Best restuarant in Mystic/New London?? [moved from Manhattan board]
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.
Our favorties in NYC are Little Owl, August, Fig & Olive...
We like Water Street in Stonington. Azu would be fun for a birthday. Lately we have been enjoying Up River Cafe in Westerly. The bar area is beautiful with a fireplace, great service creative food. On Wednesday nights the have 1/2 price wine, glass or bottle, which is a pretty good deal. They have THE BEST calamari, made with Thai flavors, not fried to death!
I agree with lexpatti on Noah's. Fresh food, well executed, cute and cozy. A short drive from New London area (15 minutes) is Boom in Old Lyme....also very cozy. I know you're asking for dinner places but since you're new to the area, here are two great breakfast/lunch places: Somewhere in Time in Mystic and Cooked Goose in Westerly.... Enjoy!
If you are near New London, my husband & I recently went to Brie & Blue for lunch. It was wonderful!! It is 1/2 beautiful wine store and 1/2 a cheese shop that serves lunch & dinner. We had wine, great cheese plate, bruschetta. Maybe not for your birthday but keep it in mind! We both agreed, we felt like we were on vacation