With a daily Happy Hour and friendly atmosphere, it is a restaurant for all, from family and friends to business meetings to private events. The team at Chapter One strives to give guests a fantastic experience with top of the line service, an enjoyable experience and excellent food & drink of course! Open for lunch, happy hour and dinner, with nightlife & brunch on the weekends.
For parties of 8 or more, please call during business hours. For parties of 12 or more, please email email@example.com or call 860-912-5927 for more information.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Egg Battered, Deep Fried Tentacles and Rings, Tossed in a White Balsamic Dressing, Cherry Peppers & a Lemon Wedge
12 oz. NY Strip Steak w/ Chapter Fries
Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Come to Chapter One - Guilford for Valentine's Day 2022 with your special someone!
Amazing food. Best scallops ever they melted in your mouth.
Devils on horseback appetizer is a must!
I had a confirmed reservation and went to find them closed with no update on Facebook, no phone call, text, or even a sign on the door. I didn’t get a call of apology after I left a voice message expressing my disappointment.
This was our first visit to Chapter One but will not be our last. Our serve Kirby was great. The food was very tasty. I got the Lemon Chicken Piccata and was able to replace the spaghetti with mash potatoes. My husband got the Scallop Risotto and said it was very good. The Fried Calamari with the sweet Thai chili & cherry peppers, served with fresh lemon was great also.
Usually chapter one is a date night favorite. But on New Year’s Eve we were extremely disappointed by how dry our food was. Drinks were good. Appetizers were good. But it felt like our seafood entrees were just forgotten about in the serving window. Hesitant to go back considering the food isn’t cheap
Excellent service by Miranda C. Very professional, courteous and helpful with menu choices. A+ server.
Yellow Fin Tuna was good yet smothered in high volume of fried rice which was too salty for this dish. The salt overpowered the entire dish so a little disappointing.
Price was way too high @35.00.
Great atmosphere, mediocre food at best and service wasn’t great especially for the prices they are charging. Overall disappointing.
Great bartender, good service. Nice variety on menu.
It was a busy afternoon between Christmas and New Years but the staff was great and the food was excellent. Love the calamari
This was our first time eating here. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. Server was excellent! Food was good but pricey. Otherwise I would have given it ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. If you’ve never been there before make sure you call ahead and ask where you can park. It’s right in downtown Mystic on the main strip so if there is no parking on the street you have to know where to go for the paid parking lot. We drove around a couple of times until I finally got out of the car and went into the restaurant and asked where we could park.
Great food and atmosphere!
Wonderful evening for dinner on Christmas Eve at Chapter One. My wife had the filet and loved it. I had the seafood pesce and it was fabulous. Not the typical dish, this one added a beautiful lobster tail and eliminated the squid. Perfect dish.
Couldn't help but have dessert, so I ordered the tiramasu, which our server told us was just made. Again, perfect choice.
We went to Chapter One for brunch. It was not especially crowded but we ordered Eggs Benedict with filet mignon for $25 and the eggs were hard (eggs Benedict eggs should be runny) and the small English muffin was tiny as was the piece of steak. Definitely not worth the money.
Excellent service by Trevor, who was bussing and then looked like was asked to serve because of a staffing issue. He really stepped up and kicked it into high gear. It was busy and we never waited for anything once he came and introduced himself to us.
The food was great!
Our server Trevor was phenomenal…food and drinks were so delicious; we even ordered dessert (cannoli is awesome). Nice quiet upscale atmosphere. Definitely coming back next vacation
We had a nice time the scallops with bacon was delicious as an appetizer. We also had the buffalo chicken dip which a bit too spicy for some of us. Most dinners were good the Alfredo sauce was not good we had to send back a dinner. Service was slow but I understand people are short staffed. It was just ok I will try somewhere else when we visit Mystic again.
Great food, atmosphere was lovely. Highly recommend!
Shrimp scampi was excellent. In a town with heavy competition, I'll be going back...
The food was delicious and our server Trevor was so helpful.
