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Water Street Cafe

143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Stonington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Cozy restaurant in the Borough of Stonington. Walk to the beach, farmers market and commercial fishing docks. The food is always very good as are the signature drinks. Prices are reasonable for the location.

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amsterdam
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I wasn't very impressed with this restaurant. It was busy and a bit loud. The staff all seemed very rushed and not able to cope. Ordered a bottle of wine which was poured for a tasting but then the server continued to pour before even glancing at me to see if it was ok. She also dashed off before my... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I highly recommend the outstanding restaurant. You can never get a bad meal here and the staff is extremely professional and make you feel welcomed! This restaurant is a must for us always when we are in Stonington.

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Pacific NW (USA)
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Water Street is rightfully well regarded by CT coast diners and we try to get there on our bi-annual trips to the area. Our most recent visit [June'14] was as enjoyable as its predecessors. We invariably have steak, seafood and/or pasta and these are always well prepared and prepared. And delicious! . The servers are knowledgeable and efficient, and attentive... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was in Mystic with family and after dinner wanted a cocktail. They suggested Water Street Cafe.. Was the perfect location. Quickly seated in bar area, nice wine list, great list of specialty cocktails. Had gentleman there playing guitar and fit the atmosphere perfectly... Would live to try dinner here and spend more time. Looks like a perfect little place in... More

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It had been recommended and since we had to stay in stonington for the night we gave it a try. My husband found it the best swordfish ever, which is saying a lot. I found my little neck clams fabulous but the wine sauce very salty. Terrific service...we would go again and again.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Having heard "how quaint" Stonington is decided to see for myself on the way home from a RI vacation. Water St. is A small street near the water(go figure) with shops and restaurants.Having read the window menus of all, decided on Water St.Cafe. Many of the dishes are Asian inspired, and the fish is really fresh.The bulk of the menu... More

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Port Jefferson, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I write this review with mixed emotions. During the summer months, it is a nightmare to try to get a table in the Mystic + Stonington areas (we have a home in the area). On one hand, I love Water St and want to see them do well, but I also know that Tripadvisor reviews can drive the crowds into... More

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Hartford CT
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had dinner here on Sunday; salad with local fresh ingredients, halibut perfectly cooked and a chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream with some hazelnut coffee. One of the best meals I have ever had-anywhere. Service was superb. An unexpected bonus was the Charlie Holland Jazz Band-I didn't know they played on Sundays-it was like getting a gift in... More

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went for a quick lunch, and I had the tuna over greens with wasabi dressing, which was absolutely heavenly. The server, Quinn, was by herself with many tables, and she managed to do a fantastic job. Great service, great atmosphere, great value, GREAT FOOD! What more can one ask for?

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