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ISO Restaurant between W Barnstable & Harwich for Dinner

AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 5, 2009 10:34 AM

We had planned to meet at Gracie's Table which inexplicably for the middle of July is only open Thursday through Monday. The parameters are that one of our party is allergic to fish/shellfish, we would like a good wine list, I won't be able to leave W Barnstable until 6 at the earliest and we will probably spend a fair amount of time chatting. Any suggestions for a place for dinner on a Wednesday evening. TIA.

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  1. c oliver RE: AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 5, 2009 11:08 AM

    Last Weds. we also wanted to go to Gracie's Table. We went to The Red Pheasant in Dennis.


    One of our friend's had a pork tenderloin dish which he said was dry. His SO had a beautifully medium rare piece of lamb. My husband and I shared their house salad, a small plate of beet risotto and the French tart with gruyere, caramelized apples and ham. We thought all were very good. Good wine list and reasable prices. And perfect for chatting. There's a nice little bar and several different rooms for dining. We were in the enclosed porch looking out on the garden.

    I'd also been interesting in going to Lyric but just wound up not doing it this time.

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      AGM_Cape_Cod RE: c oliver Jul 7, 2009 04:53 AM

      Thanks for the reply. We are taking your suggestion for the Red Pheasant. We haven't been in a while and excepting for a miserable waitress once have been happy with our meals there. I would try Lyric but am waiting to see some reviews first.

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        phelana RE: AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 7, 2009 05:17 AM

        I love Red Pheasant in the winter..for some reason I am not in the mood for their ambiance in the warmer months. I love Ocean House for on the water, oceanview dining.

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          AGM_Cape_Cod RE: phelana Jul 7, 2009 05:26 AM

          The one time we went to the Ocean House the tables were so close together that I don't know how the waitress got to the table. We keep saying we will go back but haven't so far.

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            GastroSpeakBoston RE: AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 8, 2009 08:53 AM

            Check out The Port in Harwichport on 28. We ate there 2 weeks ago, and it was fantastic - a perfect place for good food, wine and long meals.

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        Scargod RE: c oliver Jul 11, 2009 09:25 AM

        Yes, the organically grown, yada yada pork was very mediocre and fairly dry. SO did like her leg of lamb. I believe we shared the tart that was not memorable for me. All in all it was a good meal.
        I thought our waiter was not very attentive and not very interested in hanging at the table while I tried to make up my mind about wine and food. He left both times and really took his time before returning. His lack of patience, interest and attentiveness seemed a little unprofessional for this class of place. I/we would certainly return, regardless. The tab was about slightly above average at $40+ per person with a bottle of wine, a glass of wine, dessert and no appetizers, for the four of us and with two eating fairly lightly. Probably normal for the Cape.

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          AGM_Cape_Cod RE: Scargod Jul 13, 2009 08:13 AM

          Are you speaking of Lyric?

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            Scargod RE: AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 13, 2009 11:02 AM

            No, I was replying to Catherine Oliver's post above, where we had dinner at The Red Pheasant. I'm the friend...

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            c oliver RE: Scargod Jul 13, 2009 02:14 PM

            Actually WE had the tart and gave you a bite. Maybe it wasn't hot or you didn't get the *yummies*. It was a real sum of the parts thing with the filling ingredients not overwhelming the pastry itself. I thought it was lovely. I don't really expect a waiter to *hang* at the table while I'm making up my mind. Do I remember that you did order an app of some sort and he then returned once you'd decided on your main? Maybe not. This is kinda interesting as clearly your opinion of his service was quite different from ours. I thought he exhibited the very traits you didn't. Ain't life grand?!?

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          Afar RE: AGM_Cape_Cod Jul 13, 2009 01:58 PM

          Gracie's Table rocks. Closing Tuesday and Wednesday makes sense to me. Monday most places close so why not pick up the business. It's Cape Cod after all and even business people want a life. So, close two out of seven. And, ya, AGM, The Table would be perfect for anyone allergic to fish/shellfish.

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            c oliver RE: Afar Jul 13, 2009 02:07 PM

            Unfortunately he was looking FOR Weds. night. We also were really disappointed that we couldn't go there. Their menu looks great. Next time.

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