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Restaurants near Essex Square

Restaurants in this area are known for Contemporary American, American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Roll, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Mac And Cheese, Bone-in Ribeye and Goat Cheese Tart.

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81 restaurants available nearby

A photo of The Griswold Inn restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(98)
$$$$
• American • Essex
Booked 5 times today

Big fan of The Griswold Inn but did not enjoy my meal choice (some type of chicken dish) and the fact that no rolls are being given. I love the atmosphere but will think hard before returning.

A photo of The Wine Bar & Bistro at The Griswold Inn restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(18)
$$$$
• Wine Bar • Essex

Valentine’s Day dinner-table was ready, service was attentive and food was great. Tough to find a more charming spot; though a bit noisy (I wear hearing aids so I am particularly sensitive). Not objectionable, conversation was possible but whispers were not. Wine selection is impressive; I tried...

A photo of The Essex restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(327)
$$$$
• American • Centerbrook
Booked 3 times today

Very friendly atmosphere combined with interesting and beautiful food and drink. We really appreciated that the cook came by our table not once but twice.

A photo of Los Charros Cantina restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(260)
$$$$
• Mexican • Centerbrook
Booked 1 time today

This is my FAVORITE local restaurant. Just delicious, and I love the salsa flight.

A photo of Scotch Plains Tavern restaurant
4.4
Awesome(249)
$$$$
• American • Essex

great atmosphere, great service - really great service and good food.

A photo of La Marea restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(953)
$$$$
• Italian • Old Saybrook
Booked 2 times today

We were greeted by Nino the owner as we came in. He remembered when we had sat the last 2 times we had come from Glastonbury. Awesome table, amazing food, impeccable service and great value! We had a margarita and martini to begin - both outstanding. Then we started with gluten free bread (the...

A photo of The Copper Beech Inn restaurant
4.5
Awesome(697)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Essex
Booked 3 times today

Lovely dinner on terrace. Gardens are beautiful and food always delicious.

A photo of Bee and Thistle Inn restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(352)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Old Lyme

This is a great place to share a special dinner. In our case, it was a delayed Valentine's Day dinner. This Inn has such a romantic warmth and feel. The food is exquisite. And the service makes you feel very special.

A photo of Old Lyme Inn restaurant
4.4
Awesome(376)
$$$$
• American • Old Lyme

We were met on entry by a pleasant hostess who confirmed our reservation and took us to a quiet table for two near the fireplace. I had some confusion regarding a gift certificate and this was quickly resolved. Our server brought us drinks, read the specials and gave us time to settle in. Our...

A photo of Aspen Restaurant restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1018)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Old Saybrook
Booked 3 times today

Awesome service! Really fabulous server.

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