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About Engine Room

Located in the beautifully restored Lathrop Marine Engine building with views of the Mystic River, we feature sixteen craft beers on tap, the area's largest bourbon selection, craft cocktails, a full wine list and a menu of locally sourced, creative American comfort food, with a focus on America's most beloved dish, the burger. Welcome to the table.

14 Holmes Street
Mystic, CT 06355
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Church Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 415-8117

Website:
http://www.engineroomct.com/

Parking Details:
Engine Room has 2 private parking lots, located both in front and behind the restaurant, free of charge for all patrons.

Public Transit:
Walking distance to the Mystic train station serviced by Amtrak.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Vanasse

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Engine Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
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Fun (20)
Great Beer (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Waterfront (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We shared a delicious Flintstone Ribeye. The steak was excellent. The Caesar salad could have been more flavorful. The dressing tasted bland.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my second visit to the Engine Room, and while I would have preferred not to sit in the bar (because it's noisy) but the food and service were all wonderful.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I ate at Engine Room's sister restaurant, Oyster Club, a few weeks ago and loved it so much I knew I had to try here too -- and I was not disappointed! Delicious food, awesome service and great beer and drink options! My grass fed burger was fantastic and the fries and onion rings were among the best I've had. The salmon jerky was incredible. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was really yummy. Maybe the best burger I've ever had. Great beer selection.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was overall a good experience. Good service, good food and a good beer selection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was great! the table was on the small side- it was a table for two. We liked that the water was served without us asking right when we sat down . Atmosphere was fantastic, service was great, very friendly and patient. We made a reservation so when we arrived we were seated right away. The beer and food were just right as well. Overall a great date night in a fun trendy place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Upon walking in, the industrial/retro decor is well done.
Beer selection was just ok, most of which I could get in a better local liquor store. Quite an extensive spirits list though. Drink prices were fair for what you’d expect at a place like this.
I was really looking forward trying the pork burger but when I went to order the server told me they were out of it. I went with the regular grass fed bacon cheddar burger which was one of the better burgers I’ve had.
Overall a nice place to have an evening meal and I would go back next time I’m in the area.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The craft beer selection is rotated weekly, always interesting. Food is good and servers are friendly and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great ambiance and wonderful service. One of the drinks we ordered was mostly water and not at all flavorful, but the rest were delicious. Some goes for the food: the mac & cheese really needed some salt but the rest of the food was great especially the chicken and waffles.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were in Mystic for the weekend, and made a reservation for 8pm on a Sunday night. The reservation was a good idea - the place was packed. We were seated a bit after 8. Our waiter was fairly inattentive, but pleasant. The food was great. I would go back the next time we are there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was delicious! Recommended the brunch menu and the Benedict! Bloody Mary’s are amazing too!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We're visiting from NH and wanted to find a laid-back place to have dinner. The food was quite good for a special menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress was excellent visited venue on New Year’s eve the choice of BBQ chicken with the rice was fine not what we expected. Yes I will give it a try one more time but expected menu I saw online and not New Year’s Eve menu thoroughly enjoyed the spring rolls!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service , interesting and delicious menu. Fantastic craft beer selection.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous food and fabulous craft beer selection. We loved our burgers and fries - grass fed beef, great toppings and crispy, delicious French fries. Wait staff very attentive and knowledgable. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Engine Room definitely does not disappoint! Excellent burger, drinks, terrific service, will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Organic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

A favorite local spot. Cobb salad with chicken is one of the best, every ingredient is delicious and the egg is perfect. Also the best chicken burger anywhere, always a great casual meal and fun cocktails.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The place is very noisy and busy, but the food was outstanding.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sunday brunch menu is outstanding. Chicken and waffles so yummy...great balance between sweet, heat and crunch. The Benedict...cornbread, barbecue brisket, poached eggs, cilantro hollandaise - the perfect bite. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

