Chapter One

4.1
134 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chapter One Food and Drink Offers the Best in Food, Service and Nightlife. Featuring 28 Day Dry Aged Steaks, Fresh Seafood, 24 Craft Beers on Tap. Available for Private Events.

We welcome large parties, but do not take large reservations online. For parties of 6 or more please call during business hours.
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JG
Hawaii
41 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants! We love this place. Everything is wonderful! You just have to come try it!

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ME
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date! Service was phenomenal and it has really quaint seating options.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Service was great, food came out quickly, and everything tasted perfect. Prices are reasonable. 100% would recommend

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They must have gone to a salt sale. Had to return my soup And the clam sauce was Very salty as well.

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant is a Mosel too open space, bar on one side half bench and seating on the other. It can get loud. There is an unprinted kids menu which was great, no apple juice however but will take it to have a teal adult meal and have my kid also have something to eat. Service was great but once it got a bit more crowded I could find anyone to refill the water! There were also little gnats flying over our head in the winter, they were numerous in bathroom as well. Food was good and would come back all in all.

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service at Chapter One.

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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've eaten at Chapter One several times and consider it to a solidly good choice. The food is creative, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. A bonus is that they have lots and lots of good beers on tap

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PG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Space was cozy. Staff was friendly and responsive.

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LV
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Was very disappointed with the food. I ordered shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta but it was overwhelmed with the amount of sauce that came with the plate. The shrimp & pasta were drowning in sauce. My wife had grilled chicken over mashed potatoes which was very bland. We were the only 2 patrons in the dining room although the bar was busy on a Sunday night.

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T
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was very accommodating with food allergies. Food was fantastic. It's a great place to meet up with friends and have a few drinks but a little noisy for a romantic date night if that's what you're looking for. There's plenty of great food on the menu and the service was amazing as well. I'd recommend this place- definitely make reservations as it fills up quickly!!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

I made reservations via open table, secured with a credit card so I certainly expected a somewhat elegant dining experience as advertised. We arrived to find that there were no seats in the main dining area so we were seated in a corner of the bar area, next to open windows and doors on a 50 degree evening, we did did request the windows shut and our request was accommodated. The music was very loud, not our idea of fine dining. If our reservations for seating in a dining area could not have been accommodated I would have appreciated an email advising me of this. I did receive an email advising me I would have been charged a fee if I cancelled or modified my reservation within 48 hours. As far as the food and service, our waitress was polite, friendly and very efficient. Lobster rolls were very small served on extremely cheap,cold, mushy hot dog rolls, not worth the price.

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JG
Hawaii
41 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Mystic you must try this restaurant! It is fantastic!

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, and very good food.

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LB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent food and service. The food was definitely very flavorful and portions were plentiful. The service was great and friendly.

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LR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant in the heart of mystic, we were very happy with the food, staff and atmosphere. the food was great too, would highly recommend

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MT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Holiday weekend, Very Noisy. Companion enjoyed lobster role but my salmon was undercooked even after sending it back once. No one even asked if it was ok the second time. Definitely a mixed experience. Might be ok when less crowded

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JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great option from the local fabulous fried clams and of course Mystic Pizza-while they do offer a fantastic lobster roll with freshly made Old bay Chips, the rest of the menu is creative and delicious-you can really tell they use good ingredients and top quality fish. It felt very local, not an overpriced tourist place. We loved it so much we went back the next night to try some other dishes. And the desserts are very generous for sharing. Service was perfect, friendly and attentive.

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t
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had spotty service. The food was also hit or miss. Some was good, and others were weird. Our dessert was inedible. Will not return.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Greeted by a less then pleasant hostess. Upon being seated I noticed tiny black bugs flying everywhere and all over the back wall behind where we were seated. We would have to continue to swat at them for the remainder of the night.

We ordered 2 apps which came out perfect, however before we were done with them, the manager was standing over us asking where to put our meals while someone else had already grabbed our unfinished apps. I exchanged some less then pleasant words with the manager delivering the food but no apology or acknowledgement that they were rushing us out the door and the timing sucked.

Food was decent not great which is only reason this didn’t end up as a 1 star review but will certainly pass on this place again. I prefer not to be rushed and not to have to swat bugs off my food and drink all night.

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d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing! Mystic offers a lot of choices. If you want fresh and tasty then dine here!

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Good food
Pleasant staff
Attractive decor

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! Her recommendation on the scallops was perfect.

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KE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food and service were just average. Great location...

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CT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great, food was so so, did not get much for what they charged. Meals came with no sides and the sides that were purchased were way overpriced. Asparagus for example was dry, over cooked and contained 5 small pieces. Staff was very friendly and receptive, however there are better options available in the area.

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w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can't believe we haven't been here before. Food and service were top notch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Great little restaurant, even seated us earlier than our reservation time but unfortunately we found strands of long hair on our dinner plate. Accidents happen, manager was very nice and accommodating considering the circumstances.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the rare places that makes outstanding French Onion soup. Wish this place were in my neighborhood.

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was great. Food was nothing to write home about, especially for such high prices. If you're going to pay $21 for a chicken entree it better be a whole breast of chicken, not a quarter. Or if you're going to pay $22 for a pasta dish, the pasta better be out of this world. Overall the food was bland and not worth the prices. It was incredibly loud but that could be explained for the layout of the place, sound bouncing off the walls easily. If there is a party greater than 6 you won't be able to hear yourself think because it's small and cozy inside. The decor was nice and the location is great, right near the drawbridge.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Owner is nice and involved.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Music was a little loud which made customers talk loudly which made for a noisy dining experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Lovely but slow service.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience, from the staff to the food, everything was wonderful! We will definitely be back.

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MD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Over priced. The steak was very fatty. It came out under cooked. Looked like a place to drink more than a place to eat. I would not go back.

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KR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Excellent choice for 'downtown' feel evening dinner. I gave the service a low review because our particular waitress was not good and seemingly more interested in being somewhere else. The next table's waiter was great - constantly checking on his customers, making suggestions - really into it. Entrees were very good, dessert was disappointing but cheap so we didn't care.
Overall a great place - would definitely go back - felt like you were in a happening place but yet the bar crowd was discreetly separated from the dining tables.

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PG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, very modern furnishings, loud and high energy. Not a cozy spot to talk!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, quiet atmosphere. Good was very good.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant did not seat us until I made a reservation on open table. Once seated, took forever for our food to come to the table. The restaurant screwed up my omelette order and also both my friends order came to the table cold.

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J
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here several times in the past year. Great atmosphere and food.

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary by staying in Mystic for the weekend. I am so happy I stumbled upon Chapter One in my search for a restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We will be back someday and will recommend it to friends.

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g
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day supper with my boys😍

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