No more Lily Bistro....Help!
Almost a year ago my wife gave me a weekend in the mid-coast with a meal at our favorite Lily Bistro. It has closed!
Here in Portland, we are more Petite Jacquiline/Caiola's types (rather than the Hugo's/Back Bay Grill variety) She'd take me to Primo's or Natalie's, but I'd like to go easy on her.
So ... where do we go for a moderately priced, but memorable experience in Camden/Rockland now?
We're going to be hiking in Camden hills also. Lunch suggestions?
Midcoast... Thanks for great weekend recs!!
Stayed two nights at The Ledges in Glen Cove. Great off season rate.
In Good Company was spot on. Menu, service, atmosphere as you called it.
Shepherd's Pie ( where there's really good shepherd's pie) was great fun too. Got the feeling that it was noisy by design, which we don't mind unless with a larger group.
We didn't do your lunch rec.
Did picnics on Mt. Battie ,Mt Cadilac (free this week!), and Beech Hill (never been,terrific views!)
The breakfast menu at Home Kitchen may have been the most fun I've ever seen!!! Don't know when I've spent so much time looking at a breakfast menu!
As you said, the high life in the mid-coast.
I would go with In Good Company. It's fairly casual, but great food and a great wine/beer selection. Shepherd's Pie has great food, but it can get quite noisy in there (and they don't take reservations either). It's sort of like an upscale pub...though the wine selection is more limited than IGC.
Get lunch at Long Grain and breakfast the next day at Home Kitchen Cafe in Rockland and you'll be living the high life!
I feel your pain. I am also reeling from the loss.
In Rockland you can't go wrong with In Good Company (2 doors down from the old Lily). If you're in the mood for sushi, it doesn't get much better than Suzuki's (also next door).
Shepherd's Pie in Rockport (same owner/chef as Francine Bistro in Camden) is also really good. Or Francine itself in Camden (though I would personally pick In Good Company or Shepherd's Pie over Francine). And Francine tends to fall above "moderately priced".
For lunch, I'd do Long Grain in Camden...out of this world Thai/Asian "street food".