Restaurant Review: A New Cafe on Falmouth’s Main Street a Review

Restaruant Review: Table at the Pickle Jar, Falmouth, Cape Cod

Table at the Pickle Jar

The Pickle Jar Kitchen a Restaurant Review

Number 170 Main Street is one of the most charming buildings in Falmouth’s downtown. Also known as the “Weeks Building”, it is unique because of its lovely bowed windows with small panes of glass and its sunny yellow color. It is one of the older buildings on Main Street that still has its original appearance. It was built in the 1920’s and currently houses “Twigs”, “Homespun Gardens” gift shops and “Lemon/Lime” Salon (Falmouth shops map).  The new kid in the building will be, the “Pickle Jar Kitchen”. It is planned to be a new creative cafe. The owners are Elisabeth & Kevin Lay and Benjamin & Cassandra Gallant. The Gallants and Lays are Falmouth residents and they are fulfilling a dream that was hatched during gatherings in their home kitchens, that involved cooking and in many cases pickling. Their interest in pickles is that they involve combining sweet, salty, and savory flavors in one.

Main Street, Falmouth c.1929

Main Street, Falmouth c.1929

The Lays and Gallants will count on their experience as executive chefs at other Cape restaurants that include Bleu, The Belfry Inn, and Masaki. They plan to create a fresh, casual,  fun and affordable dining environment. The Lays and the Gallants believe that a good meal should start with wholesome natural ingredients and be served in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Whether a diner wants to sit and enjoy a relaxing meal or just grab a quick snack and beverage for the road, the Pickle Jar Kitchen will be ready to fill the bill. Ingredients include farm fresh eggs, vegetarian hash, smoked bacon, quinoa, and of a variety of “house” made pickles.

The eatery will also feature pastries, cookies, and other baked goods from the “Butterqueen Cakes” of East Falmouth. Special orders are available upon request for cakes, cupcakes,and other baked goods.Upon your request the chefs will also prepare assorted sandwich platters, large salad bowels, Plowman’s Pickle Platters, roasted meat platters or jumbo loaded fries for take-out. The emphasis is on wholesome food with natural ingredients in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Front of the Pickle Jar

Front of the Pickle Jar

The Pickle Jar Kitchen’s interior has been completely redesigned with a new modern theme that features rich wood tones, soft green walls with red accents, new lighting, clean furniture lines, interesting kitchen antiques and old photos on the walls complete the design. On February 6th the restaurant opened at seven in the morning and is serving a variety of tasty breakfast and lunch fare, Wednesday through Monday. Some of the future planned events will be: beer and wine dinners, fresh pickle workshops, and an array of fun-filled events throughout the year.

Pickle Jar Sign, Falmouth, Cape Cod

Pickle Jar Sign

The Pickle Jar Kitchen is just a pleasant seven minute stroll from the Palmer House Inn. Bill and I took that walk this morning. The inn was empty so we had a rare opportunity to experience someone else’s breakfast fare. The food was excellent.

Bill had the “Ultimate Hash”. It was served in an iron frying pan that was placed on a wooden base at the table. The hash was topped with two perfectly poached eggs and a light cheddar cheese sauce.  It was quite delicious. I ordered the house made oatmeal, it was topped with blueberry compote and sliced granny Smith apples. I put a little half and half on top and had a delightfully warm meal on this cold New England morning. We are looking forward to trying their lunch menu later this week.