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!