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Octagon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://octagonsteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (860) 326-0360
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am-11:00am,
    Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-12:00pm
    Lunch Monday-Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Paul Krawic
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Octagon has two party options. 1. Our Wine Room is a semi-private back room offering seating for up to 65 guests with views of Octagon’s impressive custom-designed wine room. Octagon is perfect for a company holiday party, rehearsal dinner or family reunion. 2. The completely private dining room offers a chef’s table that seats up to14 guests and is a showcase of elegance. The private dining room is perfect for special events, board meetings and reunions and features audio-visual capabilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Olivia Desmond (860) 326-0331
  • Entertainment: Live acoustic music every Thursday at 7:30pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit us online at www.octagonsteakhouse.com for details on booking your special event.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking is available as well as valet
A word from Octagon
Octagon is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere steakhouse specializing in the ‘Art of Steak’. The menu boasts an array of ‘composed dishes’ that change seasonally to incorporate fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients available. Octagon, the Zagat rated Waterford Group Restaurant, has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the AAA Four-Diamond Restaurant Award. For more information, visit us on the web at www.octagonsteakhouse.com. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "For the price, and considering this is a "Steakhouse", the steak was a disappointment, full of gristle and not all that tasty. Swordfish was perfectly grilled, not overdone. Even though most Americans cannot get enough salt on their food, if someone wants more salt, they should be able to add it themselves. A superb piece of swordfish doesn't need a surfeit of salt. The service and dessert were excellent."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Octagon is a bit pricey but you have an out-of-ordinary meal here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We are very sorry to say that we didn't enjoy our experience at octagon. My wife's fish was raw and they didn't have the wine that I requested that was on the wine list. Rudy"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Waitress was arrogant and condescending and all without the benefit of intellect."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Octagon was great. Even though it was the Saturday of 4th of July saturday night - the food was awesome and our server Tom - was an extra bonus! Perfect! If you are in the area, I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The day staff and part timers must have been working. The food was missing ingredients. Our waitress was sweet and did her best but that didn't make up for the chef's incompetence. Very expensive. Not worth it!!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "There wasn't anything bad at the Octogon. The services was good and the ambiance was okay. For some rason I just expected more. A more interesting menu that reflects the location in a Marriott. The cuisine and tastes was not very tasty. It just wasn't memorable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Once again, dinner did not disappoint. Service was excellent as always, and the food was cooked to perfection. The crab cake appetizer continues to be our favorite, huge lumps of crab with almost no perceptible filler. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We would come back again!!! We live in Boston MA. I thought the prices were very reasonable for dinner and breakfast. Our food was perfect. The weekend was filled with families(lots of little ones) for little league team. I know the ambience would have been more romantic had it not been for the families. For the first time experience we still had a great date night."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoy going to Octagon anytime ./ We especially enjoy the wonderful brunch theyserve on Easter and Mothers Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food is great ...make reservations early. I tried online and was only able to get a reservation for 4. While we we dining there were plenty of tables empty and still many empty when we left about 12:30. Octagon could have had more from our party if the reservation system was more accurate. I would recommend to call the restaurant directly to make reservations."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Steak had to be sent back, took to long to get back, others at table where done eating and meat was burnt."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As with most quality steakhouses, menu is pricey. We went there for a birthday celebtration and it was a good spot for special occasions. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for Brunch on Easter. The food selection and quality was excellent but the service was subpar. Since it was a buffet style brunch our server's only responsibilities were to get us a drinks and our bill and she forgot to get my wife's iced tea until we were half way through our meal. The fish (shark), steak, lamb, and garnishes were awesome. The Scallop Mac and cheese was also outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were greeted by a very pleasant host and hostess. Cat, our server, was fantastic. The food left a lot to be desired. I was served chicken that was undercooked. The shark was overcooked. The Stone crab was obviously frozen and had no flavor. My husband enjoyed the flat iron steak, but said the lamb was extremely dried out and was served a piece that was mostly fat. The only thing fresh on the breakfast station was the fruit and the made to order omelets. Overall, we were very underwhelmed with our first experience at The Octagon. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I were not all that impressed. His burger was overdone and the Creme brûlée did not taste creamy and fresh. Service was good but for good and ambience there are much better restuarants in the mystic area."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My meal was delicious. Braised short ribs with risotto. Spinach as a side was huge and tasty. I had no room for the flour less torte but that didn't stop me. The server was not attentive because he also had to serve a party in the room next door which was a business meeting. From where we sat we could see and hear their PowerPoint presentation. A total detraction from our dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The service was just plan terrible at this restaurant. The waiter came once to take drink orders and then we had to flag him down the rest of the night. He put the bottle of white wine we ordered on the table (not in a bucket of ice or a marble cooler on the table). We had to ask him for bread. We had to repeatedly ask for our kids drinks. My kids hated the mac and cheese and refused to eat it. Mine and my husband's steaks were very good but I would not go back due to the other issues we had at this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I reserved the private dining room/table, only to be bumped by restaurant VIPs one hour before my dinner. A disappointing beginning to a great meal. The food was tremendous; delicious and prepared flawlessly. My group was shocked they would seat us in general dining when we had a reservation for the private room, and the attempt to buy us with a bottle of wine was hollow."