Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn

One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME, 207-967-2621, www.onedock.com


One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn

One Dock is located in the heart of Dock Square, the center of the hustle and bustle of summer high season in Kennebunkport. But, it's pretty dining room sits just above the fray in a quiet, comfortable room.

One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn
Being one of the few restaurants in town without an outdoor deck facing the river, One Dock understandably attracts fewer people and an older crowd as well. But, when researching the area before our vacation, we were attracted to their menu and were, happily, not disappointed.










One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn
Pan Seared Sea Scallops w/Smoked Bacon,
Creamed Corn and a Maple Chile Glaze
One Dock offers full dinners or small plates, effectively large appetizers to share and compare. The full dinners were appealing but the small plates proved irresistible. We asked for them to be served simultaneously and what arrived was a bounty of food with "small" plates much larger than we anticipated.  And, if that weren't enough, the bread basket included roasted garlic bread and a particularly delectable tomato focaccia.








One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn
Mesclun Salad w/Spiced Pecans, Panko-Crusted
Deep-Fried Goat Cheese & White Balsamic Vinaigrette
The food was so excellent, we'd have to really nitpick to be critical. But we might say that the servers, although warm, are slightly more friendly than efficient and the lobster roll wrapper was a bit gummy. In other words, pretty minor stuff! The dessert menu looked quite fetching but, sadly, we were happy just to be able to get up from the table after our feast. We knew we wanted to go back and so much so, in fact, that the following evening we cancelled our dinner reservations at a very pricey ocean-front inn to return to One Dock and sample more of their food.


 


One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn
On the second evening we chose to eat at the outdoor tables in their little garden and ordered main dishes instead of small plates. We both had their signature x-rated martini which was tasty, slightly sweet and slightly strong. We also both ordered the iceberg wedge salad with blue cheese dressing which was extremely tasty and the lettuce fresh and crisp.


One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn
For entrees, we also were both in the mood for the 8 oz. Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Scalloped potatoes and topped with Sauteed Mushrooms and a BĂ©arnaise Sauce. The potatoes could have been slightly crispier but everything on the plate was delicious.

One Dock at The Kennebunkport Inn
We shared a dessert of Maine Blueberry Cheesecake which was perfect. There's no doubt that if we ever find ourselves in the area again, we will be dining at One Dock!

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