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We welcome large parties, but do not take large reservations online. For parties of 8 or more, please call during business hours.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Bacon Mashed Potatoes
8 oz. Char Grilled Served with Japanese Mashed and Asparagus
Egg Battered Rings and Tentacles, Deep Fried, Tossed with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, Sriracha and Wasabi Rain Drops
Great food, service and ambience!! Would definitely recommend this place to my friends & family.
In short, terrible. It took so long to get served the establishment didn’t charge us for our meal. While that is a nice gesture, it shouldn’t take an hour and a half hour to get two burgers.
It was probably out fault go to what was really a hang out bar, but it was so loud we couldn’t talk to each other.
I made a reservation for a high top well in advance, but when we arrived the only table available (not high top) was right next to the front door. Mind you, it was FREEZING that night. So we sat at the bar. The food was poor quality, not prepared well. Carla from cheers was very rude. The advertising of this establishment is a complete lie. It is a cliquey dive bar. I will not be back.
Best chicken part and homemade pasta ever , awesome waitstaff!
Service was spot on. I had the salmon and it was delicious. Everything came out hot and with smile
Will definitely be back
Valentines dinner - I think we found our new go to spot!
While the service was very good, the overall brunch experience was disappointing.
Dinner was delicious! Asian calamari had an excellent taste and the focaccia was delicious! Entrees were equally as delicious. Steak with bacon mashed potatoes and asparagus. Excellent choice. So glad we went here. The show we were going to was at The Grand Theater in Foxwoods but we decided to go to Mystic to eat. What a treat!!
Closed on Wednesday ... OpenTable was not updated with hours of operation during Winter months.
Great service. Good food. Had the brunch menu. Eggs Benedict with lobster. Steak and eggs. Bottomless mimosa.
I ordered the burger--it was the best burger I've ever had! So tasty! Lovely atmosphere, although we found the music a little too loud. Great service, too. I very much recommend.
We have been to Chapter One several
times now and we have always had excellent service and food! It has become one of our favorite stops when in Mystic!
Food was delicious. Wish bread was served to the table.
I loved going to this restaurant on a recent trip to Mystic, CT. My one and only complaint was the french onion soups. Guys you can do better then what I received, or if you can't you should take it off the menu. Other than that, I thought the restaurant was great!
Good food in pretty Mystic though pricey and service a bit aloof!
This is our second visit. Could improve.
Food was just average, missing ingredients in the bouillabaisse,
From start to finish, staff was outstanding & very friendly. Atmosphere & food fantastic! I highly reccomend!
Great ambiance, great service, drinks and awesome food.
The bar patrons were excessively noisy. We couldn’t even hear our waitress talking to us and have a conversation at our table because of the loud conversations at the bar. There was confusion about the availability of desserts, although the wait help was very good and attentive I would classify the food average
Warm friendly service from Jenitza.
Nice selection of local/regional craft beers.
My wife’s lobster grilled cheese sandwich was amazing.
My brunch was delicious
Look forward to dining again here when we’re in Mystic
Very good service. My partner’s entree of blackened Mahi was so overdone and tasteless. Especially after surgically requesting the fish be done moist and medium. They killed it. My seared tuna was very mediocre.
The wait person was lovely though, and she exchanged the Mahi for a hamburger as my partner was afraid to give the Mahi another chance. He enjoyed the burger and said to me that Chapter One is only good for burgers.
This is the 2nd time eating at Chapter One giving it another opportunity. Unfortunately the 1st time we had not so good service, this time it was exceptional. Food has always been excellent.
It was fine
This is our second time to Chapter One and we really enjoy the food and staff—dinner is always nicely presented and very tasty! A stand out place!
A friend introduced us to Chapter One in August & we loved it. We brought other friends to enjoy this great restaurant! Buck a shuck oysters during happy hour is our favorite way to start the evening followed by the stuffed dates which are heavenly! My husband loves the burger, cooked rare as he likes it but rarely receives at many restaurants. Every one was very pleased with their meals. Our server was wonderful!
Would recommend for the quality of the food - outstanding. However, the ambience was terrible. Noise so loud the three at our table could not hear each other the majority of the time. Acoustics were awful! It didn’t help that the foursome next to us had two women with the shrillest, high-octave voices I’ve ever heard and they frequently laughed uproariously, drowning out all tables around them. Service was acceptable. Food was outstanding!
We ordered two different salads, they were okay. We had a specialty cocktail, it tasted like straight liquor, even though it was touted to contain several other flavored ingredients. We ordered the Cajun mac and cheese, chicken piccata, and the scallop risotto. The mac and cheese was not spicy, and the cheese sauce had a gritty texture. The chicken was juicy but the sauce needed more capers, and possibly some garlic? My husband said the risotto was good, however it arrived at the table 5 minutes after everyone else’s meals. Dessert was acceptable but nothing remarkable. The music has booming base and is SO loud a comfortable conversation cannot be held.
The music was sooooo loud that we couldn’t even hear the waitress or each other. We wanted to walk out as soon as we walked into the restaurant. I recommend that they turn the music down. After all we went to dinner not a night club.
The mussels were good and tender and the sauce it was in was very good. This was the only food we liked. The Caesar Salad was overdressed and the dressing was really strong (floral, yet lemony). It was just greens with hard croutons for the price point would have expected fresh sliced Parmesan and better presentation. The calamari had a thick batter and was very heavy to eat the sauce was okay, but the calamari flavor was lost. The waitstaff had too many tables and were literally running around crazy from table to table. The table set up was very tight where we were originally asked to sit. I could barely fit to get to the seat. There were many tables set up that were reserved for later seatings which were more spacious. The atmosphere of the place is nice, but not stuffy. I would am glad we did not order entrees though as the prices are pretty steep and we only liked a 1/3 of our food.
We were enticed to try Chapter One for dinner by the menu that featured a number of vegetarian options and interesting descriptions of entree preparations. The portions were nicely sized and presented well. Unfortunately, they were just ok. The food was a bit bland. The service was very good and the restaurant itself is nice on the inside.
I had ordered the NY Strip. The steak I was served was substandard but our server knew I was not happy and went the extra mile to ensure it was replaced with it being properly cook. Her name is Janitza (pardon the spelling) but she is a gem! Soup (New England Clam) was luke warm.
Date night, we wanted to try a different restaurant on our way home and stopped in Mystic. Great little town with walking distance attractions. We chose this restaurant because it appears new. Rustic interior, a little bit tight with seating so we chose not to have a high top; we were unfortunately sat at a high top and told we couldn’t have a regular table. Service was excellent, food was excellent, noise level high but the bar and dining area are next to each other. We left pleased with full bellies, could not fit dessert. Cute place.
My wife is gluten free and there were great options here. The scallop risotto was fantastic. And the yellow font tuna was great. We will be back!
Very disappointing. Service was very spotty, waits between appetizer and entree, and entree and dessert were twice as long as they should be. Food was okay but overpriced. Feel like this place might be better at lunchtime.
Great food and service!
My girlfriend and I had a lovely time. The service was excellent and we loved the food. Only drawback was the noisiness of the bar and the coversition to a loud dance club at ten. But the owner was gracious and apologetic about the circumstance.
The food was good, however, we waited 55 minutes for our food to arrive. The waitress was attentive. Not sure if we’d return.
Very average. We were the only ones in there. My seared tuna was so stringy I had trouble cutting it with a knife.
Others’ dinners not good either.
Sat at the bar and had great service and great food.
Excellent grilled shrimp! Tuna dish just ok. Excellent service! Loud!
Chapter One offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 245-4123.
Chapter One is rated 3.9 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.