Tag: comfort food

New England Traveler

Aunt Carrie’s

It’s been 95 years since Ulysses and Carrie Cooper opened a restaurant to meet the demand for her deep-fried invention: clam cakes. Aunt Carrie’s descendants still turn out these amorphous, golden-crisp, doughnut-type balls filled with tender clam bits. They’re Rhode Island’s number-one comfort food: a meal in their own right

Cozy Ham Lentil Soup

New England Today

Cozy Ham Lentil Soup

Made with ham, lentils, fresh veggies, and spices, this flavorful and protein-packed ham lentil soup is the perfect winter warmer.

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Broadway Bistro

Best Comfort FoodFeels like eating at home, minus the dirty dishes. A dozen cozy tables and contemporary comfort food from seasonal menus: Try the ribs and grits with orange-soy marinade, turkey meatloaf with pesto, or local haddock with spinach. Enjoy the surprise of a complimentary dessert.


The tin roof, fieldstone fireplace, peeled-wood trim, and big pine tables evoke a classic lakeside camp, and the food echoes the menu that Mom (or your camp counselors) used to make, including mac ’n’ cheese, pot roast, and even s’mores for dessert. There’s also a good menu just for kids.

Cook & Brown Public House

If your idea of a gastropub is a place that serves imaginative comfort food that goes really well with craft beer—like grilled-and-roasted pork with pickled peaches and preserved lemon—then seek no farther. BEST GASTROPUB.

Franklin Cape Ann

With its late dinner hours (until midnight on weekends), comfort-food menu, and extensive beer list, Franklin captures Gloucester’s malt fiends. Nibble small plates (smoky skillet-roasted mussels, fish quesadilla, tuna tartare) or tuck into coconut-crusted catfish with vegetable slaw and mango sauce. BEST CASUAL BISTRO FARE.

Inn at Danbury

Inn at Danbury

New England hospitality with a European flair awaits you at Inn at Danbury & Alphorn Bistro when you visit our 1850 farmhouse. We are centrally located in a rural setting close to Ragged Mountain Resort, an excellent home base for fall foilage viewing. 14 individually decorated rooms w/private baths and


This paragon of unstuffy high-end dining re -interprets comfort-food staples. Top honors go to the mac-and-cheese ($19), laced with fresh lobster and shrimp, tossed with parmesan and sharp cheddar melted into a rich bechamel, and plated with an arugula/watercress salad. Entrees: from $28.

Table 24

Best Comfort Food With FlairOwner/chef Steve Sawyer’s diverse menu, ranging from duck fritters with goat cheese to wood-fired rotisserie chicken with grilled asparagus, has brought a note of sophistication to this casual in-town spot.

Tall Tales Tavern

An addition to Scotty’s, a local fish and meat market, and a big hit for comfort food and lobster. Open year-round.–Yankee Magazine, January/February 2012

The Dorrance

An elegant Beaux-Arts room with a soaring ceiling brings an air of majesty to the Providence comfort-food scene. Don’t be intimidated by the posh surroundings; you can enjoy perfectly fried Rhode Island calamari or roasted dry-aged duck at down-to-earth prices. BEST BISTRO.

The Perfect Wife Restaurant & The Other Woman Tavern

Chef/owner Amy Chamberlain offers a full-scale fine-dining menu in the restaurant area (with rustic cobblestone walls and greenhouse garden room) and a slightly more down-home list of comfort foods (including a trio of sliders: cheeseburger, crabcake with remoulade, and grilled chicken with herb aioli) in her cozy tavern or three-season

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