The food arrived at our table cold, we did ask them to reheat and the server was fantastic and he did reheat, but overall not great
Our waitress was very nice, I had put down on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but nobody seem to be interested. The Caprese salad was a little bland not a lot of mozzarella cheese and basil— more tomatoes
otherwise very good
Loved our service & food
Quick and friendly service! Food was very tasty too.
Love the location in downtown Mystic. The food is consistently excellent. Like every other restaurant in town, servers are in short supply. Our server last night was on his very first work shift at the restaurant. He did a great job, checking on us regularly and being very responsive to any of our requests. We appreciated his hard work. We will be back.
Brunch was amazing and our server Kirby was awesome.
Good morning Anonymous, We are so grateful for your full house hand of 5's on the table! We will pass on to Kirby that he made your day and hope to see you again at Chapter One in the nearest future. Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. Your opinion is held high.
Our experience there was really really good. The food was excellent, especially the wings and the Caesar salad, although I might avoid the French onion soup which was a bit bland. We had Kirby as our server and like many others have said in reviews of this restaurant, he was amazing. The only caution I have is that tables are high tops with stools so if you want to sit in a chair with a back, you are out of luck. Highly recommended!
Good Morning RobertB, Thank you for taking the time to give Chapter One Food and Drink a positive review! We also appreciate the feedback on the French Onion Soup and will pass this info on to the chef. Kirby is an integral part of our crew and as happy as you were to have him take care of you, we feel so lucky to have him on our side. We are so grateful for your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Service was so bad we left. Went across the street to Mariner. Glad we did
CJ was a fantastic server. We spent a while there and he was very attentive without rushing us.
Place was amazing and the food was great! Would recommend to anyone going.
PerrisW, thank you for a marvelous review. The crew at Chapter One is grateful for the positive feedback and find that this boost makes all of our efforts well worth it. Please come back again soon as we look forward to seeing more of you and are thankful for your patronage.
great atmosphere. delicious food. staff was amazing.
fernandog, Warmest thanks for you perfect review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself and found our dishes delicious. Our crew at Chapter One looks forward to spending more time with you!
It was our 5th wedding anniversary, and it couldn’t have been better. Our server was very attentive and the food was amazing. No leftovers!! Had the truffle fries and maple bacon brussels sprouts…so good!! He suggested the pumpkin espresso martini, and it was delicious as well. We will be going back when in Mystic again.
Thank you so much for your fabulous review and your kind observations! Your experience and company is extremely important to Chapter One and our crew. Our guest's well-being is our measuring stick and we are grateful that you enjoyed yourself to this degree. Come back again soon! We want more of you. PS Happy Anniversary!
The service was slow, despite it being quite empty and one of our meals was good, but the other one was terrible.
Hello NHDiner, We are disappointed to hear that you're stay with us was less then prompt and courteous. Chapter One strives to care thoroughly for every guest that walks through our doors and are taking your dissatisfaction very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback as we always want to make things right for our guests. If you have the time, please email marketing@chapter-one in more detail so that we can resolve these issues thoughtfully and thoroughly on our end.
Waited over an hour for eggs and French toast. Service was slow and inattentive.
This restaurant is very trendy and made for the young and nubile! Hightop tables are way too high for most over 50. One waiter was assigned to cover lunch service. Food on menu was not available. Substitutions were served raw and returned to all of us overdone! Drinks and desserts were very good. Can't say we will ever return.
There were 16 customers in the restaurant, half at the bar. Our server was helpful and patient. The food was good.
All four entrees my group had were delicious! I had the veggie stir fry, one had pasta, one had blackened chicken sandwich and one had the shrimp scampi. The shrimp scampi looks especially delicious. We had good service. I’m sure you will enjoy your meals at Chapter One!
Kirby was a great server!
Kirby was an amazing server and the staff was very attentive. Food was very good and a decent value
Service was excellent!
Atmosphere great as we expected.
Food was very good, but not exactly what we expected. Meaning they had there own take on certain meals. What we read on menu and (for some of our meals) received, were slightly different. They had there own spin on it. Very good
Great attentive service! The food was mediocre, not great, not bad but it was expensive.
You can order delivery directly from Chapter One using the Order Online button. Chapter One also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 245-4123.
Chapter One is rated 4.2 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.