A place where bearded fishermen battle the tides to bring in the daily catch. Nantucket Bay scallops, Ipswich clams, Quahog oysters.
It's a life built on the simple pleasures of the sea, and now those simple pleasures are washing up on our sunny shore: welcome to The Cape Cod Room, your new polished seafood joint in mid Beach, open to friends and family this week and now taking reservations for its Sunday debut.
If you've spent time in Massachusetts or summered in Maine, you'll recognize the feel. Brought to you by chef Ken Lyon (whom you know from Design District fave Fratelli Lyon, and who grew up on the Cape eating fried clams and lobster rolls), it's the kind of über-sourced seafood house that only a die-hard Codder could create.
Tucked away in the restored Bath Club, the 75-seater feels a little bit like the dining room of the Kennedy family manse. Guide that preppy Bostonian or would-be Jackie O. to one of the intimate tables by the cream-colored banquettes, and dig into Tuckernuck mussels in white wine, Wellfleet oysters on the half shell and, the pièce de résistance, Cape Cod Pot Pie, a bread-covered odyssey of lobster, scallops, carrots and peas in a creamy tarragon sauce.
It's like the perfect storm of shellfish.