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Best American Restaurants in Clinton


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A photo of Chamard Vineyards, Farm Winery Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Clinton
Booked 6 times today
Established in 1983, Chamard Vineyards, is one of the Connecticut Wine Trails founding fathers. Tucked between the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River, Chamard enjoys a unique marine micro-climate ideal for growing European Vinifera vines such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. To produce “French Inspired Wines from the Connecticut Shoreline” has been Chamards mission from the start. As a farm, Chamard honors agriculture by partnering with fellow growers and producers to pair food with wine in celebration of Connecticut’s local gastronomy.
A photo of Bacari Social restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Westbrook
Booked 10 times today
Bacari Social has been lauded as one of the best providers of contemporary Italian cuisine. The impeccable service, paired with their creative and sumptuous dishes, has certainly made a mark on their patrons. As echoed in many reviews, customers have been particularly impressed with the generous portions, beautiful presentation and consistently excellent service. With a scenic waterfront location on the CT shoreline, providing fantastic views, particularly at sunset, Bacari Social adds a vividly stunning background to their gastronomic offering. Their inviting ambiance, which includes both indoor and outdoor dining facilities, completes the perfect dining experience. The suggestion of a dedicated happy hour menu indicates customer loyalty and anticipation for more culinary innovation. One customer even describes their pasta as the "best they have had outside their very Italian home", attesting to the authenticity and quality of the Italian dining experience at Bacari Social.
A photo of Café Routier restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Westbrook
Booked 18 times today
Café Routier, a long-established gem on the Connecticut coast, showcases the essence of good American cuisine. With a reputation for creatively blending American regional food, seasonal offerings, and reliable favorites, the restaurant continually receives high praise and hearty recommendations from patrons. Their perfect blend of innovative and delectable dishes like the Camp Trout, the Mexican Chopped Salad with grilled shrimp and the roasted duck, are testament to their culinary prowess. Exceptional service, a warm ambiance, and an often-changing menu that always impresses and surprises, further adds to the Café Routier's appeal. As one reviewer aptly put, "Every meal has been excellently prepared and creative, served by well-trained staff projecting competence without arrogance. Highly recommended." Regardless of the occasion, Café Routier never fails to deliver great tasting food and is considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in southeastern CT.
A photo of The Essex restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 11 times today
"The Essex" is a top-notch American cuisine restaurant located in Connecticut that's renowned for its innovation, sophistication, and exceptional flavors. Patrons highly praise the creativity of the executive chef, Colt Taylor, describing him as an artist extraordinaire who has honed his skills under the finest chefs across the US. This culinary mastery is reflected in dishes like the king salmon Gravlax, lobster fricassee, and innovative desserts like the candy bar dessert. Reviewers additionally applaud the attentive, friendly service that truly makes guests feel special. Notably, The Essex strikes a perfect balance between portion size and deliciousness, allowing the patrons to fully enjoy their dining experience. The restaurant's delicious food, exceptional service, and innovative menu positions it as one of the best American cuisine restaurants on the CT shoreline.
A photo of Liv's Oyster Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 34 times today
Liv's Oyster Bar is highly regarded for its excellence in seafood cuisine, earning rave reviews from numerous satisfied customers. The establishment consistently delivers a fantastic dining experience, offering a wide range of seafood dishes that are always perfectly cooked. Their fresh seafood, especially oysters and scallops, are notable favorites among patrons. The Seafood Fried Rice dish, brimming with lobster, and their signature mussels have also been highly praised. Customers also commend the restaurant's outstanding service. Whether you're local or just visiting the Old Saybrook area, Liv's Oyster Bar is a must-visit for seafood connoisseurs.
A photo of Penny Lane Pub restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 18 times today
Penny Lane Pub is a cherished staple of American cuisine, frequently lauded by patrons for its exceptional service and delicious food. The menu variety is praised, accommodating a wide range of dietary requirements including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Various reviews point to the staff’s professionalism, friendliness, and their attention to detail, whether it’s an excellent booth upon arrival or extra chips for the table. Delighting diners with meals like burgers, baby back ribs, fish and chips, and crab cakes, the dishes echo the essence of American food. With a welcoming outdoor setup and a cozy atmosphere, Penny Lane Pub offers a truly delightful dining experience.
A photo of The Brushmill by the Waterfall restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Chester
Booked 9 times today
The Brushmill by the Waterfall in Connecticut is a revered jewel in the Contemporary American culinary scene. Housed in a beautifully restored mill, this charming establishment merges historic charm with modern cuisine, delivering a gastronomic experience second to none. Customers rave about the fantastic cuisine, particularly the hanger steak, sea bass, scallops, and prime rib, all described as "extraordinarily delicious." The restaurant's remarkable ambiance, characterized by the delightful waterfall and river views, only enhances its appeal. Ensuring personalized service, the amiable staff offers a warm, inviting experience that keeps patrons returning, so much so that it's become a favorite date spot for many.
A photo of Aspen Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 14 times today
Aspen Restaurant is renowned for its outstanding contemporary American cuisine, as evidenced by numerous reviews praising its culinary creativity and flavor proficiency. Reviewers rave about the expansive menu that includes beautifully-presented entrees, from butternut squash soup, to beef short ribs, duck and wild boar. The restaurant consistently delivers a dining experience marked by excellent service, as noted by diners, many of whom promise repeat visits. Beyond the main dishes, Aspen offers deserts so good that they have been described as “worthy of ordering again”. Despite a slight negative comment about the price, the overall consensus attests that the food at Aspen Restaurant is well worth it. A fantastic place that brings you an extraordinary dining experience with great food and service.
A photo of The Griswold Inn restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Essex
Booked 8 times today
The Griswold Inn, an exemplary American cuisine restaurant, is prided for its impeccable service, atmospheric dining experience and outstanding food variety, as mentioned by numerous satisfied customers. Their menu showcases a vast array of traditional dishes, including their acclaimed Signature New England Clam Chowder and their renowned 1776 Brand Sausage Sampler. The Griswold Inn offers a distinct blend of authenticity and delight, receiving high praise for their 'excellent food and service', with one reviewer highlighting, 'the food was delicious'. This restaurant's exceptional standard and irreplaceably warm atmosphere make it a cherished part of American culinary history.
A photo of Little Pub- Old Saybrook restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Old Saybrook
Booked 2 times today
Little Pub- Old Saybrook is highly recommended for its exemplary American cuisine. The outstanding food and service consistently impress the patrons. Diners describe the food as "light and delicious" and rave about the "great appetizers and burgers" as well as "excellent pub-type food". The restaurant also caters to special dietary needs with a dedicated gluten-free menu. They offer an "interesting menu" with dishes like ahi tuna tacos, hot honey chicken sandwich, and Thai salmon salad which are all cooked to perfection. The staff is personable and attentive with a readiness to offer fantastic recommendations. The great food and excellent service in a cozy, rustic, and kid-friendly atmosphere make it the best place in Old Saybrook.
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