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Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar
Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar

Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.abigailsgrill.com
  • Email: mlehofer@abigailsgrill.com
  • Phone: (860) 264-1580
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Sean Park
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: The Abigail's room on the first floor is a private room available for parties up to 20 guests. Other semi private rooms are available for groups up to 50.
  • Private Party Contact: Markus Lehofer (860) 264-1580

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 10-202 Hopmeadow Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Abigail's offers valet parking on our busier nights and holidays.
A word from Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar
The original Pettibone’s Tavern, on Hartford Road in Simsbury, was built in 1780 for Jonathan Pettibone Jr., whose father, Jonathan Pettibone, had been killed in the fighting around New York in 1776. The Tavern served as a stagecoach stop on the Boston to Albany Turnpike and was also a meeting place where Capt. Elisha Phelps met with Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys to plan the capture of Fort Ticonderoga. The original tavern was burned to the ground by Indians in 1800, but was soon rebuilt and reopened in 1803. In more recent times, the tavern has been a restaurant. It was purchased by the Chart House chain in the 1970s, but under new ownership became known as Pettibone’s Tavern again. In January, the building was damaged after a fire activated the sprinkler system. Today, Abigail's has been completely restored and the restaurant has reopened under new ownership. Come and enjoy our extensive menu of creative continental cuisine and a welcoming New England atmosphere. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We love Abigail's, its authentic, no pretense and just good food. We've been coming weekly as our #1 date spot, we love dining out and we consider ourselves the cliched coined word, "foodies." With Abigail's the food is consistently, normal portions and always great service. Husband ordered Berkshire pork chop- huge and incredibly delicious, I ordered swordfish- done to perfection. Love this place... in our opinion, one of the top three restaurants in town."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I went with my husband and we enjoyed the prefix menu they have Subday, Monday and Tuesday's. There are three courses and the portion sizes are large we didn't finish our entire meal. Everything was delicious and I would highly recommend going!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Abigail's provides a varied menu that enables everyone to find something delicious. We love the gorgonzola garlic bread, the lobster pasta, and the lamb chops. The apple strudel has crispy pastry and lovely flavor."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The restaurant menu is consistently good. We eat there several times a year."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I actually hesitated to dine at Abigail's based on a few negative reviews. Finally I decided to give it a whirl on a Monday night, because it was one of the few restaurants with a varied menu open. My experience was very good...and that includes food, service,and atmosphere, I have returned several times since, with different sized groups, and was pleased each time. I would highly recommend trying Abigail's ."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Don't salivate on a diners dinner because if you order the same dish it might not show up the same way. Especially if you are a late diner they may be running low on good cuts but you will pay the same."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been enjoying Abigail's for a number of years -- for a 'burger and cocktail at the upstairs bar, or for a "fancy" special-occasion dinner. And no matter what the occasion or what we order, it is rock-solid dependable and always excellent, with very good to excellent service, an outstanding kitchen and a very nice atmosphere that suits any occasion. I dined there last weekend with a party of five and we all ordered entirely different things -- pasta, shellfish, fish, meat and an entrée salad. All were delivered simultaneously, all piping hot and all fantastic. Marcus, the general manager, does an outstanding job of keeping everyone happy. I recommend Abigail's often. Our favorite restaurant in the Farmington Valley."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It's the only word to describe our whole experience. From appetizers to salads to soups and entrees everything was delicious. Our server was wonderful and the spacing between courses was perfect. We are definitely will be going back again and again."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The crab cakes were fabulous! Brunch was great with great desserts! Service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We ordered the calamari appetizer,we were told that it was a little spicy- it was VERY spicy.We ate it but, I would NOT order that again.I ordered the fish with the mornay sauce from the regular menu.The sauce was way too salty!! The waiter kept saying that the fish was too salty but,it was not the fish it was the sauce.I did have the fish re-cooked and the sauce was served on the side and again I said that the sauce was too salty.I did not eat my dinner and it was packaged to go but, I left it there. I did get a free dessert and my husband enjoyed it.I was very disappointed,I had heard so many great things about the restaurant.Needless to say we won't be back!! Linda"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had had great experience but were in seats in a room with terrible acoustics It was so loud I couldn't hear my daughter talk to me across the table. The good was fantastic and exactly as ordered. Wish wine list had more descriptors, I would go back again, but would call ahead to request our seats more specifically."