Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Southern New England >
Mar 25, 2011 10:03 AM

Saturday lunch on southern Connecticut coast?

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!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  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.

      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.

        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.

          2 Replies
          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