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Fine Dining at Cape Cod - Recommendations

dalliance Jun 8, 2010 08:30 AM

I'll be heading over to the Cape this weekend and I'm looking forward to a good dinner one night. Budget isn't an issue. I was thinking of more innovative nouveau-american cooking styles with fresh ingredients or even fusion type food. Do you have any recommendations?


  1. CapeCodGuy Jun 8, 2010 10:57 AM

    The Cape's a big place. Where are you staying?

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy
      dalliance Jun 8, 2010 11:06 AM

      Yarmouth Port, but I wouldn't mind driving to most places on the Cape!

      1. re: dalliance
        dalliance Jun 8, 2010 11:34 AM

        Oh just to mention, I've been to Brewster Fish House. It was lovely! I'd like to try another place this time though.

        Brewster Fish House
        2208 Main, Brewster, MA 02631

        1. re: dalliance
          CapeCodGuy Jun 8, 2010 11:56 AM

          Lyric is getting some good reviews here but I've yet to try it myself. It's in the old Abbicci location in Yarmouthport. Also, Inaho has great upscale sushi and is also in the village. Abba in Orleans is fabulous. The Regatta in Cotuit likewise. They all have menus you can google. The Ocean House in Dennisport is also a board favorite and is unique in the Mid-Cape as it has superior fare in a oceanfront setting. You'll note some Asian influences on the menu. That would be my choice if I had to choose only one.

          1. re: CapeCodGuy
            phelana Jun 8, 2010 02:24 PM

            LOVED Lyric, twice. 28 Atlantic is a must..ask for a window seat..

            1. re: phelana
              CapeCodGuy Jun 8, 2010 03:50 PM

              28 Atlantic at the Wequassett Inn in Harwich is a GREAT choice. I'd move it to the top of the list.


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      rkstrat Jun 9, 2010 08:33 AM

      The Roadhouse, Hyannis. Dan Webster Inn Sandwich

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      1. re: rkstrat
        CapeCodGuy Jun 9, 2010 01:14 PM

        Roadhouse is okay, although isn't exactly fine dining. Dan'l Webster is just awful and to be avoided.

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        njpm Jun 9, 2010 09:27 AM

        My husband and I recently had an incredible meal at Chillingsworth in Brewster (about 2 blocks away from the Brewster Fish House, since you're familiar with that). We opted for the formal dining room, which is in a 300-year-old house, and went with the 7-course meal (price varies from about $65-$85 per person depending on which entree you choose). The menu changes daily, but standouts for me were the crabcake app, the butter-poached lobster entree, the veal entree, the souffle, and the apple tart with caramel sea salt ice cream. Along with the meal, the service was exceptional. We were one of two parties in the dining room, so we were doted on lovingly, much better than any service we've had in Boston, where we live. If you do go, I recommend getting there a bit early, grabbing a drink at the bar, and soaking in the atmosphere.

        2449 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

        Brewster Fish House
        2208 Main, Brewster, MA 02631

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        1. re: njpm
          phelana Jun 9, 2010 02:02 PM

          njpm, wow, thanks for this..I never hear news on C'Worth..that price s honestly pretty fair for 7 courses..I could never do 7 courses but happy to know you had a great dining experience. I often wonder how they survive....

          1. re: phelana
            njpm Jun 10, 2010 06:35 AM

            There's also a more casual part of Chillingsworth, which serves a la carte courses at a lower price point, and that part of the restaurant was packed the night we went (it was also during Restaurant Week, so that may have had something to do with it, too). I believe the place is also open for lunch and/or brunch. If I lived closer, I think that would be my regular special occasion place because the atmosphere is so unique. They must be doing something right because the bartender was saying she has worked for the owners for nearly 20 years!

            2449 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631

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          dalliance Jun 9, 2010 05:34 PM

          thanks for all the suggestions! Will decide on one and let you know how it goes.

          What do people generally feel about the pricier entrees at 28 Atlantic. Are you paying for the ambiance or the food in your opinion?

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          1. re: dalliance
            phelana Jun 10, 2010 03:24 AM

            28 Atlantic's service is flawless..the setting for sure..the food as well...it's a total experience..

            1. re: dalliance
              CapeCodGuy Jun 10, 2010 09:47 PM

              I read a food critics review once that described 28 Atlantic as being the best restaurant in the entire state, not just the Cape. From my small personal sampling I find that claim difficult to refute.

              1. re: CapeCodGuy
                shark_attack Jun 11, 2010 10:20 AM

                For those who'd like to have an appetizer and a main course and a glass or two of wine and who wish to dine exquisitely, and who wish to spend LESS than the aforementioned options, I have 3 words for you:

                CAPE SEA GRILL

                You will eat so well at this place you will consider moving nearby:)

                1. re: shark_attack
                  ciclista Jun 11, 2010 12:04 PM

                  My friend (a person in the biz) LOVES Cape Sea Grille in Harwichport. She went on her birthday a week ago, and is going back this weekend. She raved about it. I cannot wait to go!

                  Cape Sea Grille
                  31 Sea St, Harwich Port, MA 02646

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