Nantucket. I'm totally blanking on the name. If it comes to me any time soon, I'll edit it in.

              1. re: Garris

                The Golden Lamb Buttery has a special little room at the top of their Inn that has 360 views of the countryside. You can see it in this photo, although it is hard to get a feel for it since it is in the distance.

                1. re: Jenkins

                  Do they serve dinner up there? And they're not actually an Inn are they, just a restaurant?

                  1. re: JaneRI

                    Yes they do. And it is not an Inn, but feels like one, if that makes any sense. The food is excellent, all vegetables grown on the premises.

                    1. re: Jenkins

                      I've actually been inside (4-5 yrs ago?) to check out the little gift shop. That area (Rt 169/Quiet Corner) is one of my standard day trip loops....antiques, shopping, wineries, etc. Want to get to Still River Cafe and Golden Lamb.

            2. There is a lighthouse in Newburyport that was featured on (I think) Phantom Gourmet. You cant rent this per night and the waiter will deliver from any number of surrounding restaurants. Only one couple or table per evening. Don't remember the name.