The Village, Essex MA
I was again very pleased with my meal - broiled scallops entre, bread pudding dessert. My DC loved the fried clams; the one I stole from her plate we simply amazing - crispy, flavorful with a briny clam centering it all. Just like the last time I ordered them there last spring.
'Here is link to a recent Globe review. http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaur...
As old-school as it is and the associated demographic it seems to cater to, the Village is still one of the best places on the North Shore. And the service can not be beat.
I have been to the Village several times and have always found the food to be excellent. The demographics of the clientele are fairly obvious but I do find the constant reference to the "blue hairs", "the wrinkle-room aspect", the "walkers" and "talk of colonoscopies" to be distasteful, as we will all be there someday.
Fair point on the walker comment (which is truthful but not so sensitive on my part), however, I don't think lower GI medical procedures should EVER be discussed within earshot of ANY strangers or service folks in public, regardless of age - that is what is truly distasteful.
That said and to stay on topic, the platter of broiled haddock, scallop, and shrimp I had there was actually terrific.