My wife & I travelled to Stonington for a couple of days to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary. We had reservations for 7:00 on the night of our anniversary on the deck of Breakwater overlooking Stonington harbor.
It was a beautiful evening to sit outside. Sunny & warm, but not humid. Perfect for a meal outside. We arrived at 7:00. An easy walk from our Inn just a few hundred feet away. We were seated immediately on the edge of the dock only a few feet from the water toward the rear of the restaurant.
We first ordered drinks which arrived shortly after our, friendly with a nice smile, waitress took the order. My wife ordered a bloody mary and I ordered a cape codder. My wife's drink was very good. Mine seemed lacking a healthy shot of vodka. Of course, we asked the waitress to snap a photo with us toasting 47 years. With the backdrop of the sun setting the picture was a good one.
We started our meal with the fred calamari appetizer. The cherry peppers & marinara side sauce was delicious for dipping the crispy calamari. A tasty start for dinner. We both enjoyed our app.
For the main event, my wife ordered the lobster mac & cheese. I went with baked Stonington sea scallops. Stonington sea scallops are known to be the very best. I had to give them a try to find out for myself.
Sitting on the deck was very nice. I got some terrific sunset photos with the beautiful harbor in the foreground. Everyone was taking advantage of this "kodak moment" as diners ambled up next to our table snapping dozens of photos. The picture taking didn't bother us as we made light conversation with folks around our dinner table.
Our meals arrived in a reasonable amount of time as did our next round of drinks. I went with a bloody mary which was great. My wife thought her lobster mac & cheese was delicious. My baked scallops were equally good. But, Digby scallops in Nova Scotia, are the best. Stonington scallops are good but Digby's are the best.
We took our time eating and enjoying the scene and atmosphere on the deck. Sitting on the deck proved a good decision. It helped make our anniversary dinner a special one to remember.
If you are in or around Stonington try Breakwater restaurant on a summers evening. The food is good and the harbor with sunset is special.
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