Everybody loves to treat themselves to restaurants while on vacation. Most of us gravitate toward fancy decor and celebrity chefs, but sometimes a quiet place across the harbor can be just as good. It is so with Windows on the Harbor, a restaurant on the main floor of the Boothbay Harbor Inn.
The room is simply decorated with blue awnings outside which are raised as the sun sets. A small bar sits at one end of the room and only nautical paintings distract from the real star here....the incredible food. On my last visit, I enjoyed a perfectly made bone-dry martini with two olives. The drink was about four ounces which didn't all fit in the glass. A small carafe was provided for the backup...nice touch. I ordered a baked seafood trio with a salad and steamers to start. The seafood trio was well-prepared and topped with buttered panko crumbs that gave the dish nice crunch. The shrimp, scallops, and haddock were delicately cooked and tastes were each easy to savor. Steamers were succulent and nicely served. One of my companions got the lobster fritters for a starter. They looked great.
Kevin at the piano is another reason to dine here. His medley of show and movie tunes were delightfully retro. He took the time to table hop and get requests. Nice guy and a credit to the restaurant.
The restaurant is very pleasant without a dress code. Wait staff couldn't be nicer...and the food is classic with a twist. So walk across the footbridge to the Boothbay Harbor Inn and try this place. I highly recommend.