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What to order on the menu?

talita530 May 14, 2014 06:25 AM

My husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary in Newport, RI with a quick stop in Mystic, CT on our way over. Below are the restaurants we made reservations for. I would love to hear suggestions on what to order or signature dishes/cocktails from those that have dined at these establishments.

S&P oyster co in Mystic
Anthony's in Middletown
Brick Alley Pub

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    Alica RE: talita530 May 14, 2014 02:53 PM

    S&P Oyster has a great bread pudding.

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      Flip RE: talita530 May 15, 2014 09:46 AM

      Bouchard: great wine list, Grand Marnier souffle must be ordered with entrees and you can't go wrong with one of their specials

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        Fort Point RE: Flip May 17, 2014 07:11 AM

        Have not had a bad meal at Bouchard's; anything on the menu or the specials will be excellent. The service is also excellent and it is a nice speicial occasion decor.

      2. CapeCodGuy RE: talita530 May 15, 2014 01:11 PM

        whatever you do, don't order the clams.

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          talita530 RE: CapeCodGuy May 15, 2014 03:26 PM

          Why not?

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            atheorist RE: CapeCodGuy May 17, 2014 05:00 AM

            And if you get a lobster, remember that every part of it is edible except the tail and the claws.

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              winedude RE: atheorist Jun 2, 2014 12:15 PM

              Don't forget to save room for dessert!

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            jcanino RE: talita530 May 16, 2014 06:12 AM

            Brick Alley has the best Nachos in town.

            The Mooring is always putting new cocktail on their menu and I love trying what they come up with.

            1. foodieX2 RE: talita530 May 17, 2014 07:26 AM

              We found Brick Alley mediocre at best. French onion soup was bland and the chowder was one step above wallpaper paste.

              Had a surprisingly good meal at the Mooring considering it looks like a typical tourist trap. Cocktails were only ok and on the small side for the price. I highly recommend the "bag of doughnuts" which are their seafood fritters. Really good. Salmon wrap sandwich, chowder and fish and chips were all excellent.

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                Frank Terranova RE: talita530 May 17, 2014 01:45 PM

                Anthonys has nice fried seafoods
                Fluke is nice
                Bouchards is Special classic French not pretentious

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                  barbaract RE: talita530 May 31, 2014 06:22 AM

                  Please reply re Anthony's. I always get clam chowder that is all potatoes. Never a good meal. It must be me.

                  About the Brick Alley, go for lunch on Tuesday. The soup at the salad bar on that day is great, and sold separately for $$. I love their salad bar. At the bar, order your drink "up" and you get a huge one. Yes, it may be more, but it is huge. :)

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