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Saturday lunch on southern Connecticut coast?

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Hi all,

We're doing a long road trip tomorrow (Saturday), and will be taking I-95 to 84 North. It looks like we'll hit southern Connecticut (anywhere between Stamford and New Haven) somewhere around lunchtime.

It'd be really nice to break up a long trip with a great meal-- does anyone have any suggestions for anything a bit upscale along that corridor, or even further up if we push on?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Minor correction-- Google Maps tells me its I-95 to 91 to 84!

    1. I live in New Orleans but get up there from time to time. I always like Lenny's in Branford or push on to the Griswold Inn in Essex but that is a tip of the hat to my childhood. Besides, I love the nautical stuff.

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      Griswold Inn
      36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426

      1. Rowayton Seafood -- a bit north of Stamford -- perfectly prepared shorefood and a wainscotted welcome to New England, geographically ordained by Chowhound.

        http://www.rowaytonseafood.com/

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        Rowayton Seafood
        87 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT 06853

        1. Is there any particular cuisine you're interested in?

          BTW, Lenny's in Branford and The Gris in Essex are past I-91 in New Haven.

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          1. re: plien69

            Yeah but Lenny's isn't _that_ much farther up...even if II were gonna go up and onto the Mass Pike I think I'd do it but that's just b/c I don't get there all the time

            1. re: plien69

              yeah - but you can shoot back up to 91 via rt 9
              Gris is fun
              but my vote might go elsewhere depending on the thru time
              like PiPs bistro

            2. Lenny's might have good seafood but upscale ? Gris is our of the way and food is not outstanding. I vote for http://www.bespokenewhaven.com/

              1. The Stonebridge in Milford in very nice.
                http://www.stonebridgerestaurant.com/...

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                Stonebridge Restaurant
                50 Daniel Street, Milford, CT 06460

                1. You'll be picking up I-91 in New Haven. If you can last that far, why not lunch at Zinc or Ibiza? If not, how about Darbar India in Branford?

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                  Darbar India
                  , Branford, CT 06405