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Best restuarant in Mystic/New London

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Does anyone have any suggestions for a romantic and fun birthday dinner spot? Just my boyfriend and I, and we're new to the area, from NYC. Delicious fresh food. And either a quaint cozy atmosphere or something contemporary is okay too. Nothing too corporate or chain-like.

Thanks!

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  1. Bravo, Bravo in Mystic is a good combination of food and atmosphere.

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    1. re: otisman

      ditto for bravo bravo. i think of all the places in mystic it fits your needs best. i also like s and p across the street,but youd have to go at off peak times and sit upstairs where its quieter and more laid back.

    2. Haven't been there in a while but there was a restaurant just over the bridge ( your first left) called Anthony J's it was extreemly romantic and they offered and appetizer that you cooked yourself at the table. I belive it was called A Hot Rock. It made dinner very interesting. The price was moderate and I would go back! Hopefully it is still there!

      1. Captain Packer Inn is quaint and cozy; can't speak to the food, however.

        1. This isn't a rec, but just a plea for help.

          10 years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I took our first vacation together in the Mystic area. One night we had dinner at a restaurant in a town that was called "Old Mystic" or "New Mystic" or "South Mystic". In other words, it was called Mystic, but has some kind of qualifier in front of it to distinguish it from the town we all know and love as Mystic.

          The restaurant was in a huge, barn-like building. In fact, it had a sort of barn theme going. There was vintage farm equipment and if I remember correctly, even an old sleigh, all over the walls and ceiling. It was a very rustic and cozy place and I remember enjoying my duck dinner there immensely. I ate at a few different restaurants that weekend, but I remember this one as my favorite.

          I'm wracking my brains trying to remember the name of it, just for memorie's sake, and I can't remember. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? I'm just curious what that great restaurant was (and if it's still there, l2 has a recommendation).