4 of us drove from simsbury to try out their dinner after being big brunch fans. Service was okay, it was a busy Friday night so we understand the craziness- but we had to ask what the dinner specials were. Waitress just wanted to take our orders and get on with her night. I ordered the duck special, friend ordered the duck pasta dish and our boyfriends had burgers. All of us were underwhelmed and disappointed in the food. Duck was not prepared well at all, and burgers were small and basic. Won’t be recommending dinner to anyone or taking the long drive down again, but the brunch is worth trying if you’re in the area. And the bar ambience is great for cocktails!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our party of four had dinner at The Engine Room on a Friday evening. Food is great, and the whisky selection is superb. Be prepared for a vibrant and lively environment, as the layout is suited more for a bar scene than strictly casual dining. The bar area is large with plenty of room for standing, so If you have table on the perimeter, you could be seated near standing customers with drink in hand. Not a problem as long as you know that beforehand. A separate section of the restaurant is for seating only, but still a lively environment. In summary, a great, fun place to be on a cold winter night. The cornbread and maple butter is a great combination, be sure to try it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was our second time at the Engine Room and it was an amazing time. Love this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The burger and fries were good. The hush puppies were outstanding. The tagliatelle and duck dish was extremely over salted and nearly inedible. The beer selection is great, but the wine selection is horrible. While many of us enjoy beers, burgers, and bourbon, we also enjoy dining with people who do enjoy wine. Its not the length of the list that’s a problem, but the individual selections. It was unfortunately a mediocre experience for my guest.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The mac and cheese is to die for! The burgers were great and the house made hot sauce is a must!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome experience. Our waiter Jordan was fantastic and attentive. Unique menu and mouth watering deserts.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I was in town on business and my daughter and son-in-law recommended it. We gave it a try. The beer selection was unique but the size of the glass based on the price was quite small. The Scotch selections did not include my favorite which I have never had trouble finding elsewhere. Food was okay, flavor was a bit muted/bland. Atmosphere was catchy. The wait staff was very friendly, professional and accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and unique options. The avacado was amazing!! Service was impeccable and yummy beers on tap!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is an interesting venue, reuse of an old industrial building. We have been 4-5 times and although there are other selections, have always gone with a burger, salad and beer. The beer list is endless and interesting, and something different.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Comfortable and unique atmosphere. The guy who seated me was miserable yet the rest of the staff was very friendly. Did not enjoy harden toasted bun for my burger yet it had a good taste combination. Meal was serve quick.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and service but very, very crowded. While waiting for table, it took 20 mins to get up to the bar to order a beer which we got right as we got seated anyway.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We like to come here for our annual Christmas tree lighting and the boat light parade.
It is a fun time and it is great to grab a good bite to eat before or after the parade.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 19, 2017

With 3 young girls, we were still able to have a lovely brunch. Our server was fabulous with the needs of our girls and the four of us enjoyed a wonderful brunch complete with Bloody Marys. The eggs benedict were delicious and unusual. Corn bread was the base with brisket and paced eggs and sauce. A great and inventive way to upgrade a standard dish. Do try this great brunch place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Staff very friendly. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was fun. I would go again and recommend it to family and friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had a very good burger here. I was disappointed, because we really wanted some healthier food, but the menu is quite limited. It's more bar food than dining. I would have preferred it for lunch and not dinner. I felt that the drinks were extremely over-priced. They are a measured pour and range over $8 per shot, depending n quality. Service was just fair.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are repeat visitors to the Engine Room. The service is excellent and the menu is innovative and interesting and includes creative variations on popular fare. It is popular and usually crowded - seems noisy at first but it is very easy to have table conversation with your party without speaking loudly. Interesting "factory" decor with a genuine historic feeling. Recommend without hesitation. If you plan to go, make a reservation. Prices are reasonable for the quality and service.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was slow and it was not busy. Waiter left during the drink ordering process b/c he seemed confused with the drink order and brought something close but not what was ordered since he didn't wait to hear all of it. - "a VO Manhattan. [ sweet vermouth and dirty rocks on the side] would have been the rest of it. Tables were too close together and there were babies on either side. Burger was over cooked to Medium Well - asked for Medium. Fries were good.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Super fun ambience and awesome brunch menu. Meals & drinkswere all amazing! Service was on the slow side though

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The food was fantastic, creative and amazing. I cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Spicy, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is one of our favorite spots in Mystic. We love the mussels, the beer selection is great, the food delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in town. Always a fun atmosphere and great food. Be warned, the fries are addictive and so are the hush puppies.

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