Sixty2 on the Wharf-Salem
just recieved a gift certificate, never been there, what do you recommend?, saw the menu, plan on going in June for a special occassion
You must try the homemade pasta. I was there a few weeks ago and was blown away by the quality. I had a ravioli-like pasta stuffed with a butternut squash and spice mixture. It was outstanding. Great service and a very nice atmosphere made for a fantastic night out.
God, it's hard to go wrong. They make their pasta in house and use amazing seasonal ingredients. Go with your gut, I do not think you will be disappointed. Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a standout, for sure.
I love this place- scored me a couple Groupons yesterday! (as did my husband)
"LOVED it. Wanted everything on the menu, especially the small bites and aps. We shared 3 aps, a small serving of pasta (you can order half portions) and the entree on special which was a grilled swordfish over this dreamy sweet carmelized balsamic eggplant. The sausage ap was amazing... a little bit salty though. Also served over a carmelized sweet balsamic medley of onion and peppers. Broccoli rabe crostini w a balsamic glaze VERY good as well.No dessert for us but the coffee and cappacino were very good. The waiter was charming and provided GREAT suggestions for our meal. Hubs is rarely impressed w restaurant food but oo la la, he can't wait to go back. He was like... Hmmmmm after every bite, :)"
We also got this Groupon and only had a chance to use it last night. We will be back!
The homemade pasta is indeed terrific (my spouse had the boar lasagna special), but what really blew me away were two of the small plates -- the chickpea fritters and the arancini. Arancini are fried rice-balls, notoriously hard to do well, and they were not at all greasy or heavy and with the cheese in the middle melted perfectly. The chickpea fritters were perfect batons of pureed chickpea, slightly spicy, again fried to a light perfection... sort of a marvel how they could have held together, but they did.
We also enjoyed the "slightly larger than a glass" 1/3 bottle carafes of Italian wine, a nice idea.
I have to echo the rest here; the homemade pasta, arancini and sticky toffee pudding are all excellent. I also like the dirty dirty martini. The menu changes quite often, and almost everything I've ever tasted there has been terrific, so don't be afraid to be adventurous. They also often post specials and photos on their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salem-M...