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Engine Room

4.4
4.4
580 Reviews
$30 and under
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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What 580 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. ML

    MeeshLynn

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome! Parking is at a premium but well worth the several trips around the block it took to find a spot. Excellent food & fantastic waitress!!

  2. LP

    LaurenP

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the food to the service, everything about this restaurant was outstanding. I’m not from that area, but my family and I try to take short trips every year and this place will definitely be on the list when we go back. Amazing!

  3. E

    Emmgeegee

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding, from start to finish. Thanks to Jackie, our server, and Aaron, the manager, for the first class experience. Highly recommended: local scallop crudo starter, as well as the squid. Hush puppies were fluffy and decadent. Seared tuna was cleverly served with chickpeas and herb salad as accompaniments. See you soon!

  4. LC

    LCoop

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Our dining experience was normal nothing extraordinary. My husband received the wrong beer. It was never rectified. The beer battered onion rings were extremely greasy with not enough sauce. My husband enjoyed the fried chicken skin. The deviled eggs were good. The veggie burger was dense and I couldn’t finish it. It had a very nice mushroom flavor.

  5. RO

    ROGERL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have treated a number of people here. Food and friendly staff (lunch & dinner) are always excellent!

  6. BC

    BobC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good burger and beer list in a really cool space with a lively vibe. Will definitely come back to sample more of the menu!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food portions are very small for what you pay. It’s like an overpriced pub- burger and beer can be 25-30 after tip,and you will be hungry

  8. MM

    MeganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My sister and I went to Engine Room on Saturday night and we split the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich. We also shared a side of french fries and mac n' cheese. Not only was the food phenomenal, but the service was outstanding. Our waitress had the sandwich split in half for us, with our own mini side of french fries, and it didn't cost extra to split. She was able to accommodate our drink request when we asked for a specific type of margarita. Will definitely be coming back!!

  9. JF

    JulieF

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was fresh and delish!! Service was fast and the waitress was wonderful

  10. E

    Elaine

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The Engine Room's atmosphere is nice, but definitely busy on weekends so be prepared. Drinks were good and the apps, but the burgers we got for the entree were super salty and similarly the fries were salty. We've been going here for many years, but now less frequently as we moved further away. Portions seem to have gotten smaller. They still have a majority of their older menu items, but they taste somewhat different every time we eat there. Overall not bad, but not the same as we used to enjoy it.

  11. MF

    MysticFAN33

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was just ok. I had a burger and instead of a starch I ordered the Brussel sprouts. The burger was fair. The flavor was by way of the cheese, bacon and mayo. The burger itself was flavorless. The sprouts were underdone and also lacked most of the intended flavor. The decor is fun, but the noise level was INSANE. I understand late afternoon happy hours, but patrons were literally screaming. We were seated at the bar and the room was so full that standing patrons were literally bumping up against us as we sat and ate. Too small of a space for that many people in the bar. BTW, the reason we were in the bar is that our reservation was errantly made for 4 people when we actually had 5 (our bad), but the staff could not accommodate turning a 4 into a 5 in the dining room. Seems inflexible.

  12. KW

    KeithW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere, awesome comfort food and wonderful happy hour prices

  13. RI

    RIDiner

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and waitress were very good!!!! My wife and I enjoyed our lunch and desserts!!!

  14. BT

    BobT

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good, well prepared food. Great service from knowledgeable wait staff. A fun place to go with friends. We like it there and you will, too.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. Food came out very quickly. The potato salad was fabulous!

  16. SL

    SteveListon

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Overall, the restaurant is pretty pretentious considering its humble location. The food was decent, albeit overpriced, service was scattered, and any requests aside from the status quo were met with uncertain replies from staff. I think there are better dining options in the Mystic area.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is always busy, but service is always great, and the food is even better. One of our favorite local spots.

  18. ST

    SiobhanT

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    I think they forgot to mix the hot sauce for the Nashville hot chicken- because it was basically fried chicken with red colored butter drowning it- no flavor at all. I told the waitress, but she just said okay thank you. Never another word about it. 1/4 of the mussels in the appetizer didn't open- not a great sign. Good place for drinks.

