The check-in desk at the Ale and Compass
The main dining area at the Ale and Compass is quite large.
The Maine Lobster Roll is one of the more expensive "main plates" on the Ale and Compass lunch menu, but it's chocked full of lobster sitting in a house-made New England-style roll.
The Maine Lobster Roll is served with a metal cup of fries! While this all may look a little small on the giant plate, it's a bit of an unfortunate optical illusion, it's actually a pretty decent portion size for a lobster sandwich.
Oooooo, free tomato soup! No, I'm just kidding, it's Ketchup for your fries.
This is the Bucatini Pasta with Seasonal Market Vegetables. There's an option for adding chicken or shirmp to this lunch time only entree, this one has blackened shrimp.
Oooooo look at that properly seasoned shrimp! I have to say... these little guys were pretty great!
Here again, it's a little hard to judge the scale of the entrée though... for some reason, the dishes seem really large at Ale and Compass. This is actually a decent sized portion for a lunch entrée.
The wine glasses at Ale and Compass all have these little compass logos printed on them. A cute little nautical touch!
The "Trio of Puddings" is on the lunch and dinner menus, and is a fun dessert to share.
This is the Blackberry pudding along with some pressed chocolate shortbread cookies (although they weren't super sweet, I'd almost call them chocolate crackers).
Here's a close up of the Butterscotch pudding.
The "Trio of Pudding" is presented like a wine flight, each pudding is
served in it's own glass, one little spoon per glass, and there's three
pairings to go with each pudding.
Some lemon shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar are paired with the butterscotch pudding.
There's some raspberries between the "mix-ins" that add another fun touch to the dessert. This is sort of like a dessert board!
Those little white puffs in the center are meringue cookies. They take a little bit of skill to make. Meringue cookies are stiff and fluffy cookies that are mostly whipped egg whites.
The chocolate shortbread cookies that are paired with the blackberry pudding are not super sweet. I would almost call them chocolate crackers, but they did pair well with the blackberry and the chocolate puddings.
The Trio of Puddings at the Ale and Compass are very picture-worthy! So many great angles (and flavors) on one dessert board.
A side view of the on-stage kitchen.
There's a couple of chairs up by the on-stage kitchen area, but I've never seen anyone sit there.
This is acutally a side view of the main dining area (as opposed to straight down the longer part of it). It really is a fairly large space.
Most of the tables are half-booth/bench and half chair seating.
In this photo, the on-stage kitchen is off to the right, and the check-in desk over on the right-hand side as well.
There's an "outer" seating area just beyond the main dining room that contains tables that can be pushed together for very large parties.
If the sun goes down just a bit, the room can take on more of a blue tone.
If you're standing near the check-in desk at the
restaurant, there's a doorway that leads right into the nearby Ale and Compass Lounge.
The entrance to the Ale and Compas private seating area is usually closed, unless there's a private party in there... or if the
restaurant is very, very, busy, and the space is needed for extra seating.
There's a few tables inside the private dining area at Ale and Compass. This is one of the few spots where there's no natural light (from a window) getting into the environment.
Dessert and Coffee menu at Ale and Compass (Winter 2018).