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On the Waterfront

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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-2800
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Italian

Seafood or Italian... Both good had the Italian real Veal Parm and Lobster Bisque Veal was great the sauce was fresh and tasty with a perfectly cooked pasta The Bisque was fair for a shoreline site

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Kevin O
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connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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English first
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food, the entire menu is delicious. The menu spans from fresh seafood dishes to steaks, chops not to mention Italian. The Italian dishes are all authentic. The lounge area is appointed to make you feel relaxed and enjoy conversations with friends. A must in New London.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Quick stop in New London for lunch on the way home after an 8 day road trip. The trip advisor reviews we great so we decided to give it a try. Boy was that a good decision- nice little quaint atmosphere. We were seated quickly with a great view. My husband and I shared the Zuppa Di Pesce Fra Diavlo... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

ordered Veal Parm ($20) with angel hair. Had 6 balls of fat on the side of my plate that couldn't be chewed through. friend ordered Seafood platter - $28. -small piece of fish s, two shrimp, and two not so great scallops. Went because so well rated but sorely disappointed. Thursday large afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We looked at ten restaurants before picking this one. Our boat was in the marina below, so we wanted to look further...get a larger experience. But after looking around we came back to the marina and had an awesome meal. Really top notch food in a pretty setting with great service. That's all you can ask. We sat at the... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My daughter and I ate here when we were visiting colleges. We walked in off the street with no reservation and were seated right away. Every table in the place has a view of the incredible New London harbor. The host and our waiter were both sweet, friendly, and helpful. The food was incredible, authentic Italian. Have the clam sauce... More 

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited on July17th with family for lunch. The service is fantastic, the the view is spectacular and the food was superb. Our group enjoyed the white sangria, cosmos and limoncello Martinis made perfectly for our drinks. Apps included the perfectly prepared Crabcakes and eggplant rotini. Our lunches included the stuffed sole, salad with Crabcakes and the fabulous Rigatoni Vodka to... More 

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Seafood or Italian... Both good had the Italian real Veal Parm and Lobster Bisque Veal was great the sauce was fresh and tasty with a perfectly cooked pasta The Bisque was fair for a shoreline site

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is as much for the service as it was for the food. We went here last night on our vacation. We have 2 small children (ages 2 and 4) so meals out can be an adventure. On the Waterfront is a very nice seafood and Italian establishment and one that on first glance probably wouldn't be the best for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was delicious and plentiful! Servers timely and responsive. Nice atmosphere will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were a party of 10 and our table was in a beautiful spot at the windows so we could see the marina outside. Even though it was a cold/rainy day, it was still a beautiful back drop for a lovely graduation celebration with friends and family. We all came from different parts of NY and NJ and met there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: (860) 444-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?