  19. J

    Jerome

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kelly was a very good server. We had the Double Randy and Grass fed Burger. Both were fantastic. A couple of Tito's and Barrier Imposter drafts made our meals complete. We will be back!

  20. G

    kristenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter morning brunch was delicious and beautifully prepared-we loved it so much we went back for a late dinner that night. The restaurant is very cool looking, service is friendly and I wish we lived closer to visit again. Highly recommend-and they made a special breakfast for my young son which he loved with exactly what he wanted💕

  21. DD

    DianaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and atmosphere was great. Decor is great especially at night time.

  22. M

    Meagan

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great time. Always love visiting. Wish there were more dairy and gluten free options though!

  23. SC

    StuartC

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our lunch at the Engine Room. My daughter and I shared a cheeseburger and cobb salad, both dishes were delicious. The salad had unique and very fresh ingredients, the burger's meat was top notch and cooked perfectly. Nice casual atmosphere, perfect for a mid-day break while visiting Mystic.

  24. G

    Gtimpe77

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great time. Table was good, food was great, service was great. It was another outstanding meal at the Engine Room.

  25. MT

    MyThoughts

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Bloody Mary ever by bartender Kate . Foot , service and atmosphere was great .

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still one of the best places in Mystic. Great food, service and atmosphere. Always a spot for us when we visit the area.

  27. SK

    SidikaK

    Stuttgart Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The place looks fantastic. The drinks and beer is very good. But unfortunately the food was very average and the menu is very small. I did not enjoy the food that much. But a great place for some drinks. They also have an outdoor area where you can bring your dog.

  28. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Ordered a grass fed burger with no onions. I cut it in half and it had onions. The waitress said she would take care of it, came back a minute later with a new one. It was a burger cut in half, in a new bun that someone scraped onions off of. When I spoke to the manager he was condescending and said that the practice is to scrape food off when a mistake is made. I wouldn't trust their kitchen or their sarcastic manager.

  29. MB

    MeredithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. It was earlier in the night so not too crowded but parking was still an issue. They only have a small lot in front and another small lot around the corner. We got the last spot and others were circling.

  30. RR

    RRLB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The service and food was very good. We made a reservation for three early and ended up seated at a two person table. That was a bit cramped and with a chair near traffic. The noise level is fine if you are interested in an energetic bar scene. For a dinner conversation it is a bit noisy.

  31. JA

    JoeA

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Went on a Saturday with a reservation and were seating right on time. Drinks and appetizers were good. My fiancé ordered the Love Handles, which she enjoyed but wished was labeled as a hot drink. Our entrees were awful. We both got the pork ribs, which sounded fantastic but were tougher than beef jerky. The rub on them tasted good, but they were so tough and so hard to eat that they were completely unenjoyable. We both left feeling unsatified and regretted not sending them back. We expected fall off the bone and tender and got the exact opposite. These were the worst ribs I’ve ever had. Honestly I couldn’t believe there would be something that awful on the menu. We might give this place another shot if we are ever in Mystic again, but I wouldn’t eat those ribs again even if they were free.

  32. a

    alli

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food and atmosphere was great. totally would go back again.

  33. JM

    JoeM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made reservations for 2 on a Saturday night, we were seated promptly when we arrived, menus were delivered along with a bottle of cold water, we soon ordered apps and beers and they were both delivered quickly, I ordered the fried catch of the day and it was very good, my wife ordered the chopped salad , it was very good but by definition of a chopped salad it was not chopped into smaller pieces as she expected, we also ordered the onion ring tower which is excellent , this was our second time here, I highly recommend making a reservation

  34. m

    marionoarnold

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4

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

  36. MW

    MichiW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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!

  37. JA

    JennyA

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. D

    Deafened

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Too loud, impossible to converse without shouting.

  40. CD

    ChristineD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    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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