If soft-shells are on the menu at this charming small-town, farm-to-table spot, order them—they might be the best of the season, especially if they’re served with a simple salad brightened by tomatoes, dandelion greens and ridges of corn cut straight off the cob. This simple yet elevated cooking style defines Field & Main, an ode to farmers, community and great food from husband-and-wife restaurateurs Neal and Star Wavra.
Other highlights on the seasonal menu include an amuse bouche of pork stock infused with peaches, which tastes like mulled cider (but better), or a hearth-kissed porchetta accented with pickled ramps and a foie gras sauce. Since it comes without a side, make sure to add sweet and savory creamed corn bread pudding topped with a dollop of maple butter, and maybe some braised collards.
The upstairs is serene; the main dining room, stately; and the lounge looks like a comfy option if reservations are booked. Request one of the small tables near the open kitchen if you prefer a view of the action.
Field & Main
Modern American | $$$
8369 W. Main St., Marshall