Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Antique Table in "Northern Lynn" is incredible!

My Late Grandparents' Home
I remember when I was a child driving by this tiny little place right past my grandparents house on Essex Street. Just as you reach the "Entering Swampscott" sign, you will now notice this cute little restaurant called Antique Table. I can't remember what it was when I was a kid. I want to say an ELKs or something like that? I believe the actual address is Swampscott, but because I only have eyes for Lynn, we'll call it Northern Lynn.

We started out with a bottle of Savignon Blanc from New Zealand. Didn't do much for me, but it's not a wine we typically order. The server didn't seem to know much about the wine list, although she did offer to get us someone. Perhaps we should have taken her up on that. Nevertheless, we managed to finish the bottle, so it couldn't have been that bad. ;-)

We then both had salads. Sarah had the insalata rustica special. A genius blend of greens, tomatoes, olives, onions, and portabello mushrooms! The mushrooms were very tasty.

I had a simple green salad while admiring hers from a distance. Mine was extremely tasty as well. Whatever the dressing is on these salads is very well made. Some sort of balsamic vinaigrette I think.

For our main entrees we both got chicken dishes. I went with the special which was chicken with shitake mushrooms in some sort of creamy sauce. It was out of this world good. Sarah got the pollo francese, which was chicken in egg batter in a similar cream sauce. We shared both meals, and loved it all.  I had penne and Sarah got linguini. The pasta was perfect!

Too full for dessert, we threw in the towel at that point.

The atmosphere is so charming. While it looks absolutely tiny from the outside, it is deceiving. There are quite a few tables though they do recommend reservations for tables of 4 or more. We were sat right away as was our friend Greg, who also wrote a review for Unlike me, he actually knows what's he's talking about, so don't take my word for it, check out Greg's review.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to "Northern Lynn" today and check out Antique Table.

Antique Table
Cucina Italiana
2 Essex Street
Lynn, MA 01902-1709
(781) 477-9778


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