The elevator from the lobby of the Cove Resort brings you to The Loft Restaurant, a casual restaurant with a touch of sophistication over looking the large indoor pool.
We were greeted by the owners Kevin and Cathy who were friendly, personable and pleasant while showing us to our table.
The ambiance, and atmosphere of the newly decorated dining room is warm and inviting with both tables and comfortable booths. Meals were served at the bar next to a nicely lit dance floor.
The menu features homemade soups, salads, burgers, steak, duck, lamb, seafood, pasta, pizza and several nightly specials.
We started with some cocktails while we decided what to order. "Blue Lemonade" ($11) was a refreshing blend of Stoli blueberry vodka and lemonade. "Sunset on the Patio" ($11) consisted of three olive watermelon vodka with cranberry juice and topped with sprite. These drinks were served in glass jars filled with ice, which was a little disconcerting.
The appetizers were listed as shared plates. We shared the fish tacos ($12) two crispy lightly fried cod fish wrapped inside a white corn tortilla, topped with shredded cabbage, guacamole, cilantro cream, and pico de gallo.
Also listed were crispy pork belly and crab ($14) - I always like to try something different, something that's not usually found on menus. These were crispy pork bellies with pickled radish & fresh herb salad sitting on a plate along side of a fried soft shell crab. Very happy I did. Both were excellent.
For an entree, I ordered the haddock ($19) at our server's suggestion. The spiced flour and egg used in the francaise-style preparation was so light and flavorful it let the flavor of the mild fresh haddock come through. It was served with linguine, cooked al dente in a lemon buerre blanc with a spinach topping. The dish was well-seasoned with fresh herbs.
My husband ordered the steak tips ($21), a generous size serving topped with a caramelized onion, mushroom and gorgonzola butter sauce, served with parmesan whipped red bliss potato and asparagus. It was cooked rare, to perfection, as requested.
The desserts that followed were tempting. We had to choose between the Molten Chocolate Cake, a dark chocolate cake covered with dark chocolate with warm truffle filling topped with whipped cream or the Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake, which we split. A warm buttery vanilla cake with drizzled salted caramel and layered with custard. Irresistible!
Our server Karen, was prompt, with good knowledge of the menu and never seemed distracted.
When a restaurant can execute the classics, in a classic setting, with good, friendly service, it makes it a pleasure to dine there.
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Dinner daily from 4:30
Live music entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights featuring local Cape performers and dancing.
The Loft Restaurant at the Cove Resort
Located inside The Cove at Yarmouth hotel
183 Main Street (Rte 28), West Yarmouth,