Monday, June 13, 2011

MC Perkins Cove Restaurant Review

There are so many fine restaurants in Ogunquit, its hard to pick my favorite. However one restaurant consistently pleases all my senses.

MC Perkins Cove is just that restaurant. Located in Perkins Cove,  USA Today states the this is one of  "the Top Ten places in the world with a view".
MC Perkins is owned by Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, who also own the award winning  Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit.

                                                                                          (the view from our table)
The restaurant is casual yet sophisticated. You will not find a children's menu or highchairs. What you will find is many  local favorites with a unique twist.

Chefs Gaier and Frasier are also recipients of the James Beard Foundation for best chefs in the Northeast. Celebrity chefs Gaier and Frasier  have appeared numerous time on the Today Show, CBS' Early Morning Show and other programs.

We started with an order of Fried Calamari with cherry peppers with gremolta dipping sauce.  Our salad choice was the Caesar's Salad. The salad had imported anchovies that were mouthwatering and not salty.

Mike tried the steak special of the day,  which was topped with caramelized onions and was accompanied by a side of Chick Pea fries. The fries had an interesting taste, and I would definitely try them again.

My meal was actually something from the raw bar.  I got the famed  The Grand Shellfish Tower. This eye popping piece de resistance  is a collection of oysters, little neck clans, jumbo shrimp, mussels and Maine lobster with onion Tabasco sauce and a lime vinaigrette sauce. Usually people will share this grand delight, but I chose to eat it by myself!

There are so many reasons to visit MC Perkins Cove: the sights, the sounds of the crashing waves, the smell of the intoxicating food and the unique flavors that delight my taste buds. The service is impeccable. One unique thing about MC Perkins is that  the staff is really committed in providing great SERVICE and is very knowledgeable about food, preparation and menu. Staff is not interested in flipping tables like tourists restaurants that dot the coastline, but they are more in-focus providing a great experience. We where there for over two hours and enjoyed every minute!

The Details:
MC Perkins Cove
111 Perkins Cove Road
Ogunquit, ME
Phone: 207 646 6263
Reservations are HIGHLY suggested, especially in summer and weekends. All major credit cards are accepted. Located deep in Perkins Cove near the boat yard. Paid parking available, and there is free parking in the boat yard. Food and Service is five star. 
There are two bars, where you can also eat and enjoy a smart cocktail!

Innkeepers Greg & Mike enjoy MC Perkins Cove and recommend this bistro to their guests at Ogunquit Beach Inn

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