Abigail's Grille Simsbury Ct.
Thinking of trying this place next Saturday night with a party of seven. Have not been there since it was the Chart House. Have visitors from Europe and I am looking for somewhere that reflects New England in the area. Any positive or negative comments woul be apreciated.
You won't be disappointed. I have eaten there twice, once at a table of 4 in the restaurant, and once with my wife at the bar. Both times the food was excellent, the staff friendly and above average wait staff for the Hartford area. The wine list has some excellent choices, although some can be pricey. This is so much better than the Chart House ever was. This is also not a "New England Inn" Yes, they have great oysters on the half from Point Judith RI and great seafood. But the food is so much more adventuresome. So far, the Duck, Beef, Fish and Pasta have all succeeded well in my book. Do check out their online menu, its pretty close to what you will find today. The atmosphere is definitely old New England (after all this was a Stage Coach stop way back in the 1700's.. young for your European friends, but pretty old for us tenderfoot New World denizens. Other fine dining potentials in Simsbury include Metro Bis featuring celebrated chef Chris Prosperi (and NY Times review) and Amelia's Grill. I would eat at any of the three in a heart beat.
Metro Bis Restaurant
928 Hopmeadow St Ste 2, Simsbury, CT 06070
Abigails Grill & Wine Bar
4 Hartford Road, Simsbury, CT 06089