32 Barton Ave., Barrington | 401-247-0017
A Modern Classic
Bluewater Bar + Grill joined the exciting East Bay dining scene in 2011 with a fresh take on contemporary dining. Chef-owner Brian Thimme, a culinary professional with more than 20 years of experience, envisioned a restaurant that combined his passion for locally sourced foods with his love of family. “Our focus is seasonally-inspired, simply prepared cuisine,” says Brian, who co-owns the restaurant along with his wife Elizabeth. “It’s an everyday neighborhood restaurant where everyone is welcome, yet we offer upscale food and service at affordable prices.”
The expansive restaurant, which is nestled near the Barrington Yacht Club on the Tyler Point Peninsula, offers gorgeous waterfront views. Open year-round for dinner seven nights a week and seasonally for lunch Thursday through Sunday, Bluewater features New England and American farm-to-table classics. “Our menu changes as the seasons do,” Brian says. “We keep our core favorites on the menu all year, and make additions as farm fresh produce becomes available.” Seafood, housemade pasta, sandwiches, grilled pizza, free-range chicken entrees and steak are highlights. Appetizers range from classic Point Judith Calamari and Prince Edward Island Mussels to the creative Edamame Cakes and Fried Tuna Rolls. Warm and inviting, Bluewater’s veteran staff aims to make each visit memorable. “Our staff is like family and we treat guests the same,” he adds.
Something for Everyone, Everyday
On top of their already affordable and approachable menu, the restaurant offers a variety of weekly promotions. On Sunday, kids eat for free with the purchase of a regular entree. Tuesday is pasta night with select entrees offered at $10. A weekday raw bar brimming with fresh oysters, littlenecks and shrimp cocktail is $1 per piece (four per person) from 4:30-6pm. Speaking of bars, their lounge area is a lively scene with handcrafted cocktails, a large wine list and local craft beers. Special beer and wine dinners, as well as family-friendly events like Breakfast with Santa, are offered in the off-season.
Live and Local: Bluewater Bar + Grill features live entertainment by local favorites Saturday and Sunday evenings (available on the patio during the summer).
Custom Events and Catering: With sweeping waterfront views and intimate private spaces, the restaurant is ideal for showers, parties and corporate functions. Offsite catering is also available.
Sample Seasonal Menu
Lump crabmeat, smoked chili flakes, mint, asparagus, meyer lemon butter
Grilled corn and cucumber salsa, long grain wild rice, red pepper coulis
Free Range Chicken
Crispy statler breast, caramelized peaches, Madeira butter
Filet of Sirloin
Smoked bacon and gorgonzola creamed spinach, fingerling potatoes
Shrimp Fra Diavlo
Grilled shrimp, banana peppers, oregano, garlic, marinara, linguini
Seared Sea Scallops
Carbonara risotto, fresh shelled peas, applewood smoked bacon
House Made Ricotta Gnocchi
Patty pan squash, wilted spinach, fresh shelled peas, limoncello butter, grana
Eggplant & Fennel Ravioli
Housemade ravioli, basil arrabbiata, fresh arugula