One week in Westbrook - Dining suggesions please
Two couples and a one year old will be traveling from Toronto to Connecticut in mid-September for one week, staying at the Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook. Does anyone have any dining suggestions for the area? We all enjoy great food and wine and are looking for mostly casual places, seafood restaurants and a few fine dining choices. This is our first time visiting the area, can anyone provide a list of local "must try" foods? Thanks!
Many great places nearby....The dining room at Waters Edge, Cafe Routier in Wesbrook, Gabriells in Centerbrook, Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook, Quattro's in Guilford, and Bea & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme are our favorites.
Liv's Oyster Bar
166 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
2190 Broad St Ste 4, Cranston, RI 02905
Hearty second on the first four of jdgall's suggestions. Cafe Routier is less than a half-mile west of Water's Edge (unfortunately no sidewalks) and is highly recommended, as is Brasserie Pip at the Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton (Essex--about 5 miles away). For a more casual meal, you may also consider a trip to Edd's place, a deli restaurant on the west side of town where you can sit outside or in their screened Gazebo. For a no frills seafood lunch (or dinner) Lenny & Joes Fish tale on the far west side or Johnny Ad's Drive-in in nearby Old Saybrook. Most unusual new restaurant is Fogo, a Brazilian churrascaria in Old Saybrook. And if you are staying over the weekend, the Sunday brunch at Water's Edge is expensive but very satisfying.
Lenny & Joe's
Westbrook, CT, Westbrook, CT
46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442
Water's Edge Restaurant and Bar
743 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828
Here's a thread that mentions several dining places not too far from Westbrook. I'd also include the Bee and Thistle Inn in Olde Lyme and Le Petit Cafe in Branford. The one-year old might be a problem for fine dining, but maybe...
Le Petit Cafe
225 Montowese St Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405
Bee and Thistle Inn
100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371