In a house that dates from 1652, Tom Moore's Tavern has a colorful past, thanks to the Irish poet for whom it's named. Tom Moore visited friends here frequently in 1804 and caused a scandal by writing odes to a local woman who was already married. Today, fireplaces, casement windows, and shipbuilders' cedar joinery capture a sense of history that in no way interferes with the fresh, light, and innovative cuisine. Bermuda lobster (in season), and grilled beef tenderloin
with asparagus and zucchini gratin stand out. You've got to try the fish chowder; it's warmed and completed with sherry peper sauce and Gosling's rum right at the table. Soufflés are always excellent, as is the chef's pastry. Eat in one of five cozy rooms; by special arrangement, groups may dine alfresco on a terrace that overlooks Walsingham Bay.