Last weekend I headed up to Salem, MA to try Turner's Seafood, a family owned restaurant that's been around for generations. The original Turner's is in Melrose, and the newest location in Salem opened up about two years ago. The beautiful Lyceum Hall location in a town rich in history and culture is a perfect fit for the restaurant, which serves authentic New England style cuisine.
I loved the creative Monkfish preparation, served over creamy polenta and topped with a puttanesca sauce. This was rich and hearty, and I could easily have eaten this as an entrée.
I ordered the lobster pie as my entrée, which met the same criteria as the crab cakes - tons of meat with just a little breading / filler. I love eating lobster this way because you don't have to deal with the mess of cracking it yourself, but get to enjoy delicious, warm, buttery lobster.
We also had the opportunity to try dessert, and I went with the Indian Pudding which is a traditional New England dish very similar to bread pudding. This was topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel, both perfect pairings.
Others in our group enjoyed the strawberry shortcake and apple crisp.
We also got to check out the private event space upstairs, which was absolutely beautiful - I could even imagine hosting a small wedding here!