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mmalmad Sep 14, 2010 01:47 PM

We will be in the area around dinner on Thursday night, anything that we should not miss? SO is vegetarian,so there does need be a good veggie choice. I would prefer seafood but am flexible.
Thanks in advance!

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    jkuhlen RE: mmalmad Sep 14, 2010 04:36 PM

    My recs in the vicinity would be:
    The Copper Beech Inn (French-oriented, big $$, but the less expensive Brassirie Pip is at the same location), http://www.copperbeechinn.com/
    Gabrielle's in Centerbrook is not far - http://gabrielles.net/
    The Griswold Inn right in Essex is a perennial favorite with many -
    http://www.griswoldinn.com/Pages/Dini...
    or go a little north to the River Tavern - http://www.rivertavernrestaurant.com
    My vegan son always assures me that any decent restaurant will accommodate a vegetarian. I have seen him get some amazing food! Its sort of a challenge to the kitchen, and they generally don't disappoint. You might want to warn them, though.

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    River Tavern
    23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412

    Copper Beech Inn
    46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442

    Griswold Inn
    36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426

    1. DonShirer RE: mmalmad Sep 14, 2010 07:13 PM

      Having been at Gabrielles and Brasserie Pip recently, I can echo the recommendation for both of them. River Tavern, which makes a big deal about using local products, is also a good choice. All either have vegetarian entrees, or you can mix and match from their small plates and appetizers. Cafe Routier in nearby Westbrook is also a top choice.

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      Brasserie Pip
      46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442

      River Tavern
      23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412

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