Looking for a nice place for lunch in New London, Ct.
Once a year my husband's family graces us with his presence. This year we are meeting partway so the New London, CT area is a target. Can anyone recommend a nice place for lunch? It doesn't have to be upscale (though could be) but should be less family/more refined since A) they are European snobs and B) we are likely to want to linger (though I DO double tip to make for the lack of flip).
Other close-by suggestion are very welcomed. Many thanks in advance!
If it's a nice day and you want to sit outside in a marina (picnic tables w roof), I'd recommend Captain Scott's http://www.captscotts.com/Pages/Default.aspx although I'm not sure when they open for the season. Good food. For indoor eating there's not a great selection. I like Illiano's on Bank Street (there are several Illiano's in the area), it has a nice quiet dining room (in addition to a small pizza eating area) and the food is pretty good. Not gourmet, but not bad either. If you want to go a little upscale, I'd cross the river to Olio's in Groton (right off the highway): http://olioct.com/olio/ or go to Mystic where there are a number of good choices.