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Review of The Pheasant

The Pheasant
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Ranked #67 of 105 Restaurants in Dennis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At The Pheasant (formerly the iconic Red Pheasant Inn) the focus is on farm to table dining offered with gracious and approachable service and hospitality. Utilizing the highest quality, seasonally-driven ingredients from local farms and purveyors, The Pheasant offers dishes with a unique Cape Cod identity influenced by classic New England flavors. Join us at the bar for creative cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine list, and local craft beers and ciders. Closed Monday & Tuesday, open every other night until 10p.
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous! We have been going to the original Pheasant for years and loved the homey vibe and food. We were a little worried when it changed owners but it has admittedly gotten even better! The menu is unique and pushes you to try new things. Smoked Blue Fish appetizer was amazing, in my opinion the oysters are some of the best on the cape. The homemade cocktail sauce and hot sauce are wonderful. Had the carrot appetizer which was one of the best veggie apps I've ever had. Hanger steak and clams and pasta entrees were both excellent!!
Great and innovative cocktail menu, I'm perplexed how this is getting bad reviews, if you appreciate food and are into innovative cooking you'll love this. Is it expensive? Yes, but no more expensive than other comparable restaurants on the Cape. Love it and will be back!!

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We have been eating at the Red Pheasant for over twenty years. It was one of our "go to places" on the Cape. It is under new management. I did not like the renovations of the porch. No crisp white table cloths or flowers. The tables were bare. Not even a placement. The carrot appetizer was good but it was $13.00 for three small carrots! The grilled romaine with radicchio wasn't bad. Good portion which three of us shared. The entrees were good, schnitzel, chicken and pasta with clams. The pasta portion was disappointing and the clams were not in the shell. We did not receive bread. Missed that! The rose was too warm and when I mentioned it the server stated that he would get some from the bar refrigerator and this was better. Our bill was over $200.00. I rarely give a poor review but in view of our previous experience at the Red Pheasant there is much to improve. It is a tough comparison to the former restaurant.

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4  Thank jamaplus
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have been going to what was The Red Pheasant over the last 18 years whenever we go to the Cape, and have always enjoyed this. Under new management, The Pheasant has done some things well (enhanced the decor, streamlined the menu) and the flavors of the food were mostly good. First, the home-baked brown bread was delicious, but pairing it with a seaweed butter was a mistake. The aromatics of the bread were overwhelmed by the pungency of the seaweed. Okay, we eat the bread plain -- not at all a problem since the bread was moist. Then came the entrees, all of which were served in bowls -- another mistake. The delicious scallops were placed on top of sauteed green beans and some other unidentified green. All of this was on top of a pleasantly lemony hummus. However, piling this all on one heap caused the hummus to get diluted with oil and brown butter. It would have been much better if the scallops were drained slightly and place on the hummus, and the vegetables were on the side. Of course, it would have to be served on a plate. Likewise, a special of haddock with seared polenta and Mediterranean salad was likewise ruined for lack of a plate. By piling everything up in a bowl, the polenta lost its crisp and resulted in a very unpleasant texture. Again, the flavors combinations were inventive and good, but more attention needs to be given to how the plates are constructed. Lastly, the service was pleasant and unhurried -- perfect for a family vacation.

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Thank John C
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We ate at the Red Pheasant two years ago and loved it. We were pleased when friends suggested we eat there this year. We understand the ownership (and name) have changed, and it isn't the same place.

Service was slow - thirty minutes between appetizers and entrees.

Food was boring. The grilled romaine and radicchio salad was flavorless, had too much dressing, big (pumpernickel?) croutons. I couldn't finish it, and didn't want to.

The pasta and clam sauce was a small portion with minced clams instead of chopped or whole clams. Tasty enough, but not enough. Other entrees were equally unexciting.

A cup of tea was served with no sweetener. When we asked, we were told the only sweetener was some natural rock sugar, and we said okay. FIfteen minutes later, the tea was cold and the sugar hadn't arrived. We asked for the check ($200+ for four), paid and left. The sugar came with the check.

We won't go back.

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2  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Dessert: chocolate mousse with lemon curd. Need I say more? But trip adviser make me use 100 words. So: Ridiculous food combinations. Apparently spent a lot of money to make an old restaurant bad.

3  Thank Alex S
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Adam D, Owner at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Chequessett chocolate parfait. Lemon and chocolate are actually a very common flavor pairing. Beyond basic vanilla, chocolate goes well with almost any fruit flavor. Citrus flavors, like orange and lemon, are most traditional, but even grapefruit and lime work well too. Our chef prepares and conceptualizes each dish with a tremendous amount of care and thoughtfulness, not for the sake of being unusual. Much of the menu is built around what our local farmers and fishermen provide us at any given point in the season. These seasonal ingredients change often, affording us the opportunity to make frequent menu adjustments and offering guests dishes which utilize the freshest and most local ingredients possible. Staffing on Cape Cod is the single biggest challenge for small business owners. This season has been particularly difficult. As a new business which opened it's doors well into the season on June 1st, we do have a lot of new and young faces, but we are incredibly proud of all of them, from the host stand at the entrance, to our dishwashers in the back of house. Their enthusiasm and commitment to providing the best possible customer experience they can inspires us daily. We are constantly working with our staff to identify service issues and improve the overall guest experience. We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and hope you will consider joining us again at some time in the future.

The Pheasant family

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