When's the best time to inhale a huge plate of pasta and local scallops? Anytime, but most especially after you've pedaled 12 miles without having eaten even a proper lunch. The other day, after trying out those brand-y new Rail Explorers in Portsmouth, we (my good friend S. and I) were badly in need of a delish, and substantial, dinner. Salads (Bite your tongue!) or drinks and apps were just not going to cut it. #Starving After searching my phone, I came across a place I'd never ever heard of before called 15 Point Road and within a few minutes, the WAZE app (You do use WAZE, don't you?) was guiding us over.
To tell you the truth, we weren't really sure what to expect once we arrived. From what I'd glimpsed online, it sounded fancy and we were dressed down in sneakers, t-shirts, and windblown hair. (Egads!) Thankfully, none of that was an issue. We were seated, and greeted by our server, quickly and with smiles all around. The views were classic RI waterfront circa this time of year. And I had a cuppa hot coffee in front of me befoe you could say Summer Fridays.
Our entire meal, from the caprese salad we split to our entrees (Block Island scallops for her and scallops and pasta for me, photos above), was outstanding and we pretty much inhaled everything. Except for those edible flowers. A unique detail, their signature that had been added to both our plates. Kind of neat and noteworthy. (I. Know. Don't see that on the reg.) We actually didn't eat the flowers tho, but I think it was more because it was something so completely unexpected.
Now, I have nothing but compliments for 15 Point Road, which strikes me as the type of restaurant that the locals flock to and want to keep secret because it's such an oasis (those views, that menu which for the record includes lots of locally sourced dishes, including of course seafood). Definitely an outstanding reason to motor over the bridge (Sakonnet? Mt Hope? I know we drove over one of those on the way the other day...) for your next night out.
Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of PattyJ.com