Connecticut Journals

Culinary Capers in Ct.

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A March 2007 trip to Connecticut by zabelle

Café Routier Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut More Photos
Quote: Spending a week at Watersedge Resort gave us ample opportunity to sample the local cuisine.

Harry's Place

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Restaurant | "It's All About the Burgers at Harry's Place"

Harry's Place Photo, Colchester, Connecticut
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Harry Place is an institution in Colchester Connecticut. Its fame has spread over much of the state thanks to all the publicity it has received over the years. Harry is a seasonal stand that sells what is arguably the best hamburger you will ever eat. They sell lots of other things, seafood, hot lobster rolls, soups, hotdogs, red hots, French fries and onion rings. All the rest is just stuff, what you come here for are the hamburgers.You can order the burger with or without cheese, no choice of cheese just good old American. They are cooked medium well unless you ask for otherwise. You can also add tomato, onion, salt and pepper, ketchup or mustard. You can watch y...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 14, 2008

Harry's Place
104 Broadway
Colchester 06415
(860) 537-2410

Café Routier

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Restaurant | "Cafe Routier"

Café Routier Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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I have read lots of wonderful reviews about this restaurant which made me want to try it. I took a look at the menu on their website and realized that the tapas menu in their lounge was going to be perfect for us.We arrived at about 6:30 on a Tuesday evening and the lounge was hopping. There was one of the tables along the wall empty and we quickly made our selves comfortable. This is one of those tall tables for two with tall stools with a rich burgundy vinyl seat. The bar dominates the room and all the bar stools were filled with people laughing and talking. The lounge is not a quiet romantic spot, the tables are quite close and the noise level is very high. Service was excellent. Ou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2007

Café Routier
1353 Boston Post Rd.
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-8700

Gateway of India

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Gateway of India Photo, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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Located on scenic Route 1 this is a simple one story building shared with another business. You will recognize it by the red and white striped awnings. Inside the decor is simple, it is not one of those lush Indian restaurants. One nice touch though was that the table covers are fringed shawls. There is also Indian music playing so there is an attempt at atmosphere. But that isn’t what this restaurant is all about, it is about award winning Indian food.I only get to eat Indian food every year or so because Al is not a big fan and I have to always work some kind of trade off with him, I visit 50 steakhouses with him and we get to have 1 Indian meal for me. Yes I know I should just go without hi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2007

Gateway of India
1333 Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
(860) 388-9627

Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale

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Restaurant | "Lenny and Joe's Fishtale"

Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Lenny and Joe’s Fishtale is a Westbrook institution. In the summertime you can’t even get near the building. On this Friday night in March we didn’t have to wait to be seated but the restaurant was quite full. We would have had a 10 minute wait for a booth so we opted instead for one of the small center wooden tables. What is really unique is that put two side by side so basically when you sit down you feel like you are joining the people who may be seated at the table next to you. Actually it was an older couple who we thoroughly enjoyed taking to.Lenny and Joe’s has two locations, one in Westbrook one in Madison. Madison does not offer table service. Westbrook also has patio dining which is ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2007

Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale
86 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 669-0767

Nancy's Rosemary and Sage

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Nancy's Rosemary and Sage Photo, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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Located on Route One in Old Saybrook Nancy’s restaurant has an interesting history. For several years a very upscale restaurant called Rosemary and Sage occupied the building where Nancy’s Restaurant is. The one night a car drove through the building. Luckily no one was killed but the building sat empty and battered looking for over a year. When it first reopened it was still called Rosemary and Sage but featured a new menu and before long a new addition to the name "Nancy’s".This is a beautiful restaurant with warm gold walls, crisp white linens and real napkins. All the tables gave oil burning candles and fresh flowers. There is a very nice wooden bar where you can eat or drink and a ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2007

Nancy's Rosemary and Sage
1080 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475
(860) 388-1166

New Orleans Restaurant Creative Cooking

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New Orleans Restaurant Creative Cooking Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Staying at Waters Edge it would seem that the natural thing to do would be to have Sunday Brunch there since their brunch has been voted the Best in Ct. on more than one occasion. What kept us from doing that was the $29.95 per person price. If you are looking for a carving station and all the fabulous desserts then this is the brunch for you. We however wanted something less expensive and less extensive. We had seen a sign along the road that said Sun day brunch $12, this was more in line with what we wanted to spend.New Orleans Restaurant is exactly what you would expect, a creole, Cajun restaurant that serves lunch and dinner daily. The sign that identifies the entrance leads in through the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2007

New Orleans Restaurant Creative Cooking
1835 Boston Post Rd.
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-7872