Best Views in the House! Seenic Sites took a tour up the coast of New England to find the BEST WATERFRONT DINING. New England is comprised of 6 states; Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Known for its small states, unpredictable four season weather, abundance of outdoor sports, rich Colonial past, and Atlantic Coastline, Seenic Sites had to take advantage of traveling through the states to explore the waterfront scene.
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Fresh Salt is a breath-taking experience with water views, and meticulously crafted entrees. With Fresh locally caught seafood and locally sourced farm to table ingredients this chef is committed to old school New England style with handcrafted touches. From New England Chowder and Connecticut warm buttered lobster roll to Mediterranean Branzino, Moroccan Spiced Lamb Meatballs, and Grilled Spanish Octopus, you will get a worldwide experience in the quaint beach town of Old Saybrook
Red 36 has bright cocktails, big lounge chairs, and multiple bars overlook yachts and the sunsets on the Mystic River. An extensive raw bar and outdoor setting quickly changes with the seasons with roaring fireplaces and cozy indoor seating. The fresh seafood, the waterfront views, the echo of ringing of church bells, the distant buzz of the drawbridge, make this the ideal girls night or date night with people
watching, and fun flowing drinks. Sit back with the river views, fancy cocktails, light bites for great sunset bonding time.
S&P Oyster Restaurant & Bar
S&P Oyster Restaurant & Bar right on the Mystic River overlooking the historic Mystic Drawbridge, this restaurant brings on the water views and the people watching as locals and tourists scroll downtown Mystic for shops and restaurants. With outdoor dining and cocktail tables, this slow-paced lunch and dinner spot offers signature cocktails, chilled raw bar, and fresh daily specials. There is no doubt the wait-staff is close as laughter fills the air making this “go-to” a fun atmosphere in Summer and the Off-Season.
Westerly, Rhode Island
Ocean House brings the full package from dazzling views to themed night outs. Wine dinners, authentic Mexican cuisines, French Bistros, and everything in between. This view in not only crashing waves and jumping seals based on your season to visit, but it is also sophisticated professionals, young wedding parties, and vacationers’ worldwide coming together in a welcoming retreat to escape reality.
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Matunuck Oyster Bar
Matunuck Oyster Bar brings farm to table to a whole new level. This owner founded Matunuck Oyster Farm learning and perfecting the harvesting of shellfish since age 12. With the locally harvested oysters straight from Potter Pond in East Matunuck and the locally grown organic vegetables and herbs, even the signature cocktails taste healthy. The waterfront patio brings together friends and colleagues from
flip-flops to high heels with a sophisticated crowd that acknowledges the quality of the locally sourced oysters, wild caught seafood, and fine-tuned cocktail and wine list.
Block Island, Rhode Island
The Springhouse menu is the highest quality and freshest cuisine. The grand dining room and outdoor patio brings an ambiance of sophistication. Local seafood, prime meats, and an extensive wine list brings summer dining to a whole new level. Foodies rave about the Ahi Tuna Poke and Block Island Swordfish. The options are diverse and portions are bountiful. From seafood and steak to the vegan, wellness salad the guests can indulge in locally sourced entrees and produce. If you are fortunate to be an overnight guest, enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese happy hour on the Adirondacks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The next morning keep the posh vacation going at the Phone Booth Café for fresh- squeezed juice and homemade pastries with your morning espresso.
Newport, Rhode Island
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar doesn’t have a bad seat to offer, whether you choose indoor or outdoor the panoramic views of Newport Harbor either shows a yachter sailing up, sailing by, or sailing down a sunset. From micro brews to signature cocktails and an award winning wine list, the opening introduction to the wait-staff slows the pace of the day with a drink, raw bar, salad and appetizer to begin a memorable dining experience. Options from the land and sea allow for diners’ choices in their entrees along with a gluten free menu specific to dietary needs and requests. This legendary dining experience can be offered to private events making a picturesque memory for any wedding rehearsal or anniversary party.
Pier 6 Boston Waterfront
Pier 6 Boston Waterfront is known for their panoramic views of Boston’s skyline and harbor. Local seafood and fresh produce create dishes from raw bar to ribeye and everything in-between.
Signature cocktails with fresh local produce range from Knotty Nauti to Pier 6 Pain Killer, to London Tea, and Endless Summer. From grapefruit to jalapeño, and olives to passion fruit the Pier 6 Brunch, Lunch or Dinner is an experience all year round with the nautical ambiance on the roof deck, outdoor patio, inside dining, and mahogany bar.
The Boathouse at Pier 37
The Boathouse at Pier 37 is THE SPOT for beach-going lunch, yachter happy hour, date-night dining, and After Hour Mingling. Historic Pier 37 invites waterfront signature cocktails and local fresh caught seafood outside on the deck or inside side by the window on the Inner Harbor. From signature cocktails and martini’s to Microbrews, from Sushi to Chicken Parm, this iconic establishment is well worth of
buying Pier 37 merchandise in order to share stories and memories with nationwide strangers that traveled far for this memorable experience.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Martingale Wharf Restaurant & Bar
Martingale Wharf Restaurant & Bar in Portsmouth offers waterfront dining on the Piscataqua River. This hidden gem is located on a downtown landmark with rich history from 1892, the 99 Bow Street Property. With a vibrant ambiance, waterfront views, comfortable fire pits, and exceptional food this is the closest experience to “on the water” dining that creates memories for every occasion.
South Portland, Maine
Saltwater Grille on Casco Bay is waterfront dining with the entertainment of boats entering the harbor with the buzzing of beach goers and boaters. Known for the quality of the fresh seafood dishes and fun atmosphere, this gem of a location is offered for private venue celebrations. Maine is truly embraced with the wide selection of local micro brews on tap, bottled, and canned along with the brightly crafted cocktails and extensive wine list.
The Marina is committed to buying local and regional seafood, grains, cheeses and coffee offering true Vermont freshness in all their signature dishes. The panoramic river views are filled with entertainment from local canoers, kayakers, and boaters. From wine tastings, cook-offs, raffle benefits, and New Year’s Bashes this hidden gem is known for their commitment to support local vendors.