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“Best place to eat on Vinalhaven!”
Review of Downstreet Market

Downstreet Market
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Vinalhaven
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

A new, eclectic cozy and very charming eatery opened in Vinalhaven this summer. Downstreet Market provides gourmet breakfasts and dinners. Run by Lisa and Lance, the co-owners of this new enterprise, Down Street Market provides food that is locally sourced, beautifully prepared and presented. The wine list is excellent. Breakfast and Dinner menus are prix fixe, but creative and change weekly. We had dinner there three nights in a row and breakfast, unfortunately, only once. The breakfast 'sandwiches' are freshly baked croissants with egg, cheese, bacon or sausage. The cofffee - some of the best I've ever had. Fabulous! For dinner we had a pasta dish, a smoked salmon appetizer, a cheese plate, and salads. Lisa roams the farms of Down East Maine to source the best organic produce available. We hope to return to Vinalhaven next year, and without a doubt this will be our spot for dinner and breakfast. There are only two other eateries on the island, and one breakfast place frequented by the locals - all of which are perfectly adequate. But, if you are looking for beautifully prepared,and organicfood, creatively and beautifully presented - Downeast Market is the ONLY place to eat on Vinalhaven.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The tiny, picturesque Main Street of the fishing village of Vinalhaven on Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, boasts a mere handful of storefronts. Most are to be expected: the grocery store, the coffee shop, the gift/souvenir shop, a couple of antique stores, a diner offering the basics...you get the idea. Quite unexpected, however, is a relative newcomer on the block called Downstreet Market, which is not really a market but an ambitious and inviting small restaurant. I wish I could remember the name of the lovely, warm, welcoming woman who runs the establishment and creates most of its delicious dishes. The fault is with my memory, not with her sociability. Mornings offer an array of yummy breakfast goodies and good, dense, black coffee; but it is after dark that Downstreet comes into its own, In cozy candlelight an assortment of surprisingly subtle and delicate dishes are served to discriminating palates, accompanied by a thoughtful assortment of wines. Because the place is new, the proprietress is eager to hear feedback and quick to respond to local preferences. There can be no doubt that Downstreet fills a niche; here's hoping it succeeds and preserves its unique position on Main!

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2  Thank Neo-Pausanias
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Take cash as they do not accept credit cards. It was very busy the night we dined but we were greeted cordially and given a nice table. The food was excellent! Make sure you get some local vegetables or salad.

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