Just around the corner from the legendary Ear Inn, you’ll find this amazing offering courtesy of Chef/owner Ned Baldwin. Sporting a small, but sharply designed interior by Louis Yoh, replete with schoolhouse chairs and reclaimed bowling alley wood tables, Houseman’s menu is constantly changing and isn’t extensive. But each dish is extremely well-sourced—not to mention well-executed.
Kick things off with a grilled tomato salad, bursting with herbs, salty feta and smoky shishito peppers. Then linger over a superbly fresh, slashed and fried whole black sea bass, laced with a tarragon-forward sauce; or excellent, beer-braised sausage links, made in house and served with mustard greens, melted leeks and sprinkled with crunchy breadcrumbs.- MICHELIN guide inspectors