The Mews Review
This perennial favorite with magnificent harbor views focuses on seafood and grilled meats with a cross-cultural flair—popular entrées include roasted vegetable and polenta lasagna with a tomato-olive sauce and "shaking beef," a Vietnamese-inspired dish of beef tenderloin sautéed with scallions and red onions and a lime-black pepper sauce; there's also a lighter bistro menu for smaller appetites. The view of the bay from the bar is nearly perfect, and the gentle lighting makes this a romantic spot to have a drink. The restaurant claims its vodka bar is New England's largest, with more than 275 varieties. Sunday brunch is served from Mother's Day to Columbus Day; fall and winter Monday nights get lively with the very popular open-mike coffeehouse.