Located in Portland's Old Port District, Fore Street opened in June, 1996. The interior surrounds a unique brick and soapstone hearth with a wood-burning oven, grill and turnspit; visible from most tables. We believe that good food travels the shortest possible distance between the farm and the table. Our menu changes every day and is founded upon the very best raw materials from a community of Maine farmers, fisherman, foragers and cheese makers. Most of the Maine foods are organically grown or harvested wild, each brought to us at the peak of its season. In 2002 and again in 2007, Fore Street was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of the Top Fifty Restaurants in the United States. In 2004, Chef-Partner Sam Hayward was named Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation.
Frequently featured in the media -Boston Globe, WCVB TV’s Chronicle, Billy Costa’s TV Diner, North Shore, Portsmouth & Accent Magazines - and awarded YANKEE Magazine's prestigious Editors’ Choice honor, the Plum Island Grille’s eclectic bistro style menu exemplifies New American Cuisine at its finest.
Minutes from downtown Newburyport and overlooking a two mile vista of salt marshlands, the Sunset Bar offers guests sensational sunset views and-while there are plenty of meat dishes on the menu-Plum Island Grille’s sumptuous cuisine is often inspired by the sea and reflects co-owner Chef Francis’ passion for uncomplicated, fresh, local ingredients.
Housed in what was originally a beach cottage at the gateway to Plum Island-a tiny barrier island off the northern coast of MA-the restaurant is charmingly rustic and has a laid-back island feel where guests can enjoy fine bistro dining and service at this year-round seaside hideaway, only 45 minutes north of Boston.
Mezze Bistro + Bar serves New American cuisine with a seasonal menu focusing on local, farm-fresh ingredients and features an exceptional, well-chosen wine list to accompany dinner offerings. The restaurant is located 1.5 miles southwest of Williamstown on Route 7 and serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m. A member of Slow Food of Western MA and Berkshire Grown, the full-service restaurant is part of Mezze Restaurant Group, committed to the local food movement highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers using sustainable practices. Mezze Restaurant Group also includes Allium Restaurant + Bar of Great Barrington and Mezze Catering + Events, which provides full-service event design and planning.
In Mandarava's kitchen, a mother daughter duo cooks up a daily selection of organic, vegan farm to table comfort food. Dinner is by reservation only and may be ordered a la carte or prix fix. Offerings include slow cooked soups, fresh bread, handmade pasta, saucy beans, grains and salads.
At dinner time, bring your own bottle or sample our list of freshly made juices and shakes, french pressed coffee and fine teas. Pastry selection includes gluten free, maple & birch sweetened desserts and house ice creams.