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "would not recommend this place. the acoustics are horrible. could not hear my husband who was right across from me, it was so loud. food was okay, nothing special."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lunch is simply elegant at Abigail's. The ambiance of cloth napkins, a fireplace, pots for tea, and charming dishware add to the outstanding dining selections. Whether a meat eater or not, there is food for all, prepared carefully and served with warmth by polite, efficient, accommodating, and knowledgeable waitstaff. Abigail's serves a most outstanding kale salad and crisp (not soggy!!!) veg wrap, along with, perhaps, the best fries in Connecticut. Oh my...so tastefully done---all of it. My companion comes solely for the grilled reuben: the best!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I met 2 of my friends after work for the customer appreciation week, 3 courses $25. this was a great deal b/c otherwise Abigails is too expensive. The protons were average, not like some places who cut the protons down during deal weeks. The only complaint I have is w/ the dessert. Our 3 courses included either apple pie, berries & cream or chocolate mouse. We had 1 of each. The apple pie was warm & tasty but didn't come w/ ice cream & the berries & cream was more like a bowl of yogurt w/ 3 berries on top. Our service was great & the bread before the meal is outta this world!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The fire going in the fireplace, the smell of amazing food made for a great night out without the kids."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Abigail's never disappoints. Nice dinner or business lunch, they know how to handle. Part of the MRG group, I've dined at most of them and Abigail's is right at the top"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Been here a couple of times with clients. The vintage Inn portion makes for a lot of local New England vibe. However, it seems that they give Open Table bookings unfavorable table assignments. When I have booked through OT we have been seated in akward areas - loud rooms, next to service or bus stations. It is unpleasant to be walked past empty tables near windows with a view or in quieter rooms to be seated in the far corner near the outside emergency door with the serving easel propped next to our table against the wall. Sad - because I enjoy the food and the chef seems to employ really creative ideas for the menu, the wine list and dessert drinks are wonderful. May not be going back here, or not booking via Open Table in the future."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We just love ABIGAILS. Its close,the food is always very good, very good wine, and atmosphere. We love the 3 course pre-fixed prices."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Medium Rare Cowboy Ribeye was chewy, tough and way over aged. Must have been stored too long and cooked right from the freezer. Asked for a booth when I made my open table reservation for 4 people but was never offered one and walked right to a table & chairs. Would have been nice to been given the option to wait for a booth or take a table. Creamed spinach was sweetened and watery. Good place to go for the ambiance and drinks if you do not care about food quality."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "With plenty of good restaurants in the Farmington Valley, Abigail's with it's historical past is a great place not to forget. Extensive but not overwhelming menu, prices just a little bit below many of the other places in the area with great service and advice from the staff, we will remember to go back more often!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed a great fixed price menu. Good food at reasonable prices"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was great. Have eaten there many times as the old Chart House. Interior is quaint but a bit loud. Found our party talking a bit louder than usual. Helmet did a great job bringing this Resturant under the MRG umbrella. Would highly recommend ."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After a rocky start with table seating, this experience was far better than the last few times. While the service was excellent , the food arrived a little too quickly for me. (Our drinks came at exactly the same time!) my salmon was excellent (who ever heard of frying ginger..) and my father had the branzino special. Abigail's is still very noisy and our preferred seating area has too many tables on top of each other, but the food out speaks the setting."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Abigail's was very good on this visit. A drink in the upstairs bar was a nice way to relax after a tough day at office. Bartenders were friendly and service was good. For dinner, our server was Meg and she did an excellent job. My colleague had a bone in ribeye that was terrific and perfectly cooked medium rare. I tried the day boat scallops and was a bit disappointed with quantity (4) and size of scallops for the $29 meal cost. They were tasty, but one or two more would have met my expectations. Dessert was very good, cheesecake and a peanut butter chocolate pie. All in all, since experience. Parking was difficult this visit due to snow and a private party, they were very busy."