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Jan 26, 2011 02:24 AM

Cape Cod Special Occasion open on a Tue.

Please I need a VERY special wow kind of place open on a Tue... in Feb.

GREAT wine a must and on Cape Cod!!

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  1. I don't have to tell you that the Tuesday part is the toughy. How about Captain Linnel House in Orleans? It's been many years for me, and I don't hear much about it on this site, but it was always very elegant and had terrific food. Current on-line reviews look promising. Only other thought would be Alberto's in Hyannis, but not sure if you are as big a fan as I.

    1. Regatta of Cotuit is open on Wednesday--is that close enough?

      Is the Chatham Bars Inn open on this time of year? The website wasn't clear. Though Open Table lists the Tavern as being open next Tuesday evening.

      The only two other places listed as open next Tuesday on OpenTable are Alberto's in Hyannis, and Siena in Mashpee. I haven't been to Alberto's, but Siena is pretty good, has a nice, slightly funky atmosphere, and an excellent, Italian-centric wine list.

      Regatta of Cotuit
      RR 28, Cotuit, MA 02635

      Chatham Bars Inn
      297 Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633

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      1. re: winedude

        Thanks...CBI not a fan...Albertos, have not been in many years. I used to love Capt. Linnell but want something a little more romantic..modern perhaps?? We can do Wed. night but Ocean House is fav..

        Thinking about Red Pheasant..not major WOW or modern, but pretty nice...I like Lyric too...

        My other idea is P Town.. What are your ideas..keep em coming..this is a VERYYYYY special night..whooooo

        Oh and what about Abba? I have not been in awhile...

        1. re: phelana

          I'm a big Alberto's fan. The best of the lot in Hyannis IMHO. It's a big place, however, so not sure how romantic you would feel. Naked Oyster's new space has a bustling upscale modern feel too. I'd pass on Siena. Always liked the Pheas. But there's been a few bad reports recently. If you open it up to Wednesday, that increases your choices tenfold as you know. It has been many years, but I always found Linnell quite romantic, albeit antique, as is Regatta. How about the Mews or Red Inn in PTown?

          Oh, one last thought....How about one of the two Japanese style tables in the back of Misaki? Not the most upscale of places but I could see how with the right dining partner, sitting cross legged without shoes, and some good ordering technique, that meal could be downright sensual! (No idea on wines, however)

          1. re: phelana

            I'm not a CBI fan, either, just thinking it might be open this time of year.

            If you can go on a Wednesday, I'd go back to my suggestion of Regatta of Cotuit. Have you been?

            Regatta of Cotuit
            RR 28, Cotuit, MA 02635

            1. re: winedude

              Winedude, yes was at Regatta 10+ years ago..unremarkable..we did not like the room they stuck us in either..I had a lobster dish and it was rubbery..very pricey too..not a fan of the vibe...thanks..picky, I know..

              1. re: phelana

                Regatta is a different place today, with a new chef-owner, but that's a pick for another time if you need a Tuesday date.
                Siena probably a bit too much of a basic neighborhood place for your occasion, but keep them in mind if you like good wine. Someone there finds/picks good bottles, and the prices are absolutely the best I've seen on the cape
                What about pain d'Avignon? Good wine, good bread, good menu. If you haven't been, you might be skeptical (yes it's a very good soup/sandwich cafe for lunch, but dinner has a much different ambience and a real dinner menu). For us, it has become a favorite choice to take friends and visitors for dinner.

                1. re: cape year rounder

                  Liked Pain D'Avignon when we sat outside..would inside be romantic and intimate enough?? I am leaning towards Abba.

                  1. re: phelana

                    IMO Pain D'Avignon would not have any romantic feeling to it, too industrial. It's an old metal warehouse no matter how you try to dress it up. Go with your gut, ABBA is a great choice.

