MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Buttermilk Channel is the sort of joint we’d all like to have at the end of our street. It’s warm and relaxed, run with care and attention, offers an appealing menu for all occasions—and has prices that encourage regular attendance. The name may refer to the tidal strait but also evokes feelings of comfort and cheer in a place that’s already cute and where the close-set tables and large bar both add to the animated atmosphere. The kitchen seeks out worthy suppliers and with no little skill imbues each creation with that little extra something, be it the cod with Littleneck clams, fresh linguini tossed with beets or indeed the buttermilk-fried chicken. This care is even evident at weekend brunches in standouts like the short rib hash.