The Gothic, Belfast, ME
Has anybody been? What's the verdict?
Yes! Just the other night. Had refreshing cocktails, the pea and burrata toast thing (yum), tomato salad with mozzarella gelato (that was a little weird but the total dish was very tasty), beer-brined chicken with smoked potatoes (smoked. potatoes. could there be a more perfect food), salt-baked salmon (very pure-tasting, possibly to the point of slight boringness), lovely velvety berry semifreddo, and the smoked chocolate pudding. Whoa, that was crazy. If you like Scotch, this is an awesome dessert. I kind of don't like Scotch, but it grew on me. Only after we finished did the server mention that it was non-dairy (avocado and cashew based). Really nice stylish space--so good to see that building not empty. The only slightly odd thing was we happened to be passing by in the afternoon so we stopped in and asked if we would need a reservation (this was on a Tuesday). Guy said yes and tried to convince us that only 5 and 8 were available, finally relented and said 6. We were there eating for a couple of hours and this was clearly BS. The place was far from empty but also far from full. Anyway, thumbs up from me.
We ate at the Gothic a little over a month ago. The food was sublime and the service excellent. We live in Belfast and will be trying lunch there soon. Highly recommended.