One Railroad AvenueEssex, CT, 06426Phone: 860-767-0103Toll-Free: 800-377-3987
Make any occasion special
All aboard the elegant Essex Clipper Dinner Train for a four-course meal served in beautifully restored 1920’s Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. Relax and reconnect while our 2½-hour, scenic journey soothes away the stress of everyday life. The rhythm of the rails and our attentive staff transport you back to the day when rail travel was king and “dinner in the diner” was a delicious special occasion. From May through October. Please check our website regularly for 2020 schedules and updates.
Delightful dining served up in Connecticut’s “Coziest Restaurant”
Simple, imaginative cuisine in splendid historic dining rooms: That is what they have been serving up for generations at the inviting Griswold Inn. The inn, which opened its doors during the Revolution, is one of the oldest continuously operating inns in the country, and its dining rooms exude character and tradition. (The famous Sunday Hunt Breakfast began when the British commandeered the inn during the War of 1812.) Marine paintings from the 19th century grace the walls, and tables are graced with delicious fare, from fresh seafood and aged beef to must-have house-made desserts. It’s no wonder Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines called the historic dining room Connecticut’s “Coziest Restaurant.” (Check the website for the latest openings and health regulations.)
20 East Main StreetMystic, CT, 06355Phone: 860-536-1506Toll-Free: 800-243-2588
Creative, classic menu in a relaxed atmosphere a winning combination at this inn restaurant
An inspired menu in a relaxed atmosphere: That’s the winning combination for those choosing breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner at The Shipwright’s Daughter in The Whaler’s Inn. The restaurant’s menus, which change daily to ensure food is at its freshest and most flavorful, celebrate New England’s food heritage, from lobster Benedict at breakfast and brunch to roasted oysters at lunch to Stonington scallops, marinated mussels or roasted organic chicken at dinner. The restaurant, with views of picturesque downtown Mystic, offers a bountiful selection of wines, beers on tap and delightful hand-crafted cocktails. The inn offers a Dinner and a Dream package that includes a restaurant voucher when you stay one night, Sunday through Thursday.
607 West Thames StreetNorwich, CT, 06360Phone: 860-425-3500Toll-Free: 800-275-4772
Something scrumptious for everyone at Connecticut spa inn’s restaurant
The elegant, eclectic menu at Kensington’s in the Spa at Norwich Inn has something for everyone. Delectable offerings showcase origins in Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, and diners will find something delicious if they prefer vegetables – or beef. Start breakfast with a fruit smoothie, then have your pancakes (banana soy or buttermilk). For lunch, tempt your tastebuds with Thai green curry mussels, then sample New England clam chowder or a tomato gorgonzola bisque. Dinner might include Atlantic salmon, a vegetarian stir fry or a grilled steak. Desserts are to die for, from banana chimichangas to Hauser Chocolatier truffles and affogato (where your gelato is “drowned” in espresso at your table). An extensive wine list includes several selections from Connecticut’s vineyards.