Royal River Grill House
The next time you’re anywhere near Yarmouth, Maine make time for The Royal River Grill House.Driving through the Yankee Marina, with its massive sailboats and gorgeous yachts will get you primed for this riverside, interior design fantasy! The fact that the food and cocktails are excellent seems like the icing on the cake. It would be enough to simply sit there for the afternoon with a drink and a book.
As you walk into the classic gray shingled exterior, you may just notice that its next door neighbor is interior design firm, Nicola’s Home. We can thank the professionals at Nicola’s Home for the Grillhouse’s recent interior (and exterior) design makeover.
From the moment you enter, you’ll start taking mental notes for bringing this rustic elegant vibe to our own home. Every detail has been considered.
Wait for it…Welcome to the breathtaking bar at the Royal River Grill House!
This barn-size wing houses perhaps one of the tallest, best-stocked bars in the state – if not the East Coast. What height! What inventory! The mix of neutral fabrics and natural wood, woven, and rustic metal furnishings makes all this space extremely well-balanced and welcoming. And we’re just getting started. If you’re thinking that restaurant owners who would put this much design magic into the bar alone would have some specialty cocktails up their sleeves, you would be right
If the river view and passing boats put you in the mood for a Bloody Mary…take a seat and use both hands for the largest, heaviest, most impressive 22 ounces of Bloody Mary you’ve ever had. Served in an actual Grey Goose vodka bottle, The Royal Mary is remarkable.
The biggest decision, besides what to eat will be where to sit. Besides the world’s nicest bar, there are lovely tables off to the side which have more of a library feel. If that’s not to your liking there is the main dining room – all two levels with great cushioned booths and/or comfy high-back chairs. The seating comes with an abundance of pillows – all of which you will want to bring home with you.
Last but not least is the ethereal porch seating. Never has macramé been put to better use.
The extraordinary ambiance only makes the fresh, locally-sourced food taste that much better. What’s on the menu? The open kitchen and open wood fire oven prepare fresh seafood to perfection. Take a peek at these beautifully composed dishes from the well-priced dinner menu:
*CAST IRON DUCK BREAST
crispy long island duck breast, sweet potato vegetable hash & burnt orange gastrique
all-natural pan fried panko chicken breast, pappardelle pasta, cocktail tomatoes, wilted baby spinach, roasted mushrooms, marsala sauce, ricotta cheese blend & organic pea tendrils
zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, peas, lobster cream sauce, herb butter, parmesan & fettuccini
*PAN SEARED HADDOCK
panko encrusted haddock, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, butter poached local carrots, italian parsley, lemon-dill aioli & fried leeks
*BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS
five hour braised short ribs, beef ragu, roasted garlic mashed potatoes & baby carrots
crispy sushi rice cake, julienned vegetables & wasabi-soy glaze
Every dish is carefully prepared, and made to impress. What better meal to enjoy with the Royal Mary than a gorgeous brunch.
Traditional Eggs Benedict
grilled english muffin, smoked canadian bacon, two poached eggs & hollandaise
maine crab, asparagus, local tomato, swiss cheese & hollandaise
Goat Cheese Omelet
sunset acre goat cheese, spinach, tomato & fresh herbs
Smoked Brisket Hash
house smoked brisket, roasted potatoes, carrot, onion, two poached eggs & hollandaise
Bananas Foster French Toast
bananas, brown sugar rum sauce, texas toast & sweetened cream
Grill House Breakfast
two eggs any style, toast, home fries & choice of bacon or sausage
Pulled Pork Benedict
sweet potato biscuit, barbecue pulled pork, two poached eggs & jalapeno hollandaise
*Grill House Burger
grilled all natural burger, local cheddar, roasted onions, dijon aioli, mixed greens, tomato & butter grilled country roll
pan seared panko encrusted haddock, arugula, tomato, house made tartar sauce & butter grilled country roll
Grilled Sazon Chicken Sandwich
bacon weave, swiss cheese, mixed greens, sliced tomato, chipotle aioli & toasted country roll
The proprietor, Ed Manganello, founder of Olympia Sports, also own the Tuscan Brick Over Bistro in Freeport, Maine. Ed’s daughter Nicola owns Nicola’s home, the interior design company we can credit with the great atmosphere.
You’re In Good Company at The Royal River Grill House.
Royal River Grill House
106 Lafayette St, Yarmouth, ME 04096