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Flood Tide Rest/Inn at Mystic

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We are staying at the Inn for a couple of nights and I'm wondering if we should plan on dinner one night at their restaurant, The Flood Tide? Where else should we go? We are going away WITHOUT the kids, so upscale recs would be appreciated!


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  1. Their food is always good- did Sunday Brunch there in Feb and it was excellent.

    For alternate try Bravo Bravo- a little loud w/ hardwood floors but food/value oustanding

    1. I'd second Bravo. I'd also recommend, Azu, Anthony J's (both in Mystic) or Water Street Cafe in Stonington. I can't comment on the Flood Tide as I haven't been there in ages, last time ~3 years ago, it was average.

      1. Try the Restaurant at the sea port. (http://www.mysticseaport.org/index.cf...) Sorry the address is so long.but that's the way it came out. Nice place not to expensive. But a nice atmosphere with the nautical theme. Good luck and hope this helps . Earle Ct.

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        1. re: Earle

          I haven't heard anything good about the Seamen's Inne in a long, long time. Have you been recently? I live less than a mile and haven't been in many years.

        2. Flood Tide is probably worth one dinner, based on a visit two years ago. Besides those mentioned above you might look up Boom in Stonington or Randall's Ordinary for something different. You can find lots of recommendations for restaurants in the vicinity by entering Mystic or Stonington in Chowhound's search engine.

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          1. re: DonShirer

            Boom in Stonington is now The Dog Watch Cafe.

            1. re: DonShirer

              Randall's Ordinary offers authentic colonial cuisine prepared entirely in an open-hearth fireplace. (per their website) It's pretty quirky, you have to be interested in colonial cuisine served by staff in period clothing.

              1. re: Vizla

                Randall's is out of business and has been for a few years. Sorry.

            2. We stayed at the Inn too,, loved it. Although wasn't too impressed with the Flood Tide (service wasn't up to par, that always bring the whole experience down for me).

              We loved two places in Stonington: Noah's and Water St. Cafe (both on water st.).

              1. Just wanted to post a follow up on our trip. We never had dinner at the Flood Tide, but did go there for the free breakfast buffet and tea, which is offered to guest. We were considering the buffet brunch, but at $26.99 pp (without drinks), we skipped it. We had dinner one night at Noah in Stonington and had an excellent scallop dish, but the dessert was just ok. We first ordered something that they ran out of, so we decided on the strawberry shortcake, but the cream wasn't sweet at all. My husband had a cod special which I tasted and it was impressed. We had an excellent dinner at Azu! I had the lamb lolly pops which are served with a small greek salad and my husband ordered the oysters for an appy and the wedge salad. We shared the risotto special, which that night was wine, shrimp, tomatoes and arugula. It was perfect. We also had lunch one day at Abbotts, which was really good!

                Thanks for the recs!

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                1. re: mom2

                  I ate at the Seaman's Inn at the Mystic seaport. Last night. I had fried scallops and they were big and excellent. but the fries were a small portion, and the cole slaw was nothing to write home about. My wife had the baked cod, with potato and vegetables which she said was excellent. The other lady with us had the fish and chips which she said was good. the other man with us had a bugger and soup, Which he said was good. I will included the link to the restaurant , the only other thing I can add was I thought the menu was on the small side, not a lot of different things. Hope that helps. (http://www.mysticseaport.org/index.cf...)