The Shipwright's Daughter

4.8
64 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of downtown Mystic, The Shipwright's Daughter is the newest addition to our beloved town's thriving culinary community. Celebrating New England's fresh & flavorful food heritage, Executive Chef David Standridge introduces an inspired menu that changes daily, reflecting the unique character of coastal Connecticut.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 64 people are saying
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Beachbum
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, ambiance, great server. Everything about it was terrific. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, a nice experience from start to finish. i always make sure I leave room for the desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather is the best server ever

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JenW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious - we all loved the deviled egg snack. Service was attentive - an amazing evening for all three of us.

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vipRedhead1951
New England
52 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday celebration.

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50thBirthdayDinner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch, sat at the bar. Our bartenders were attentive and friendly. I had the best latte with oatmilk. The bloody marys were ok and small. We had oysters, brioche french toast and eggs Benedict, which were all very good! We'd definitely return and recommend dining here.

The Shipwright's Daughter
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!

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DougFromQueens
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shipwright's Daughter is a spectacular, intimate and wonderful restaurant. We received impeccable and approachable service and the cuisine was incredible. The key is the chef's commitment to making each meal a bundle of pleasant surprises. You must try the homemade breads and soups as well.

The Shipwright's Daughter
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you so much for such kind and thoughtful words! I will happily pass them along to our whole team!

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ToCookOrDine
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff not warm & personable-reoccurring issue at both tables & bar. Not as attentive as should be… Breakfast means coffee refills or a pot on your table. Needed to be flagged numerous times, same as last time there at breakfast. Otherwise experience was outstanding. Had a birthday celebration recently-noted in host’s reservation & not acknowledged.

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momoma
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative menu and lovely decor. The cocktails and coffees were great but the food, as it should, stole the show! Great service too.

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! The food and staff were delightful!

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DeniseH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling from Pennsylvania for the holidays. Found this gem of a restaurant, perfect NYE. Sweetest server, great ambiance and food!

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BethC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE The Shipwright’s Daughter! The food is incredible, as well and the service and decor. Everything is so thoughtfully done down to the last detail (we love the plates and glasses). The Winter Chowder was the best soup we’ve ever had, it was phenomenal. Everything we ate was delicious and beyond reproach. We can’t wait to go back again.

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Eric
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Service is also great. Highly recommend.

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MsKate
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at ShipWright's Daughter! Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole family LOVED our breakfast. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast! We ordered the bowl of latte, eggs Benedict and the lox toast. Service was great and the atmosphere was also very nice.

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julespules
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved all the dishes we ordered. The oysters were fresh, small and sweet. Most delicious mushroom pasta too. We heartily recommend the restaurant to anyone interested in food.

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GraceL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, and Tayla took very good care of us!

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vipjroush
New England
91 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service

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JoanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The menu and wine list were not what we expected. There were minimum holiday decorations. On the bare tables there was a vase of three flowers on the table - one red, one white and one green. We usually order a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio but there wasn’t one on the wine list. We started with oysters. The hostess or waitress then took our menus. We asked for them back and we ordered the chowder and lobster toast which tasted off to me. I told the waiter this when we asked for the bill - we had had enough. When he brought the bill he said they competed us the bread and butter which we had not ordered but they did bring it to our table. It appeared that the wait staff were in a hurry to get out of there.

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vipSuvinovench
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive and beautifully executed menu! Staff was welcoming, attentive and well informed. A delightful experience! Will highly recommend!!!

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CatherineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef David Standridge and Sommelier/Wine Director Kathleen Standridge deliver an outstanding memorable experience.... The Champagne Glow dinner showcased both their talents to deliver a festive, fabulous, delicious evening. Highly recommend!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Highly recommend. Incredible service, exceptional & creative food, and wonderful wine pairings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food, ambience, and service.

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paulf
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative dishes, great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! So great to have a variety of ‘different’ dishes that would be difficult to recreate at home. Duck in particular was spectacular and the desserts particularly the pavlova were out of this world. We booked on chance and it surpassed our expectations. THANK YOU we will be back!

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vipLMcD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance.

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FrankO
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. The space itself is modern yet subdued - 'comfortable'.
Had a drink at bar while waiting for table, almost stayed, nice view into the kitchen and a terrific bartender....wide knowledge and nice mixing skill. Maybe not a major point for most but perhaps the most comfy barstool ever - high back, soft like velour

Table waitstaff were just as excellent. Able to explain each offering with the right amount of detail, not too little and not so much you nod like in some restaurants.

Food had a lot of imagination and skill behind, and all very, very fresh. Portions sufficient sized.
Took a 1/2 star off Food for the simple reason the food selection is very limited.
Everything we had, small plates Crudo was superb, pastas, one with mushroom and the other a Pork Ragu was executed perfectly.
But the last thing I was looking for that night was pasta. So a bit disappointed. Website menu not kept up to date - would have loved the Duck

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent. Great food and great service. Breakfast was also well worth it.

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Drinks are delicious. Happy hour deals in restaurant and bar 4-6. Smoked swordfish dip is a winner!

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Localperson
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service. Need to broaden menu

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jrobos
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and there were some very interesting dishes, such as beef heart, which was delicious. The pigs head terrine was also incredible. The menu has something for everyone, from the unadventurous to the adventurous eater. For instance, there is a lovely burger and several pasta selections. The service was excellent, professional and helpful. The restaurant is loud and has a boisterous ambience so not a place for a quiet, romantic meal perhaps. This is the place to go for interesting cuisine and an energetic evening.

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GregH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place, solid food and service. Priced for that, would return, but there are other similar options in Mystic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The noise level was quite loud. Music could have been turned down.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lee is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambience was lovely. The wine and apps great. For $42.00, my pork chop should have been dry and over cooked.

The service was excellent. The lighting perfect.

I will go back again, but don’t understand New York pricing in a tiny CT town.

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MannyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great…Service, food and drinks.

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MaryAnnB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Best duck entree ever. Had an app. A small. Deviled eggs. And split the duck entree. Wow. Different and fun wines. Expensive but lovely with experienced staff.

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vipSusanM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food here is usually very good but we had to send our French Toast back because it wasn’t cooked. Very soggy. We noticed the table next to us also sent food back. Maybe just a bad day or lack of help like other places. Will give it another try at some point.

FAQs

The Shipwright's Daughter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 536-7605.

The Shipwright's Daughter is rated 4.8 stars by 64 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.