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B&G Oysters Ltd.

This sophisticated South End eatery, with its wonderful marble bar and high-top tables crowded with plates of Nantucket bay scallops crudo and moules frites, is a gleaming ode to traditional Boston seafood dishes, taken up a notch. Entrees: from $25.

Feedback | Autumn 2015

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Feedback | Autumn 2015

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 Happy 80th  

When we arrived home this Monday, August 24th, from a quick weekend to Wells, Maine, our Yankee magazine awaited us in our mailbox. It reminded me of why I love living in New England. As a native, with roots in

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Brewster Fish House

Locals told us about the Brewster Fish House, a Cape Cod gem that has recently seen a change of chefs. Indulge in the fried-seafood options—clams, oysters, scallops, or calamari. Whichever you choose, it’s fresh from local waters, and the kitchen respects its handy source of ingredients. Get there early and

Grafton Inn

Grafton Inn

Since 1801, the Grafton Inn in Vermont has provided the finest comforts and amenities to our guests. Located in the heart of historic Grafton Village, they have 45 individually appointed rooms, including seven suites and four guest homes. The award-winning Old Tavern restaurant features locally inspired American cuisine. Phelps Barn

Liv’s Oyster Bar

Stylish seafood and heirloom veggies in a renovated movie theater.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012Here, you can slurp down icy shellfish or sample the fish-centric menu. We quite like the oyster sampler, followed by Stonington scallops with lobster risotto. House-made desserts include Key-lime white-chocolate tart and cafe au lait cheesecake.

Mache Bistro

Come hungry. Hanger steak to duck confit, Atlantic scallops to lamb shanks, might be on Chef Kyle Yarborough’s daily-changing menu, featuring traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean accents. Entrees: from $20. Best Bistro Fare

Markey s Lobster Pool

Owner Tom Markey presides over the deep-fryers and steamers, cooking up fresh lobsters, clams, scallops, shrimp, and haddock since 1971. Bring your fiercest appetite and dine on a deck over the tidal Blackwater River, where you’ll spot locals digging for clams. You don’t have to abstain in winter: open Friday

Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company

This fish house and raw bar is named for its most famous product: a clam-filled version of gluten-free chowder made without flour or butter. Slurp it with Katama Bay oysters at the bar, or take a dining table for a plate of grilled scallops with corn-and-herb risotto. BEST CLAM CHOWDER.

Melville Grille

Boat or drive to the marina-side restaurant at East Passage Yachting Center for the staff’s Portuguese fish chowder. Chef/owner Scott Cowell loads this decadent, paprika-pink soup with scallops, shrimp, cod, and mild chouri o. It’s twice been named seafood-chowder champ at Newport’s prestigious Great Chowder Cook-Off. Cup: $4.95. Best Fish

No Name Restaurant

No Name Restaurant

No Name Restaurant opened in 1917, and the name has been the same from day one. The original owner, Nick Contos, was asked by the local fishermen what he called the place and Nick would answer, “No name, come eat!” Since then, the Contos family has offered fresh seafood at

Petit Robert Bistro

Best French Comfort FoodSteak-frites is only the start of authentic French bistro cooking, and Petit Robert keeps the hits coming, from sauteed scallops over mushroom risotto to a gorgeous roasted half-chicken. Best French Comfort FoodSteak-frites is only the start of authentic French bistro cooking, and Petit Robert keeps the hits

Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel has the best ocean breezes on Block Island. And it is considered one of the Island’s most elegant historic landmarks. Sitting up on a 15-acre promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island foothills, the Hotel has a wraparound veranda where you can relax for hours with

Terrain Garden Cafe

Tucked inside Terrain, a shop that’s pure Eden for gardeners, is an equally divine indoor/outdoor restaurant, where the conservatory-like setting and seasonally evolving fare soothe and satisfy the senses. Chef Alissa Svorka builds a five-course tasting dinner, which can be ordered as a feast for two with 10 different dishes,

Thames Street Kitchen

The menu at this 40-seat dining room, a couple of miles from Fort Adams, is brief and unapologetically local, changing weekly with the harvest, the catch, and the available meats. There are only four or five entree choices, but every dish (such as scallops with fennel and horseradish) is perfect.

The Chestnut Grille

In Old Lyme’s historic district along the Lieutenant River sits The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn & Spa. Built in 1756 as the home of Judge William Noyes and his family, it’s been an inn since the 1930s. Today this Colonial masterpiece is a gracious sanctuary designed

The Lobster Pool Restaurant

Best Lobster With SunsetThis quintessential seafood-in-the-rough establishment not only offers great fish and shellfish, but also features a fabulous westward view over Folly Cove. That makes it perfect for cracking a crustacean just as the sun goes down. There’s no charge for bringing your own wine or beer. When out-of-towners

The Old Tavern at Grafton

The Old Tavern is an inn filled with history and antiques, along with an award-winning restaurant that works Grafton cheddar into its dishes.Try the maple-Dijon-encrusted rack of lamb. A light tapas menu is served weekend evenings in the Phelps Barn.In 1801, Enos Lovell converted his two-story house into an inn.

The Salem Cross Inn

The Salem Cross Inn

Restored to its 17th- and 18th-century origins, this crossroads tavern and restaurant, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, even prepares an outdoor colonial-spit roast beef (the “Drover’s Roast”) a couple of times each summer. Yankee classics such as baked haddock and broiled scallops are always on the menu.

Tin Pan Alley

Just across from Town Hall, this New American bistro takes its name from the antique tin ceiling and the repertoire played at the piano bar nightly from 9:00 p.m. The long, narrow dining room, which passes the open kitchen, leads all the way back to an exquisite deck for al

Vero Pizza

Pick up beer or wine next door; then design a pie with choices from pepperoni and peppers to pancetta and pineapple. In-house combos include shrimp and scallops. Tasty panini and burgers offer options, surrounded by fascinating large-scale photos. BEST PIZZA OUTSIDE NEW HAVEN.


Best Relaxed EleganceChef Chris Eddy combines international ingenuity and finesse with local tastes, from Berkshires blue cheese to Stonington scallops. Sip drinks by a comfy fireplace or sup by the pastoral garden. Reservations required.This private resort had tongues wagging the minute it debuted in 2007. The whole place—from 18 whimsical

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