The other evening, while winding up a busy day of commerce on Smith Mountain Lake, and with the sun making its’ final view, I decided to head for one of the Lake’s best restaurants for restoring the soul as well as the stomach. My point of arrival was The Pointe Restaurant at the ever-popular Mariner’s Landing Community off Hwy. 626.
As I was led to a window-side table, I felt welcomed by the elegant surroundings, both contemporary and comfortable. While the wait staff was attending to my needs, I took time to gather my thoughts of the day while gazing out on the last vestiges of light reflecting on Smith Mountain. I turned my attention to the extensive menu sitting in front of me. So many diverse choices! Black Angus beef selections, Red Snapper, Salmon, Veal Osso Buco, and many others. I settled on a marinated and grilled combination of jumbo shrimp and salmon fillet with mango salsa.
Perhaps it was a combination of the delicious meal and watching our “Jewel of the Blue Ridge” wind down just outside the restaurant window, but I left with great satisfaction both body and mind. If you’re ever in the Smith Mountain Lake area, stop by The Pointe Restaurant at Mariner’s Landing… you won’t regret it.
Update: The Pointe Restaurant is no longer in business but check out Heath’s Waterfront Grill at Mariner’s Landing.