Do you remember when I wrote about my tour of Barons’ Cove and of my dinner at The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove? Since my husband and I dined there in early June, we have been back for lunch at least three times on a Monday. Each time we arrived, which was around noon, there only about two parties dining inside. One time we arrived we were the first ones there for lunch. After a busy weekend, it is always pleasant to dine in a quiet atmosphere and have the restaurant practically to yourselves. We choose to sit outside and look over the marina. In summer and early autumn, I always prefer to eat lunch outside.
To start, the restaurant provides larger-than-life blue glasses for water which we never needed to have refilled, which is a plus. As an appetizer, we split the Crispy Point Judith Calamari: preserved lemon, chilies, queen olives, and lemon aioli ($15). My husband usually doesn’t like not calamari and he was very fond of this plate. The pieces were not too rubbery, breaded or overdone and had a lovely mixture of citrus and earthy flavors.
For lunch, I had the Lobster Roll: classic Maine style, lightly dressed, buttered, quickles, and chips ($26). My husband ate the Grilled Local “Fishwich”: daily catch, seasonal slaw, and garden tartar sauce ($21), one guest had the Baron’s Burger: 8 oz. Angus house blend, hand-cut fries, and choice of cheese ($18) with bacon bits (+$2), and our second guest dined on the Seared Local Scallops: steamed local spinach, and lemon-basil vinaigrette $28). My husband’s Fishwich sandwich was made with a piece of codfish and was well-portioned, fresh and served with a tangy sauce. He ordered the sandwich three times in a row.
For the Lobster Roll, I had ordered it the first time around with Seasonal Slaw on the side ($5 extra). That first time I ordered the Lobster Roll I did not receive my quickles on the side. The quickles are a great addition to the roll. The roll is warm, gently toasted, and buttered, just the way I like it. Well done all around.
The Baron’s Burger was juicy, with plenty of bacon bits, and my guest preferred to not have cheese. The burger was cooked to its specification. For the Local Scallops, they were large scallops but you may want to order an appetizer or side of you are just having the scallops, which are not filling by itself. For lunch, there are a few mocktails and cocktails available, as well as a full wine list.
Lunch is served daily from 12-3pm.