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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.
Mystic, CT 06355
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Engine Room has 2 private parking lots, located both in front and behind the restaurant, free of charge for all patrons.
Walking distance to the Mystic train station serviced by Amtrak.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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