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Old Lyme Inn, Old Lyme, CT

Old Lyme Inn

4.6
4.6
612 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Old Lyme Inn’s restaurant and bar offers guests contemporary New England Fare in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Our chef embraces the changing seasons and bounty of the Connecticut River Valley to offer creative menus that change weekly.
Since it's opening in April 2012, the restaurant has quickly become a celebrated meeting place for visitors and locals alike. The inn boasts three different dining rooms, a grand eight seat bar and a fireplace adorned library. The Side Door Jazz Club offers shows every Friday and Saturday night and has been recognized by 'Down Beat' magazine as one of the best jazz venues in the world.
Whether you're joining us for our famous 'Jazzy' brunch, cozying up with a friend at our afternoon tea or enjoying an elegant dinner before a show at the Side Door; we can't wait to exceed your expectations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 434-2600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sichanh Patana
  • Private party facilities
    The Peterson room is the ideal size for an intimate party for 18 guests. Our more formal, larger main dining room will accommodate up to 70 guests.During good weather our patio has served as a wonderful pre-dinner cocktail site.
  • Neighborhood
    Old Lyme
  • Cross street
    Boston Post Rd.
  • Parking details
    Large open parking lot on property.
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment on selected evenings in the lobby or when whether permitting our patio.Visit theSideDoor, a premier jazz club featuring world renowned jazz artist as well has local jazz artists. Selected by Connecticut Magazine for 2014 as Best Live Jazz in Connecticut. Please visit our website for upcoming shows.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 'Wizard of Oz' Afternoon Tea

    $45.00 per person

    Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2024
    Lion's and Tigers and Bears, OH MY! Follow the yellow brick road to the Inn for our debut of 'Wizard of Oz' Tea. We will be steeping Harney & Son's Ruby Black, Emerald Isle & Paris Teas accompanied by 'Over the Rainbow' Petit Fours, Inn-made Munchkins, Mini Key Lime Pies, Ruby Slipper Shortbread, Truffles & Macarons. Savory Sandwiches include Haunted Forest Ham, Goat Cheese/Avocado & Spinach OZ crostini, Auntie Em's Egg Salad & Glinda's Strawberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels. Sandwiches and Petit Sweets will be served with Poppy Seed Scones. Tea attire is encouraged and costumes are celebrated! This is a family friendly event and 'little tornadoes' will have their own special menu.
    'Wizard of Oz' Afternoon Tea Photo
  • Midsummer Afternoon Tea

    $45.00 per person

    Jul 6 - Jul 20, 2024
    Peaches, lemon, raspberries; oh my! Our July tea highlights the bounty of summer in New England. Imagine sandwiches that could be packed in a picnic basket...caprese crostini, prosciutto and roasted peach, and Thai Chicken Salad. Desserts will include mini peach hand pies, chocolate-blood orange pound cake and luscious lemon cookies. We'll be featuring Harney & Sons 'Indigo Punch' with notes of lemon, butterfly pea flower and raspberry; served hot and iced as well as watermelon-mint iced tea. Cool down and relax every Saturday with reservations taken between 11:30am-2:00pm.
    Midsummer Afternoon Tea Photo

What 612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New London

    Best Overall

  • New London

    Best Service

  • New London

    Best Ambiance

  • New London

    Best Value

  • New London

    Great for brunch

  • New London

    Hot spot

  • New London

    Romantic

  • New London

    Good for special occasions

612 Reviews
  1. CGVandFriends

    Atlantic City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended their Wizard of Oz themed tea! The details were amazing! Sad they were out of one of the teas but there were other choices to try so not a big deal. Nice variety of sweet and savory, but I did overdo the sweet and should have had more of the savory, as it was our main lunch meal! Our server and the manager were awesome - checking in on us regularly to see if we needed anything and very hospitable! Will definitely be back for a tea in the future with my daughter when she is visiting!

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  2. Deedee

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was very good and the service was excellent. Nice wine and cocktail selection. Limited choices for vegetarians, unless you eat seafood. Nice outside seating area. The restaurant automatically adds a 20% tip in order to provide a living wage for the staff (see small print on menu). But considering the excellent service, we would have tipped that much anyway. We will go again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting especially outdoors with good food and a friendly waitress, all together made a quiet Friday evening a nice ending to a busy week. We will be back with our friends.
    Old Lyme InnResponded on June 3, 2024
    Thank you so much for visiting and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. See you again on the patio!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great jazz trio playing standards. Corned beef hash Benedict delicious and filling. Sat in lobby after eating just to relax and listen to the band.
    Old Lyme InnResponded on June 3, 2024
    Thank you for visiting us and we're so happy to hear you had a great time! Our 'Jazzy Brunch' is now out on the patio, weather permitting. Hope to see you again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took forever! Waited over 35 minutes for our salads and soup to come out.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Mother’s Day brunch and was treated to a very nice meal with mom really do not have any negative things to say about my experience. They were very busy for Mother’s Day but seem to keep it very organized and flowing well. I would definitely return and try their overnight accommodations as well. 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No words to describe the impeccable service, beautiful surroundings and delicious meals we enjoyed at The Old Lyme Inn over our 2 nights stay. We just left and look forward to our next visit! 🥰
    Old Lyme InnResponded on May 6, 2024
    It was an absolute pleasure to have you here this weekend and we're so happy to hear you had such a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again!

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  8. AndreaG

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit. Such a wonderful experience. Our family members have raved about this place for years. They are absolutely correct!
    Old Lyme InnResponded on April 29, 2024
    Thank you so much, Andrea! We enjoyed having you visit and are so happy to hear you had such a great experience. Look forward to your next stay.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister and I absolutely love sharing time together for afternoon tea at the Old Lyme Inn. The staff make it so special. They go out of their way to make everyone comfortable and happy. It’s become a tradition.
    Old Lyme InnResponded on May 20, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review- the best part of our afternoon tea is seeing our guests enjoy their time together. We look forward to your next visit.

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  10. Mary

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted at the door by name. Very impressive. Everyone was friendly and professional. Great food.
    Old Lyme InnResponded on April 28, 2024
    Dear Mary, It was such a pleasure to have you both join us for dinner and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for the review!

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FAQs

Old Lyme Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Old Lyme Inn

85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Boston Post Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Old Lyme
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Large open parking lot on property.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sichanh Patana
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment on selected evenings in the lobby or when whether permitting our patio.Visit theSideDoor, a premier jazz club featuring world renowned jazz artist as well has local jazz artists. Selected by Connecticut Magazine for 2014 as Best Live Jazz in Connecticut. Please visit our website for upcoming shows.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 434-2600
  • Private party facilities
    The Peterson room is the ideal size for an intimate party for 18 guests. Our more formal, larger main dining room will accommodate up to 70 guests.During good weather our patio has served as a wonderful pre-dinner cocktail site.
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