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Amazing food. Phenominal service. The manager and server both went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special on our anniversary. We went their for dinner the night we were married and have celebrated our anniversary there every year since. We absolutely love abigals!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reservation was on time- no waiting and restaurant was very busy at 7:00pm on a Monday night. Food and service was excellent--as usual. One of our favorite places. Consistently good."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our brunch was lovely. The waitress never asked us, however, if we wanted more coffee. We always had to ask her for more, and that was annoying. My omelet was okay but not well done. It is a good buy for brunch, and would most likely try it again! The restaurant has a very nice ambience and plenty of room!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times with both large groups and just the two of us, and again it didn't disappoint. We had to make a last minute change due to the weather but were lucky enough to get a reservation. The food was wonderful, the wine suggestion was right on, and the service with Lorraine was perfect. As much as I like to try new places to eat this is my favorite go to place. We have done Sunday afternoon at the Bar...and dinner for 15...no matter what it is the place to go!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was out of this world, the staff was highly attentive and very friendly. The one issue that ocured was an appetizer was cold when served. The staff was very apologetic and swiftly corrected the problem. We will always consider this as a trusted establishment for great food and romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've passed here several times since moving to CT, but never stopped in until the past Valentine's Day evening. Our OpenTable reservation paid off for several reasons. Even by 6 PM, the restaurant was filled to capacity despite the heavy snowfall over the past several days. We were impressed as we entered by both the front-door attendants and the building's elegant decor. We also enjoyed selecting from both the restaurant's expansive menu and its special Valentine's Day selection. Although clearly busy with other customers, the table staff was quite timely in providing service and answering questions. The meal itself was prepared and presented well, and left us curious about returning to try other dishes on the menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is our second visit and we were a little disappointed. The meal seemed to be rushed. We were in and out of there in 1 hr and 15 mins. Not quite the Saturday night dinner that you like to linger over. The waiter was attentive to the point of being too attentive. The food was good except the mashed potatoes. They did not taste like real mashed to me."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Made reservations via Opentable - not knowing what to expect - for an Anniversary with my wife. Staff welcomed us - with a Happy Anniversary - table near the fire was exceptional. Ordered Creme Bruele dessert which came back from the kitchen with Happy Anniversary spelled out in the yummy rasberry sauce. Thank you to Abigails and the staff - wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The menu has something for everyone. Healthy choices. Specials are delish."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Abigail's is always reliable for its food, service and ambiance. Love the tavern atmosphere upstairs. Great for couples dining as well as groups. Service staff are very professional. It's my go to place to eat."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My husband and two sons took me out for a special birthday dinner. Abigail's is my favorite local restaurant and this celebration was no exception. We all had wonderful meals, service was great despite it being a busy Saturday night, and the decor is beautiful!!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Love this place. Went there for brunch and it was superb. Will be there again!!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "very nice meal - too loud, next time I will ask for a quiet table. We were greeted with a "happy Anniversary", sat near the fireplace, and had a candle in our desert cake ........ At time of reservation, I informed then it was our anniversary. Thank you !!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We've been enjoying Abigail's since it opened and I'm pleased to report the place continues to be incredibly consistent and excellent -- from the service, food quality, selection and atmosphere. Sometimes we sit at the bar (there's two, we usually sit upstairs) and have a burger or sandwich, other times we sit in the restaurant and enjoy the full dinner service, but no matter what we order or where we're sitting, the food is delicious (and always HOT, which seems to be such a challenge with other restaurants -- a real pet peeve for me) and consistent. The pasta dishes are excellent, especially the lobster pasta and another with scallops (which were cooked perfectly). We also love the calamari and the chowder."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. My wife had swordfish which was fresh and cooked perfectly. I had bouillabaisse which wonderful. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was our wedding anniversary and this was the 1st time we hadbeen to Abigail's. This restaurant was recommended by a friend. We were greeted at the door with Happy Anniversary! The waiter was very friendly and the food was outstanding from the appetizer right down to the dessert and coffee. We would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone! We plan on going here many more times and we are making this restaurant our place for every anniversary!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014