                    1. re: CapeCodGuy

                      CC Guy, I'd go the opposite way! Ate at Abba last Friday. It was very good but not great. seemed cramped. Getting tired of the menu. Pain d'Avignon indoors, in winter, is charming. It is not industrial there at all -- the interior is comfortable -- painted wood, no white table cloths, small bar you could dine at, 1 table is very large. I would say the vibe is similar to the Glass Onion in Falmouth. Get a cheese board for dessert .. order some more wine ... the evening could go on an on. It is a french bistro-style menu, perhaps a bit larger and more interesting than the menu at Bleu (will admit I'm getting tired of that too)

                      Or -- how about Lyric, formerly Abicci, Rte 6a in Yarmouthport

                      11 Market St, Mashpee, MA 02649

                      The Glass Onion
                      37 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

        2. I'm not sure anything VERY special WOW is available in February on Cape, but two good choices are in Orleans: Nauset Beach Club and Abba. Excellent food, very good wine lists, but cozy and relaxed rather than impressive in a WOW setting sense. Last time I checked they were open, but best to check directly. I'm not on Cape this winter.

          Our friends who went to Capt Linnell House recently were not impressed at all.

          Nauset Beach Club Restaurant
          222 Main St, Orleans, MA 02653

          1. I have not seen L'Alouette Bistro in Harwichport ( mentioned here in a very long time. People who liked the former owners weren't happy when it changed hands, but I believe you can get an excellent meal with great wine and wonderful service there. Truth in advertising: I am a cousin of the proprietors.

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            1. re: sr44

              I like Pain D' Lyric...sigh...not sure..confused..let me sit on this..I have a few more days..the date is Wed. now.

              1. re: phelana

                ok CH peeps..we are moving it to the weekend..please help me decide..I have narrowed it down to Pain Davignon, Lyric and Abba.

                AMAZING wine is a must as well as cozy romantic...thanks ALL..we want a long laid back dining experience..

                Pain Davignon Cafe
                15 Hinckley Rd Unit C, Hyannis, MA 02601

                1. re: phelana

                  I vote for Lyric. I DO get a vote, right?


                    1. re: ciclista

                      thanks Kate...Jillian also votes for Lyric..I value your opinion..

                        1. re: CapeCodGuy

                          Erbaluce in Boston this weekend..was not feeling it for anything down here...will report on the BOS board next week..thanks everyone...

                          I like their wine menu and the overall feel it seems to offer...folks on the BOS board recommended it and great reviews on Yelp.


                          1. re: phelana

                            Nice choice! Enjoy your special night. Hope it exceeds expectatiuons.

                            1. re: CapeCodGuy

                              you know it?? It was that or Mistral

                              1. re: phelana

                                I hope you have a better experience that I did. It gets lots of love on the Boston board, but our meal there was a disappointment. The chef avoids cream and butter, which meant that our meal lacked a "richness" that I associate with fine foods. There was also too much use of unusual herbs for my taste.

                                And the wine list was challenging, all unusual, expensive Italian wines. I'm pretty knowledgable, and it was hard to pick something great but reasonably priced.

                                But I don't love Mistral, either. Nice atmosphere, way-too-high prices for the quality of food. Give me Clio any day at that price point.

                                And I still recommend you give Regatta of Cotuit another try. The atmosphere can vary from room-to-room, but our meal was first-rate.

                                Regatta of Cotuit
                                RR 28, Cotuit, MA 02635

                                1. re: winedude

                                  Winedude..we are going to Boston..what do you recommend? I have done Clio...what about

                                  Oh gosh..I am stressed now..

                                  1. re: phelana

                                    Haven't been to Bistro du Midi.

                                    What about Menton? I haven't been, but the reviews are good. L'Espalier has fantastic food, if money's no object. I preferred the atmosphere on Gloucester street, but it's still quite elegant.

                                    1. re: winedude

                                      Wow, WD you have impeccable taste..I have been to LE three times and two had a bad experience..I too don't love the dining room at the Mandarin. Menton..phew..cannot afford that...but wow..great rec...would LOVE to do O Ya...