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Report on Ogunquit

DaveCan | | Aug 31, 2008 02:32 PM

My wife and I recently spent three days and two nights in Ogunquit. Our impressions in chronological order.

Lunch at Splash on Ogunquit Beach - My wife had the Splash burger, I had a chicken sandwich. The burger was as good as it always is, the chicken was of poorer quality than expected. Maybe I just got a bad piece, maybe they've lowered the quality to offset other rising costs, it was not particularly good.

Drinks at Frills on Shore Road - Small restaurant, outside seating only. The bar seats about 10 or so, they all appeared to be locals. Two rum punches to perfection plus a great dinner recommendation. Great bartender BTW, thank you Pete!

Dinner, Black Sushi - Two difference kinds of Sushi roll, raw oysters, a salad and chocolate infused banana prepared to look like a sushi roll. Everything was prepared to perfection, the tuna was excellent and the dessert incredible. This was the best food I've had in Ogunquit ever. Thank you Will!

Breakfast (every morning), Bread and Roses bakery, great coffee, outstanding pastry.

Lunch - Blue Water Inn. Lets just say the Margarita's were excellent and leave it at that. Its got a great view of the salt water marsh, ask for your burger well done......

Dinner - 98Provence, very disappointing. I had the Monkfish and my wife had the pork. The best bite was the first and it was all down hill from there. Maybe I just don't like French food but it just didn't go over well. Both dishes too sweet, too creamy, overcooked and did not settle well.

I should add that last year we went to MC Perkins Cove and Five O, both of which were mediocre, we would not recommend or return. We've also been to Amore Breakfast three times in the past two years and highly recommend it, ditto the York Harbor Inn. Finally, we had cocktails and appetizers at Blue Sky in York, the drinks were awesome, the appetizers average.

In the Boston area, places we like, Davios for the bar food, Rumba for the bar (miel was ok, some good dishes, some average), Clink, the lounge at the Liberty Hotel, for the ambience and the appetizers. Places we didn't like, 33 Restaurant and anything in our immediate area, Littleton, MA.

This is my first post as I finally had something constructive to add to the group. I hope this helps someone make the right choice.