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We wanted to get away for the night to some place local in Connecticut. So we booked the Marriott Mystic Hotel for the Spa and Food it offered. I was not really expecting to much from a hotel restaurant but Octagon was really nice. I had a filet and my wife had the feature to the month which was a Kobe streak. Both were very good and well seasoned to our taste. The waitress was very attentive and had a genuine feel and concern to make everything just right. We really had a good time and enjoyed our dining experience. I would go back again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We both had the filet mignon, I had the coffee cummin rub and my wife the blue cheese topping. The steaks were good, not great. The potatoes au gratin were above average and aspargus very good. The service at the Octogon was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The staff was 100% attentive. My meal was good. Our only complaint is that the filet my wife got was completely dried out and over cooked. Drinks and dessert were awesome."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The Octagon was a very nice place for a special occasion dinner. My daughter and I enjoyed the steak dinners and the service was very attenative. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We eat her about every few months. We last went on New Years Eve and had a fabulous night out. However, this weekend was terrible. Spaghetti and meatballs was of freezer grocery store quality. My "porterhouse" was very sub-par to their typical steaks. The waiter was an improperly trained 19yo who didn't know anything about the wine list nor the menu nor read the specials for us. I don't understand how just 7 weeks ago you were 5 star and this weekend, sub-par."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had our first Valentine's day dinner here and it was fantastic. He ordered the sirloin and it was full of flavor and soft and I got the duck and it was our of this world!!! The food is fantastic and the service is great. I recommend this for any couple or group wanting to enjoy some wine and good surroundings."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I came with my girlfriend on Sat Feb 15th the day after Valentines. I have eaten here before and had WOWed her with the menu selections. Imagine our disappointment when there was an EXTREMELY limited menu (Porterhouse, Flounder or Duck). I heard SEVERAL other customers asking why was the menu so short?? The answer that it's Valentines weekend did not sit well with most."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We attended on Valentine's Weekend, with a pre-fix menu and I was a bit nervous given experiences at other restaurants during holiday times. Octagon exceeded my expectations! Every course was delicious and prepared as ordered. The I loved being able to see some of the dishes being made right near the dining area. The wine list was great and our waiter was friendly and entertaining. I definitely recommend heading to Octagon for dinner!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my wife to octagon for valentines day. We were dissapointed that the regular menu was not available. When the gave us the special menu there were only 3 entrees to chose from. We both chose the porterhouse. It was undercooked, full of grizzle and fat. I can only compare this to cruise ship dinning, not a 5 star restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place was terrible. The service was bad, the food was bad, the ambiance was bad (felt like I was in a hotel)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went there on Valentine’s Day for the "special dinner". The waiter could not have been worst.... zero personality, never brought the wine list (it was requested) nor the bread (we asked another waitress who was very attentive to her tables). The food average (and I’m being generous)... the ambiance was not was I expected. We were seated in what appeared to be the 'back room'. Our biggest complain, the waiter and the service... my goodness, why would any restaurant hire someone with such poor hospitality skills? I’ve had better service at Chili’s."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was a very good place to eat. The layout and service is very nice. The food was great and cooked as requested. The music was a little loud at times but conversations could still be held and understood without having to talk too loud."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was my wife's 40th birthday and her two friends 40+ as well. The food was undercooked the condiments we behind the appetizer. the bartender had no personal" wow" shots or personal recommendations. the restaurant wasn't busy to to lite snow fall, the waitress was friendly but inexperienced on knowledge on the meats ,even though the establishment was a steak restaurant . i wont recommend this spot unless you were driving buy and wanted a quick beer and not budweiser, they didn't have it on tap, and for the enormous prices,we didn't get ours moneys worth and due to our business we tipped outrageously."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I work at a steakhouse in Rhode Island, decided we'd like to get out of the area for a night. We remembered Octagon from Chowderfest for their Dragon Chowder. They seemed very nice in addition to great chowder so figured it was worth the drive. I suppose the prices were on par for a hotel restaurant ($7 for onion soup, $8 for lobster bisque with hardly any lobster) The french onion was bland. The steaks were cooked to our liking, with a great blend of seasoning. This was the only redeeming quality of the meal. Service was poor. Took nearly 20 minutes for our bottle of wine to arrive on a slow night, and we didn't feel especially welcome. He was nice enough, but didn't go out of his way for hospitality. Wouldn't rush back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Prices were a little high for the quality of food, but certainly worth trying."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have been eating at Octagon for the last 4 years on Saturday night during the Mystic Seminars - the last 3 I have booked the table via Open Table. This year the reservation was not honored within 30 minutes - it appears that the front of house was left to a hostess that sat walk ins over reservations - my reservation was for 7:00 and we were finally seated at 7:30 after 3 parties of the same size were sated before us. The was very good. The service was minimal. aws"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were given an Octagon gift card for our 50th wedding anniversary, while our server was excellent, the food was not exactly the way we ordered, my wife wanted a pink Felet Mignon and got more rare than pink, same with me, our server offered to take it back but one thing that we learned "never send anything back" we were there on Sunday, Jan 19,2014 at 5:00 pm we were the only people in the restaurant at the time although one man came in as we were leaving, the Felet Mignon was small for the amount charged, we had no wine and did not order dessert and the bill was still over $100.000 , we are just a retired couple on a fixed income, we probably will not go back and I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Sorry."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I was very disappointed after reading the reviews. Food was just so-so and the restaurant was quite drab. On a positive note, the breakfast buffet was very good!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food choices were not very good and the steak was not exceptional."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food selection and quality were superb I started with theIt award winning Dragon chowder. It contains alligator, skate, and lobster meat. The wait staff was very attentive to everyone. Our table had filet mignon, rack of lamb, grilled swordfish, and shrimp scampi.....all cooked perfectly and tasted incredible. Website says dress code is business casual but I saw people in hooded sweatshirts and jeans dining so don't think dress code is enforced, just recommended. Dining at Octagon is a great experience and definitely will go back again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our dining experience was exceptional ! The service was great with help from the waiter on what was fresh and/or a good choice. Oysters where very fresh and delicate on the half shell. Would highly recommend ! Steaks and rack of lamb was exceptional !!!!!We would highly requirement this restaurant !!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014