East Haddam CT and surrounding areas..- amazing dinner spot
Well, if you don't mind traveling FROM East Haddam while you're in the Land of Steady Habits, that opens up many options. Lots of pretty scenery along the way to some of our state's finest spots.
Here's one destination dining spot for starters: Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret, CT. Would a drive somewhere extra special be of interest while you're in our neck o'the woods?
On the Rocks has gotten some good reviews (which you should look up) but I haven't been there yet, so I won't offer an opinion.
La Vita Gustosa and the Gelston House are the only other restaurants that come close to your description, but I wouldn't call them amazing.
Chester is not that far away, and the River Tavern and L&E are pretty reliable. Six Main has gotten good reviews as well, but that is another on my need-to-visit list.