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New London Area Dinner

JNice Jan 23, 2011 05:33 PM

I am hoping someone can tell me a great restaurant in the New London area that has at least one or two fish options. It looks like the casinos have a few but they are charging $38 an entree! Looking to spend up to the $32 for an entree. Any suggestions? Maybe in Mystic, Stonington, Old Saybrook or New London?

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    jdgall RE: JNice Jan 24, 2011 04:29 AM

    Liv's in Old Saybrook has great fish and is in your price range.

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      Alica RE: JNice Jan 24, 2011 05:07 AM

      In Stonington we love Noah's for seafood and Waterstreet Cafe is also good. Dog Watch Cafe is casual but they have pretty good food, a very good linguine with clam sauce. In Mystic we like Azu and Daniel Packer Inn, both have many seafood options. Daniel Packer Inn is also on Restaurant.com, you can buy a $25.00 or $50.00 gift cert at 70% and 80% off. There are a few restrictions but you save $$.

      32 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

      Waterstreet Cafe
      36 Water St, Fall River, MA 02721

      Dog Watch Cafe
      194 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378

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        chowmensch RE: Alica Jan 24, 2011 08:40 AM

        I agree with Alica re Noah's in Stonington Borrough. They always have a few seafood items on their menu and their price points are generally below your $32 entree goal. Three other places come to mind. Tony D's in New London is a wonderful Italian restaurant but it's not all red sauce. Their sole florentine is amazing and the zuppa de pesce is one of my favorites. La Belle Aurore in Niantic is a small cozy restaurant. Their crab and shrimp bisque is alone worth the price of admission and they always have a number of seafood items such as seared tuna, scallops, etc on their ever changing menu. Boom in Old Lyme is another nice restaurant with a number of seafood options. Good luck JNice! Let us know where you ended up and what you thought of your choice.

        Tony D's
        92 Huntington St, New London, CT 06320

        La Belle Aurore
        75 Pennsylvania Ave, East Lyme, CT 06333

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        thinks too much RE: JNice Jan 25, 2011 09:44 AM

        Chaplin's on Bank Street. I wouldn't call it great, but a solid happy good. It doesn't strive to be fine dining, but a community restaurant.

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          Noank Native RE: JNice Jan 29, 2011 05:45 PM

          I agree with Alicia's suggestions. Daniel Packer Inn in Mystic and Dog Watch Cafe in Stonington are both really good. Dog Watch Cafe is in a marina, so you have nice water views, in addition to good food. At the Daniel Packer, the bar downstairs is more informal, has a fireplace, but same great food. Also, easy to get to from New London is Olio's in Groton. It's in an odd location, by the highway, very nondescript building. But the food is always great. And one New London place--in the summer, go to Captain Scott's for outdoor eating and good lobster roll, fried clams etc. It's also in a marina, but not as scenic as Stonington.

          Dog Watch Cafe
          194 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378

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            MontyP RE: JNice Jan 30, 2011 11:32 AM

            There are so many great places in the New London area, Azu in Mystic, Daniel Packer Inn and Bravo Bravo all are always great food, just went to Bravo in December after not being there for about 2 years, service was good, but the food made it worth the price and how close all the tables are we had a wonderful time. Daniel Packer Inn is always been my favorite, sit downstairs if you can, I love the cozy, new england bar with the fireplace. Seafood, Go Fish in the village, not very cozy, but the food is always fresh and goodl.

            32 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

            Bravo Bravo Restaurant
            20 E Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

            Go Fish
            PO Box 203, Mystic, CT 06355

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