Chef Devin Finigan has worked alongside some of the best names in contemporary American cooking—Thomas Keller, Michael Leviton, and fellow Mainer Melissa Kelly, among them—so she brings a pedigree to Stonington’s white-tablecloth dining mecca. Aragosta goes in big for the farm-to-table ethos: The beef and the bacon on the burger were raised locally, the oysters come out of the Bagaduce, the produce (most of it) was farmed nearby, and obviously the aragostas (that’s “lobster” in Italian) were pulled in a few dozen yards outside the front door. Fancy as the weekly changing menu is, the cedar-shingled Aragosta maintains charmingly rustic touches, from the wide-plank wood flooring to the wooden menu covers. Sit outside on the small deck, and you can hear the chatter of the lobstermen as the offload what may become your dinner. Hours seem to get reassessed with each year and each season, so call ahead.
Deer Isle› Restaurant
27 Main St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Stonington Hours Memorial Day–Columbus Day 11am–2pm and 5–8pm; closed Columbus Day–Thanksgiving; dinner only and weekends only Thanksgiving–Memorial Day. Hours/seasons prone to change. Reservations recommended peak season and weekends. Phone 207/367-5500 Prices Lunch entrees $12–$17; dinner entrees $25–$30. Cuisine Type New American/Seafood
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