When I heard one of my favorite eateries had just been named one of the top ten best new restaurants in America by Bon Appétit, I can't say I was surprised. They turn out some of the best farm-to-table fare in the Chesapeake region. But it's not just the fantastic food that keeps me coming back for more — the restaurant's rustic farmhouse decor is as equally appealing.
Situated in the historic Clipper Mill complex, you couldn't ask for a more fitting setting. The restaurant is nestled in an old foundry space, with exposed brick walls and lofty ceilings. The decor is simple and unfussy. Stacked wood logs, a reclaimed wood bar, a wall of windows, and a grand wood-burning oven that serves as the centerpiece of the restaurant. A "specials board" hangs above the open kitchen and reminds me of the ones you used to see in a church hall or local diner. The chairs - the simply lovely chairs - are the aluminum Emeco chairs I've been lusting after for quite some time. A collection of vintage farm equipment lines the walls and shelves, completing the farmhouse look. The decor is effortlessly gorgeous; a little country while still delivering an air of urban chic.
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(Images: Kimberly Watson)