My wife and I were visiting Cape Ann, Massachusetts with our 11 year-old grandson. The staff at our lodging highly recommended "My Place by the Sea" for dinner. We thanked them later for a great recommendation.
This restaurant has it all...excellent food, service and ambience. As for the food, we all had lobster. My wife and I had lobster salad and our grandson had his first lobster ever...a lobster roll. He loved it. He is from Maryland area and I believe this lobster, along with his love of the Red Sox, may have finished his official conversion to New Englander. From the bread basket to the clam chowder, to the salads and entrees, to the dessert, the food at "My Place" is of outstanding quality.
The service, by a polite, knowledgeable and efficient young man named Luke, who seemed typical of the help, was also excellent. He was completely helpful without being intrusive. And he never once called us "guys" or answered a request with "No problem."
As for the ambience, the restaurant sits on Bearskin Neck where you can't get any closer to the Atlantic without getting wet. The view is beautiful.
You couldn't ask for more on all counts. In writing this review, I checked the box affirming that this was "one of the best meals (we've) ever had in a restaurant." We dine out a lot, and if "one of the best" means in the top five or ten percent, I would answer a resounding "Yes." The prices are not unreasonable, but they also are not cheap; there are more basic places around that area for travelers on a tight budget. My Place by the Sea is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once on a visit to Cape Ann. On our way out the door, one of the owners (the other is the chef, always a good sign) engaged us and thanked us for our patronage. The pleasure, as we told her, was really ours.
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