I went again last night to take in some of the $1 oysters at the bar. As I nibbled on the little brioche bun they serve, and make in-house, I realized that this place had some potential; that bun was really tasty and a perfect appetizer along with the dozen Island Creeks I downed. As I was ejoying the bar and the nice staff there, I decided to stay for a proper dinner; the menu looked promising.
When I said I'd like some wine, the bartender reminded me that, through the end of July (a little late for this report!) any bottle at the bar would be half-price. Nice deal.
The menu was very seasonal and included items from local farms I know, that's something I like to see. And the owner's brother is a fisherman/lobsterman, and promises to provide much of the seafood that the restaurant serves.
I had a brioche/dijon crusted haddock with sweet corn, bacon, fava, and lobster succotash. All was done perfectly, the fish very fresh and just cooked right, the lobster meat sweet, and the corn making a nice creamy sauce with a little smokiness from the bacon pulling it all together. The favas maybe didn't fit perfectly, but I love them and they added a bit of green to the dish. I really enjoyed this and wondered why I had ignored the place for so long.