Review: Seagrass Bistro

By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 21, 2012

Even though we were happy to like their restaurant, we wanted to dislike these suburbanites. They make it hard. We briefly thought we got contumelious glances when we glanced at our cellphones, but it was only some friendly teasing. Aha! Those spoiled menu-tweaking ladies seemed to complain about the bill. But actually they were insisting on paying full price after the owner had sent them a free dish. These people do not merely have more, but they have it in such a pleasant manner. Perhaps they are not, as we imagine, the nefarious authors of our doom, but the unknowing beneficiaries of social forces beyond their control? We left wondering, like Jane fleeing Rochester on the heath, whether it was better never to have known the pleasures of a way of life that cannot long be ours.

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SEAGRASS BISTRO | 305 US Rte 1, Yarmouth | Tues-Sat open at 5:30 pm | Visa/MC/AMEX/Disc | 207.846.3885

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