Delighted to be included in Connecticut Magazine’s Most Romantic Restaurants – The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel.
The attribute that anchors the romance quotient of The Wharf can be summed up in one word: location. Tucked away off Route 1, it’s the kind of hidden gem that adds to the allure of seaside towns, where the fire roads and narrow lanes branching off main thoroughfares look private, even forbidding, but typically reveal million-dollar vistas reserved for residents and insiders. Also revealed is this treasure, a stylish hotel above West Wharf Beach and its stunning views across Long Island Sound toward the North Fork of Long Island. Both the inside dining room and outdoor deck look over the water, making it an all-season destination for the setting and chef Brian Warmingham’s menu of New England seafood and continental classics with modern twists. Think tuna tartare with English cucumbers, avocado, sriracha aioli and wonton chips; Pemaquid mussels with applewood bacon, jalapeño, toasted shallot, Matteson maple syrup, and bourbon cream broth; and cioppino with mussels, scallops, clams, cod, shrimp, fresh fettuccine, and tomato stew. If that’s not enough romance, book a room and make it an overnight experience.