To Love a Mockingbird
Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar has opened in its new space in what was formerly the Bantam Inn.
We can all breathe a sigh of relief—after many delays, Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar has opened in its new space in what was formerly the Bantam Inn. Samantha “Sam” Tilley is working her magic in the kitchen. In the few weeks it has been open, it has been packed with old customers eager to taste their favorite dishes and new ones curious about the latest addition to Bantam’s flourishing center.
The décor is simple and clean, enhanced by the many windows and muted lighting. A fireplace supplies ambiance. On a weekend night the noise level can be intrusive, but Tilley is still creating food we love. Starters include Asian dumplings in chili sauce; roasted beets with pistachios garlic crema; crispy kale salad with arugula, beets, carrots-watermelon radish, and palm spring dressing.
Meat lovers are sure to be satisfied with the pork chop with sautéed Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes or the New England Family Farms New York strip steak. Non-meat-eaters can enjoy miso salmon with bok choi and ginger soy glaze, or swordfish with vegetables. The service during the early weeks has been less than desirable. Servers seem overwhelmed and confused.
Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar
810 Bantam Rd.,
$$$ Moderate to Expensive