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Amazingly good lunch at Margaret's in Fairhaven, MA


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Amazingly good lunch at Margaret's in Fairhaven, MA

Coyote | Aug 5, 2002 07:22 PM

We stumbled in Margaret's in Fairhaven, the restaurant suggested to us was closed so we just stopped at one that looked good, and oh boy was it! A cute little two room spot at 16 Main Street serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, closed Tuesdays, no reservations. (They close on Tuesdays to spend the day BAKING!)

The bread, a little thicker and denser than foccacia, had a salt and caramelized onion topping that was just wonderful. With it came a whipped butter with honey in it. The two together were unbelievable. A second basket of bread was absolutely necessary.

Mr. Coyote had roasted scallops and cod al forno in a sauce made from tomatoes, fennel and saffron with dollops of lemon aioli, topped with fried shoe string sweet potatoes. Just unbelievable. Seafood perfectly cooked and sauce delightfully complex. I had the baked scallops which came with a breadcrumb topping, just cooked sauteed green beans and mushrooms, and wonderful mashed potatoes. The silky texture of the potatoes pleasantly contrasted with the bits of red potato skin.

We noticed a terrific looking grilled pizza at the next table.

The service was a little slapdash. This isn't a fancy place, and we didn't really mind having to locate napkins and silverware at a nearby stand after requesting them, and remind the waitress to get us more bread.

Did see a notice indicating the Phantom Gourmet had gotten to this excellent spot before we did. He was right this time--it is a gem.

Almost forgot to say, we treated ourselves to the most expensive items on the menu--$6.95 each!

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