Engine Room

4.6
545 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There have been some changes at the Engine Room. We were surprised by the soggy slaw side. The steamed mussels are usually a treat and I especially looked forward to the sourdough bread that acccompanies it. No more sourdough! The remoulade sauce on my husband’s fish sandwich was way too spicy for the fish. We always had fresh, crispy, balanced, and fantastic food there. We hope this is a temporary low for this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Loved the ambience but the food was just ok. Nothing special.

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MW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Engine Room was fantastic! We all really enjoyed what we ordered. The noise level was slightly high, but it fit the ambiance & we weren't bothered by it. The service was a tad slow, but it was fine. We weren't in a rush. It was also a very busy Sunday. We'll be back for sure!

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JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious as usual. This is a halfway point for my friends and I so we drive an hour to get there. We normally look forward to an evening catching up and aren't normally rushed. My only negative experience was we felt rushed this night. More than once staff tried to remove our plates while we were still eating. Then while 2 of us still had wine in our glasses we were told that a group has been waiting for a while and there were circumstances that required them to have our table. We were told we could move to the bar but we weren't going to order another drink so we declined. A round of drinks were removed from the bill which we appreciated but it was disappointing for us to end our night early.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I were celebrating her birthday! We had a delicious meal and the carrot cake was awesome! We’ll definitely be back😊

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D
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Too loud, impossible to converse without shouting.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation for 3 and waited supposedly for “our table”. The table we sat at was for two people with a chair on the end - disappointing.

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KB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Engine Room is outstanding! Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. We were greeted promptly at our table and the hostess came back with glasses of champagne wishing us a happy anniversary. The food was incredible from appetizer (I recommend the mussels) to dinner (The steak of the day) to dessert (monkey bread with a German Chocolate shake)! I highly recommend coming here anytime!💝

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there several times, the food is always good and the service is always great. I will be back!

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l
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for Engine Room to celebrate my birthday on March 1. Dined with my two sisters and my elderly mom. It was a wee bit noisy for my mom, but she has a hard time hearing everywhere. I loved the atmosphere, our waitress was absolutely awesome and the food was delicious. We started with deviled eggs and hush puppies. They were both flavorful and delicious! Drinks were well made and dinner was enjoyed by all. My sister had a burger and claimed it was the best burger she had eaten out ever. That's saying something! We all enjoyed it immensely and I was ready to go back the next night! We will definitely be back, and will be bringing friends with us!

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is very relaxing with low lighting and an open kitchen. If you want a quiet dining experience, go during lunch hours before the night crowd comes. Food is amazing (the onion rings are awesome!) and the servers are very polite.

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A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We came in for Sunday brunch. Our server was polite and took order quickly, but she rarely touched the table after that. I asked for a medium burger and it came out rare, but the French fries were good! Very nice atmosphere, other FOH staff was nice as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always great

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation and still had to wait an additional 15 minutes to be seated. The waitress served my wife a glass of wine and asked if she needed a straw to get a bit of cork out of the wine. Our main course arrived before we finished our appetizer. My wife ordered a salad without chicken, but it arrived with chicken and she sent it back.

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The decor is inviting, and the menu is mouthwatering. I ordered a burger, and it was so delicious - totally lived up to the hype

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WK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great place. A must stop place if you’re in the area.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and we went for our anniversary. We will absolutely be going back. The food was superb. The service was excellent. All in all a wonderful night out with my husband. So happy we went.

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the wonderful accomodation. We were very comfortable.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Fries were cold. Burger was fine. Food came out very fast; not a great place to linger for a date night.

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C
New England
95 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambience! The scallop crudo and the beef with mushroom and blue cheese and the chicken burgers were delicious. The bourbon and whisky menu was so interesting and loved the option to do the 1 and 2 oz pours so you can taste more. Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was amazing!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak preparation I have had in a very long time. Perfect cook and sear! Compliments to the chef!

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food was excellent. A must when in Mystic!

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AO
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

At those prices, they should be able to cook a burger to temp. Ordered a rare burger, it came medium well.

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Had a reservation, had no wait, food and drinks were great. We will be back.

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal wait staff for our table. Great burger. Fries too much pepper. Onion rings greasy. corn bread and butter fantastic. apple walnut cake terrific.

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H
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 6th time that I’ve been lucky enough to dine here. It fits the bill for any occasion. Out for a motorcycle ride with friends& need a cocktail. With friends for dinner. Deviled eggs & steaks. For a romantic night out with my wife for wonderfully crafted cocktails. Great location, scenery & bar tenders are top notch. Can’t wait for another reason to go.

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, had a good time. I will be back. Great selection of beer. Great sandwiches.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good evening. Waitress was great but failed to tell us about items no longer on menu-ones we wanted! Very good beer selection wine very over priced. Highly recommend Veggie Burger

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Tazty food, but we had to ask for more water, more coffee and remind the waiter about the side dish I asked for. Also the bathroom was not terribly clean (toilet paper on the floor) and was tiny!

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HM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner and drinks. Food was spot on, hot and timely. 1st round of drinks took a little bit of time, but nothing major.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great. A few of the beers on the tap list were crossed out, and the server made the mistake of telling us that they weren’t going to be replaced because they were saving the good beer for a special brunch the next day. I had made reservations a few weeks in advance for a weekend away with my wife, and that just relegated us to second-rate guests. Also, another server came over and asked to take the extra chair at our table. We said of course. She took my wife’s jacket off the chair and just handed it to me. Shouldn’t she have taken it to hang on the coat rack? The atmosphere was great and, as I mentioned, so was the food. Just two minor incidents that turned us off a bit.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I wish I didn’t have to drive home that night, otherwise I would have explored their beer menu (with a huge selection of local craft brews of all kinds) in much greater detail. Their Monday night craft beer/burger combo special is highly recommended

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a quiet evening for two friends to catch up. Seats were comfortable, and the couple sitting next to us were very willing to share what their favorite menu items were. The menu had changed since I was there last, so it was nice to have a "regulars " input.

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice for

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Have been here a few times. Food is always really good - hush puppies and Mac and cheese are awesome. We had brisket sandwich and burgers this time - both delicious. Kids menu is available. The place can get loud and service can be spotty as it is always crowded. We were sat this time without menus and were told there were no more cause a large party of 14-16 was sat right near us and they gave them all to them, which was odd, after a follow they scrubbed one up for us to share. If you can be patient, the food is worth it! Kids food is not run of the mill and if your kid is picky they may not be a huge fan but it is all good and fresh

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LL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at the Engine Room and loved it! Cobb salad was anything but ordinary with melt-in-your mouth pork belly, scotch egg and fried bleu cheese, and the cocktails were delicious as well. Excellent, friendly service and warm environment added to the charm. Will definitely be back!

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent potato salad served in a cute metal "cup."
Hamburger very hard to cut through because of a very hard outside. Waitress said that is how they are normally made. Meat from local suppliers.
Excellent sour cherry beer.
Pleasant service.
Interesting rooms.

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