Dining Out

Restaurant Reviews & Mentions

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Arranged by zip code

Note:  It’s just a tendency, but I’d rather take my time writing up dining experiences that gave me joy.  One, it’s my time and I’d prefer not to dwell on the out-takes.  And two, sometimes restaurants are understaffed or are having a bad day.   (Several bad days is a different tale!)  However, I also want to give honest perceptions from the meal or meals I’ve enjoyed in these places.


El Comalito, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 (Mexican, Salvadorian).  3.75 stars.

Munich Haus’s annual Wild Game Feast, Chicopee, Massachusetts (A German restaurant hosting a wild game event)  4.75 stars for the event.

India House, Northampton, Massachusetts  (Indian, natch) 4.75 stars.

Alo Saigon, Westfield, Massachusetts, 01085. (Vietnamese) 4.25 stars.

Red Carpet Restaurant, Adams, Massachusetts, 01220. (small-scale diner, American, Fish & Chips) 4.25 stars.

Aroma Bar and Grill, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230. (Indian) 3.75 stars, 4.5 stars (different visit).

MJ Tuckers, Sandisfield, MA  01255.   (Pizza, American, country, tavern) 4.0 stars.

New Boston Inn, Sandisfield, MA  01255. 

Villa Mia, Sandisfield, MA  01255 (Armenian-owned, pizza, variety)  3.25 stars.

Pera Mediterranean Bistro, Williamstown, MA 01267.  (Mediterranean, Turkish) 4.2 stars.  

The Gill Tavern, Gill, Massachusetts, 01354 (tavern style food)  4.75 stars.

Not Your Average Joe’s, Burlington, Massachusetts (chain)  3.75 stars.

The Causeway, Glouchester, Massachusetts (New England seafood)  4.5 stars

Opus, Salem, Massachusetts (fine dining)  5.0 stars.

Rockafellas, Salem, Massachusetts  3.5 stars.

Rhode Island 

Ballards, Block Island, RI, 02807.  (New England seafood)  3.75 stars.  

Captain Nicks, Block Island, RI  02807.   (watering hole with a weekly sushi night)  4.0 stars.

Dead Eye Dick’s, Block Island, RI  02807. (New England seafood, and other) 5.0 stars.

The Small Axe Cafe, Charlestown, RI 02813.  (Cafe food)  4.0 stars.

The Corner Cafe, Newport, RI  02840.  (Cafe food)  3.5 stars.

Matanuck Oyster Bar, RI 02879.  (New England Seafood)  4.5 stars.

Chaplin’s, Narragansett, RI  02882 (New England seafood)  4.75 stars.

George’s of Gallilee, Narragansett, RI 02882.  (New England seafood)  4.75 stars.

Port Side Seafood, Narragansett, RI 02882.  (New England seafood)  2.5 stars.

The Shuckin Truck, Point Judith, RI 02882.  (oysters from a truck)  4 stars.

Spain of Narragansett, Narragansett, RI 02882. (Spanish food) 3.5 stars.

The Wheel House, Narragansett, RI 02882.  (rated for breakfast, but all day long)   4 stars.


Dog Watch BBQ, Stonington, CT 06378.  5.0 stars.

Ikea, New Haven, CT 06511.  (rated for smoked salmon salad) 4.5 stars.

The Green Granary, New Milford, CT 06776.   (breakfast/brunch/lunch, farm to table)  4.5 stars.

Three Brothers Diner, New Milford, CT 06776.  (rated for breakfast but all day long) 4.7 stars.  Rating drops markedly for lunch/dinner.

Yokohama Japanese Restaurant, New Milford, CT  06776 (sushi/sashimi)  4.75 stars.

Community Table, New Preston, Connecticut (farm to table)  4.25 stars.  (note:  now closed.)  

Housaku Asian Fusion, Brookfield, CT  06804.  (Chinese-American, Japanese, Thai)  2.5 stars.

Jesters Coffee Shop, Brookfield, CT 06804 (Breakfast, lunch, juices, kombucha, coffee.  Rated for breakfast and juice.)  4.5 stars.

Kibberia, Danbury, Connecticut (Lebanese)  3.75 stars.

Little Tokyo, Norwalk, Connecticut (sushi)  4.5 stars.

New Jersey

Horizon Diner, Manhawkin, New Jersey (brunch) 4.8 stars.

New York City

Marseille, New York City (Manhattan), New York (French fusion)  4.5 stars for brunch.

Meskerem, New York City, (Manhattan), New York (Ethiopian) 4.5 stars.

The Pony Bar, New York City (Manhattan), New York (craft beers)  4.0 stars.

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, Flushing, New York (Chinese, Shanghai main influence)   4.9 stars.


Pasha’s Moroccan Lounge, Gaithersburg, Maryland 3.95 stars.  

South Carolina

Wholly Smokin’ Downtown, Florence, South Carolina, 29506  4.9 stars.

The Lazy Goat, 170 Riverplace, Greenville, South Carolina, 29601  4.75 stars.


Yummy House China Bistro, Tampa, Florida 4.5 stars.



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