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Plum Island Grille

chessqueen | Apr 19, 2004 08:18 AM

Went to this rustic beachside restaurant outside of Newburyport and had one of the best meals in a very long time. The menu is limited but the selections are well prepared and all of the ingredients are very fresh. Very deceiving from the outside, but the big hint of how good it is was the assortment of luxury cars from all over NE out front. The kitchen is "open concept" and the counter area seats 7 for a birds eye view of the cooking process. They have a respectable wine list (mostly under $ 40.00 per bottle) and their menu, though limited, ranged from fresh fish specials to rack of lamb, steaks, smoked salmon, and an oustanding duck. We had the smoked salmon appetizer which came with garlic toast points (actually not points since they were 1-1/2" thick pieces of homemade bread) and a wonderfully sweet caramelized onion relish. We also sampled the white truffle oil infused celery soup which was creamy and light. For dinner we had the filet mignon, the duck and the rack of lamb, which were all presented on a bed of sweet potato puree and julienned fresh veggies. Melt in your mouth, and forget about using a knife !!! I don't know if they offered desserts since we were so full after dinner. They do have a separate annex with a semi-outdoor deck/bar and music. The smell of the night air off the marsh and the breeze that came through made for a great evening. I'd go soon (they're open limited hours till the summer) because this place will be packed all summer long !!

Link: http://www.plumislandgrille.com

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