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MKS Nov 4, 2011 04:50 PM

We will be spending a few days there at the end of this month. One night is a special celebration so looking for something intimate. No problem heading to Mystic if that would help. Open to any and all suggestions.

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    chowmensch RE: MKS Nov 5, 2011 01:17 PM

    I recommend Noah's in the Borough, Octagon at the Groton Marriott for dinner. Somewhere ion Time in Old Mystic for breakfast/lunch.

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      Td61 RE: MKS Nov 5, 2011 03:24 PM

      I heard this place is good... http://oysterclubct.com/
      I haven't tried it yet.

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        Alica RE: MKS Nov 5, 2011 06:10 PM

        The food is very good at Water Street in Stonington. In Mystic we like Daniel Packer inn, the bar is like an English pub, great food. Azu is very good, great atmosphere. Oyster Cub is new, have not been yet or heard any reviews.

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        Azu
        32 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

        Water Street Cafe
        25 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360

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          MKS RE: MKS Nov 6, 2011 07:47 AM

          Thank you. Great suggestions. Noah's and Azu were the two places we had on our short list.
          Bravo Bravo in Mystic is a consideration. Any thoughts? Also, where to go for the best lobster roll?
          Thanks.

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          Azu
          32 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

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

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            chowmensch RE: MKS Nov 6, 2011 11:47 AM

            For lobster roll this time of year, try Cove Clam Shack.

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              MKS RE: chowmensch Nov 6, 2011 03:21 PM

              Thanks chowmensch will put it on our to go list.

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              EasternCT RE: MKS Nov 21, 2011 04:47 PM

              Bravo Bravo is very good and the same people own Azu. Azu is a little more laid back, bar food and Bravo Bravo is really small and stuffy with iffy service. The owner has a terrible reputation for being difficult and that transfers down to her staff.

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              Azu
              32 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

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

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              radman1 RE: MKS Nov 7, 2011 05:55 PM

              Try The Oyster Club

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                MKS RE: radman1 Nov 8, 2011 04:27 PM

                The menu looks good. Thanks.

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                EasternCT RE: MKS Nov 21, 2011 04:54 PM

                I would recommend the Dog Watch Cafe or Milagro in Stonington Borough. In Mystic, I happen to love the Vodoo Grill for a laid back lunch, sort of a neighborhood dive with a cajun flare.

                I would recommend you take a short drive to Dev's on Bank Street in New London. They are family run and serve Spanish tapas and homemade specialties. The service is great and they have a cozy atmosphere. If you go, try the Miss Saigon (sticky bun stuffed with spiced pork) the toasted goat cheese is to die for, and their corn, chorizo and clam chowder is amazing. The homemade churro with chocolate sauce is perfect paired with their bananas foster. YUM! I want to go there now....

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                Dog Watch Cafe
                194 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378

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                  MKS RE: EasternCT Nov 25, 2011 10:33 AM

                  Thanks EasternCT. Just read your post and perfect timing, we'll be there tomorrow. Thanks to all of you, we have some great choices to choose from. Can't wait. Will report back.

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                    MKS RE: MKS Nov 30, 2011 04:14 PM

                    Thanks to all your help we were more than happy with the restaurants we tried.
                    Arrived Saturday mid afternoon and decided on Dog Watch for lunch. Standing room only. Went to Water Street Cafe and loved it. Saturday night we made a rez at Noah's. Had a bit of a wait so we had a drink at the bar. Shared the same birthday as the bartender that night so we became fast friends. Our dinner was flawless (love the Portuguese influence).
                    Although our Inn served a continental breakfast we decided to go back to Noah's and had a hearty breakfast. So good. Had lunch in Mystic at the S&P Oyster Co. Very festive and once again had a great meal. That evening had no problem getting a table at the Dog Watch Cafe. It wasn't bad, but probably our least favorite.
                    Loved Stonington and will be back. Thanks again for your help.

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