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amy17 Oct 1, 2008 09:41 AM

Meeting a girlfriend early Friday evening and looking for a casual restaurant with healthy offerings (fish, salads) that will not attract an after-work crowd. Colchester, Marlborough, anywhere along Route 2 works. Thank you for any help.

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  1. zitronenmadchen RE: amy17 Oct 1, 2008 10:12 AM

    Cafe Mangia is good, though a bit pricey compared to other places in Colchester, they do have salads, and they some seafood dishes, and it's right near exit 18 off of route 2, they are tearing up that part of the road, but they may be finished, I haven't driven on linwood ave since Monday.

    Edit: they also have a website with a menu http://www.cafemangia.com/home.html

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      JaneRI RE: amy17 Oct 1, 2008 12:52 PM

      Nunu's Bistro was recommended to us by the folks at Priam Winery but it was closed the day we attempted to try it, so I can't give you a personal rec.

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        bakinggirl RE: amy17 Oct 2, 2008 11:39 AM

        You can always try the salad bar/sushi bar/hot food bar at the Whole Foods in Glastonbury! Always a good lunch spot for workdays.

        1. Scargod RE: amy17 Oct 3, 2008 05:03 AM

          This middle stretch seems fairly barren except for Colchester, in the middle. I hope other suggestions come forth.
          I have added these to my (Connecticut places around New Haven), Google map so you might want to take a look at places on each end, like Sauce, in Glastonbury. I don't know when the outdoor places, on the water, shut down for the season, but they interest me.


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