Finding the right dinner spot on your Summer vacation can be a daunting affair -- go too touristy and you'll find they've just got generic crap, go too local and you'll find that tourists are really called "Outlanders". Removing food from your vacation stress, Simmer
From Falmouth native/former sous chef at Regatta of Cotuit, this Upper Cape bistro (in the old Restaurant Heather) straddling the bicep serves an upscale contemporary regional menu of local seafood and meats in a vast 196-seat multi-roomed space featuring Italian mosaic tile, terracotta/sage green banquettes, a terraced 2,000sqft garden patio, and a private wine room with 50-inch plasma, so you can watch Sideways whilst you drink -- because you hate Merlot, too! Hearty dishes include the Soffritto Chicken doused in a creamy shiitake Parmesan sauce over pappardelle fettuccine; a BBQ-sauce painted skirt steak w/ leafy swiss chard; and a beer-braised pork shank dripped w/ mustard cider jus and accompanied by broccolini, grilled sweet onions, and sunchoke mashed potatoes, which still blame you for not spreading the tanning lotion evenly. Fresh seafood dishes include swordfish plated w/ a goat cheese brûlée, lemon garlic hummus, and a marinated artichoke salad; pan-roasted cod covered in a mushroom leek cream sauce and served w/ sautéed spinach; and a hollandaise sauce-slathered, lump-crab sided golden trout, spin that ball the best and your initials get immortalized all over the specials board (POO!).
For small plates and drinks, there's a raw bar (littlenecks, oysters, shrimp, and AK king crab), a 70 bottle wine menu, and specialty cocktails like the Watermelon Whistler (vodka, lime, lemon juice, and watermelon) and the vodka, lemon, and fresh berry-blended Highway Blackberry Cooler -- order one and you'll find out from a crusty old oysterman that you're really called "Sally".