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The Back Eddy - Westport, MA


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The Back Eddy - Westport, MA

Bob Dobalina | Jul 25, 2005 09:20 AM

Seeing that the last review was last summer, here's mine from Saturday evening - a beautiful, temperate evening to sit out on the deck for dinner, while the marina quietly buzzed as people eventually filled out the pier-side outdoor bar - but the noise was a happy noise -

Their website says attire is three piece suit or bathing suit (with wrap), though having come from Horseneck Beach, I was happy to be in a pair of jeans.

Appetizers: A cold gazpacho with avocado, shrimp and cracked cumin - the soup was very light, almost like a heavy juice, flavored similar to a pico de gallo - the avocado was added at serving, I am guessing, and it took a little while to soften - once it did, it complemented. A good light starter -

Also ordered 6 littlenecks - good with horseradish although I suspect it is not fresh because it didn't make my eyes water and I caught a piece of shell on one.

Entrees: Applewood-smoked scallops over a tomato/corn mix - very tasty - the scallops were huge.

Swordfish over a tomato-y relish - it was perfectly cooked, still moist - very tasty -

Desserts were a surprisingly light buttermilk chocolate cake and a strawberry-rhubarb crisp. Espresso served with a lemon zest -

Plus a pitcher of good red sangria for $9 -

All in all, I think this place is a tiny bit over-priced, but it is somehow in my mind the perfect summer restaurant, especially if you are seated outside. With the sun setting over the marina with a full view of the Westport shores, the smell and sound of the sea and fine dining - a great and romantic end to a beautiful day at the beach.

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