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Mother's Day Brunch Between New Haven and Niantic, NOT north of I-95

bagelman01 May 6, 2013 05:27 PM

This afternoon my daughters announced that they want to take mom and gram oput for Mother's Day brunch (but dad will pay). Oldest says she's tired of Fairfield Countyh and Milford-New Haven choices. She has decided that she wants something along the 95/Rt 1 corridor between New Haven and Niantic (No further east so Gram won't ask for a side trip to the casinos).
Mismosas are a must, both breakfast foods for the gals and Sunday dinner food for me is desirable.
Water's Edge is out, it is too hard to handle the multi level dining room.

I know it's close, but any CHer with suggestions (group of 6)
thnx

  1. DonShirer May 6, 2013 07:27 PM

    Fresh Salt (at the Saybrook Point Inn) lists a Mother's Day brunch on their events page...I haven't been there since they changed the name of their restaurant, but they used to have a pretty good brunch (though not as elaborate as Water's Edge).

    http://www.freshsalt.net

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      chowmensch May 9, 2013 06:19 PM

      I'm a big fan of Fresh Salt. It's better than the restaurant that used to be in that space, Terra Mar. Food is good (not inventive or creative but consistently good. Nice water views. Can get a little noisy though.

      You might check out the Old Lyme Inn as well. The dining rooms were tastefully redone about a year ago and the food is solid. Cafe Routier in Westbrook might be an option as well.

    2. m
      madisoneats May 7, 2013 04:53 AM

      Bee and Thistle or Elizabeth's?

      1. j
        jdgall May 7, 2013 08:33 AM

        Either Gabrielle's in Centerbrook or Water's Edge in Westbrook offer what you are looking for and are great choices.

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        1. re: jdgall
          bagelman01 May 7, 2013 03:17 PM

          NO, they don't.
          while I appreciate you taking the time to reply, My post specifically said:

          NOT North of I-95 (Centerbrook is north)
          Water's Edge is out because of the multi level dining room.

          So might you have any suggestions that meet the criteria of the OP?

        2. m
          madisoneats May 7, 2013 03:31 PM

          Whitfields in Guilford?

          1. dennisl May 7, 2013 05:43 PM

            A little farther in Mystic is the Floodtide at The Inn at Mystic, haven't been for a while but it was our go to for Sunday brunch for years.

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              Bkeats May 8, 2013 07:02 AM

              How about Home in Branford?

              1. m
                ML PAVACT May 9, 2013 10:11 AM

                You could try the Black Sheep tavern in Niantic. They usually do a Sunday Brunch Buffet. Haven't got to go myself but the holiday lunch I had was good. You may also be able to order off the lunch menu.

                May not have mimosa's but they list a Black Sheep Summer Sparkler that may do as a substitute.

                http://www.theblacksheepniantic.com/i...

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