Dining Guide: Bayview Inn and Restaurant

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Bayview Inn and restaurant in South Jamesport.

Owners: The Patchell family

Year established: 2002

Location: 10 Front St., South Jamesport

Phone: 631-722-2659

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Hours: Lunch Friday-Sunday, noon-closing; dinner Tuesday -Saturday, 4:30 p.m.-closing

Just steps from a bay beach, the Bayview Inn and Restaurant has offered fresh local produce, seafood and wines since 2002. The restaurant features a cozy dining room with a fireplace, a bar with a pub style menu, and seasonal outdoor dining on the wraparound porch and deck.

Lunch appetizers include fresh lump crab cake with roasted garlic remoulade, garnished with black bean and roasted corn salsa; oysters or clams on the half shell; or mussels Posillipo, steamed with garlic, white wine, herb and tomato broth. Among several salad choices is one of farm-fresh beets and beet greens dressed with tangy raspberry vinaigrette and crumbled goat cheese .

Lunch entrees include a cheeseburger cooked to order with a choice of mild cheddar, gorgonzola or swiss cheese, topped with bacon, sauteed shiitake mushrooms or onions, and grilled shrimp BLT on multigrain bread with herb mayonnaise and french fries.

Chef Tom Lopez’ dinner menu features such entrees as grilled peppercorn encrusted rib eye steak with roasted shallots, crumbled gorgonzola and potato; local Crescent Farm boneless duck with raspberries, bigarade sauce and wild rice; or classic shrimp scampi sauteed in garlic, white wine and fresh lemon, served with rice timbale.

Bayview Inn and Restaurant is open year round and takes reservations for holiday parties and special events. There is also a menu just for kids.