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The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn

100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371 (Formerly Bee & Thistle Inn)
860-434-1667
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Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Old Lyme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

New Years Eve is best celebrated at a wonderful, festively decorated country inn. The Bee certainly fits that bill. Starting with a wonderful meal, which is not easy to get on a busy evening at some restaurants, and then moving on to dancing to an 18 piece band and champagne to toast midnight. An elegant yet really comfortable setting made... More 

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Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have no idea what a regular evening at the "Bee" is like. I have only celebrated special occasions and wine dinners here. The food has been very good (same owner two different chefs). The service is attentive ,but not obtrusive. The Inn is decorated for the holiday in a big way, no matter what the holiday is. Trees for... More 

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westbrook, ct
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Dined at the Chestnut Grille at the Bee and Thistle Inn last night to celebrate wife's birthday. We were seated in the side porch area where there were only 4 tables. Having arrived just before 6:00pm we were able to order from the Prix Fixe menu. Wife had salad. salmon/risotto, and coffee ice cream hot fudge sundae ($29). I had... More 

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Deep River, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I loved eating here! My first visit was in September when I went with my fiancé and his family to quietly celebrate our engagement. The ambiance was wonderful, the server was attentive, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend this for a romantic date or intimate night out.

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Four of us went to tea today, the room was beautiful. The service was terrible, waited to place our tea order for quite awhile ,got our tea, then a long wait for the food. You would think that was ok if they were making the sandwiches up fresh but they were all made on extremely stale bread. We had to... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My friend and I won dinner for two for our Halloween costumes! She was a Grande Witch, I was a French Apache Dancer! Just wait until next year!!! The dinner was outstanding from the starters to the dessert!! Also inc. a bottle of California Chardonnay, Kenwood, which was perfect for our meal. Puree of roasted chesnuts and parsnips soup, yummy!... More 

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Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our 12th anniversary at this wonderful restaurant. Everything from the appetizers, to the salad, to the main course was over-the-top tasty, fresh and simply perfect, The staff were friendly and welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. We have found our new favorite dinner spot!!

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East Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Last night we had a delicious family event.The menu is elegant,it was hard to choose. The roasted beet salad was a nice starter. We all chose beef wellington for the main course ;and it was excellent. The decor and ambiance is charming. The staff was very attentive .We had pre-ordered a birthday cake..it was delicious. This inn is our first... More 

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Old saybrook
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I finally decided on the pork belly with cheesy grits.. It did not disappoint!! Food was amazing and can't wait to go back and try everything on the menu!! Congrats to the chef.. It's rare that I'm this excited about a restaurant!!

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Marlboro, Vermont, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wherever I go the principal objective of my journey is to eat great food. The Bee and Thistle met every expectation I could ever have had. The Inn is an historic property which is simply stunning in its beauty with a huge back yard, decorated with incredible sculptures, that lead to a gorgeous river front. My wife and I sat... More 

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Additional Information about The Chestnut Grille at The Bee and Thistle Inn

Address: 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT 06371 (Formerly Bee & Thistle Inn)
Phone Number: 860-434-1667
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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